The Chic Apartment

The world in a home

Natural materials such as wood add an earthy feel to the flat (above), while sleek furnishings give a contemporary touch.
Natural materials such as wood add an earthy feel to the flat (above), while sleek furnishings give a contemporary touch.PHOTO: SPH MAGAZINES; ART DIRECTION: KAFFY TAN
Natural materials such as wood add an earthy feel to the flat (above), while sleek furnishings give a contemporary touch.
Natural materials such as wood add an earthy feel to the flat (above), while sleek furnishings give a contemporary touch.PHOTO: SPH MAGAZINES; ART DIRECTION: KAFFY TAN
Influenced by Japanese tea houses, the minimalist design of the sitting area evokes calm and serenity.
Influenced by Japanese tea houses, the minimalist design of the sitting area evokes calm and serenity.PHOTO: SPH MAGAZINES; ART DIRECTION: KAFFY TAN

Design ideas culled from engineer Joel Ang's travels create a homey space with a cosmopolitan feel

Home for Mr Joel Ang is a three-room Housing Board resale flat in Everton Park, a quiet estate he describes as having a lot of warmth.

In recent years, the quaint, old-school neighbourhood has had cafes and restaurants set up shop, adding to the appeal of the area.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 14, 2018, with the headline 'The world in a home'. Print Edition | Subscribe