What sets this home apart is the oversized alcove built into the living room which Sherlynn, the founder of interior design firm Millimeters Studio, cladded entirely in dark finishes. The dark ceiling and its cove lighting frame the living room, making quite the visual impact.
The homeowners had requested architect Luke Lim of Llark Architects for a monochromatic colour palette in the living and dining areas, which contrast well against the existing marble flooring in the home.
Homeowners Dave Lua and Tan Ai Ling engaged their interior designer friend, Tommy Lai from tld.. They wanted to stay away from a light-coloured interior, which suited this particular apartment just fine.
Homeowner Dan Lee says he and his partner, John Tan, are polar opposites. He prefers dark hues, while John likes bright colours; he cycles and John runs. They chose Alvin Oh of AO Studios, who created two full-height shelves that separate three living spaces: the living room, dining room, and bedrooms. Clad in a dark wood finish, these statement pieces check all the requirements. The open shelves are filled with knick-knacks that introduce not only strong colours like red and orange, but also interesting shapes and finishes to the otherwise linear space.
This dark masculine cave is the perfect crash pad for a design-conscious bachelor. ID firm Design Channel configured this three-room HDB flat, and gave it a moody colour palette with sleek lines and lots of storage for its homeowner.