Lush Interior | Time Out | Bukit Batok


Vibrant yet subdued, this bachelorette’s BTO flat combines energising colours with restful design elements for a perfectly balanced space.

Space: 2-room HDB
Size: 398 sq ft
Location: Bukit Batok
Designer: Zach Lim from Lush Interior Design
Reno period: Six weeks

Living area


Daring and colourful, the living area in this small HDB flat sets the tone for the rest of the home, introducing a lively space with lots of personality. The room is furnished with cosy armchairs from Commune, which the designer and homeowner sourced together, and further adorned with original artworks made of real moss. With the intention of creating a space reminiscent of a boutique hotel suite, a feature wall was custom-built out of oriented strand board, a sturdy material made of wood chunks layered in unique patterns. This combination of natural materials and rich hues makes for a quirky living room with a restful and organic vibe.



While white paint helps to visually expand the narrow walkway, it is the small details that bring this space to life. Glazed porcelain tiles cover the floors of the corridor all the way from the living room to the kitchen, displaying a subdued yet playful pattern while being easy to maintain. A simple wooden ladder leans against the wall to form the highlight of the walkway, each of the steps housing a small plant for a greener, more welcoming home.



Fitted out with pebble stone flooring and glazed porcelain tiles across the walls, this bachelorette’s bathroom was transformed into a toned-down relaxation retreat. A floating sink cabinet features a semi-recessed washbasin from Bath Elements, built into a quartz surface for fuss-free maintenance, while the cabinet doors themselves are smoothly laminated and equally easy to clean. Plants and home fragrance add a final soothing touch to the subdued surroundings, providing some respite from the everyday hustle and bustle.



Despite its small size, the bedroom offers plenty of room to move around comfortably thanks to space-saving features, such as the adjustable bed frame from Woosa and the sleek seating from Commune. To maximise the available space even further, a skinny storage compartment was built into the side of the full-height wardrobe, giving the homeowner an extra niche to store tall, narrow items. Engineered wood flooring and a pop of sage wall paint take the brightness of the white walls and wardrobe down a notch, grounding the overall colour scheme.



Designed to be practical and low-maintenance with plenty of prep space, the kitchen doesn’t neglect the aesthetic side either. In fact, this space packs a punch despite the limited square footage, sporting fuss-free glazed porcelain tiles, laminated solid plywood cabinets in a rich combination of squash and dark brown and a set of sturdy quartz countertops. A bright green bar stool was expertly sourced from Comfort Design, rounding off the contemporary look with a bold kick.

About Lush Interior Design
Combining interior consulting with space planning and personal shopping, the team behind Lush Interior Design aims to create thoughtful, liveable spaces that exude both creativity and functionality. The designers work closely with their clients and industry partners to craft layouts that maximise space, practicality and aesthetic appeal for you and your family.

1 Thomson Road #04-348F
Singapore 300001
Tel: 6256 3313

This post was adapted from an article originally published in the November 2020 issue of SquareRooms.