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A home, studio and art gallery in one

Being an artist, the owner of this 5-room HDB flat wanted a home where he could work and also display his art. He worked closely with Design Chapterz to bring this dream to reality.

Home Type: 5-room HDB flat

Floor Area: 1,500 sqft

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5-room HDB

Looking like a cosy art gallery, the living area has been done up so tastefully that it’s hard to tell that this is actually a HDB flat. Quirky art pieces line both walls, complemented by an eclectic array of furniture and lamps. One wall is covered in brown stucco, and it forms an intriguing backdrop for the television and the numerous artworks displayed across its length.


Designer Glenn Tan from Design Chapterz designed a full-height glass display for the homeowner’s collection of sculptures and prized items; the columns were also spray painted white to match the surrounding walls.


The kitchen takes on a darker colour palette with the use of black galaxy granite counter tops, spray-painted black glass and glossy black laminates. Top, bottom and full-height cabinets offer plenty of storage space in this kitchen, while a ledge that’s designed as part of the customised cabinetry provides a casual spot for work or quick meals.


In order to create a larger living room, Glenn reconfigured the layout and reduced the size of one bedroom. He then turned the room into a study slash guest room complete with plenty of storage units and a sofa bed.






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