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House Tour: Unique home with bold colours and interesting furniture

Homeowners Charanjit Singh and Amarjit Kaur had moved from their previous 1,300sqf place into a smaller dwelling – an 800sqf two-bedroom condominium unit. The couple wanted to bring a lot of their furniture and decor pieces with them, so they had to make the most of their new place’s layout. They engaged designer Benny Loke of 19sixtyseven, who worked around the small footprint to create not only a more efficient, but also social, home.

Bright colour and arresting shapes in the form of furniture pieces and decor accessories dramatically transform the simple, light-hued living area.

No dining table is required in this home. A peninsula counter was installed between the open-concept kitchen and the living room, and is where the couple dines.

The designer customised a suspended display shelf over the peninsula counter, for the couple to display their Murano glass sculptures and decorative plates from China and Turkey. It also disguises the back of the top-hung kitchen cabinets on the other side.

In the master bedroom, the ornate headboard is actually a screen the husband acquired from Kashmir, and the Suzani (embroidered decorative textile) on the bed is from Uzbekistan, bought in Turkey. The bright colours and prints in the artwork and soft furnishings play up the otherwise neutral space.

Even the bathroom has a focal point — brightly coloured tiles form the backdrop for a large mirror with a brass- tone frame, over a custom-made vanity which comprises an oriental-style cabinet purchased from a shop at Dempsey Hill.

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