Stylish in Monochrome

By : Kay Liao
21 February 2018

Five years after moving in, choosing a monochromatic interior decor theme has helped Jean keep her 4-room flat at The Pinnacle @ Duxton looking sleek and stylish.

Jean co-owns the flat with her brother, and fortunately both prefer minimal aesthetics. “We knew we wanted something that would be easy to maintain,” Jean said. Their interior designer, a good friend of Jean’s, recommended unique materials and design elements to make the home one of a kind.

The living room features a cushy custom-made sofa and coffee table set that offers plenty of seating for guests. “Some of them have even slept over on the sofa,” she quipped. The art pieces hanging on the wall are from Jean’s travels to Bali.


The flat features a kitchen island with an induction cooker, perfect for entertaining friends over light meals.


There is also an ingenious concealed wet kitchen area, which leads to the service yard. While there are plenty of metal surfaces throughout the flat, Jean finds them easy to wipe down and keep clean.


The siblings spent around $60,000 on the renovations, which included hacking works to change the room sizes, and carpentry to create storage space.


“I made my bedroom bigger, and converted one of the rooms into a smaller music room for my equipment,” Jean explained. A creative freelancer, Jean also works as a DJ and a music producer.


A focal point of Jean’s bedroom is the textured silver panelled wall. While Jean chose the colour, the material had been suggested by her interior designer. Even with minimalism as the goal, Jean chose to add a personal touch by displaying prints of cats she had photographed herself.



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