As first-time homeowners, Timothy Cheng and Elaine Lin were open to exploring various ideas for the interior design of their marital home. The unit was brand new, so interior designer Ruth Tan of EightyTwo had a lot of freedom with the concept.
Style-wise, the couple preferred something contemporary. “We find the industrial style too heavy and Scandinavian, too minimalist; something in-between would be perfect,” says Timothy, who is in his early 30s and works in the legal field. He and Elaine, a nurse in her late 20s, did not want a monotone interior, so they were very excited when Ruth’s proposal incorporated colours.
AT A GLANCE
HOME: A 5-room BTO in Sengkang
SIZE: 1,216 sq ft
WHO LIVES HERE: A young couple
“I love colours and like to experiment with contrast. They add depth and character to a design when complemented by the right details, finishings and other decorative elements,” says Ruth.