There is something wonderful about getting your hands on a large resale executive flat. Their regular layout and spacious rooms make it a perfect apartment. This HDB flat is no exception. Its generous footprint with large living spaces and bedrooms was the perfect candidate to be the perfect forever-home.
To make this happen, some major changes had to be made to the original layout. The kitchen was expanded out, to accommodate more counter space and a way to have an open kitchen with the option to close it off during heavy-duty cooking. Other rooms were opened up for a more open plan living approach.
The inspiration for the design originated with Mid Century Modern lines and subtle Singapore Heirloom touches. A Japanese undertone gives the apartment its clean and airy vibe and the use of blonde woods and cool stones. Some texture and pattern were introduced to reflect the personality and subtle punches of color.
Entering the home, a foyer was created by changing the approach into the kitchen. The foyer features a patterned tile and custom shoe storage with some close-woven rattan detail. By not going all the way up, there is a space to put your keys and mail when entering the home. It is also a place for a family heirloom chandelier that takes pride in this space.
The foyer enters into the dining space which has additional hidden storage added and links directly with the living room space. Terrazzo floors are white-based with a light grey marble fleck for a bright and home. This is offset with tall skirting boards – this time around we used a clean chamfered edge profile to achieve a clean-lined aesthetic.
In the living room, a bay window seat was created under the window and is a perfect place to sit and read but also to host multiple guests when entertaining. This space was the former balcony and was annexed to the living room and the floors leveled up. Pipes are all concealed for a clean and contemporary look. Flexible seating was custom made for space, with a sofa-cum-daybed centering the space.