The Chic Home: Warm, white and bright

A clean palette and clever ideas, such as using bay windows for display or storage, give this apartment a bright boost

The dining counter (left) has been rotated 90 degrees, so that when it is paired with the bespoke dining table, the two form a continuous surface (above) for food preparation and dining. A minimalist aesthetic creates a soothing vibe in the master su
White furniture pieces such as a sofa and armchair anchor the living room, while an antique chest - which doubles as a coffee table - and framed paintings add interest.PHOTO: SPH MAGAZINES; ART DIRECTION: NONIE CHEN
The dining counter (left) has been rotated 90 degrees, so that when it is paired with the bespoke dining table, the two form a continuous surface (above) for food preparation and dining. A minimalist aesthetic creates a soothing vibe in the master su
The dining counter has been rotated 90 degrees, so that when it is paired with the bespoke dining table, the two form a continuous surface (above) for food preparation and dining.PHOTO: SPH MAGAZINES; ART DIRECTION: NONIE CHEN
The dining counter (left) has been rotated 90 degrees, so that when it is paired with the bespoke dining table, the two form a continuous surface (above) for food preparation and dining. A minimalist aesthetic creates a soothing vibe in the master su
A minimalist aesthetic creates a soothing vibe in the master suite.PHOTO: SPH MAGAZINES; ART DIRECTION: NONIE CHEN

For Mr Manfred Schmoelz and his wife, moving to an apartment that is around two-thirds the size of their previous rental unit meant that they had to make efficient use of space.

The 1,733 sq ft apartment in Robertson Quay is by no means small, but "the original layout was not well-appointed and we had many specific requirements", says Mrs Schmoelz.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 02, 2019, with the headline 'Warm, white and bright'. Subscribe