Chic living near the coast

Dark, welcoming and situated along the Punggol coastline, this modern contemporary home is a private paradise for a married couple.

  • Chic living near the coast

Home Type: 5-room HDB flat

Floor Area: 1,216sqft

Text by Disa Tan

Everyone longs to unwind after a hard day at work and where better to do it than in the comfort of home? That was precisely what the homeowners desired for their first marital home together, as well as chic and modern style touches thrown in for good measure.

chic open-plan kitchen

AP Concept’s design manager Raymond Ho took on the renovation of their new BTO flat, and wanted to connect the tranquillity of the coastline to the design of the home. A darker colour scheme was thus decided, to instil a sense of luxury, and yet conceal any wear and tear brought by the wind and sea elements from the coast.

chic foyer

To keep the look sophisticated and streamlined, Raymond incorporated a generous amount of carpentry works. At the front entrance, the design team worked in a shoe cabinet flanked by a settee, an altar and plenty of storage. A privacy grille has also been considered and the design lets light and some views through while still keeping the main living areas largely concealed from prying eyes.


A chic and open-plan kitchen lies on other side of the privacy grille. It is well-equipped with a pantry and an island which are perfect for entertaining on weekends.

chic kitchen in dark tones

Ambient lighting is important in establishing a soft atmospheric glow in the kitchen. Soft lighting has been installed along the pantry and L-shaped counters to project a warm and inviting kitchen. It highlights the backsplash made of black laminates which now cover the existing wall tiles.

Clad in KompacPlus surface panels, the island unit is built extra spacious to accommodate food prep and to serve as an entertaining and dining area.  

master bedroom laid-back luxury

A burnt orange-coloured streak along the built-in wardrobe in the master bedroom is meant to allude to a certain luxury designer brand. Raymond wanted to borrow the brand’s iconic colour to inject a touch of vibrancy into the dark colour scheme.


In the common bedroom, the wardrobe is decked in a similarly tasteful ensemble where the orange outlines the wardrobe doors that bear marble-inspired veining.

master toilet

The master bathroom has been completely transformed with an overlay of new wall and floor tiles. By contrasting the muted hues on the tiles with the custom-designed vanity counter in dark wood tones, Raymond has created a bathroom with a calming ambience to wash away the day’s stress.

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