PUTTING IT TOGETHER
Although it was Kok Wei who oversaw the overall design, Michelle chose the materials and furnishings to tie the look together. “Our previous place was a bit more playful and ‘childish’, but for this home we wanted something more grownup,” she shares. For the built-in carpentry, they selected a blond wood laminate to be used throughout the house; this contrasts beautifully with the polished concrete screed flooring they opted for. “Even though the original granite tiles were ‘ supposedly better’, we removed them to get the bare, ‘ raw’ look,” laughs Kok Wei. The rooms, however, feature parquet flooring for warmth, while patterned Spanish tiles from Hafary, which reminded them of Peranakan tiles, accent the kitchen.