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Bachelor pad channels hotel decadence

D’ Initial Concept gives this ordinary HDB flat the five-star treatment by conceptualising a modern contemporary style with a well-appointed material palette.

Home Type: 4-room HDB flat

Floor Area: 1,001sqft


Text by Disa Tan

While most homeowners play it safe with the modern contemporary style, this young singleton wanted to up the style game for his four-room flat. Designer Edmund Ong from D’ Initial Concept says: “The homeowner wanted a contemporary look with simple neutral tones, but he also wanted to experiment with materials and textures.” Armed with this design vision, the design team gave the TV feature wall a unique tiled finish, and incorporated vinyl flooring in edgy slate-effect patterns.

bachelor pad d' initial concept

Other than cosmetic touches, reconfiguration works were required to improve the layout of the living and dining zones. A new wall was erected to better demarcate the living area from the dining space. “This wall also creates a proper foyer at the entrance,” Edmund says. Serving as an engaging focal point in the living space, the two-tone contrast between the tiled wall and the dark stone-effect wall adds a sophisticated design tone to this flat.

bachelor pad d' initial concept

With a minimal and masculine colour palette, the open-concept kitchen shines with a sleek execution of matte and glossy finishes. A stainless steel backsplash spans across the wall and stands in beautiful contrast to the cabinetry featuring matte black laminates in luxe leather prints. This clean-lined style treatment helps to create an airy and spacious ambiance, and enhances the overall sense of space in the kitchen.

bachelor pad d' initial concept

In this open-concept bathroom,
 the glass partitions are outlined
 by black aluminium frames and these add bold design lines to the overall setting. Inside, the walls and flooring are laid in marble-effect tiles with rich grey veining and these neutral-tone textures work well with the monochromatic textures for a clean-lined contemporary ambiance.

bachelor pad d' initial concept

Taking inspiration from The Warehouse Hotel, the designers created a bold, open-concept bathroom in the master bedroom. With such openness, the uniformity in the colour palette for both connecting areas is integral to draw out a soothing and sophisticated boutique hotel aesthetic. The designers kept to dark and masculine tones and they factored in moody textures for enhanced visual impact.

bachelor pad d' initial concept

D’ Initial Concept
www.dinitialconcept.com

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