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House Tour: Contemporary-style, fengshui-based three-bedroom condo apartment
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Moving from a larger flat with four bedrooms into a smaller apartment with fewer bedrooms is no mean feat, especially when you have a family of four, plus a domestic helper. This was what interior designer Ng Kho Woon of W2 Design Associates had to pull off. On top of that, he had a tight renovation timeline, due to the timing of the handover of his old apartment. Of course, being in the business helps. Woon churned out the design and drawings and enlisted the help of his regular team of contractors. Together, they managed to get the place done up in under eight weeks.

The interior is designed in a contemporary and minimalist style. “This is what I usually go with, whether it is my own home or my clients’,” he says. “I keep the lines clean and try to have things concealed as far as possible, but where necessary, I will incorporate display elements,” he adds.

HOW DID YOU INCORPORATE FENGSHUI PRINCIPLES IN THE DESIGN?

The concrete wall behind the sofa stands out as a design feature, but it is actually due to fengshui requirements. The fengshui master originally advised that I should erect a full-height wall, but I felt that it would segment the dining and living room spaces, which are not large to begin with. As a compromise, the wall just needed to be taller than my head when seated on the sofa, so I reduced the height, taking reference from the height of the window.

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