To complement the homeowners’ cheerful characters and love for Moroccan design, Fatema Design Studio imbued this BTO flat with bright colours and interesting patterns.
20 May 2019
Home Type: 5-room HDB BTO flat
Floor Area: 1,184 sqft
Text by Vanitha Pavathi
Home to a stylish couple and their two young children, it is clear that the couple isn’t afraid of colour. Punctuated with pops of blue and yellow, the living room perfectly embodies the homeowners’ cheerful characters. Adding to that are the patterned cushions and rug that lend a layered look. A full-height TV feature wall with geometric cut panels separates the living room from the dining and kitchen areas, while still allowing light to pass through.
To maintain cohesiveness throughout the communal spaces, the kitchen and dining areas also sport the colour blue, albeit in varying shades. While the striped wall and cement floor tiles finish the space beautifully, the big kitchen with breakfast counter is a winner for the lady of the house, as she loves to entertain her kids and guests here.
With many of the non-structural walls removed, the flat adopts a rather open-plan concept. But the designer Wan Ismail from Fatema Design Studio still had to establish different zones in the flat. And so, a stylish floor-to-ceiling shoe cabinet was built to demarcate the open-plan dining and kitchen areas from the entryway. This design approach still respects the open-plan concept while establishing privacy.
To balance out the colourful palette in the flat, Wan Ismail kept the corridors to neutral shades of white and cream. But there’s a surprise on the ceiling. A geometric patterned screen dresses the ceiling and the lighting helps highlight the interesting feature. This simple yet interesting detail really ties in with the Moroccan design that the couple desires.
The bathroom is a stark contrast with the rest of the flat. The geometric floor tiles bear a little resemblance to that of the dining room tiles, albeit a quieter, more understated style. Wan says: “Initially, the homeowners wanted to use strong colours like pink, blue, green, yellow and red throughout their home but we had to tone it down to create a sense of harmony and balance.”
It seems the colour palette tones down even more as the spaces become more private. Calming shades of white and browns set the tone for the master bedroom. The Moroccan-inspired bedside tables, patterned cushions and faux cowhide rug lend a bohemian Moroccan look that perfectly defines the style of the couple.
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