Initially set on a light and bright colour palette, this family fell in love with the dark side when they came across a duskier design.
When this family of four first reached out to Darwin Interior to tackle their home renovation, they asked for a light theme and a simple layout that would accommodate the two teen daughters and a study room that doubles as the helper’s sleeping quarters.
It was only when the family accidentally received the wrong mood board that they realised they preferred a darker colour palette, falling in love with the home’s current style. Once the design was finalised, the team worked tirelessly to stick to the homeowners’ tight timeline, allowing the family to move into their brand-new abode on schedule.
Space: 4-room HDB flat
Location: Punggol Walk
Home to: A family of four and their helper
Designer: Vincent Tan from Darwin Interior
When designer Vincent Tan found out about the homeowners’ toy collection, he knew he needed to build something for this impressive range of figurines.
The resulting display unit was seamlessly fitted to the study room to save space in the narrow corridor, linking the display cabinet to the study desk with a matching, continuous trim.
The large window lets natural light into the rather dusky study space, while blinds transform it into the helper’s private sleeping area at night.
Every nook and cranny was maximised in the kitchen, incorporating lots of storage space for the family. Black laminates from Jennings make for a seamless design with a contemporary, matte finish.
Despite the tight area, the homeowners requested a king-sized bed, meaning that the wardrobe had to be smaller than usual. Against all odds, the design team still managed to make room for a compact, L-shaped wardrobe, clad in smooth industrial laminates from Jennings.
The smaller size of the wardrobe is the homeowners’ only gripe with their new home, but they are ultimately happy with the decision to prioritise a larger bed.
Finding that bunk beds wouldn’t be feasible for teenagers and the two young girls would need a considerable amount of wardrobe space, the designer carefully divided the bedroom into two separate spaces using an archway: a sleeping area and a dressing room.
The arched wall flows seamlessly into the two supportive headboards, which also act as natural room dividers, leaving ample walking space in between the beds.
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