Being a married couple, there will be many things merging together including your home situation. For Annette Lee and Raphael Foo, the mixture of vintage and industrial designs was perfectly captured in this 4-room flat in Singapore.
Keeping things simple but unique, the couple’s living room utilises cement-streaked flooring as well as trinkets from their overseas travels as decoration.
“We have this gramophone that Raph bought from a thieves market in India,” said Lee while admiring the intricate designs on it.
To give the illusion of a more spacious area, the couple opted for sofas that were lower and closer to the ground. Being a floor-person herself, Lee loves how she can easily transition from the sofa to the floor, whilst placing her laptop on the sofa to continue working on her laptop.
As a way to include both Lee and Foo’s liking of vintage and industrial designs, a marriage between unpainted concrete tables and a vintage-esque, photograph corner were added. To add some colour to these living areas, Foo and Lee got different coloured pillows for their seatings and sofas, as well as beautiful flowers in vases for their tables.
“I really like how it reminds me of Peranakan prints, especially with great colours - ultramarine with teal colours playing which makes the kitchen liven up!” said Lee.
Sitting as a piece of decoration on their kitchen table is another Peranakan piece which is a pale yellowish tingkat (tiffin carrier) with a fish and bold red flowers designed onto it.
Behind a wall-like hidden door is the master bedroom. Going with a Scandinavian vibe, they opted for wooden panels and softer paint colours all around the room. Similar to their guest room, the flooring is vinyl with a herringbone-tiled pattern.
The walk-in wardrobe was custom-made and fitted to their liking using light wood.
Their floor tiles are colourful with a mix of avocado green, dark grey and black which are geometrically shaped into flowers.
Contrasting the floors, the walls are elegantly white tiled with vertical stacks which helps create a taller illusion.
With a vintage aesthetic in mind as well, their faucets and shower set were shaped in a quirky design and a wash of old brass over it too.
Not forgetting the creativity element, abstract art was added on the wall along with a colourful carpet which paired well together.