This modern-industrial home is livened up by a few colourful accents that turn into real statement pieces against the monochromatic backdrop.
Sometimes a few upgrades here and there are not enough and the home instead calls for a complete revamp. That was certainly the case with this worn-out, tiny HDB flat, whose narrow layout had to be optimised for gatherings with friends and family while incorporating a dark colour palette.
Four of the walls were hacked, reconfiguring the entire flat with an open-concept design to maximise the space and introduce more natural lighting into the cramped quarters.
Built-ins were another must to give the young couple plenty of storage space without cluttering the square footage with loose furniture. The result? A conducive, intimate and minimalist home with decidedly glamorous flair.
Space: 2-room HDB flat
Size: 818 sq ft
Location: Marine Crescent
Designer: Raymond Soh and Simon Chin from OVON Design
Reno period: 12 weeks
Living area and settee
Furnishings in the small living area are cleverly kept to a minimum to avoid it feeling cramped, equipped only with a sofa from Castlery and an eye-catching red chair from IKEA. The custom TV console is purposely on the narrow side, the bulk of the storage space concentrated inside a cosy corner settee.
Spruced up with an unexpected archway feature, this nook makes for the highlight of the otherwise understated living area.
To save extra space, the kitchen island was constructed to incorporate a dining top from EDL, making it a much more multifunctional area. The Panaplast cabinetry and EDL backsplash were limited to one side of the kitchen to give it some breathing room, the opposite wall clad in cement screed for that industrial touch.
Underlying all of this are hexagonal flooring tiles from Hup Kiong, enhanced by a play of light and shadow from the modern downlights.
Seamlessly connected to the bedroom on one side and the bathroom on the other, the walk-in wardrobe is generously spacious and decidedly elegant. Besides the Lamitak wardrobe fronts, the area is also fitted out with a tiled concrete slab for the vanity, custom mirrors and a chic little dressing stool from Comfort Design.
About OVON Design
Inspired by “ovo,” the Latin word for “beginning,” OVON Design aims to craft the finest dwellings, where beautiful living begins. The firm is driven by a young team with an admiration for the art and craft of interior design, no matter the space they’re working on—their passion and creativity simply know no limits when it comes to curating designs that impress and inspire.
“At OVON, we will stand by you from the birth of an idea to the completion of your project, whatever the budget is, and however massive your dreams are. To us, nothing is impossible.”
The firm provides a full range of services, from consultation and sketching to project management, interior design, renovation and more.
53 Joo Chiat Place
tel: 6440 1435
This post was adapted from an article originally published in IdealHomes 2022.