This Family’s Luxurious HDB Interior was Inspired by their Favourite Hotels

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Inspired by the luxurious comfort of their favourite hotels, this family’s spacious HDB flat boasts a warm and welcoming ambience.

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Once cramped into a three-bedroom flat, this family of four made the most of that limited space for a couple of years, having their kids share a bedroom and converting the utility room into the helper’s quarters. But as the kids grew older, they couldn’t ignore the issue any longer: the space was getting a little too tight.

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Settling on a spacious five-room HDB flat as their brand new abode, the couple engaged designer Chris Cheang and project manager Sean Lee from Richfield Integrated to execute their dream vision: a warm and welcoming space that is reminiscent of their favourite hotels overseas, all the while providing the kids with the privacy of their own rooms.

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The warm ambience of the home achieves the parents’ ideal of an inviting family space. “We wanted a home that’s welcoming, cosy and warm, where family members can spend most of the time in the living and dining areas,” the homeowners share. “That’s why we chose a warm wood accent for the living, dining and kitchen areas.”

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The family’s love of travel played a significant role in the design as well, hotel-inspired elements adorning various areas of the home, such as the iconic bistro bar top with liquor shelving in the dry kitchen. This hotel-style aesthetic gives the overall space a decidedly modern touch, further enhanced by the pared-back colour palette and seamless finishes.

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To make the most of the square footage and expand the family’s much-needed storage space, the design team incorporated an arsenal of custom-built carpentry, ranging from the vanity cabinet in the bathroom to the kitchen cabinetry, bookshelves and full-height wardrobes. “Almost everything was custom-built to suit their lifestyle,” the designer shares, expertly balancing practicality with style.

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The surfaces across the home were chosen with equal skill and consideration; glossy finishes ensure that the tiles in the bathroom and kitchen are extra easy to clean, while minimal grout keeps the entire home low-maintenance. A mix of wood, marble and stone designs avoids monotony, imbuing each room with pleasant contrasts and plenty of visual intrigue.

With a luxurious design that’s easy on the eyes and enough room to accommodate work, play and relaxation, the upbeat family can now throw themselves on the couch and enjoy a modern, spacious respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.

This post was adapted from an article originally published in the March 2022 issue of SquareRooms.