WIDE OPEN SPACES
An old terrace house gets a breezy Scandinavian-style makeover.
An old terrace house gets a breezy Scandinavianstyle makeover for its homeowners and their children. JACQUELINE TAN finds out from its interior designer how the project came together.
It bears all the hallmarks of a Scandinavianinspired home. The white walls, modern furniture, clean lines and, of course, the essential dose of warm brown accents for some rustic cosiness. But what also makes this refurbished three-storey terrace house a standout is how it has been so effortlessly and stylishly pulled together against a predominantly white backdrop by interior stylist Priscilla Tan of Styledby.pt.
From the modish neutraltoned furniture to the way it is laid out, the different sections of the home showcase how simplicity meets beauty. Subtle wood tones for the furniture and flooring at the family’s resort-chic front porch extend into the living room. The 6m-high ceiling in the living room lends the space a breezy
feel, upping the hygge factor of the home.
For a discreet luxe feel, Priscilla decked out the living room with rose gold-trimmed furniture and accessories such as a customised armchair, round coffee table and mirror – the sleek dashes of gold are also on the lamp fixtures in the dining room and kitchen, as well as the shelves in the entertainment room, so that these spaces do not give an overall impression of appearing too whitewashed.
Each rug and cushion was also specially hand-picked by Priscilla, who prides herself on being more than just an interior designer – she’s also a stylist.
LET THERE BE LIGHT
The original wall separating the living room from the kitchen was hacked to open up the space and make way for more natural light. Again, its design is a no-frills layout combining functionality with a minimalist aesthetic. A small island top designed to be child-friendly also lets the children gather round and participate in kitchen activities.
SINGING THE BLUES
Perhaps the most adventurous palette is found in the bedrooms. The master bedroom sports an eye-popping spectrum of blue hues, from light to teal. For a luxe boudoir feel, the room also features heavier carpeting, artworks and more ornate lighting fixtures such as the chandelier. The kids’ bedrooms are also splashes of bold colour (pink for the girls, and a wallpaper mural for the boy).
Modern and minimalist, this house lets in plenty of natural light while earthy accents keep the interior homely and cosy.
LEFT OPPOSITE A “hello” sign in a cursive typeface greets visitors at the door. The home's outdoor area has been turned into an open-air living room for the family. BELOW Light colours and a neutral scheme set the tone in the house.
ABOVE The light colour scheme offers a perfect canvas for showcasing these colourful book covers.