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19 Singapore Homes from 2019 to Inspire Your 2020 Renovation

December 24, 2019
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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:

Tampines Street 61 by D5 Studio Image
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Interior Firm: D5 Studio Image

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.

Tampines Street 61 by D5 Studio Image
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Tampines Street 61 by D5 Studio Image
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2. An old-maisonette-turned-stylish-couple’s home in Hougang:

Hougang by Fifth Avenue Interior
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Interior Firm: Fifth Avenue Interior

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!

Hougang by Fifth Avenue Interior
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Hougang by Fifth Avenue Interior
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3. A dark and classy three-bedder condominium apartment:

Park Infinia by Hall Interiors
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Interior Firm: Hall Interiors

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.

Park Infinia by Hall Interiors
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4. This cheerily vibrant Memphis-style studio apartment:

Commonwealth Towers by The Scientist
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Interior Firm: The Scientist

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.

Commonwealth Towers by The Scientist
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5. A modern-contemporary home that exudes classic warmth:

Tampines Street 61 by Authors • Interior & Styling
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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!

Tampines Street 61 by Authors • Interior & Styling
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6. A white-and-wood HDB maisonette home and its spacious kitchen:

Ang Mo Kio by Noble Interior Design
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Interior Firm: Noble Interior Design

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.

Ang Mo Kio by Noble Interior Design
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Interior Firm: Noble Interior Design

7. A refreshingly gorgeous retreat complemented by natural greens:

Buangkok by Bowerman
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Interior Firm: Bowerman

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!

Buangkok by Bowerman
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8. This clean-lined, Scandinavian-inspired Compassvale home:

Compassvale Street by 19 Eighty Three
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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!

Compassvale Street by 19 Eighty Three
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Compassvale Street by 19 Eighty Three
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9. This black-and-white home embodying classic elegance:

The Peak @Toa Payoh by Icon Interior Design
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Interior Firm: Icon Interior Design

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!

The Peak @Toa Payoh by Icon Interior Design
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10. An austere, yet soothing oasis for a young family:

Bukit Panjang Ring Road by Authors • Interior & Styling
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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!

Bukit Panjang Ring Road by Authors • Interior & Styling
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Bukit Panjang Ring Road by Authors • Interior & Styling
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11. A pretty-in-pink Punggol apartment inspired by Postmodernism:

Punggol Drive by Mr Shopper Studio
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Interior Firm: Mr Shopper Studio

“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!

Punggol Drive by Mr Shopper Studio
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12. A delightfully eclectic three-bedder with quirky and vibrant décor:

Tampines Street 23 by Fifth Avenue Interior
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Interior Firm: Fifth Avenue Interior

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!

Tampines Street 23 by Fifth Avenue Interior
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Tampines Street 23 by Fifth Avenue Interior
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13. This Sumang Walk home that’s the very definition of cleanliness:

Sumang Walk by The Local INN.terior
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Interior Firm: The Local INN.terior

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.

Sumang Walk by The Local INN.terior
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14. This long 3-room HDB flat which shows how to maximise space:

Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9 by Happe Design Atelier
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Interior Firm: Happe Design Atelier

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!

Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9 by Happe Design Atelier
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15. A monochrome home with plenty of custom camouflage features:

Redhill Road by KDOT
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Interior Firm: KDOT

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.

Redhill Road by KDOT
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Redhill Road by KDOT
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16. A compact 45 sqm home that doesn’t feel small at all:

Levenue by Habit
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Interior Firm: Habit

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.

Levenue by Habit
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17. This space-efficient HDB home that’s also aesthetically on-point:

Jalan Rumah Tinggi by Neu Konceptz
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Interior Firm: Neu Konceptz

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.

Jalan Rumah Tinggi by Neu Konceptz
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Jalan Rumah Tinggi by Neu Konceptz
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18. A colourful, not-so-typical HDB home in Toa Payoh:

Lorong 2 Toa Payoh by Free Space Intent
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Interior Firm: Free Space Intent

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.

Lorong 2 Toa Payoh by Free Space Intent
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Lorong 2 Toa Payoh by Free Space Intent
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19. This 3-bedroom walk-up apartment endowed with natural light:

Tiong Poh Road by Third Avenue Studio
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Interior Firm: Third Avenue Studio

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.

Tiong Poh Road by Third Avenue Studio
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Tiong Poh Road by Third Avenue Studio
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