With no prior experience renovating a home, the newly-wed owners of this HDB Built-To-Order flat along Yuan Ching Road reached out to Space Factor for help. The interior design firm helped them narrow down their many ideas, and keep in line with their $30,000 budget.
The couple chose to have a contemporary Scandinavian look with some industrial elements. This meant creating a soothing palette of wood tones, whites and greys throughout the home, with furnishings in light colours and clean lines, to keep the living room looking bright and airy.
To jazz up the spacious flat, Space Factor added a bar counter and decided to play with wall textures, creating two standout features. In order to keep within the allocated budget, the designers stayed away from expensive materials and used paint to create the effects they wanted.
One of the feature walls, in the living room, for example, sports imprinted surfaces that look like metal plates riveted to the wall, says the designer. It was then painted a soft grey.
Another wall, behind the bar counter, was given an imprint of a brick wall and painted accordingly to look rustic.
The homeowners wanted plenty of wood in their home as well, so the designers used wood-lookalike laminates as an alternative to real wood. The bar counter, matching TV console-cum-bench and wall-mounted cabinetry were clad in different styles of such laminates.
The same were also used in the master bedroom and study room, cladding floor-to-ceiling storage units in each room.
WHERE TO GO
Space Factor, TEL: 6746-0082