Going back to Mark Chen of Artistroom for the design and renovation of their second home was an easy decision for Kevin and Serene, who had previously engaged Mark for the renovation of their first home some years ago. “We decided to engage them again for our second home as we had good camaraderie, and for their attention to detail,” says Kevin.
This time, their needs were different. They wanted a bohemian Scandi look that was also functional for a family’s daily routines, with considered details such as the placement of power outlets. The quality of the materials, such as the laminates and quartz for their kitchen island, were also a priority. “These will determine the lifespan of our home furnishings in the long run,” shares Kevin.
Although the renovation took eight months due to the interruption of the Circuit Breaker, the final result was worth it – an airy, bright space clad in earthy neutrals and warm tones, with enough room for the activities that the family loves. To add the final touches, Serene styled the home with accessories from Taobao, completing the overall look. We speak with Mark to find out more about the design and renovation process.
AT A GLANCE
Home: An executive condominium apartment in Serangoon North
Size: 1,528 sq ft
Who lives here: A couple with their seven-year-old daughter