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A tranquil and light-filled home to enjoy the daily rituals of life

Japanese and Scandinavian design influences come together in this flat to form the basis of a home that fits perfectly into the lives of the newlywed homeowners.

Home Type: 5-room HDB BTO flat

Floor Area: 1,050sqft

Text by Redzman Rahmat

This tranquil home was envisioned to be a warm and welcoming social space where friends and family could visit and enjoy. One of the owners’ requests was for a bar counter where they could entertain their guests. The design team customised a bar cabinet which can be closed off with sliding pocket doors. An attached low-height sideboard allows the couple to display their travel souvenirs.

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With its wall-to-wall windows that look out over the neighbouring Phoenix Park, the common area is the intrinsic heart of the home. The shared space between the living and dining rooms forms a large and laid-back area for the homeowners and guests to unwind in. The neutral colour scheme and organic material palette make for a space that evokes a sense of peace and tranquillity.

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Natural light is an important factor in the design of this home. By taking down the foyer and kitchen walls, the designers allowed sunlight to filter through the kitchen. A glass door helps to separate the kitchen from the yard while still maintaining this light-filled and tranquil interior.

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In order to create a cohesive and efficient space, the designers combined the master bedroom and the common room into one. The newly enlarged room now features ample wardrobe space, a roomy dresser area and even an integrated home office.


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