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10 Simple Home Designs For A Clean, Kinfolk Aesthetic

November 30, 2017
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Is less really more? With countless #minimalist homes popping up all over our Pinterest boards and Instagram feeds these days, it is hard to not love these muji-esque vibes.

Designing a clean-lined space that is still infused with meaning, character plus all the right (storage) spaces can prove a challenge, but here’s how some of us did it.

1. Keeping the foundation of your room simple and pure, a pop of colour will add personality and warmth to the whole house. Keeping the colour scheme constant throughout the home also helps to connect the whole house together, a seamless flow from one room to the next.

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Play with different textures using furniture, and look for tones that complement your overall colour scheme. The light green/ turquoise with muted tones is a constant colour scheme throughout the house, contrasting well with the warm muted tones of the wood and white cabinets.

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Interior Designer: Mr Shopper Studio
Location: Teck Ghee Parkview
Cost of Renovation: $65,000

2. Scandinavian interiors help to accentuate a sense of calm, yet not compromising on form and functionality. Here, the earthy wooden tones hold a stark contrast to the polished steel surfaces of the kitchen appliances and glossy white chairs, giving a clean aesthetic that is not confusing yet pleasant to the eye.

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A simple yet cozy bedroom interior is muted down with wooden earthy tones and subdued colours, exuding warmth and homeliness.

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Interior Designer: Voila
Location: Sembawang Close
Cost of Renovation: $75,400

3. With sharp lines, clean surfaces and open spaces, this 3-room apartment in Ang Mo Kio seems to lift up your spirits almost immediately. Despite its simple, no-frills design, the home is big on functionality, yet uncompromising on style.

White table tops and walls help to bounce natural and artificial light off each other, creating a light, airy environment perfect for meal times with family and friends.

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Smart design goes a long way in merging functionality with space, and this is another great example of that. The wooden cupboard helps to serve as a partition as well as a place for extra storage. The more space the better, right?

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Interior Designer: Charlotte’s Carpentry
Location: Ang Mo Kio
Cost of Renovation: $33,000

4. This apartment in Anchorvale Crescent veers towards a cozy, lived-in look that focuses on durability and functionality. Look forward to coming home from work every day, with calm and open spaces that allow you to relax and rejuvenate, coupled with natural light that helps to brighten up the whole apartment.

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The brick feature wall helps to give a homely touch to the apartment, with its cool greys and light shades, while not compromising on the colour scheme. The wooden furniture also helps to make the apartment more cosy, whilst adding a touch of serenity to the place.

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Interior Designer: Chapter One Interior Design
Location: Anchorvale Crescent
Cost of Renovation: $39,000

5. Quirky pops of colour help to accentuate living spaces, making each spot ever so special and personalised.

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Wooden consoles and furniture help to gel the different intricacies of the home together, giving it a laid-back and homely vibe. With a perfect balance of natural textures and bright colours, the space opens up more to give a relaxed atmosphere.

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The clever use of storage spaces to serve as dividers comes into play again, where the walk-in wardrobe here functions as a room divider as well, offering a cosy enclave for bedtime.

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Interior Designer: Studio Fortyfour
Location: Upper Serangoon
Cost of Renovation: $30,000

6. Open, de-cluttered spaces are accentuated with different textiles and textures; making it spacious yet cosy. With constant muted tones throughout, you’ll truly be able to set your mind back and relax after a long day at work.

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Choose hues of the same colour scheme to complete the #minimalist vibe, coupled with wooden furniture, clean lines and bright lighting.

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Interior Designer: Expand Livings
Location: Bedok Reservoir
Cost of Renovation: $80,000

7. This cosy apartment along Bendemeer Road interlaces many urban designs with dark hues, which lends a regal vibe to the entire home. Soft, warm colours are paired with darker coloured furniture, giving an overall laidback and relaxed atmosphere.

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Interior Designer: Urban Habitat
Location: Bendemeer Road
Cost of Renovation: $43,000

8. Open up your home by decorating it with lighter colours and making full use of the natural light that comes into your space. Add a cosy enclave where guests can chill like in this apartment in Bukit Panjang.

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Sharp lines, white walls and wooden table tops gel the whole contemporary urban look together, elongating the kitchen and making it look more spacious.

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Interior Designer: Starry Homestead
Location: Bukit Panjang

9. This apartment’s simple lines, light shades and smoky greys gel together perfectly to create a clean aesthetic typical of a home straight out of a Kinfolk magazine. Storage spaces help to keep clutter away, while still being part of the theme. Glossy floor surfaces bounce of the natural light that comes in, amplifying the space.

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Keeping it simple and classy, careful consideration goes into the planning of the space, to ensure that it is spacious yet cosy, minimalist yet functional. Negative space adds yet another layer to its grace, while white floor to ceiling cupboards hide away any mess. Small lamps help to jazz up the space, making things more interesting.

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Interior Designer: ELPIS Interior Design
Location: Punggol Walk
Cost of Renovation: $40,000

10. This home takes on a monochromatic industrial theme, with white brick feature walls and black metal furnishings. With glass windows and wooden furniture, it helps to amplify the space of the home whilst still retaining that cozy feeling.

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Glass panels allow the user to feel less cramped up in his/her own working space, while allowing for some privacy. Neat clean lines will appeal to the inner perfectionist in you, with wooden hues for a homelier feel.

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Interior Designer: Zenith Arc
Location: Serangoon Crescent
Cost of Renovation: $25,000


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