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A HDB flat’s modern update on the Scandi look

Light, bright and airy – these words all go to describing this modern Scandinavian-inspired 3-room BTO flat designed by ted iD.

Home Type: 3-room HDB flat

Floor Area: 1,001 sqft

Scandinavian-inspired interiors are popular amongst Singaporean homeowners thanks to their clean lines and their warm and accessible material palette. However, the beauty of design is that is leaves room for interpretation.

ted iD

With this family home, ted iD gave the Scandinavian aesthetic a modern update with lightwood, white bricks, clear glass and carefully considered furniture.

An all-white living room greets you as you enter the flat. To create the illusion of a higher ceiling, the furniture pieces are low-slung, and the console is built closer to the floor. A white brick wall becomes the design focal point without weighing down the room, while the subtle shade of mint green on the ceiling adds depth to the space.


In the foyer, the designers clad the walls in laminates that mimic the grains and texture of lightwood, while a mirrored panel swings outwards to reveal the household shelter.

ted iD

The furniture pieces were carefully chosen to achieve the Scandinavian-inspired look. The wooden dining set for example, was selected specifically for its clean, minimalist lines and slightly textured finish.


Clear glass walls enclose the study, visually linking it to the living room. ted iD designed this room in such a way that when one is seated at the customised desk, one will automatically be facing the TV in the living room. In addition, the back wall of the study houses a stretch of lit cabinets for the homeowners to display their collectibles.

ted iD

A controlled colour palette forms part of this home’s winning personality. While light and restrained shades appear in the public areas, the bathroom takes on a more refined colour scheme. The designers partially overlaid the walls and floors with wood-like tiles to give the room a more homely appeal. They also built a simple shower stall using a clear glass divider, to prevent water from entering into other parts of the bathroom.



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