Shelford Green

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This retrofitting of a top floor walk-up apartment started from revamping only the study and grew in scope to include almost the entire home. From oddly shaped rooms and uneven old walls, to existing furniture of disparate finishes, the fourth floor dwelling presented several challenges. The study is an irregular pentagon, with two pairs of parallel facing walls. A large wall of storage was turned into a point of visual interest, by playing with the depth, placement, edge thickness and materials of the shelves. These intelligently accommodate the different sizes of books, alongside art pieces and display artefacts, and break the monotony of ordinary shelving. The counter of the media console continues to the wall of shelves to divide open storage above from closed cabinets below, and on the other side becomes a cable management device for the long work-surface. In the living area, the media console extends into an odd corner, which is faced with panels to help hide an uneven wall. Display shelves go across this junction, creating a lovely display area, balanced by a long narrow shelf above the television. Within the smartly detailed console are neatly hidden power sockets and cable management. Over in the dining area, a pair of banquet benches sit elegantly in a corner. Sexy curves are revealed in their side profile, in an attempt to lighten up a typically heavy and boxy type of seating. Lighting is built into the top edge, with storage underneath the cushioned upholstery. Finally, in one of the bedrooms, custom carpentry was built to help bring together an existing bed and chest of drawers in mismatched finishes. The neutral tones of medium wood tones and greys create a mutable backdrop for a teenager. Linear detailing repeated across all additions makes for a visual flow from room to room, without impinging on the unique needs on each individual space.
This retrofitting of a top floor walk-up apartment started from revamping only the study and grew in scope to include almost the entire home. From oddly shaped rooms and uneven old walls, to existing furniture of disparate finishes, the fourth floor dwelling presented several challenges. The study is an irregular pentagon, with two pairs of parallel facing walls. A large wall of storage was turned into a point of visual interest, by playing with the depth, placement, edge thickness and materials of the shelves. These intelligently accommodate the different sizes of books, alongside art pieces and display artefacts, and break the monotony of ordinary shelving. The counter of the media console continues to the wall of shelves to divide open storage above from closed cabinets below, and on the other side becomes a cable management device for the long work-surface. In the living area, the media console extends into an odd corner, which is faced with panels to help hide an uneven wall. Display shelves go across this junction, creating a lovely display area, balanced by a long narrow shelf above the television. Within the smartly detailed console are neatly hidden power sockets and cable management. Over in the dining area, a pair of banquet benches sit elegantly in a corner. Sexy curves are revealed in their side profile, in an attempt to lighten up a typically heavy and boxy type of seating. Lighting is built into the top edge, with storage underneath the cushioned upholstery. Finally, in one of the bedrooms, custom carpentry was built to help bring together an existing bed and chest of drawers in mismatched finishes. The neutral tones of medium wood tones and greys create a mutable backdrop for a teenager. Linear detailing repeated across all additions makes for a visual flow from room to room, without impinging on the unique needs on each individual space.Read MoreHide
Property Type
Condo
Property Status
Resale
Cost
S$47,000
Bedrooms
3
Style
Traditional
Renovation Duration
3 weeks
Year of Completion
2014
Design Fees
SGD2500
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Works included

  • Carpentry
  • False Ceiling
  • Electrical Rewiring
  • Painting
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About Liid Studio

