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7 Singapore Renovation Firms That Create Japanese-Style Homes

These are the people who can make your MUJI/Japandi/wabi-sabi themed flat a reality.

If there’s one thing to be said about the sheer number of Don Don Donki and Uniqlo stores popping up all over our sunny island, it’s that we Singaporeans are obsessed with all things Japanese.

And to be entirely honest, it’s a love that has seeped into all aspects of our life, from food to hobbies, and of course, interior design.

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So, if you find yourself yearning for a contemporary Japandi (Japanese + Scandinavian) abode or a pared-down HDB flat styled after the popular MUJI aesthetic, keep scrolling. Below are 7 Singapore interior design firms that can bring your dream Japanese-style home to life.


1. Urban Home Design

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Urban Home Design is a local renovation firm comprised of engineering graduates as well as interior design professionals with a strong understanding of what makes a home a home, and this know-how shows in their portfolio – of which includes this rustic HDB flat at Bidadari Park Drive.

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In addition to a traditional post-and-beam structure in the living room that’s veritably Japanese, the team at Urban Home Design also conceptualised and built a cosy kitchen with natural elements, like wood and stone, and in the bedroom, shoji-style wardrobes to bring out a classic vibe.

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2. The Roomakers

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As professed “maker(s) of heart”, The Roomakers are a team that sees interior architecture and design as vehicles for creating homes with personality.

And one notable example in their portfolio is this compact, but characterful 2-room BTO flat at Anchorvale Road that gives centre stage to the owners’ collection of manga (comic books).

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Here, a living room that’s reminiscent of a manga café features wall-to-wall shelving, along with a raised platform off to the side. Meanwhile, choice details and accessories – like slatted doors, zaisu (legless chairs), and tatami mats – complete the look.

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3. Artspaze

Toa Payoh Lorong 2 by Artspaze
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Just by looking at this elaborate wabi sabi style home at Toa Payoh, you'll be able to tell that Artspaze is serious about living up to its goal of “providing personalised and sincere design experiences”.

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A pleasing contemporary interior rooted in traditional sensibilities is what defines this 5-room resale HDB flat (as well as Artspaze’s work) where clever craftsmanship meets tactile materials, like textured wood and earthy ceramic surfaces.

Lending further authenticity to the space are a set of embossed glass-embedded bifold doors, which keep the home’s private spaces separate from its communal areas.

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4. D5 Studio Image

Tampines Street 61 by D5 Studio Image
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Founded in 2003 by a team of energetic and dynamic interior designers who are keen on designing unique homes, D5 Studio Image offers just that: interiors that are one-of-a-kind, just like this standout Tampines 4-room HDB flat.

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In the living room, a multipurpose tatami platform with built-in shelves and a concealed tea table is a testament to the creativity of the D5 Studio Image team.

The same goes for a communal area at the front of the home that pulls double-duty as a welcoming gathering spot and as an activity zone for recreational activities, like the occasional game of pool.

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5. Space Atelier

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When it comes to designing homes, it’s all about capturing a balance between dynamic design and practicality at Space Atelier. And one of the latest entries to their portfolio, a minimalist Japanese-inspired HDB flat in Tampines, captures what can be described as “functional beauty”.

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Clean lines dominate much of the home’s 110 sqm floor space, thanks to the almost ubiquitous presence of fluted panels. But there are also curvilinear elements, like a rounded cut-out shelf and furnishings with soft edges, to balance out the look.

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6. Dyel Design

Toa Payoh Lorong 8 by Dyel Design
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Another Singapore-based interior design consultancy founded in the early 2000s, Dyel Design’s focus is coming up with distinctive home concepts, created with both originality and accessibility in mind.

One dwelling that embodies their craft and design philosophy is this Japanese-inspired, wood-clad home in Toa Payoh that exudes warmth everywhere – from a cosy dining area to a white-and-wood bedroom, and even a sunlit study, flanked on one side by pristine cabinets and sliding door wardrobes with fluted glass panes on the other.

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Toa Payoh Lorong 8 by Dyel Design
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7. Happe Design Atelier

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Happe Design Atelier was established in 2012 with the primary purpose of creating beautiful interiors that address the needs of their users. Needless to say, this philosophy extends to the design ideas of this tiny, but mighty 45 sqm condominium home at Sol Acres as well.

Drawing inspiration from equally compact micro-apartments in Japan, the Happe team was able to transform what was formerly a bare room into a multifunctional sleeping/recreation/storage space that makes clever use of limited square footage.

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It’s here where quintessential Japanese furnishings, like tatami mats and a portable futon bed, work in tandem with modern-day storage solutions (for instance, concealed storage and platform drawers) to become a clever living space that’s just nice for two.

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