"We wanted a home inspired by our visits to PS Café" – that was the homeowner's brief to Ansana.
Thankfully, the couple met Ansana who could deliver their request. This 1,300-square-foot home is owned by an expatriate husband and his Singaporean Chinese wife.
The living room's most striking feature is the pre-war bricks that were painstakingly sourced locally. The scarcity of such bricks was a real challenge but the Ansana's resourcefulness and determination got the task done.
Presently, the cosy living area accommodates an European-style sofa and ottoman, saddle chair, side cabinet with an Oriental slant and modern trappings such as alcove lighting and an inconspicuous sound system. The dining area connotes the air of a relaxed European café: there are two black wooden boards one on each side of a door with textured glass window leading to the study area. Within each wooden board is a picture sconce illuminating two square-framed pictures one on top of the other.
This cosy space accommodates a marble top dining table, oak dining chairs and pendant light to make it inviting. Complementing features include functional storage and striking homogenous white tiles inset with small black diamond tiles. Not forgetting it even holds a petite bar counter with wine glass rack and a snazzy wine fridge! The master bedroom offers masculine tones of pastel blue and an accent wall in midnight blue that creates a restful environment for the couple to sleep in their king-size bed sporting a wood and leather headboard. This manly theme is continued in the study area where old timber flooring is stained dark while the floor-to-ceiling book shelves facilitates work and play scenarios.
Here's a simple home that offers a casual, inviting sense of comfort without feeling stuffy and contrived – a nod that Ansana can create casual chic homes!