Pristine white surfaces and wood details bring out the beauty of this Zen-inspired townhouse.
Upon entering this 1,960 sqft home designed by Pins Studio, a distinctive yet relaxing vibe ensues, leading the way into the main living areas which include the living room, the dining and open kitchen as well as a spacious sitting area beneath a flight of stairs that runs along the main axis of the townhouse.
In the living area, wood slats adorn the feature wall, complementing the long lounge while modern accessories maintain the warm minimalist look that is prevalent throughout this abode. Right next to it, the dining area blends with the key palette via its wood table and chairs. The open kitchen returns to a sleek white tone but wood panels are used to frame the top parts of the window panes. Pale grey marble backsplash further enhances the visual effect in this space while the polished white cabinets keep the all-white theme together.
Coming back to the stairway, the entire structure – from its steps to its balustrades, is painted entirely in white. The wood flooring however injects a lively feel to the sitting area underneath. The designers once again kept the furnishing to a minimal with only a bean bag and matching ‘pebble’ pillows atop a round rug. On the side, a custom-made bookshelf that stretches vertically all the way up to the upper floor links the two floors together in a well-composed fashion.
Upstairs, the three bedrooms faithfully assume the key palette, but unique detailing are incorporated into each of these rooms. In the master bedroom, a floor-to-ceiling wood partition is erected in the centre to segregate the sleeping quarters from the wardrobe area. Behind the boxy partition, the space is utilized as a his-and-hers dressing space. Again, we see the same wood slats used for the feature wall against the headboard. To create visual interest, wood frames are set over the bed, resulting in an ‘invisible’ box-shaped canopy.
In the second bedroom, the designers diverted away from the wood-inspired theme and went for concrete like panels for the headboard wall instead. Here’s where some colour is evident – shades of pink give the room a feminine look while light wood built-in wardrobes offer visual continuity with the other spaces in this townhouse. For the third bedroom, forest green is used as an accent colour to infuse the space with a bolder yet serene appeal.
Featured in iD iNdesign Bumper 2019 vol. 14