House Tour: Eclectic touches add warmth to the clean-lined design of this 4-room HDB flat
Clean-lined and with just enough eclectic details to embody warmth and character, this 27-year-old HDB executive flat is both beautiful and pragmatic. Its residents, a family of five and a domestic helper, connected with interior designer Rey Tan of Erstudio to craft a home that is modern and bright, while playing a practical role in day-to-day living. Their top priority: plenty of storage, especially multipurpose units as well as a bookcase.
Erstudio overall layout
The $128,000 redesign involved demolishing several walls to allow more natural light inside and an open-plan living zone for dining, cooking and hosting loved ones, and plenty of room for the kids to play.
Erstudio living room
The living room is clad in a predominantly subdued palette while rich wood tones and grey marbled floor tiles with a matte finish lend warmth.
Textured details, including an upholstered sofa, armchair and rug in varying shades of grey, further imbue the contemporary space with a sense of hominess. A world map gracing the wall reflects the family’s love for travelling and family trips.
Taking centre stage is a Vicostone quartz-topped kitchen island that connects visually to an elegant wood dining table from Second Charm. It also forms part of the dry kitchen and provides ample workspace to cater to the owners’ love for baking.
Venture into the wet kitchen and you’ll find a crisp white space in a mix of varying textures and finishes.
Erstudio kitchen backsplash
A backsplash of grey and textured Italian porcelain tiles adds nuance to the otherwise monotonous area.
Erstudio master bedroom
For the master bedroom, Rey applied retro aesthetics, blending earthy tones with rattan. The headboard and bedside tables pair rattan with a solid dark nyatoh wood, providing a stark contrast against the lighter tones of the wood cabinetry and flooring.