The Chic Apartment: Take off with lofty ideas

The space below the dining table conceals the food bowls and cat litter of the owner's pets, hence keeping the area visually clutter-free. A modern contemporary vibe permeates the apartment (left). The space below the loft (above) is an ideal spot fo
A modern contemporary vibe permeates the apartment.PHOTO: COLLECTIVE DESIGNS & DARREN CHANG; ART DIRECTION: NONIE CHEN
The space below the dining table conceals the food bowls and cat litter of the owner's pets, hence keeping the area visually clutter-free. A modern contemporary vibe permeates the apartment (left). The space below the loft (above) is an ideal spot fo
The space below the dining table conceals the food bowls and cat litter of the owner's pets, hence keeping the area visually clutter-free.PHOTO: COLLECTIVE DESIGNS & DARREN CHANG; ART DIRECTION: NONIE CHEN
The space below the dining table conceals the food bowls and cat litter of the owner's pets, hence keeping the area visually clutter-free. A modern contemporary vibe permeates the apartment (left). The space below the loft (above) is an ideal spot fo
The space below the loft is an ideal spot for home owner and pilot Ernest Khong (above) to pack his suitcase before each flight.PHOTO: COLLECTIVE DESIGNS & DARREN CHANG; ART DIRECTION: NONIE CHEN

A loft bed and cat-friendly features make this apartment a homey spot for a pilot and his felines

When it came to renovating his two-bedroom condominium apartment in Dairy Farm Heights, Mr Ernest Khong's brief to Ms Selina Tay, principal designer and owner of Collective Designs, was very specific.

"The design needs to be cat-friendly for my two pets, Chevy and Lexie. The master bedroom has to accommodate a queen-size bed and there should be ample wardrobe space," says the 40something pilot.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 09, 2018, with the headline 'Take off with lofty ideas'. Print Edition | Subscribe