More than minimalism

Drawing on the homeowners’ love for minimalist and mid-century modern aesthetics, Design Zage worked with a lavish palette of white marble, bronze gold accents and monochromes to create a sleek but cosy family oasis.

  • More than minimalism

Text by Stephanie Peh

Project type: Semi-detached house
Floor area: 2,940sqft

According to the designers, the main entrance of the house was shifted to the other side with windows realigned to create a clean-looking facade. The car porch was then kept in a monochromatic colour scheme with characterful black and white tiles forming a checkered base contrasted by geometrical floral tiles.

Design Zage landed home project

A classic and functional layout flanked by carpentry and a central kitchen island with ample space for preparation work define the heart of the home. In line with the homeowners’ love for a clean, minimalist look, the space is clad with light, complementary tones composed of white-washed oak carpentry with bronze-gold trimmings, and white Florim stone.

Design Zage landed home project

“The design is kept clean, and we used textures to make the space look more interesting and warm,” says Design Zage of the chosen approach throughout the house. This culminates in a bright and airy living area lined with child-friendly curvy elements – an ideal environment for the homeowners’ young daughter. The light colour palette also allows the unsightly beam above the television console to appear less conspicuous.

Design Zage landed home project

At the other side of the kitchen lies the dining area and it offers a free-flowing layout conducive for open conversations and ample seating. Entertaining amenities like the wine chiller and pantry storage have also been integrated within the full-height cabinetry to make hosting a breeze for the homeowners.

master bedroom

Apart from imposing pillars and beams, Design Zage faced the challenge of working with irregular ceiling heights in the house. They managed to imbue a soothing visual balance for the ceiling in the master bedroom by playing up the calming symmetry of the bedframe with a beige fabric headboard, and matching side tables.

walk-in wardrobe

All decked in dark hues, the walk-in wardrobe is a modernist’s dream come true with its chic linear details. Besides full-height wardrobes with seamless handles and an understated vanity table, Design Zage also carved out hiding spots within the space for the homeowners’s pet feline.


Taking on a more masculine style is the study with a handsome-looking ensemble of open shelving in matte black and wood-look finishes. The shelves serve as a curated showcase to house exquisite decor pieces and a growing collection of books. An antique ceiling fan adds an edgy touch to the streamlined fixtures.


The dry zone of the bathroom displays a sleek monochromatic style derived from statement fixtures like Gessi sanitaryware and a Cosentino Sensa black countertop. A modern Art Deco chandelier lends an unexpected touch of flamboyance. For maximum relaxation, the wet zone where the bathtub is carries a decidedly relaxed style with minimalistic elements.


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