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Home to an avid tea connoisseur and collector, this flat serves as an intimate sanctuary for any tea lovers to relax in, and a catalyst to meaningful conversations.
Once an old and dingy flat, it has been completely overhauled by Vivre Creative Design into a clean and contemporary home for a school teacher.
Metaphor Studio manipulated the layout of this Pinnacle@Duxton resale flat as a stage for a couple to live out their best lives for many years to come.
Aart Boxx Interior turned a restrictive HDB typology into a voluminous flat that capitalises on the luxury of space without compromising on aesthetics.
Ethereall designed a fun, safe and practical home for a couple to raise their toddler in.
Warm and inviting, yet sleek and orderly, this BTO flat is a picture of comfort and serenity for the couple who resides here.
By taking inspiration from Japanese design elements, AMP Design Co. gave this pared-back apartment a minimalist aesthetic.
Thoughtful design mannerism has been put in place to make this HDB flat work for a senior with reduced mobility and her able-bodied nieces and nephew, without sacrificing aesthetics.
The abundance of space in this HDB flat allows Aart Boxx Interior to experiment with secret doors, indoor balconies, and a reconfigured layout.
MET Interior designs a spacious and airy home for a young couple to enjoy their personal pursuits.
Fatema Design Studio combined Moroccan themes and traditional Islamic design elements in this maisonette.
This 20-year-old unit gets a makeover with restructuring strategies and customised features by AP Concept.
A cheerful colour scheme, geometric carpentry work and an open-concept plan make this flat by DSOD Interior a bright and spacious home.
Despite the limits of a tight brief, Ethereall transformed this five-room resale flat into a timeless yet quietly whimsical abode for a couple.
Happe Design Atelier uses creative space segmentation and materiality to bring distinct character and maintain openness in this three-room flat.
By taking inspiration from Japanese interior design, D5 Studio Image gave this jumbo flat a bright, airy and sophisticated look.
With its bright and sunny disposition, this four-room flat by interior design firm Ethereall is a contemporary take on jungle chic.
An open concept and a flexible spatial layout allow the owners of this HDB flat to adjust the rooms of their home to meet their immediate needs quickly and easily.
A home for a creative couple gets a facelift with an unexpected spin on a modern Japanese style.
This flat’s spacious layout and timeless design make it an ideal place to entertain and retire in.
Eschewing the overdone design of wood-clad interiors, Fineline Design looked to leather, stone and concrete-like finishes and greyish hues to give this maisonette a cosy yet modern look.
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Eye-catching features and details create a functional and interesting home for the resident to live, play, rest and work.
Eye-catching stone, Islamic motifs and a keen eye for detailing instil a sense of quiet luxury and homely, hospitality-like comfort in this HDB flat.
Bold colours and funky patterns give this home a vibrant and youthful feel, and perfectly reflect the owners’ personalities.
The Victorian aesthetic is given a fresh, modern update in this monochrome HDB flat by D’ Initial Concept.
Flo Design breathes new life into the predictable Scandinavian interior style with a touch of eclectic bohemian flair for this couple’s first home.
M Atelier personalises this home with unique touches inspired by the couple’s love for entertaining, travelling and baking.
From a mini walk-in wardrobe to an innovative pull-out table, this 740sqft flat gets a major boost in functionality and space with multiple clever design solutions by AP Concept.
Dots N Tots Interior crafts a home with a neutral palette that is as laid-back as its owners.
Vivre Creative Design plays with a monochromatic colour scheme and nifty storage features to give this lived-in resale flat a second life.
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Glenn Loh of D5 Studio Image embarks on the most significant project of his career – designing his own home.
What was once a dull, dated and uninspiring HDB flat has now been refurbished with a clean, refreshing Scandinavian feel by AP Concept.
Home to a painter and a businessman, the rustic industrial abode boasts a large art studio, in place of an ordinary living room. Although an unusual choice that calls for careful space planning, the designers from three-d conceptwerke pulled it off with elegance and style.
