House Tour: A cosy, monochromatic four-room HDB in Tiong Bahru

Homeowner William Tan was instantly drawn to this five-year-old HDB resale apartment in Tiong Bahru when he first visited it. Located on the 40th floor, the unit boasts a panoramic view of the cityscape and was exactly what he wanted, considering its prime location and it being larger, compared to his previous home.

With the help of interior designer Kalyn Guo of Home Journal, William and his partner decided on reconfiguring the layout of the home by removing one bedroom – originally there were three rooms – to enlarge the living room. The two remaining rooms, which have become the master bedroom and study, are cleverly concealed; the doors are clad in wood-look laminates in a shiplap wall design, which makes the gap between the doors and wall indistinguishable. a monochromatic palette characterises the master bedroom, with Kalyn