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A spacious flat designed for entertaining

To cater to the couple’s love of hosting guests, Metier Planner designed this home to feel as spacious as possible.

Home Type: 5-room HDB flat

Floor Area: 1,109sqft


Text by Rossara Jamil

It’s been said that staying in is the new going out. So much so that many are preferring to get together at home instead of in restaurants and other public places. Likewise, this young couple enjoys hosting guests in their abode. One of their main requirements for Metier Planner was to keep the living area as spacious as possible, so that children have space to play while the adults engage in conversation.

spacious flat living room platform designed by Metier Planner

Home is a five-room, 1,109sqft HDB flat. It comes with three bedrooms and additional space that could be converted into a study. But the couple chose to leave the latter untouched, decking it out with a platform instead for a spacious living area. A roomy L-shaped sofa anchors the space while neutral furnishings complete the look.

spacious flat bay window ledge designed by Metier Plannerspacious flat living room designed by Metier Planner

A bay window provides additional seating and also houses storage, which connects with the platform behind the sofa via an angled ledge. “The couple commented that the ledge has become a mini slide for the guests’ kids!” quips designer Jaslynn Shu. Additional storage solutions have also been provided by way of full-height cabinets to one side. They have been customised with niches to hold decorative objects and everyday items.

spacious flat study designed by Metier Planner

Since the homeowners wanted a room dedicated to work, one of the bedrooms has been converted into a study. “Walls have been partially removed and replaced with windows, allowing more natural light into the space,” says Jaslynn. “They also wanted a small island counter to have their short coffee breaks. So, the kitchen entrance is made bigger to accommodate that.”

spacious flat designed by Metier Planner

These moves enhance the sense of space by allowing light, air and sightlines to flow from space to space. The dining area, situated next to the kitchen, would also be dim otherwise due to the lack of natural light.

spacious flat kitchen designed by Metier Planner

As for the colour and material palette, the couple preferred wood and pastel colours. These were incorporated throughout the flat. Some variations were made, for instance, where the kitchen was fitted with black countertops to match the refrigerator and track lights.

In all, every element has been introduced with purpose and intention. The home speaks of harmony and comfort, perfect for a couple to cosy up on the sofa, or to entertain friends and family.

Metier Planner
www.metierplanner.com

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