The Chic Apartment: Designed with love

(Above) The living room gets a cosy vibe from the dark, warm palette; the kitchen stays clutter-free, thanks to long drawers that offer storage; and the bathroom's new black marble-like tiles in the shower area complement the original white marble on
(Above) The living room gets a cosy vibe from the dark, warm palette; the kitchen stays clutter-free, thanks to long drawers that offer storage; and the bathroom's new black marble-like tiles in the shower area complement the original white marble ones. PHOTOS: SPH MAGAZINES; ART DIRECTION: NONIE CHEN
The living room gets a cosy vibe from the dark, warm palette; (above, left) the kitchen stays clutter-free, thanks to long drawers that offer storage; and the bathroom's new black marble-like tiles in the shower area complement the original white mar
The living room gets a cosy vibe from the dark, warm palette; (above, left) the kitchen stays clutter-free, thanks to long drawers that offer storage; and the bathroom's new black marble-like tiles in the shower area complement the original white marble ones (above, right). PHOTOS: SPH MAGAZINES; ART DIRECTION: NONIE CHEN

Furniture company co-founder Jefery Kurniadidjaja does not believe in having the 'perfect' house, but one that embraces the owner's lifestyle and taste

Mr Jefery Kurniadidjaja is the co-founder of a home-grown furniture company, but he does not believe in making his home showroom-standard.

"A home is not a showroom. We collect furniture we love - not necessarily iconic designs - and just mix and match them. It is what gives character to the space," he says of his three-storey corner terrace in Serangoon.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 12, 2019, with the headline 'Designed with love'. Print Edition | Subscribe