The interiors of this spacious four-room HDB flat is bold and unexpected. The homeowners – a couple in their early 30s – have a penchant for traditional English homes and vintage styles.

To achieve the look, traditional architectural details, such as cornices, wall skirtings, and panelled doors, were incorporated by their designer, Arjan Twilhaar of interior firm Aiden T.  

However, these elements – which were part of the $70,000 renovation – were given a modern update.  

The dining room was given a dramatic, old-world look with tufted fabric armchairs from Taylor B and a white chandelier from Lifestorey. The dark, floral painting is from online store IXXI. 

The traditional-style kitchen features dark royal blue cabinets, fitted with silver handles from Ikea, and a wood laminate shelf. 

As the couple wanted a spacious bathroom, the wet area was separated from the sink and vanity. The latter now sits opposite of the wet area. The bedside lamp was a great find from Hock Siong. 

Instead of using orange paint for the common bathroom – as they were worried about mould growth – laminates from Formica were used instead. The black and white subway wall tiles are from Rice.