AMP Design Co. creates a serene and characterful Peranakan-inspired flat that pays tribute to the retired occupants’ heritage.
With striking display showcases and utilitarian industrial accents, Metier Planner pumps up the visual appeal of this liquor collectors’ home.
There’s nothing more gratifying than a transformation that meets the owners’ desire for a stylish, contemporary HDB home. Its timeless appeal also incorporates their feng shui requirements for good Qi with the use of colours.
With a dark palette and industrial elements, this multigenerational family home has a bold personality.
Walls have been taken down where necessary to facilitate an improved flow of spaces for a young couple who reside in this minimalist flat.
What was once a dreary five-room HDB flat is now a modern, open-concept home, thanks to the designers from Dots N Tots Interior.
D5 Studio Image works with the unique interior architecture of this HDB flat instead of against it to create a dynamic living space for its inhabitants.
In this 4-room HDB flat, the designers from Metier Planner came up with a concept that works for the family of three.
The home of OuterEdit co-founders is a manifestation of a harmonious fusion of individual ways, ideas and concepts.
Each room in this HDB flat designed by I.D.I.D sports its own colour palette, lending a quirky and eclectic flair to the interiors.
This resale flat unit overhauled by Design 4 Space showcases a timeless modern classic style with a bold new twist.
Though not at once obvious, this HDB flat has been specifically designed with cats and small children in mind, without compromising on style.
A raised platform that hides a mattress is just one of the clever design solutions employed in this residence to maximise the efficient use of space.
Taking style cues from Japanese lifestyle brand Muji and Scandinavian design, this home by Dots N Tots Interior combines the best of clean, minimalistic lines with warm wood textures.
This HDB flat gets reworked by Design 4 Space and now presents lots of open spaces and a homely Nordic design aesthetic.
To cater to the couple’s love of hosting guests, Metier Planner designed this home to feel as spacious as possible.
From regular to radical-looking, this HDB flat designed by Fatema Design Studio is characterised by elaborate patterns and textures inspired by the diverse Moorish culture.
Design 4 Space nailed the Hello Kitty-meets-Nordic aesthetic by finding common design ground in light pastels.
Charming and nostalgic, this uniquely-designed executive apartment by Dots N Tots Interior presents a fluid spatial flow which encourages family bonding and hosting company.
Blending modern comforts with the existing wood finishes, Design 4 Space has created a chic and cosy living space all set for better liveability.
To bring the homeowners’ love for cafes to life, Dots N Tots Interior established a multi-faceted material palette that exudes relaxed and rustic vibes.
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Endowed with full creative control, Raymond Kuek’s team from Fineline Design, turned this plain-vanilla BTO unit into a modern contemporary haven for a pair of newly-weds.
Inspired by stylish showflats, Dale Aiden Le Tian of Intermod Space has given this flat a contemporary decor that will stand the test of time, and a design that accommodates a couple and their four-year-old’s evolving tastes.
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With the help of D’ Initial Concept, a couple’s dream of an unconventional home comes true.
This HDB flat celebrates good coffee and the homeowners’ worldly adventures with a charming and laid-back style.
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This 4-room HDB flat sports a black-and-white vintage look that beautifully captures the atmosphere of its location in a mature neighbourhood.
Artistroom turned this dimly lit resale HDB flat on Havelock Road into an airy, comforting home.
Art, design, colour and spatial practicality come together in a fashionable composition to give this BTO flat a modern luxe vibe.
This 4-room resale HDB flat has been renovated to look like a New York loft, with practically no walls!
A streamlined design that’s free of frills and visual clutter, as well as a woody colour palette gives this 5-room HDB flat its modern look.
Located in Toa Payoh, this HDB BTO flat was given a trendy new look with a modern industrial vibe.
Neutral colours and a clean-lined contemporary design give this Bukit Batok HDB flat home a modern look and spacious feel.
An old, resale HDB flat now offers surprising design twists