A Nautical-Themed Family Home That Is Simply Stunning

Home to a pair of newly-weds and their toddler, this three-bedroom town house was designed to serve as a child-friendly space with ample features that facilitate play and interaction. For this reason, designer Mikael Teh from The Monocot Studio deliberately chose a palette of calm pastels that would work well with indoor greenery to create a cheery interior.

“The two goals for this project were to create a cheery home and to maximise available space to give the owners’ daughter sufficient room for play and interaction,” shares Mikael.

One way that the interior designer met the family’s storage needs is by creating a modular storage wall along the length of a  corridor located within the communal space. Instead of conventional cabinets, the structure makes use of several removable boxes as depositories due to the added flexibility when it comes to reconfiguring storage arrangements or shifting stored items.

Aside from the storage wall, the apartment’s communal space also comprises of a long counter as well as a play area. The former serves as an efficient food preparation surface and comes with a secondary drop counter, which is used as a dining table. The play area is kept neat by a quartet of half-height cabinets with chalkboard paint doors that the owners’ daughter can doodle on.

Located on the second floor, the living room is a simple but cosy space furnished with a teal fabric sofa and a hexagonal coffee table. To give the living room more character, Mikael encouraged the owners to add personal belongings to the space. These include several family photographs and self-made handicrafts placed on a pair of overhead shelves.

To keep the master bedroom looking bright and clean, a series of light wood tones was chosen to complement a backdrop of light blue walls. The TV feature wall was customised with a side shelf for the owners’ DVD collection, as well as storage niches that conceal media equipment. To ensure visual consistency, the same plywood laminates were used to create the window pelmet.

This was adapted from an article originally published in IdealHomes vol. 9.