Home & Away

Hosting dinner parties and gatherings is now possible after opening up the kitchen and installing an island counter

Looking like a stylish apartment in Australia, no one will be able to tell that this is actually an HDB flat

This HDB apartment received a complete overhaul from design firm Ciseern, in accordance to the homeowners’ requirements.
The newlyweds lived in Australia for eight years. Their first home in Singapore was to be just as stylish.

Ciseern’s designers used only three colours – black, white and a light timber shade. The designers then supplemented them with a generous dose of personality.

With the spacious layout, the matt black laminates bring a sleekness to the room without making it look closed in
With the spacious layout, the matt black laminates bring a sleekness to the room without making it look closed in

Black Beauty

An 8.4m dark feature wall stretches across the living room. Thanks to the spacious layout of the room, the designers were confident that the matt black laminates would bring sleekness to the room without making it look closed in.

The seamless wall also conceals the entrances to the bedrooms.

Hosting dinner parties and gatherings is now possible after opening up the kitchen and installing an island counter
Hosting dinner parties and gatherings is now possible after opening up the kitchen and installing an island counter

Table Service

Glamour is key in the dining room. The designers achieved this with wood-grain vinyl floors, a sleek wooden dining table and strong baroque patterns on the upholstered dining chairs and settee.

Since entertaining is such a big part of the homeowners’ lifestyle, the designer made sure that there is plenty of space to pull up more chairs around the table.

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Hosting dinner parties and informal gatherings is now possible after the designer opened up the kitchen and installed an island counter.

The island and the flanking cabinets are made from black and brown wood. They were then topped with a granite counter for a polished feel.

The spare bedroom is an entertainment zone, with an 81-inch projector, black blinds and wall-to-wall carpeting
The spare bedroom is an entertainment zone, with an 81-inch projector, black blinds and wall-to-wall carpeting

Big Screen Beauty

The spare bedroom is now an entertainment zone, complete with an 81-inch projector, blackout window blinds and wall-to-wall carpeting. The ceiling and walls were painted in dark colours to heighten the home theatre experience.

The addition of a sofa bed and a cantilevered study table make this a multi-purpose room without adding bulk to the space.

Simple Luxuries

The master bedroom features a pared down aesthetic. It’s the attached bathroom,however, that catches the eye.

Here, half-height glass walls open up the space and allow the bronze-tinted tiles to subtly glisten in the light. By moving the wash basin out of the bathroom, the designer managed to free up more space.

Storage has also been conveniently designed into the walls for an integrated look.

By Redzman Rahmat

Article first published in Lookbox Living #29, Nov/Dec 2013

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