A Touch of Peranakan

By : Kay Liao
08 August 2019

Christopher knew that the 5-room resale flat in Pasir Ris was The One, the moment he saw it. “My mother and I had viewed 10 properties before falling in love with this unit,” he said.

Having grown up and lived in the east side of Singapore for all his life, Pasir Ris was an ideal town for Christopher with its laidback vibes and peaceful surroundings. On top of the   lovely view, the flat offered him the chance to design his home the way he wanted.

Christopher worked closely with his interior designer, Dan, to develop the design ideas and carry out the renovation works. To complement a soothing palette of greys and blues, subtle patterns were incorporated in the décor for visual interest. One example is the stunning feature wall of Peranakan tiles at the entryway, as a nod to Christopher's heritage.

In planning the layout of the flat, Christopher considered how the space could meet his lifestyle needs. “As I had little use for a balcony, I chose to expand the living room instead,” he explained. The change made room for ample seating and dining space, which is especially useful when he has friends over.

While Christopher purchased most of his furniture from Castlery and IKEA, he also has unusual pieces in his home, such as a customised coffee table with a Peranakan tile pattern that complements the overall interior design concept.

Christopher and his mother do a lot of cooking at home, so he remodelled the kitchen into one with both wet and dry areas that are separated by glass doors to keep the cooking fumes out. The open concept kitchen features a dark blue island with a unique motif, which also doubles up as a casual breakfast bar.

An avid vinyl record collector, Christopher transformed one of the bedrooms into a music room. Besides full-height shelves to display his extensive, prized collection, the room is decked out in framed signed vinyls and other toy memorabilia. “It is a favourite spot for me to sit back and unwind while listening to music,” Christopher said.

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