A mid-century modern home designed by Ofthebox showcases its owners’ fun side with the usage of bold colours and materials.
29 October 2023
Home Type: 5-room HDB flat
Floor Area: 1,184sqft
Text by Olha Romaniuk
The owners of the five-room resale flat asked the designers at Ofthebox to build them a warm and inviting home with plenty of vibrant colours and that looked Instagrammable from different angles. The married couple, who work in the gaming and entertainment industries, wanted the home to reflect their bubbly personalities through the usage of some of their favourite colours incorporated as part of the overall strategy of the home’s design.
“We strongly believe that every homeowner has his or her own distinctive taste and character, and we like to display this in every home,” says Jay, co-founder of Ofthebox. “In this project, our clients had provided a few primary colours they love and we decided to mix the colours into multiple spaces to bring out their character.”
Entering the home, a glass separation marks the division between the foyer and the living/dining area. The sliding door conceals the household shelter from the main communal area and provides privacy for the owners when they collect a delivery at the main door.
While there were almost no alterations to the existing layout of the home, one significant change was the demolition of the kitchen wall to make the kitchen feel airier and more spacious. As the owners like to host parties and cook regularly, having a bigger and more open kitchen that could be a serving space and a hang out spot with friends was an important factor.
Sporting bright yellow cabinetry and a playful display of red tiles on the floor, the kitchen boldly channels the intended jovial party vibe.
Within the living room, deep green and vibrant peach paint finishes are used on the walls to create a striking contrast and bring visual interest to the space, while keeping it cosy. Built-in carpentry is likewise painted a deep green colour to blend with the wall, while the floor rug harmonises the contrasting colours with an incorporation of green and peach tones into its pattern.
In the master bedroom, the designers at Ofthebox inserted an L-shaped wardrobe to block the view of the bathroom. It also fulfilled a requirement for a large wardrobe space, and a half-height storage vanity.
Bright splashes of colour uplift the two bathrooms. The one in the master features a similar shade of peach that was used in the living room, while the bathtub area is accentuated in square tiles in four shades of a similar tone.
The common bathroom introduces an eye-soothing palette of light green and blue to make even the smallest room in the house memorable and Instagram-worthy.
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