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How to pull off a white and wood palette

Previously dark and slightly cramped, this 3,000sqf single-storey bungalow was given an overhaul for a more contemporary appearance.

With a $300K renovation budget (excluding furniture, bathroom fittings, window treatment and art), Museum ID’s Alex Kwan hacked away several walls to create an open-concept home.

 

Kwan also designed the space to accommodate the homeowners’ art collection and statement furniture, while keeping to the “white and wood” theme they wanted. This is the result. 

 

white and wood palette
After a fresh coat of white paint, the ornate 1960s iron gate looks as good as new, elevating the facade of the bungalow.

 

white and wood palette
The homeowners placed an aged bicycle from Australia, dating back to World War II, above the shoe cabinet to bring a smidgen of the vintage vibe to the porch of the 50-year-old property. 

 

white and wood palette
To create a double-volume ceiling, Kwan ripped away the false ceiling, revealing the original rafters and brick of the home. Painted white, the high-ceiling, matched with light wood flooring, amplifies the spaciousness of the semi-open-concept dining area. 

white and wood palette
While the lightness of the interiors makes for an appropriate backdrop for the owner's massive contemporary art pieces, it also runs the risk of looking plain. To create visual contrast, the home's original Chinese arch was retained and given a cement screed finish. 

 

white and wood palette
A chic and playful take on gender-specific bathroom icons, these full-length mirrors serve as unconventional wall art for their master bedroom. 

 

white and wood palette
Painted by homegrown pop artist Andre Tan, the vibrant picture of Italy’s Ponte Vecchio bridge hangs above the couple’s bed, as part of the headboard. The location, which holds sentimental value, was also where they got engaged.

 

For more of this home, visit this album.

 

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