House Tour: Four-room HDB BTO apartment with Scandinavian-inspired interiors and designer furniture

After acquiring their 990sqf four-room HDB BTO home, architecturally trained interior designer Vanessa Ong and her husband, Nigel Chan, were certain they wanted their apartment to be spacious, bright and welcoming. They knew what they wanted from the start, taking lots of design inspiration from the Scandinavian region. “Nigel works at a Copenhagen-based company and we are very much influenced by Scandinavian designs, especially as we travel there often,” Vanessa explains. A big part of their $80,000 renovation (excluding furnishings) expense went towards opening up the space and keeping the interiors seamless and sleek. The selection of designer furniture in the living room take centre stage, including an olive sofa from Muuto, Cassina’s P22 armchair and &tradition’s Palette JH7 coffee table.