Houzz Tour: A Light, Airy Flat is Given an Elegant Update
Two designers cleverly fulfilled a brief for “practical and minimal” while creating a space with warmth and personality
Who lives here? A newlywed couple
Location Telok Kurau, Singapore
Property A two-storey apartment
Size Three bedrooms (one now converted into a study); 1,593 sq ft (148 sq m)
Project duration Two months
Designer Eric Chua and Terence Chia of Sync Interior
A run of cupboards along the window wall creates plenty of storage. “In the living room, we made use of the existing sunken structure under the window to create a built-in cabinet,” Eric says.
“That’s [also] the bar area,” he adds. The designers imported a wood slab from Indonesia to use for the bespoke, built-in bar top. “The owners do some of their work here, as well as chill with friends,” Eric says. “It gets plenty of fresh air and daylight.”
For a seamless flow between the living and dining spaces and the dry kitchen, the designers laid vinyl flooring (they also used this on the second floor). They paired the quartz worktop with deep green laminate for the kitchen cabinets, while the owners created the metal-framed open shelving over the worktop themselves, Eric says.
The dining table and chairs were custom-made in Indonesia.
The walls and ceiling are white, the windows trimmed in black, the wood detailing is dark, and the furniture has a midcentury silhouette.
A soothing combination of grey and navy complements the neutral base of white walls and dark flooring.
The designers opted to keep the balcony’s existing mosaic floor tiles for its uniqueness and simply decorated it with potted plants.
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