In the living area, tiles textured to resemble wood grain provide the warmth of wood flooring and are easier to maintain.

Almost everyone’s gunning for that same posh looking condominium-style look; put the design of your home heads and shoulders above the rest with ideas from this home! In this two-bedroom condominium unit, interior designer Alvin Kwan of AKD3SIGN created a space that uses a safe and neutral palette of colours, but switched the style factor up several notches with art and spots of colour. 

Pictured above, a dramatic sculpture and brightly-coloured rug are the visual anchors of this living space. Take them away and what you have left is just a monotonous neutral palette.

Robert Indiana’s Love breaks the monotony of the living area’s white wall.
Robert Indiana’s Love breaks the monotony of the living area’s white wall.

Hung on the wall, the rug, which depicts artist Robert Indiana’s Love artwork, is the perfect bold statement for the dining room.

The black and lime laminate feature wall by the dining table contains storage for items such as crockery that the couple need for entertaining. The air-conditioner is also concealed within.
The black and lime laminate feature wall by the dining table contains storage for items such as crockery that the couple need for entertaining. The air-conditioner is also concealed within.

Built-in storage cabinets like this one are common, what’s different here is the use of coloured laminates to define one niche, and in a striking almost neon yellow (pictured above) at that!

The kitchen walls were demolished and replaced by an island counter so homeowner, Yvonne, can enjoy the view when she’s cooking.
The kitchen walls were demolished and replaced by an island counter so homeowner, Yvonne, can enjoy the view when she’s cooking.

A kitchen island in an interesting shape is almost like a sculpture in the kitchen. The yellow and black contrast of the storage cabinets is also brought into the monochrome kitchen. 

Homeowner, Yvonne, didn’t want a typical wall-mounted washbasin for the common bathroom, so the couple opted for an unusual pedestal option instead.
Homeowner, Yvonne, didn’t want a typical wall-mounted washbasin for the common bathroom, so the couple opted for an unusual pedestal option instead.

The ubiquitous black of the bathroom is jazzed up by a shot of colour and a pop art print. The pedestal washbasin is also a departure from the usual.

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This article was first published on Home and Decor in January 2015.