White is Right

For this homeowner, having enough white space was crucial in getting the look she desired for her abode.

Size: 850sqf
Who: A graphic designer
Home: Three-room HDB flat in Hougang

Minimalist with a hint of industrial-style aesthetics, Stephanie Read's three-room HDB flat is a designer's dream.

Like any graphic designer worth her salt, she understands the importance of white space and wanted JQ Ong and Yulianti of The Association to capitalise on that concept for her home.

"Stephanie was very clear on what she liked," explains JQ. "She wanted her home to have some of her favourite design elements, such as chevrons, geometric prints and, of course, plenty of white."

The once dark and cramped-looking flat now appears brighter, and more chic. Walls and floors are completely white, complemented by furnishings in different shades of grey. Lighting features were also kept to the minimum to fit with the theme of the home.

The layout of the flat was restructured to give Stephanie a more spacious home. JQ removed the wall of one bedroom and converted the space to a dining area in preparation of dinner parties the homeowner loves to host. Here, the wall is clad in subway tiles in a herringbone pattern that breaks the monotony of flat white walls. The designer also expanded Stephanie's bedroom and bathroom by extending the space into the kitchen.

Thanks to these smart spatial tweaks and the use of black and white, this roomy pad for one is now deserving of its design-conscious owner.

Where to go
The Association, TEL: 6280-1220

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