Interior fittings are as important as the larger items like furniture pieces and built-ins - they may just as well make or break your home’s look.
For Visual Merchandising lecturer Herman Yap, he took the road less travelled when re-designing his 3-room HDB resale flat at Telok Blangah Crescent. Despite its eclectic, almost quirky appearance, the inspiration behind Herman’s rustic abode is no-less oriental in origin. Stepping foot into Herman’s home feels very much like stepping into an indoor garden thanks to a varied assortment of greens. Timber strips and columns are a major feature of the apartment’s design and were incorporated wherever possible, including a DIY shoe rack adjoining the entryway.
Gakkin (left) and Nissaco (right) at Culture Cartel 2018. Nissaco, who hails from Osaka, combines traditional elements with big geometric shapes in his designs, giving it an uniquely experimental feel. Nissaco, a tattoo artist is not a conventional job.
Renovating a home is a huge endeavour - and we want to know what homeowners in Singapore feel! In our inaugural Qanvast Home Renovation survey, we set out to find the answers to a few things and more - What are their expectations? Is home renovation as ‘difficult and risky’ as it’s often painted to be in the news?
The mid-century modern influences – wood panelling, brass accents, and sleek profiles – of Esther and Jayden’s home are hard to miss. Jayden explaisn that tt all started with lounges, bars, and a TV console. “Having a drink by the lounge is one of Esther’s favourite diversions, which is why we have a bar counter at home. “As for the rest of the space, it pretty much came naturally to me,” says Esther.
From post-modern spaces, terracotta pinks to terrazzo, there’s always some new exciting trend just around the corner! We know you’d be sorely tempted to try it out for your home. But, with home renovation being a huge (and costly) commitment, are you sure this is something that you’d want?
1. Instead of going with full-on carpentry or fancy materials, this clean yet calming home uses subtle details like painted walls, black track lights, and wooden finishes to create visual contrast and look absolutely picture-perfect. 6. While keeping your HDB tiles may not help to save that much, it will free up some money for little indulgences.
Disclaimer: The budgets here refer to renovation costs for apartments only, and they do not include the cost of furniture. Prices may vary depending on the interior professional, condition of the property, design and materials used.