Patterned tiles is the name of the game in this cafe-inspired home.

Portrait of Tammy Strobel
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A couple in their 30s HOME  Three-room condominium apartment at The Interlace SIZE 2,056sqf

Having lived in Australia, the homeowners of this three-room apartment wanted their Singapore abode to exude the same vibrancy – and a dose of the exciting cafe culture – of the city they once called home. With the help of Three-D Conceptwerke, and a renovation cost of $63,000, the apartment is now a restful yet playful space.

The deep green feature wall and timber cabinetry finishing in the kitchen lend a textural depth, contrasting boldly against the home’s crisp white backdrop. Subtle patterns and stainless-steel worktops in the kitchen, as well as rattan cafe chairs and the couple’s collection of framed art and potted plants in the dining area, add up to a groovy, functional space – perfect for realising the couple’s love for cooking and entertaining.

The deep green feature wall was not an easy decision, though. “The owners needed some convincing, but, after we won them over, it was one they didn’t regret. With that, everything else came together effortlessly, complementing and blending harmoniously in this space they call home,” remarks the team of designers.

Want to achieve the same look for your home? The designers’ advice is to be adventurous in your choice of tiles, even if it’s for small areas in the home. This way, you can have various colours and textures throughout, without going over the top.

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The homeowners shopped for statement pieces from Ethnicraft, Grafunkt, Lumiarte and Karimoku.

With clear glass steel frames, the living and dining spaces remain separate yet connected.
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Deep green is a bold yet versatile choice; it pairs well with wood and brass finishes, and allows blackand-white photos to pop.


“The floor tiles used in the powder room were our personal favourite,” say the designers. “When we showed them to the clients, they immediately took to the colour and pattern so we found a space to apply it.”