Before the year comes to an end, here’s a final bit of inspiration!
Whether it has been a great year or an alright one, 2019 will be ending in just a matter of days! But before we say hello to 2020 (and even more charming Singapore homes), let’s take a quick trip back in time with these 19 exciting renovations that inspired everyone’s interior imaginations and design dreams this year – and hopefully, next year too!
1. This rustic, Zakka-style Tampines HDB Flat:
If you're a fan of tidy Japanese-style interiors, there's plenty to like about this home which was created by D5 Studio Image – especially its traditional platform seats and useful cosy corners.
2. An old-maisonette-turned-stylish-couple’s home in Hougang:
Fifth Avenue Interior designer Royston created this couple's home by turning an approximately 20-year-old HDB maisonette into a functional and stylish abode. Read more about it here!
3. A dark and classy three-bedder condominium apartment:
Dark dwellings are perfect for cosy weekend stay-ins and this one by Hall Interiors makes us feel at home with its bold hues and sleek, indulgent furnishings.
4. This cheerily vibrant Memphis-style studio apartment:
Colour lovers rejoice! Because if you need confirmation that a vibrant home works, you won't have to look any further than this example as proof that your vision will work in sunny Singapore.
5. A modern-contemporary home that exudes classic warmth:
Warm wood wraparounds and ribbed panels were a popular trend among Singapore homes in 2019, and we foresee them coming back in force next year too. Here's a (stylish) example if you'd like a case study to refer to!
6. A white-and-wood HDB maisonette home and its spacious kitchen:
It's hard to understate the design potential of a tall ceiling in any home, but a fringe benefit of having one (with tall windows to accompany it) would be an impressive kitchen-yard area, just like the one pictured here.
7. A refreshingly gorgeous retreat complemented by natural greens:
Greenery is an important element for bright homes as they exude natural appeal in their role as healthy accents. Like Bowerman did, juxtapose them against white walls and cerused wood for an au naturale look!
8. This clean-lined, Scandinavian-inspired Compassvale home:
More than just a combination of clean lines and sleek surfaces, 19 Eighty Three also weaved in warm details and natural layers to create this thoughtful home for a family living in Compassvale. Read more about it here!
9. This black-and-white home embodying classic elegance:
What do you get when you pair marble surfaces with a black-and-white palette? A classy home like this one by Icon Interior Design, which features plenty of on-trend design details!
10. An austere, yet soothing oasis for a young family:
A gentle palette (think light beige and white) can work wonders for homes with plenty of natural light as they will create a restful vibe. But to ensure extra functionality at night, don't forget to accessorise with the right lighting that also make for classy accents!
11. A pretty-in-pink Punggol apartment inspired by Postmodernism:
“Unconventional, fun and vibrant,” is how Mr Shopper Studio designer Joanna Chia would describe the charming, postmodernist-inspired interior of this family home for four. Click here for a home tour!
12. A delightfully eclectic three-bedder with quirky and vibrant décor:
Eclectic decor and eye-catching hues are the defining characteristics of this psychedelic abode created by Fifth Avenue Interior. Plus, one thing to note: that 'vending machine' you see in the living room? That's the entrance to the home's bathroom!
13. This Sumang Walk home that’s the very definition of cleanliness:
Entryways are tough to design around because of space constraints, which is why we think you'll agree that The Local INN.terior did an excellent job here with customised storage solutions that function as well as they look.
14. This long 3-room HDB flat which shows how to maximise space:
Maximising a long hallway with cabinets and a wall-to-wall TV display is perhaps one of the best ways to deal with a narrow home that has most of its square footage located deep inside. But be sure to leave enough walkway space like Happe Design Atelier did!
15. A monochrome home with plenty of custom camouflage features:
Shiplap panels aren't a common design feature in Singapore homes, but that's precisely what makes this apartment by KDOT stand out! We are impressed by how they're used both as decor and also as a creative way to hide the kitchen.
16. A compact 45 sqm home that doesn’t feel small at all:
Charming Kinfolk-inspired aesthetic aside, what impresses us most about this picture-perfect home is how Habit made efficient use of its square footage. Every space, from the kitchen and living room to the bedroom, feels open and airy without sacrificing on practicality or style.
17. This space-efficient HDB home that’s also aesthetically on-point:
Seamlessness is the key to the chic interior of this space-efficient home by Neu Konceptz. Here, personal and private zones are separated by a ribbed feature wall that also serves as a facade for the bedrooms.
18. A colourful, not-so-typical HDB home in Toa Payoh:
If there's a design firm that doesn't shy away from bright colours, it's definitely Free Space Intent. Like most of the homes in its portfolio, this bachelor's pad boasts eye-catching accents and unique features, including a foldable 'guest room' and a bathroom with a curved vanity.
19. This 3-bedroom walk-up apartment endowed with natural light:
While it might be a heritage walk-up apartment at Tiong Poh Road, there's little in this home that gives away its actual age. To give it a fresh new look, Third Avenue Studio created bright and stylish rooms by re-working the apartment's layout while incorporating trendy details (terrazzo and wired glass!) that call back to the past.
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