This mid-century modern flat was transformed to make its Vietnamese family feel right at home.
Living away from home can be freeing and exciting, but it can also unearth something less pleasant—homesickness. As the pandemic has made it particularly difficult to connect with loved ones across borders, many have had to grapple with this feeling, finding creative ways to build a home away from home.
It is then no surprise that this Vietnamese couple wanted to infuse their HDB flat with a touch of their home country. With the help of interior designer Vina Christine from Fifth Avenue Interior, they were able to materialise their aesthetic vision into a gorgeous abode that tells a story, incorporating Vietnamese furniture and exuding mid-century modern charm with a sense of nostalgia.
Rattan and green hues tie the look together across the various areas of the house—a boho-chic, Jungalow-inspired combination that balances out the sleek luxury of mid-century modern design. While the space is bold and eye-catching, it retains an understated, classic charm.
On the functional side, the flat underwent a floor-to-ceiling upgrade, including the removal of the service yard and storeroom, resulting in a spacious, open-concept kitchen. With a small child on board, extra storage space had to be allocated in various nooks and crannies to ensure plenty of room for the household’s necessities.
After months of intensive renovation works, the young family was able to move into their dream abode, finally getting to cosy up in all of the home’s inviting nooks and crannies.
This post was adapted from an article originally published in the July 2022 issue of SquareRooms.