The 27-year-old top-floor condo had limited access to sunlight and a space-eating false ceiling. As a solution, interior designer Alex Kwan of Museum removed the ceiling and turned the kitchen and bathrooms topsy turvy, leaving nothing but the marble and parquet flooring behind. The $350,000 overhaul produced a brighter and more open interior with a light palette that doubles as a “blank canvas” for the owner’s display of art works. Throughout this 2,700sqf home, a modern-geometric theme is seen in the abundance of recurring bold, black-and-white lines as well. 


White was chosen as the main colour of this kitchen to visually open up the narrow space. It also makes the area look extra sleek and tidy.


This industrial-chic dining space goes back to the basics with an old-school blackboard, screed walls and mini breakfast bar.


This attic-like mezzanine, which was introduced after the renovation, is where the homeowner works. Its slanted roof and bold ceiling bars create visual interest and lend a modern masculine appeal to it. 


The top of the staircase received a unique glass surface – a fun and functional element that allows light to travel downwards, reaching the more sunlight-deficient areas.


A newly added, space-savvy storage unit-cum-staircase, its black cubby holes and white façade echo the bold colour scheme of the house. 


Instead of the conventional horizontal layout, the monochrome bathroom tiles were placed vertically to match the large window frame. 


After hacking the false ceiling, the homeowners were able to enjoy a luxurious double-volume space, characteristic of a loft. Not to mention, the open space allows for thick, contrasting lines to imbue the interior without looking too crowded. 


This understated wall of cabinets not only acts as a nifty storage system minimalising clutter, but also features stainless steel cables on which art pieces can be hung and moved around effortlessly.


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