Fresh look for CNY

Home owners get bullish over the Year of the Metal Ox, shrugging off a ratty 2020 and raring to go with fresh looks

Interior design firm Stylemyspace's luxurious design for a two-bedroom condominium in Symphony Suites in Yishun.
Interior design firm Stylemyspace's luxurious design for a two-bedroom condominium in Symphony Suites in Yishun.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
Happe Design Atelier's contemporary overhaul for a four-room Housing Board flat in Stirling View, Queenstown.
Happe Design Atelier's contemporary overhaul for a four-room Housing Board flat in Stirling View, Queenstown.PHOTO: HAPPE DESIGN ATELIER
Chalk Architects gave a four-room Housing Board flat in Bishan a minimalist Japanese-style makeover for a couple who loves visiting the country.
Chalk Architects gave a four-room Housing Board flat in Bishan a minimalist Japanese-style makeover for a couple who loves visiting the country. PHOTO: FOOD & SHELTER

Home owner Alex Lim's renovation brief to his designers for his Stirling View Housing Board flat was simple: "Give me a cosy home, experiment with a darker theme and create more space - all in time for Chinese New Year."

He tells The Straits Times he wants to shrug off the doom and gloom brought on by the pandemic by redesigning his apartment to welcome the Year of the Metal Ox next Friday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 06, 2021, with the headline 'Fresh look for CNY'. Subscribe