Seeking inspiration for your marital home? Here's how these homeowners did it.
This resale five-room HDB apartment in Telok Blangah is home to a young couple who loves Aussie-style, loft-like homes and they wanted a simple, minimalist feel in their home. The kitchen-dining area is kept open, save for a narrow cement-screed wall which provides subtle demarcation of the two spaces. (Design: Spacious Planners) "I realised I could do something different with the apartment. I wanted volume in the space and opening up the ceiling has really changed the look of the apartment," says the homeowner. Set against a backdrop of exposed brick, the new level is a chill spot with a hip vintage vibe. See also: JUST MARRIED? HOW TO REDUCE THE STRESS OF LIVING TOGETHER IN A SMALL SPACE! Set against a backdrop of exposed brick, the new level is a chill spot with a hip vintage vibe. Watching YouTube videos helped married couple Terry Chang and Chen Xianhui, both 32, decorate and furnish their new home. The stylish couple had honed their aesthetic sense when they were overseas - Mr Chang worked in Stockholm, Sweden, for about six years, while his wife did her university degree in Tokyo, Japan. See also: JEREMY CHAN'S SCANDINVIAN RESORT-INSPIRED HDB FLAT IS DEFINITE #HOMEGOALS The black wall in the bedroom - the couple opted for the colour as a contrast to the other white walls so the room looks "chic and clean" - was decked with a pair of brass night lights that were made-to-order in the United States, and a large white picture frame designed by Ms Chen. To the owners of this five-room flat, vintage style is not just an on-trend phase but also something they embrace wholeheartedly. Their collection of antique furniture and memorabilia has been waiting in the background for years before they bought and renovated this home. The study looks like a “classroom”, which is large enough for six students. (Design: The Scientist) A minimalist colour scheme and fine detailing transformed this four-room HDB apartment in Woodlands. See also: WANT AN INSTAGRAM-WORTHY HOME? 8 STYLISH WAYS TO NAILING IT In the bedroom, the play on lines and forms is apparent in customised box-like bookshelves that are artfully staggered on the wall so they resemble a thee-dimensional black-and-white Mondrian painting. (Design: Project File) The wall behind the TV is in ash grey, to blend in with the brown, black and grey colour palette of the home. Get inspired by these 10 other cool wall painting ideas for your new home. For this large, swish four-bedroom condo apartment in Novena, Joey selected all the furniture and soft furnishings as well. See also: 4 SIMPLE HOME FURNISHING TIPS THAT'LL HELP YOU SAVE MONEY (Design: Joey Khu) The homeowner — a bachelorette in her 30s — worked with designer Chris Huang of Bowerman Interior Planner, to give her 43-year old flat in the Tanjong Rhu area a stylish update. This story was originally published in Home & Decor.