Bring on the Cheer

Charm and cheer are the hallmarks of this apartment for a young couple – and aptly so. Designed by D’Initial Concept, it exudes a laidback café-like vibe that is boosted by vibrant colours and a well-curated mix of materials and furniture.
Project Type: 4-room HDB
Floor Area: 1,001 sqft
Cosy Up 
The dining area takes up a cosy corner in the home, and is defined by red brick walls. On one side, a chalkboard panel lets the owners personalise the space on a day-to-day basis while an internal window provides sneak peeks into the kitchen for some cooking entertainment.
Sunshine State 
Much effort went into keeping the living area bright and lively. But instead of design gymnastics, the designers opted to keep things simple. The TV console is a playful configuration of wooden boxes, each providing a niche for displaying personal mementos. Behind, a sunshine yellow coloured wall brings a brilliant burst of cheer to the space.
Cooking Options 
Function reigns supreme in the galley-configuration kitchen. Here, laminates have been used on both the cabinet fronts (a subdued clement-like finish) and counter top and backsplash (a warm timber finish). The laminate counter top, especially, is an economical but hardy alternative to other materials like stone or quartz.
Light Work
The easy, light attitude of the home continues into the study where a carefully composed palette of bright yellow, baby blue and grey timber creates a pleasant space to be in. The designers built in a full cabinet on one side of the room – a neat study is, after all, a conducive one.
Winding Down
A mellow mood takes over in the master bedroom where a deeper palette of walnut timber laminates is used for cabinets that frame the bed. The bed is backed by a dark niche that has been dramatically lit, creating a cosy cove of sorts. A bright spot of cyan colours the entire wall beside the entrance to keep things feeling young.
Design by: D’Initial Concept
Text by: Redzman Rahmat
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