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10. Out to the woodsAtelier Here designed a study desk over the bay window, with a lush, green view of the trees outside. This is a compact condo with one bedroom, so adding a home office was an achievement in clever space planning.Read more about this home
Whether you’re working from home (WFH), self-isolating or actually on SHN (Stay Home Notice, because you’re such a jet setter), you’re probably feeling cabin-fever staring at your desktop or laptop monitor and the walls of your apartment. There’s a solution – nay, several – for that. Break up your WFH day with a task that will make you – and your home – feel better when it’s accomplished. You don’t need to complete that task or home project in one day. In fact, if you’re working from home, you should be working – so you may only have one hour each day to devote to your project. But with days and days… well, you might just be able to accomplish all these projects!Start with an hour of one of these projects. The break will help clear your mind and refresh you for when you get back to work. At the end of your chosen project, whether it takes you a couple of days or a week, you’ll have given your home a no-reno makeover that’ll set it up for healthier habits.
8. Bay window solutionsSpeaking of reclaiming floor area and maximising the space that our apartments have, guess what Singaporean homeowners searched for the most on Houzz in 2019? Bay windows. This means they’re looking for ideas to incorporate their bay windows into the renovations they’re planning for in 2020. Fortunately, Singapore designers are well-equipped with bay window solutions, and they’re getting even savvier now – this architectural feature is no longer just a window seat in their creative hands. Watch out for bay windows that are turned into study bays, entertainment consoles and vanities.Tell usWhich of these trends inspires you? Tell us in the Comments below, like this story, save your favourite images, and join the conversation.MoreSalone del Mobile 2019: The Changing Face of Design in 9 Trends10 Design and Decorating Trends for 2019
Customised furniture, such as the kitchen island with mobile storage unit, and built-ins were key to tackling the space constraints in this compact apartment. Lim also removed the bedroom wall and replaced it with sliding glass panel to allow for a visually more open plan.Read more about this home
Tan leather (seen in the bedhead niche, island niche, armchair) and green velvet (sofa) were chosen to soften the surfaces while at the same time, complement the timber ‘cabin’ palette, says Lim.TELL USWhat do you love about this home? Tell us in the Comments below. And don’t forget to save your favourite images, bookmark the story, and join in the conversation.