By : Kay Liao
02 October 2018
Eugene and Vanessa are content and settled into their new flat in Ang Mo Kio. “I knew I wanted to stay in Ang Mo Kio if possible, as I have lived here all my life,” Vanessa explained.
The couple had selected the 3-room unit at Teck Ghee Parkview during the Sale of Balance Flats exercise, as the flat suited their budget and needs. “A smaller flat also means less housework,” Eugene joked.
Having moved in a year ago, Eugene and Vanessa had the chance to meet Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during a recent welcome party for Teck Ghee Parkview residents. “He visited the homes of several residents, including ours,” Eugene recounted.
The couple wanted their flat to feel spacious and airy, and had looked around for an interior designer with good space solutions. They eventually went with Authors Interior & Styling, as they felt an instant connection with the interior designer. “It was like working with a friend, and the constant communication made the 3-month renovation process a breeze,” said Vanessa. They spent $33,000 on their flat’s renovation.
Design marries function in this wardrobe integrated with the door to the adjoining study
The flat has classic Scandinavian touches, from the light-toned wood to black fixtures. Clutter is kept to a minimum, as Eugene and Vanessa embrace a minimalist lifestyle. Both own capsule wardrobes comprising staple pieces, and cited the Japanese 5S philosophy as their inspiration when organising their home.
An open kitchen makes the flat feel more spacious
Photos and personal mementos are neatly arranged in a display corner
Vanessa described their shopping for tiles and lighting as a hassle-free experience. “We are both decisive people, and we selected all the items in one day at Lucky Khoon,” she shared.
Track lighting with an ergonomic design enables lighting heads to be adjusted easily
They had converted one of the bedrooms into a study with individual workspaces. “We generally avoid bringing work home, but we enjoy gaming during our free time,” Vanessa said.
Eugene and Vanessa stay close while working or playing games
The couple with their affectionate pet cockatiel
The happy home owners are satisfied with the amenities around their area, especially the food options such as the nearby Chong Boon Food Centre. Their flat also has a great view of the rooftop gardens atop the multi-storey carpark, where residents often gather for their morning exercise.
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