The Chic Home

Going for gold: Owners' love of rose-gold for home deco

A palette of four main hues – rose gold, oak tones, blue and white – on furniture and decor helps give the home a cohesive look.
A palette of four main hues – rose gold, oak tones, blue and white – on furniture and decor helps give the home a cohesive look.PHOTO: FINBARR FALLON
A Prussian blue subway-tiled backsplash in the open-concept kitchen (above) adds a pop of colour.
A Prussian blue subway-tiled backsplash in the open-concept kitchen (above) adds a pop of colour.PHOTO: FINBARR FALLON
A small study area (above) comes with wall storage, providing ample display spaces for the owners.
A small study area (above) comes with wall storage, providing ample display spaces for the owners.PHOTO: FINBARR FALLON
The lattice feature wall design in the bedroom (above), constructed using timber and given a striking coat of blue paint, mimics the one found in the living room.
The lattice feature wall design in the bedroom (above), constructed using timber and given a striking coat of blue paint, mimics the one found in the living room.PHOTO: FINBARR FALLON

The owners' love of rose-gold drives the mixed palette for their Build-To-Order flat

When they were looking to renovate their new home, Mr Jonathan Chia and his wife, Ms Melissa Tjahaja, were recommended by their family friend to approach architect Lim Shing Hui of home-grown architecture and design firm L Architects.

The design of their four-room Build-To-Order Housing Board flat in Lorong Limau was driven by their love of the colour rose gold.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 02, 2019, with the headline 'Going for gold'. Print Edition | Subscribe