Thought that hot colours should only be used in voluminous rooms? Check out how this homeowner, Joseph Lim, styled his three-room HDB apartment around shades like fire engine red and teal, and you might never want to consider neutral palettes again! 

Upon entering this home, visitors are immediately greeted with a collection of high-energy colours.

The living room's feature wall, which Joseph designed, has closed shelves for storage and open cubes for displaying his glass and porcelain accessory collection. 

Interesting vignettes are found at every corner of the home. This corner used to be a store room, but it was torn down to let more light through.

One of the bedrooms was converted into a dining space that's packed with a lovely cacophony of vintage furntiure, classic lighting designs, and abstract art works. 

When it comes to styling his home, Joseph doesn't go by any trends or decor rules. Who would've thought that a Roman bust would sit so well on a retro cabinet?

Joseph has a soft spot for designs that speak of a bygone era, such as the Shogun Tavolo table lamp by Mario Botta for Artemide.

Ochre glass bottles are just one of the many things that Joseph is drawn to, and they stand united in this curious colour-coded display at the dining area. 

A cheery and modern shade of yellow was chosen for the kitchen to contrast against the home's darker shades.

To create a relaxing ambience for the bedroom, a variety of moody shades were picked for the walls and soft furnishings.


But don't forget that an invigorating pop of colour is always needed to ensure that the space doesn't look too drab!

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