Pops of colour create perfect mix of old and new in pre-war apartment

Pops of colour create perfect mix of old and new in pre-war apartment

Who: A couple in their 30s

Home: A three-bedroom walk-up apartment in Tiong Bahru

Size: 1,000sqf

The home of Tommy Wee and Evelyn Lee is somewhat similar to a studio or art gallery, with its concrete screed floors and white walls.

"We wanted it monochromatic, and not too colourful and intense to come home to after a long day!" says Tommy, who is a magazine editor and content producer.

Cue the sparse canvas inspired by a combination of industrial and Scandinavian style. Pops of colour and texture, through artwork, soft furnishings and decor, bring the otherwise bare spaces to life.

For their interior styling and furnishing needs, the couple turned to Danish brand Boconcept. The brand's stylist helped them select contemporary Scandinavian-style pieces such as an L-shaped sofa, dining set and bed.

The layout of the pre-war apartment was adapted to suit the couple's lifestyle - walls were removed and replaced with glass panels, which provided a more spacious and airy feel. Built-in structures, such as a concrete screed-finished trough sink and open shelving, were also added.

The result: A perfect balance of old and new.

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