TILE TALES

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

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

H aving 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.

TOP Deep green is a bold yet ver­sa­tile choice; it pairs well with wood and brass fin­ishes, and al­lows blackand-white pho­tos to pop.

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

LEFT “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.”

LEFT With clear glass steel frames, the liv­ing and din­ing spa­ces re­main sep­a­rate yet con­nected.

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