Gritty urban décor can be both funky and family friendly. The owner of this house in Jalan Chempedak decided to honour his heroes while injecting a dose of industrial grit into its interior. Cement screed floors, white brick walls, Moroccan carpets, unpolished wood furniture and a lush vertical garden make a compelling mix. There is a sense of mystery created by the different levels, air-well and lighting. Sunshine streams in and invites you to explore.
A tall tree adds height and drama to a room, and works well in awkward corners and tiny balconies. Design: LATO
We all know that plants add colour and life to a room. Like artwork and furniture, they are versatile and can make a powerful design statement. While a well-manicured lawn, or a wall of ferns in the garden or air-well is a common sight, this home in Jalan Mariam takes it to another level by placing a tree in the bedroom. A large, well-developed tree adds height and drama to a room. It works well in awkward corners or tiny balconies where nothing else fits.
The pool and spiral staircase transform this recreation area into a work of art. Design: HYLA
Instead of a pond, Singaporean homeowners are making the most of their narrow yards and opting for a lap pool that runs the length of the house and also functions as a water feature. To maximise the living and recreation area, this homeowner built a swimming pool on the ground floor, along with an entertaining area. The rest of the home is situated from the second floor onwards.
In modern architecture, the original staircase design has become part of the home’s whole décor. Design: LU+C Studio
When there isn’t much space to spare, everything has to be well thought through. As such, even the staircase has become an important architectural element in home design. Floating staircases such as this create a simple and chic look while their minimalist structure and shape give them character.
Sylvia Ong is a writer at Qanvast.com, a renovation and interior design portal
This article appeared in The Edge Property Pullout, Issue 744 (Sep 5, 2016) of The Edge Singapore.
Read the original article HERE.