Eschewing the common practice of modernising the old, film-maker Daniel Yun chose instead to pay tribute to the time his Housing Board flat was built – the 1980s. The 1,500 sq ft flat in Ang Mo Kio is kitted out with fixtures and fittings from that era.
The homeowners of this five-room BTO unit in Ang Mo Kio, a newlywed, tasked Eugene Lee from Shijin Design Consultancy to create a spacious and functional matrimonial home. The couple is fond of timber flooring, but opted for wood-look tiles instead as they find these easier to maintain and not as costly.
"I suggested a strong saturated green shade for the kitchen; as you can see the kitchen from the living and dining rooms, a punch of colour helps balance out the neutral hues used throughout the home," says Eugene.
11) Soothing colours and fengshui principles make this an inviting five-room flat
Designer Benjeemen Heng of Benjeemen Heng Design follows fengshui principles in every home he designs and this 1,280sqf five-room flat in Ang Mo Kio is no different. The living room is spacious enough to accommodate a plush Le Mercier sofa, which works to anchor the space.
Green mosaic and black tiles laid over the original tiling of the master bathroom enhance the earth elements of the sector.
The owners of this 3,600sqf three-storey terrace house in Ang Mo Kio had never renovated their previous condo home, so for their new place, they decided to engage art director Maena Ong of Mong Design Studio to design its interiors. A colourful abstract painting on the sideboard punctuates the space's monochromatic colour scheme.
The designer installed a large frame in the dining area, which sits right under a skylight, to maximise natural illumination and create a focal point.
Her World Brideseditor Steve Thio's recycle-and-restyle philosophy led to an eclectic furniture collection with layers of history. Steve's definition of beauty is the refurbished, the recycled and the handmade; anything with a story. The flat is decorated with hand-me-down Persian and Indian rugs, and the wooden daybed in the living room explodes with colours – thanks to over a dozen patterned and embroidered pillow covers.
“The idea is to not waste anything, as much as we can. We are proud to say this is a home of mementoes. The dining stools are from my mother’s home and are as old as I am, and these patchwork cushion covers are from Vietnam. Admittedly, I bought so many without realising I had no cushions, so I had to buy some!” says Steve, with a chuckle.