Accreditation: HDB-registered --- Firm expertise: The firm has experience in maisonette and loft units, commercial units and A&A works. The firm also handles interior styling services. --- Liid Studio is helmed by Singapore-born Ng Hwee Li, with over 16 years of experience in various fields of interior and spatial design behind her. Formed in early 2012, the practice has already garnered a diverse and vibrant portfolio of completed projects.  The firm philosophy is rooted in the process of design and construction, working to ensure that spatial quality is manipulated fully, to create interiors ordered by hierarchy, activated by light and focused on comfort. It goes beyond aesthetics and function, and aspires to create holistic solutions that are more than the sum of their parts and make sense of innate problems and shortcomings. ​ The firm always aims to provide a custom-fit solution to each project, client and space, catering for individual user requirements, lifestyle and usage. Each commission is always explored as an opportunity to constantly refine, and hopefully perfect, the firm's acumen in creating timeless design. ​ The bones of the space are always investigated for functional flaws and inefficiencies, so that the resulting spaces are not only pretty to the eyes, but are improved through the proposed interventions. The consideration for details as tiny as the alignment of lines formed by cabinet doors and junctions between materials demonstrates a conviction to maintain the visual integrity of every executed project.
Accreditation: HDB-registered --- Firm expertise: The firm has experience in maisonette and loft units, commercial units and A&A works. The firm also handles interior styling services. --- Liid Studio is helmed by Singapore-born Ng Hwee Li, with over 16 years of experience in various fields of interior and spatial design behind her. Formed in early 2012, the practice has already garnered a diverse and vibrant portfolio of completed projects.  The firm philosophy is rooted in the process of design and construction, working to ensure that spatial quality is manipulated fully, to create interiors ordered by hierarchy, activated by light and focused on comfort. It goes beyond aesthetics and function, and aspires to create holistic solutions that are more than the sum of their parts and make sense of innate problems and shortcomings. ​ The firm always aims to provide a custom-fit solution to each project, client and space, catering for individual user requirements, lifestyle and usage. Each commission is always explored as an opportunity to constantly refine, and hopefully perfect, the firm's acumen in creating timeless design. ​ The bones of the space are always investigated for functional flaws and inefficiencies, so that the resulting spaces are not only pretty to the eyes, but are improved through the proposed interventions. The consideration for details as tiny as the alignment of lines formed by cabinet doors and junctions between materials demonstrates a conviction to maintain the visual integrity of every executed project.Read MoreHide

Rating

4.6
Based on reviews left by homeowners
Professionalism4.6 / 5
Workmanship4.6 / 5
Project Management4.6 / 5
Design4.6 / 5
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KT
Upgrading & Modernising a 5 bedroom maisonette
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Reviewed by K Tan・Submitted 24 Sep 2019・Project completed Jan 2018・Designer Hwee Li

We found Hwee Li by chance and are very glad that we did. She managed the renovations for our home which is a 30+ year old, 5-bedroom maisonette. The renovations included re-tiling, re-wiring, changing bedroom/toilet configurations, wardrobes, kitchen overhaul and re-painting. Hwee Li worked through the brief with us which was a smooth process. She was able to translate our imagination into reality, but more importantly provide alternatives when our first choice was impractical or too costly. We also appreciated her ability to re-imagine spaces which is something we look for in a designer. Hwee Li listened to our requirements and respected our aesthetic rather than trying to push hers through. We also commend Hwee Li for her project management skills and for completing the renovations largely on schedule. She was a very hands-on manager and was able to offer quick alternatives whenever we hit a roadblock. We had a pleasant experience working with Hwee Li which made the overall renovation process enjoyable. We gladly recommend Hwee Li as a designer with great attention to detail, solid design skills and strong project management abilities.

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KT
Upgrading & Modernising a 5 bedroom maisonette
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Reviewed by K Tan・Submitted 24 Sep 2019・Project completed Jan 2018・Designer Hwee Li

We found Hwee Li by chance and are very glad that we did. She managed the renovations for our home which is a 30+ year old, 5-bedroom maisonette. The renovations included re-tiling, re-wiring, changing bedroom/toilet configurations, wardrobes, kitchen overhaul and re-painting. Hwee Li worked through the brief with us which was a smooth process. She was able to translate our imagination into reality, but more importantly provide alternatives when our first choice was impractical or too costly. We also appreciated her ability to re-imagine spaces which is something we look for in a designer. Hwee Li listened to our requirements and respected our aesthetic rather than trying to push hers through. We also commend Hwee Li for her project management skills and for completing the renovations largely on schedule. She was a very hands-on manager and was able to offer quick alternatives whenever we hit a roadblock. We had a pleasant experience working with Hwee Li which made the overall renovation process enjoyable. We gladly recommend Hwee Li as a designer with great attention to detail, solid design skills and strong project management abilities.

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