Holistic Havens
Tatler Homes Singapore|December 2021 - January 2022
Kelly Kawahara Cheah of K2SD Group believes in harnessing the power of the finest designs to create beautiful spaces that reflect her clients’ personalities and brand ethos
Kelly Kawahara Cheah

If there is a philosophy that architect and designer Kelly Kawahara Cheah lives by, it is the firm belief of communicating her client’s “brand” and personality through a design approach that’s mindful of the finest details. “We design from the perspective of space branding, and we apply it to our client’s space, be it in a home or commercial space,” says Cheah, who is the founding principal of K2SD Group. This has helped the firm to thrive in a highly competitive market by reimagining how space should be—not just as a beautiful or comfortable place to live within, but a place that truly represents its clients.

From architecture and interior design to styling, Cheah works her way meticulously through every element to achieve a made-to-measure result for each project. She fondly recalls a project in which a client ordered a custom Gold Moon Chandelier from Catellani & Smith in Italy—she specified the exact dimensions for each of the 35 pendant lights so that when the lamps finally arrived, they fit exactly into the space as she had envisioned.

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