The Play of Light and Shadows in a 4-room HDB flat | Studio Wills + Architects

Contrary to the bold moody hues and industrial vibe shown in the previous project, Studio Wills + Architects has turned to a more subtle palette for this interior renovation of a 27-year old flat. The result, equally amazing.

This is a family home for a mother-daugher pair and grandmother. It has a decent size of 108 sqm. However, the flat is deprived of view and light as it is surrounded by closely spaced high-rise flats.

The designers have gone to great lengths to introduce visual delight and spatial relief to the tired old flat, through the play of light and shadows. To complement the existing broken marble flooring, white and grey is the natural colour of choice. What’s interesting is that, the same colour palette is used in the wall paint and laminates on the carpentry in a series of diagonal patterns. This carefully planned diagonal patterns created an illusion of “ray of light” illuminating the space. To me, this is such a refreshing take on geometric painted walls. And, it just look so sophisticated!

My favourite part of the house – the good-looking study nook behind the sliding door which is carved out of a former balcony :)

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Raw and Beautiful | A Sin Ming Ave Apartment by Artistroom

Cement screed flooring always reminds me of my childhood days spent at my grandmother’s house. The cooling effect felt underfoot was a joy in our hot weather. It is a material with timeless appeal and looks great with almost any décor. The finish of cement screed flooring will change as it ages and cracks are expected to occur overtime. That’s what making it raw and beautiful.

In this apartment designed by Artistroom, the build-ins and colour scheme were kept simple and streamlined; giving enough breathing space for the gorgeous screed flooring and kitchen backsplash to shine. It is effortlessly beautiful.

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An Industrial and Eclectic Look for a 5-room HDB Flat by Green And Lush

Following from my previous post, this is another HDB flat done by Green And Lush.

This 5-room flat adorned a “light” industrial and eclectic look that is very popular among the home owners in Singapore now, especially for the younger couples. There are plenty of industrial accents seen here like the cement screed wall and the black track lights. The space is also furnished with mainly wood and metal furniture as well as interesting vintage accessories to complement the look.

It is raw, but still feels personal and cosy as a family home.

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A 4-room HDB flat with French-inspired Theme by Green And Lush

Ushering in the new year, I guess it is the best time to update the look of my site. I’m trying out this new theme Sela from WordPress, and I already liked how clean and fresh it looks. <3 Hope this serves great start for year 2015!

Today, let’s look at 2 HDB projects from Green And Lush. Both channel a very different theme but equally inspiring for everyone who is looking for ideas for their homes.

The first project is a 4-room HDB flat with a French-inspired theme. In my opinion, the subtly quite and elegant French look is not the easiest theme to pull off. Some constraint is definitely  needed without overdoing it and making it look tacky. So I always adore homes with French flair done right, like this project. Love the lavender upholstery of the dining chairs and the soft dusty pink of the master bedroom. Romantic look is at best when it is effortless.

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A Minimalistic HDB Jumbo Flat by Desmond Ong

Surprise to find this space a HDB flat in Singapore?

The spacious apartment was featured in the October issue of Home & Decor magazine. It is actually a jumbo unit made up of a 3-room and 4-room flat into a single apartment of 1765 sqft. I’m seriously envious of the amount of space that the house owners are getting here :D

The owners wanted a clearly minimalistic theme for their home and they have worked with designer Desmond Ong to realize their vision. Almost all the internal walls were taken down to create an open layout that feels so light and airy. Given the white walls as blank canvas, I would be tempted to add a layer or two of colors and accessories. But the home owners and designer have decidedly keeping it sparsely styled in a restrained colour palette of white, grey and wood tone to stay true to the clean, minimalistic theme. Every piece of furniture here is functional and beautiful.

This may not be a home that suits everyone’s liking or life style (there isn’t a lot of hidden storage to stash all those little things you may accumulate, hence discipline is needed in decluttering to maintain the clean minimalistic look :)), but I really like the what the designers and home owners have achieved here!

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