Sense & Semblance | Seamless Continuity | Tampines

Simple shapes, trim fittings and a tone-on-tone colour palette attribute to the signature style of this 4-room HDB flat.

Space: 4-room HDB BTO
Location: Tampines
Designer: Dillon Ma from Sense & Semblance
Reno period: 4 weeks

Living room


Along the main living room wall sits a series of built-up cabinets that serve both decorative and storage functions, while the double-layered television console helps visually elongate the living space. Concurrently, interior designer Dillon Ma from Sense and Semblance fitted a partition panel behind the television to keep unsightly wires hidden from sight, and utilised a combination of light and dark grey laminates for the design to make the accent wall stand out.



Retaining the pre-existing open concept floor plan, a series of built-in fixtures and kitchen appliances were moved out into the dining zone to create a more free-flowing and casual ambience within the communal spaces. Meanwhile, a trio of geometric pendant lights add some sparkle to the space with its shiny exterior.



To cater to the lady homeowner’s request for including pink tones in the home, the upper kitchen cabinets were clad in light pink laminates, and was then paired with light wood laminates on the base cabinets for a contemporary look. This subtle backdrop also allows users to focus their attention to the stunning central LED light feature that illuminates the backsplash.

Master bedroom


Featuring a muted colour scheme of neutrals and dark grey, the master bedroom is a sea of calm perfect for the homeowners to unwind after a long day. A unique feature here is the woodgrained platform bed, which comes incorporated with pull-out drawers along the steps to increase the number of storage solutions in the room.

Walk-in wardrobe


Although sharing the same floor area, the walk-in wardrobe is sectioned out from the sleeping zone by a glass sliding door and divider panels that still allow natural light to filter into both spaces. As the owners didn’t want closed door storage units which may make the space feel smaller, a modular wardrobe system was then installed to keep their clothes and accessories tidy.

About Sense & Semblance

Armed with a team of passionate individuals that specialise in interior design, Sense & Semblance seeks to turn all of their client’s dream home ideas into a reality by employing their unique design insights and principles to achieve the harmonious combination of practicality and aesthetics in one bespoke space. What’s more, the firm also believes in going beyond transactional relationships, making sure to form personal bonds with their clients to achieve 100% client satisfaction.

50 Serangoon North Ave 4
#09-18, First Centre Singapore 555856
Contact: 6904 9006

This post was adapted from an article originally published in the September 2019 issue of SquareRooms.