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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Honest Minimalism | HDB Maisonette by JQ Ong

Minimalistic, industrial, bare and beautiful.

This HDB maisonette designed by JQ Ong says it all.

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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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Peggy Bels | A Stylish Studio Apartment at Hollywood Road, Hong Kong

Another Hong Kong apartment done up by French interior designer Peggy Bels.

Very stylish, and I’m really liking the shiny black kitchen here.

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Peggy Bels | Urban Apartment in Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong

Merry Christmas! May this holiday season sparkle and shine! and I hope you like the apartment in today’s post like I do :)

This 605 sqft apartment in Ap Lei Chau was once dark and dingy, but it does come with picture-perfect view of Aberdeen’s busy harbour (make sure you scroll to view the last picture of the post!). With the help from French interior designer Peggy Bels, the apartment was transformed into a bright and modern adobe that showcases touches of chic Parisian flair.

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