Established in 2003, Space Sense Studio is a boutique interior design firm helmed by Kelvin Teo, an awardwinning furniture and interior designer. Priding itself on its conscientious work process, Space Sense strives to understand your lifestyle before conceptualising the perfect space for you.
FURNISHINGS WITH CLEAN , THIN PROFILES MAKE THE APARTMENT LOOK SPACIOUS.
Boasting wood laminate floors and white walls, together with an assortment of artwork, figurines, sculptural pieces, and colourful furnishings, this airy, loft-like HDB maisonette appears to draw inspiration from a hip, contemporary art gallery. The homeowners – a couple in their 30s – specified the industrial look and colours, but made a request for something more avantgarde. Designer Kelvin Teo from Space Sense overhauled the once confi ned cookie-cutter space, demolishing most walls to create a spacious first floor that revels in the industrial look
Raw touches come from the rustic red brick TV feature wall, typography on walls and black metal geometric shapes and lines that serve as display ledges.
Woodgrain laminate flooring balances out the raw concrete look in the home.
A sea of wood-look laminate flooring emphasises the generous proportions of the living and dining area, with texture provided by a rugged brick wall in the living room and concrete-look laminate for the L-shaped kitchen island. The slim metal legs of the customised countertop makes it look less bulky. Such geometric shapes and black lines are a recurring theme in the duplex, and can be seen in fixtures such as the ceiling beams of the living area, the dining room lamp and various lighting features in the home, and in the staircase railings. Upstairs, the metal pipes which form the bed frame and cage lamps, and wooden ceiling structures that mimic exposed attic beams, carry the industrial look throughout the master bedroom. The theme continues in the adjoining bathroom, which is visible from the dressing area, with materials such as subway tiles, brick walls and wire mesh cabinet doors. A custom-made island in the dressing room features a see-through jewellery counter with drawers below.
The legs of the kitchen island provide contrast and draws attention to the open-concept kitchen.
The many eyecatching details evoke a casual air in the home.
Wardrobes designed to look like white crates appear more like a feature wall than storage space.
Sloped ceilings with wooden beams emulate the look of European attics.
Kelvin favours asymmetry for its artistic feel, as seen in the slanted display ledges.