Preppy Scandinavian @ Jalan Membina
Bold coloured tiling are mixed with blonde woods and natrual stone for a preppy contemporary apartment
Design areas: Living and Dining Room, Kitchen, Master Bedroom and En-Suite | Project completed: 2019 | Renovation budget: SGD90,000 – SGD 100,000 – Designer: Brandon Liu
This spacious unit in Tiong Bahru was given a major make over. With its
kitchen tucked away without much natural daylight, the whole area was laid up to flood the space with ample natural light. This was achieved by shifting the kitchen to a bedroom and turning the previous kitchen into a guest room and store.
Not afraid of colour and texture, the apartment was designed with a
Scandinavian vibe. Mixing light hues of wood and an off-white wood flooring. This was mixed with pops of colour and pattern for a standout preppy design. To offer a storage solution, in the living room wall panelling was added that open up for much needed storage for toys and to hide clutter as well as to create a seamless focal point. The wood panels are offset with white carpentry to break up the feature wall.
The same materials are used for the kitchen, where a wood floor was
introduced. For the skirting and perimeter border, a bold coloured and
patterned tile was selected. The same tile was used for the backsplash for a
cohesive look. A large island with its curved corners is kept light to keep the
area open and airy.
The design in the bedroom is kept simple, with the existing flooring saved
and new carpentry added. Keeping an open compartment in the design for daily clothes. The bold approach is continued in the bathrooms. For the master bathroom a handpressed green tile wall adds a splash of colour, while offering a ledge for shampoo bottles. The walls and floors are kept in muted natural grey/black tones, referencing a Fjord colour palette.
The same design is used for the common bathroom, but with another colour
feature tile and a smaller footprint. The main wall and floor tiles are in a
natural stone pattern and the floor tile runs up one tile on the wall for some