This Sengkang 4-room BTO has a casual-cool, black-and-white theme

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For their design brief to interior designer Keith Low of Woodworks, the homeowners had three simple words: "black and white". They left it to Keith to figure out the rest of the aesthetics of this four-room BTO flat in Sengkang.

"We focused on using a monochromatic colour palette at first, but figured the look was too 'flat'. So, we added warmth by using wood, plants and pops of yellow accents. We also created a sharper look with some wire details, which we incorporated through the furniture," says Keith.

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The homeowners, a couple in their 30s, are in the IT and education industry, and needed a study area to keep their items organised.

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With the help of Keith, the couple purchased many of their items from online site Taobao or Ikea - from furniture to lighting. This shows that you do not necessarily have to spend big to achieve your dream home.

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Knick knacks as well as photos and prints are displayed on the shelves, giving the study some colour and playfulness.

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To keep a sense of openness throughout the home, Keith used lots of glass and mirrors. Furniture with slim profiles also helped.

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The renovation cost, which totals to $45,000, included the kitchen cabinetry as well as the bathrooms. Keith opted for an all-black look - down to the cabinetry handles and refrigerator!

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In the bedroom, graphic prints and a splash of yellow help create a uniformed design language.

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The theme follows through even in the bathroom, where a marble-look tile adds a touch of sophistication to the otherwise casual home.

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This article was first published in Home & Decor

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