Very much in love with the whimsical cafes they’d visited in the Hongdae area in Seoul, the homeowners didn’t need to think twice when it came to decor inspirations for her home.
Their 1,001sqf four-room HDB built-to-order flat in Punggol was created with the help of interior designer Wein Goh of Free Space Intent, who blended the couple’s fondness for cafe-inspired interiors with modern vintage and Scandinavian elements to create a distinct look for their nest.
Open shelves lined with Haruki Murakami novels and Frankie magazines invite visitors to pick up a copy and settle down either at the dining set or on the upholstered sofa in the living room.
These shelves hold an interesting collection of knick-knacks.
In line with her obsession with cafe culture, the wife also bought a Tokyo bike with the intention of working it into the home’s interiors.
More light now fills the entertainment room thanks to the glass panel (extreme right) which replaced a solid wall.
The wife dolled up her half of the study desk with postcards and quotes that inspire her.
Decor in the master bedroom was kept as basic as possible, as the homeowners want to keep it purely for rest.
A walk-in wardrobe was designed as a room divider in order to separate the sleep and dressing area. To cap their renovation budget at $40,000, the couple retained the flat's flooring and the washrooms.