At the very core, we want to create spaces that are thoughtful, meaningful and relevant.
Every project has a story waiting to be told. Inspiration comes in many forms: from the clients, their lifestyles and beliefs; the raw space, its surroundings and history; the materials, their origins and potential… there’s so much more!
Passion for design:
In interior design, we love the ability to dream; the challenges of translating that dream into something pragmatic and functional, and the pure joy of seeing the end result that’s real, tangible and alive.
“Design is problem-solving. A good designer should – pragmatically – have a critical mind, an eye for detail, and at a more visceral level, a distinctive problem-solving viewpoint and aesthetic.”
– Dennis Cheok, Creative Director
We speak with design firm UPSTAIRS_ , the recipient of the Interior Design Firm of the Year award at the inaugural Lookbox Design Awards 2017, about their approach to design.
Giving your home a makeover need not be a costly and daunting affair. These simple yet effective tricks need no renovation and can be done in one weekend.
IN-EXPAT X UPSTAIRS_ have designed a monochromatic industrial loft apartment filled with tons of personality for a couple who love the unconventional.
The complete overhaul of this four-bedroom condo apartment led the way to a family home that’s sleek, stylish and packed with useful features.
See how IN-EXPAT has taken clever and calculated measures with the usage of space in this HDB flat and managed to fit more with less.
The designers from IN-EXPAT conceptualised a sleek yet warm contemporary style that plays up the scenic views of this high-level unit.
Although somewhat different in their personalities, the two brothers sharing this resale flat have a common affinity for the minimalist style. This has been translated beautifully into their home by way of statement-making designs.
A unique design approach to this attic suite by UPSTAIRS_ results in a dwelling with creative space planning and clever storage solutions. Just like a hotel with thoughtful, well-designed amenities, this attic has been designed as a private sanctuary for two, within a landed property home.
A holiday home for a family based in Indonesia, this apartment’s most striking feature is a visually arresting “fresco” on the ceiling in the lounge, which mirrors the tropical vibes of the beach in a modern, refined way.
Meet LBDA’s 2017 Home of the Year. After the interior of this HDB flat was hollowed out, a “wooden crate” was built right in its centre, resulting in statement-making interiors and an inspired way of living.
The white interiors with solid ash timber ceiling joists hark back to the rustic whitewashed bricks and sun-bleached timber floors of the owner’s beloved childhood home in Southern France.