Scandinavian scene: Cool blue and designer lines on furniture and lighting provide the Scandinavian vibe. - Photos by NG SOR LUAN/Singapore Straits Times
Clean lines and lots of wood create a Scandinavian aesthetic in a flat.
Catherine Cheung and Elvin Too bought a standard five-room, 100sqm flat when they were looking for a new home in Singapore last year.
However, the couple decided to use sliding panels to create a nook which can double as a cosy study, when the panels are closed, or an extended living space when the panels are opened. Working with interior design company AO Studios, they opted for these sliding doors, which are covered in a light wood laminate, instead of traditional swing doors.
Cheung, 33, owner-founder of Small Space Sprouts, a start-up gardening company, says: “It’s one of my favourite things about the house. We wanted a lot of space for entertaining and this was a perfect solution to making a small space bigger.
“It’s also very flexible because, for example, I can hide the kitchen or close off the study if I don’t want to be distracted.”
The flat – the first for the couple who have no kids – is a change from their homes in the United States where they lived for about seven years.