Home Tour: This Stylish Apartment Combines Pastels With Playful Accents
How do you design a child-friendly home, while crafting a chic haven that the parents will love, too? To conceive this home for a young family, the designers, Joanna Chia and Rachel See, from Mr Shopper Studio took inspiration from the colourful work of Mexican architect Luis Barragán, while combining it with the minimalist aesthetic of John Pawson.
Just as Barragán was beloved for his brightly coloured private homes, this three-room apartment in the Punggol neighbourhood stands out for its lyrical use of curve, line and shade—with delightful results.
1/5 Wonder Wall
The living room’s feature wall captures one’s eye, with the television placed within an arched cutout against a lined pink wall. “We wanted to do the opposite of what is normally done in apartments, by making a three-dimensional space look two-dimensional,” explain the designers.
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2/5 Culinary Gem
The home’s design also addressed practical concerns. The designers reworked the odd floor plan and a small kitchen with a new open-plan layout for the kitchen and living areas; it features a kitchen island decked out in the home’s signature pink.
3/5 Curious Corner
Pastel hues, curved lines and soft furniture can be found in every part of the home, creating a unique environment that inspires curiosity. The dining room is designed as a cosy nook, with its bench seating and backdrop upholstered in plush velvet.
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4/5 Uptown Style
In the master bedroom, a serene palette of rich blues and greys add to the elegance of the space. Curved furnishings—from hanging lights and mirrors—along with upholstered bedhead continue the home’s inviting design language. The designers have also expanded the sense of space by connecting the bedroom and bathroom with clear glass.
5/5 Rest and Play
Naturally, the home’s most whimsical feature is found in the children’s room, with the intent to design the room both as a playground and a sanctuary. A custom-made slide adds interactivity and a touch of childlike wonder to this inspiring space.
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The final result is a colourful home with a distinctly modern design for a young family. “There’s a playfulness here which makes it truly stand out from the other homes we have done so far,” quip the designers.
Mr Shopper Studio
Established in 2014, Mr Shopper Studio pursues a tailored service and has completed interior makeovers for over a hundred homes to date. Led by Ken Lee and Kate Deng, the dynamic duo has a decade of experience in soft furnishings, renovation work and interior styling. The studio strongly believes that good design is built upon good communication and creative collaboration with each client.
Mr Shopper Studio | 05-72, 33 Ubi Avenue 3, Vertex Tower A, S(408868) | 9618 8763
This project has been nominated for the Best Living Room accolade, as part of the Readers' Choice categories of Tatler Design Awards 2020. The winners will be announced in the February 2020 issue of Singapore Tatler Homes; online voting will close on November 11.
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