The Chic Home: A yen for minimalism

Light hues complement the warm and cosy vibe of the home.
Light hues complement the warm and cosy vibe of the home.PHOTO: SPH MAGAZINES; ART DIRECTION: KAFFY TAN
Light hues complement the warm and cosy vibe of the home.
Light hues complement the warm and cosy vibe of the home.PHOTO: SPH MAGAZINES; ART DIRECTION: KAFFY TAN
The home owners' dream for an all-white kitchen has finally been realised.
The home owners' dream for an all-white kitchen has finally been realised.PHOTO: SPH MAGAZINES; ART DIRECTION: KAFFY TAN
New sanitary fittings, such as a new showerhead, add a glamorous sheen to the bathroom.
New sanitary fittings, such as a new showerhead, add a glamorous sheen to the bathroom.PHOTO: SPH MAGAZINES; ART DIRECTION: KAFFY TAN

A love of Japan is the inspiration for this three-storey cluster terrace's makeover, with its streamlined forms and light hues

Out with the dark and in with the light.

After living with a dark palette for many years, the owners of this Yishun residence tasked their nephew, Mr Mikael Teh of home-grown design consultancy Monocot Studio, with giving it a much-needed revamp.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 13, 2019, with the headline 'A yen for minimalism'. Print Edition | Subscribe