Being frontline health workers in a densely populated nation like Singapore can be stressful, and that’s why this couple felt they needed a home that can evoke a sense of calm and serenity when they embarked on renovating their new condominium in Siglap.
AT A GLANCE
Home: Three-room Condo apartment in Siglap
Who lives here: A couple and their 10-month old baby
Size: 1,023 sq ft
Interior Designer: Craftsmen Studio
“The brief provided by the client was to keep things simple; to find balance between some modern classic elements with a Scandinavian theme in mind. As both of them come from big families and value daily time and gatherings, they see themselves hosting quite often, so they wanted the space to be versatile enough to accommodate everyone when guests come over. They value function and hope to find balance between aesthetic and function in their home too.” explains Tristan Wu, design director of Craftsmen Studio.
Renovation took 10 weeks
The project, which took 10 weeks to complete, went with little complication. However, Tristan and his team did have to find creative solutions in some areas that were beyond their control.
“The biggest challenge was working with the half tinted film on the existing windows. With an intense half-warm tint casting into the bedroom throughout the day, the spatial experience and mood for the user seems disoriented at times. The solution was to have day curtains and louvered blinds with sensitively selected finishes that can help soften this effect, creating a more soothing atmosphere for both the space and the user. A darker tone laminate was also selected to find balance with and complement the hue of the tinted cast.” he explains.
Below, Tristan takes Home & Decor on a tour of the newly completed home.