New home owners Fatin Amira and her husband are spa lovers and wanted a resort-inspired look for their 5-room BTO flat. The relaxing oasis they created together is nestled in the northeastern corner of Yishun amidst lush greenery, with unblocked views of Lower Seletar Reservoir adding to the chill vibes of the flat.
A Luxurious, Intimate Space
Starting from the living room, darker walnut tones set the luxurious mood. Curves and rounded edges in the carpentry, coupled with fluted wooden panels, prevent visual monotony while adding a feminine touch.
For balance, the couple incorporated warm lighting and lighter coloured elements, such as the 3D-textured TV feature wall and soft finishings. Day curtains, which filter the sunlight streaming in through the large windows, also add a touch of cosy.
The interplay of contrasting tones extends to the adjoining kitchen. The lit-up kitchen island, one of the flat’s statement pieces, features darker wooden fluted panels set against a marble countertop.
“We like to try out different restaurants on date nights. That was the inspiration behind the kitchen island, to mimic the experience of eating out,” the home owners explain. “On a more practical note, the island also provides additional countertop and storage space,” they laugh.
To set their home apart, the couple decided to use a trendy material, concrete, in a most unexpected way. “We wanted something unique for our home, and we love the colour grey. So, we opted for cement screed flooring throughout the flat, even extending it up to our walls,” Amira laughs. “Though we were initially skeptical of darker-toned walls, we’re glad we took the leap of faith.”
The home isn’t all industrial and wood though. In the kitchen and bathrooms, the couple played around with gold accents and greenery, to introduce pops of colour to the spaces.
“We’re really happy with the look of our home, it does feel like we’re living in a permanent spa,” the couple laughs.