The Chic Home: A yen for minimalism

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

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

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