10 Design Firms That Create Contemporary Homes in Singapore
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A contemporary and a modern home is not one and the same. The modern concept borrows from a time that has already passed (i.e. styles from the 1950s and 1960s) while contemporary design is all about the present – think sleek and on-trend finishes.
Interior Firm: HOFT
Because contemporary interiors follow what’s in vogue, they are highly sought after in Singapore. That being said, we’ve done the legwork for you and put together a list of interior firms that specialise in creating these fashionable spaces.
First on our list of contemporary interior firms is Icon Interior Design. Most of their homes exude a cosy opulence, achieved through a combination of sleek finishes, textures and accessories – think darker wood tones, plush furniture plus streamlined cabinetry and built-ins.
Despite the standout elements, the designers usually keep the walls a plain white. These blank canvases play the perfect backdrop while keeping the rooms looking bright and breezy — just check out the abodes at Flame Tree Park, The Peak and Riversound Residence.
This boutique interior design studio ups the ante by playing around with symmetry to create visually arresting spaces.
Project: Floraview | Third Avenue Studio
From geometric shapes to fancy mouldings and trimmings, Third Avenue Studio builds sophisticated homes that’s well-crafted and fully functional, filled to the brim with wickedly fashionable storage solutions like the ones found in these spaces!
Adding character to your home is no easy feat but HOFT makes it entirely possible. Each one of their projects has a distinct quality about them that sets them apart from other contemporary homes.
Project: Maplewoods | HOFT
Project: Sumang Lane | HOFT
From the warm and inviting condo at Maplewoods (with a projector reminscent of that in a movie theatre) to the cool and chic BTO at Sumang Lane, the team at HOFT displays artistic adaptability and unique perspective, breaking out of the cookie-cutter.
Project: Bidadari Park Drive | HOFT
Habit is another must-mention. These professionals have proven that they have a keen eye for building polished contemporary apartments, even if they’re working with small spaces.
Project: Vida | Habit
How, you ask? Aside from proving that they have a knack for building concealed rooms, they also fashioned plenty of hidden study nooks, and compact lounge areas (all clad in on-trend applications, of course).
Project: Newton 18 | Habit
Project: Circuit Road | Habit
Established in 2014, Aart Boxx Interior has already accumulated a number of notable projects under their belt including this picturesque Executive Apartment in Bukit Merah.
Project: Bukit Merah | Aart Boxx Interior
The secret to their success? Striking a balance between the zanier parts of a home with enduring applications, creating spaces that are both timeless and chic. In fact, this approach is so effective that it manages to elevate even a humble Tampines North Drive BTO and turn it into a home that exudes sophistication.
If you rather be the one setting the trends rather than following them, Para.graph is the one firm you should check out simply because their ideas are both novel and distinct.
Project: Pasir Ris | Para.graph
Breathing life into contemporary interiors, their ideas are far from typical, with many of their features getting snazzy updates – think standout feature walls and ceilings fashioned from rough-hewn surfaces, like the ones shown in Pasir Ris, Princeton and Treasure Trove.
Project: The Princeton | Para.graph
Project: Treasure Trove | Para.graph
Four walls and a door are the basic configuration that every home comes in, but as a team of out-of-the-box thinkers (and despite the ‘squarish’-sounding name), The Orange Cube has built a huge portfolio that breaks out of the mould.
Project: Neptune Court | The Orange Cube
Project: Muswell Hill | The Orange Cube
Over the years, the team has tried to mix things up by juxtaposing different shapes, styles and even trying their hands at incorporating large prints. As such, their projects are all varied with each home bearing their own distinctive traits like the glossy look in the Parc Emily apartment or organic appearance of the Neptune Court condominium.
The homes that Neu Konceptz build all have the hallmarks of timeless dwellings: classic neutrals and subtle detailing. But that’s where the similarities end as each of these abodes are specially tailored to suit the needs and preferences of their owners.
Project: The Interlace | Neu Konceptz
From a 30-year-old HDB turned personal sanctuary to a classy home with an elegant bar counter, these handsome homes certainly convey uniqueness as well as a decidedly contemporary appearance.
Project: Jalan Rumah Tinggi | Neu Konceptz
Project: Compassvale Walk | Neu Konceptz
Pronounced as ‘ven-hoos’ (meaning ‘Friend House’ in Swedish), Vän Hus is an all-round company that handles everything from building work to interior design.
Project: Pinnacle @ Duxton | Van Hus
Project: The Brownstone | Van Hus
They are the minds behind these artistic homes possessing a sleek, clean aesthetic as well as innovative functionality: an energetic 3-bedder condo at The Brownstone that features a bay window-cum-reading nook, and a custom headboard that doubles as extra storage space in a monochromatic Bukit Batok HDB flat.
Project: Bukit Batok West Avenue 6 | Van Hus
Driven by a philosophy of creating ‘environments with lasting aesthetic appeal and functionality’, KDOT is committed to creating abodes that are both unique as well as useful to the people who dwell in them.
Project: Sumang Lane | KDOT
Wonder how this approach looks like in practice? To get an idea, just peek into KDOT’s projects, such as this deftly-designed Jelebu Road apartment with a dedicated play area or the Punggol BTO apartment that has a cutesy, but practical pastel-hued kitchen (pictured above).
Project: Bukit Batok West Avenue 6 | KDOT
Project: Jelebu Road | KDOT
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