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Let’s make it colourful,” said Elaine Seak to her husband Bryan Lim when they decided to buy a four-room condominium unit near the Lavender area. They and their two daughters previously lived in a BTO unit in Yew Tee with a vintage industrial style marked by quirky design elements like an exposed brick feature wall, a reclaimed teakwood table and a chair made from an upcycled sewing machine.

For this new home, they wanted to go even bolder and brighter. “I found the monochromatic modern style, where everything is straight and square, boring,” Elaine says. “We wanted it to have an art gallery vibe.”


Who lives here: A couple in their 40s and daughters, aged 4 and 6 
A four-room condominium near the Lavender area 
1,044 sq ft
ID: The Scientist

The couple went online to search for the perfect interior designer to realise their vision. After shortlisting and meeting with a few studios, they engaged The Scientist.

Krystle Teoh, the interior designer at The Scientist who helmed the project shares: “The keywords in the brief that emerged from our discussions were colours, curves and no cookie cutter elements.”

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Described by the designer as bubbly and cheerful, Elaine Seak loves colours and curves.

The couple also wanted to retain the unit’s original layout and to avoid hacking while requesting ample storage space. “So, it was a matter of enhancing the overall look while incorporating their cheerful personalities,” says Kristle.

The result is a bold home with unabashed use of curvy elements and jewel colours that is still cosy and welcoming. As Elaine and Bryan sold their old house with all its furniture, they started buying the pieces for their new home before moving in.

This article was originally published in Home & Decor.


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