Meter Square dresses up this unit with trademark Scandinavian elements that make coming home more appealing.
Space: 4-room HDB resale flat
Size: 1,358 square feet
Location: 75B Redhill Road
Designer: Mint Ng from Meter Square
Reno period: 9 weeks
Consistency is key in this classic-meets- Scandinavian home, so the muted palette used from the living and dining rooms was applied in the cookery zone. Mint also chose gold tones for the ivory cabinets’ handles, as well as on the faucet, grout, and backsplash for a subtle luxe factor. To give this space a rustic touch, she installed grey timber-inspired floor tiles and used light-brown wood for the shelves.
Living and dining
Wood elements, neutral hues, and shades of white create a peaceful visual here. To transform a nondescript corner into a cosy nook, Mint installed a bird-shaped pendant lamp beside the wooden TV console, and with conservative square footage to work on, the sofa and dining sets were carefully selected to keep the wriggle room spacious. She also allotted a walkable one-meter space between the kitchen and dining areas for better flow.
A stark contrast from the bright airiness of the rest of the house, the master bathroom boasts unequivocal sophistication with its deep green herringbone tiles. Mint filled the thin gaps with pink grout, a surprisingly perfect match for the dark base colour. Gold-hued fittings like the shower-head, caddy, and tap were specially sourced overseas by Mint to complete the elegant look.
Breadth is vital for the all-white main sleeping room because it has to snugly accommodate the queen-sized bed, vast wardrobe, and TV. Initially positioned under the beam, the bed was shifted towards the opposite end to carve out extra floor space. Mint also said that according to feng shui experts, getting some shut-eye with a beam directly overhead creates heavy, burdensome energy.
About Meter Square
62 Ubi Rd 1 Oxley Bizhub 2, #01-37, Singapore 408734
Tel: 6256 2586
Email: [email protected]
This post was adapted from an article originally published in the July 2020 issue of SquareRooms.