A Stunning Walk-Up Apartment with Soothing Colourful Features

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Despite their contrasting interior inclinations, these homeowners were equally satisfied with the final result of their first home.

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After residing in rental properties for the last couple of years, this young family of four finally found a place to call their own: a four-room walk-up apartment in Moh Guan Terrace. During discussions with boutique interior design firm EightyTwo, it became apparent that the owners had clashing aesthetic visions that needed to be met halfway.

The bolder of the pair, the missus was keen to experiment with bright colours and made references to several design features that caught her eye in the Netflix makeover show Queer Eye. Preferring a more minimalist look underpinned by a muted grey palette was the husband, perhaps unsurprising since he is Danish.

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Their interior designer Glenn Toh suggested a design scheme that considered equally the tastes of both, proposing a creative mix of dominant white walls, cement screed floors and ceiling, livened up with pops of jewel accents in each room.

The 970sq ft home sports a long balcony that extends from the living room to the master bedroom that the previous owners had enclosed to expand the indoor living space. “Seeing that their fourth-floor balcony gave them a great view of Kim Pong Park, the new owners requested for the balcony area to be reinstated,” says Glenn. The owners felt that the long and narrow layout of the home could make the rooms at each end feel cut off, so they also asked to connect the kitchen, dining area and living room to form a large open space ripe for interaction and movement.

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This post was adapted from an article originally published in the February 2021 issue of SquareRooms.