When the homeowner, a civil servant in his 30s, purchased this apartment, he instinctively knew he wanted to redesign everything from scratch for his ideal man cave.
"He has a good eye for details and quality. After work, he likes to dim the lights and listen to music to unwind," share Alvin Ling and Teh Yee Ling, the lead designers for this project. "The brief was to design a darker shade home, using vertical lines to create a modern minimalist interior."
"We tried to plan the space to be as functional as possible because in a tight space like this, everything has to be thought out carefully and there is no room for mistake," say Alvin and Yee Ling. "Every technical drawing we did have to be very precise and will have to capture every possible design detail."
"Who would guess that there are a washing machine, a dryer, giant ironing board, and all other knicks knacks hidden behind the cabinet!" say the designers proudly.
On the other side, a dark textured wallpaper with gold geometric prints goes hand in hand with the timber to evoke a luxurious but cosy vibe.
The dark masculine theme continues in the master bedroom, where an intricate honeycomb wallpaper acts as the bed headboard.
The kitchen and bathroom are kept simple with matte black and wood finishing, paired with black and white marble for the countertops. Fittings and appliances are sourced from Villeroy and Boch, Hansgrohe and Grohe.