Industrial Love

By : Priya Shandhini
16 June 2016

At Home with Jenny


Jenny’s 3-room flat in the Havelock area stands out from the units next to hers. From the vintage-looking door to the Andy Warhol-inspired Campbell Soup poster that peeked from behind it, we knew we were stepping into a rather chic home!


Exposed pipes and pendant lights are the signature elements of this style

“I wanted a modern industrial look but something that is easy to maintain, so that was the direction for my interior designer,” said Jenny.


Soft elements like cushions break the hard industrial look and lend a cosy finish

There was another constant in her home besides the theme – cupboards and more cupboards! With a laugh, Jenny explained that storage was another aspect that she emphasised to her interior designer. She chose a complementary shade of grey for her carpentry works so that they would blend right into her home decor.


To make space for the additional storage space, she hacked a wall from the rooms so that she had just one large space to plan her bedroom area and walk-in wardrobe.


Walk-in wardrobe area next to the bedroom provides ample storage

Sleek lines and a simple silhouette for the bedroom with a foldable partition door that separates the guest room

Jenny made sure that every item of furniture and home furnishing, no matter how small, would fall right in place within her bigger home canvas. She found what she wanted either in online marketplaces or by browsing through items in local stores. By hunting down bargain deals on her furniture and fixtures, she managed to save quite a tidy sum, spending just about $40,000 on all her renovation.


A mishmash of collectibles and books

Having lived with her parents and late grandma all her life, Jenny made sure to bring along a little bit of the familiar and fondness. Two items – a re-varnished chest, and a Singer sewing machine – that used to belong to her grandma now take pride of place in her cosy abode. Jenny said, “I grew up under my grandma’s care and was really close to her, so nothing spells home more warmly than having these memories of her in my flat.”

Blast from the past – these well-loved vintage pieces add a warm touch to the home

An avid cook, Jenny also paid special attention to her dining area and kitchen. Her fully functional kitchen is where she de-stresses by cooking or baking whenever she has time.


Metal surfaces and wood finishes give an edgy vibe

A drop-leaf table gives Jenny the flexibility to maximise space when she is not having guests over

Now that she has her own space, Jenny is looking forward to inviting her friends and family over for mini gatherings and showing off her bachelorette-pad.


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