In this HDB resale flat, Nativ9 Design opted for a “conservatively chic” look that is defined by its clean, light and soothing interiors. Colours are kept to a minimum, with the emphasis instead on neutral hues, minimalist forms and streamlined designs. In keeping with Nativ9 Design’s mission to create timeless designs, this home remains free from overwrought design elements and loud colours.
Project Type: 5-room HDB
Floor Area: 1,500 sqft
Sleek and Slender
The team from Nativ9 Design took reference from the school of minimalism when designing the common rooms in this HDB flat. The living room for example, boasts a pristine interior unmarked by heavy feature walls or bulky furniture. It’s a clean and straightforward design that leaves the room feeling open and expansive, attributes you would rarely find in an HDB home.
The clean minimalism of the home extends into the kitchen, where a straightforward black-and-white colour scheme takes centre stage. The design is streamlined and functional, with cabinet doors that open vertically to prevent any obstruction of space. An eSpring water purifier is an important addition to the holistic wellness of this home.
The guest bedroom adopts a lighter design, with blonde wood laminates cladding all the built-in furniture. In order to maximise every inch of floor space, the design team from Nativ9 Design decided to fully customise the furniture, including the console, study table and storage shelves. The designers also took into account the needs of the family, and allocated enough space for an additional pull-out bed should more than one guest stay the night.
Split In Two
Two bedrooms were merged into one to make way for a larger master bedroom that can accommodate a walk-in wardrobe. The designers raised a partition that halves the bedroom: one side for the bed and the other side for the closet and a built-in study table. With more room to spare, storage isn’t a problem in this room especially with the amount of drawers and cupboards that Nativ9 Design included in the design.
The bathroom in this resale HDB flat is slightly bigger than the bathrooms we expect to see in newer homes, which gave the designers more leeway in terms of design. The fixtures – like the WC, washbasin and under-mount cabinet – are in varying shades of white, but it’s the wall tiles on the shower stall that stand out. The designers chose black tiles with subtle white speckling that visually defines the wet areas of the bathroom.
In The Corner
When space is scarce, one of the best solutions is to customise furniture that fits into the exact dimensions of a room. In the master bedroom an integrated dresser fits snugly into what would have been an empty, unused corner. The addition of mirrors and spotlights helps to brighten up the space and prevents it from looking dark and unwelcoming.
Design by: Nativ9 Design
Text: Redzman Rahmat