Monotone and Minimalist Made Bold

Joey Khu drew inspiration from modern art galleries in designing this Singapore apartment, where simplicity meets elegance and unexpected touches add layers of depth 

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Joey Khu Interior Design has transformed a lifeless three-bedroom apartment in Singapore’s Ferraria Park into a refined and spacious bachelor pad, complete with sophisticated touches and intriguing design and art objects. 

‘We were inspired by the modern art gallery,’ designer Joey Khu says. To create this minimalist and monotone home, Khu’s team used a melange of graphite, black and muted greys with bronze, turquoise and pink accents. The original timber flooring and most of the existing internal walls were removed and the layout updated to include a large living and entertaining area, open kitchen, en suite, powder room and laundry area. Marble tiling features throughout the apartment, repeated to create continuity between different spaces. Two bedrooms were combined to create a walk-in wardrobe, study area, master bedroom and bathroom — an intervention that also serves to enhance natural light and air flow throughout the home. 

Textures and colours come largely in the form of art and design pieces, like the artworks by Khu himself, a customised sliding door that doubles as an artwork, a Surface sofa from Wendelbo and Palette JH7 coffee table from &tradition. 

‘We wanted to create a warm, cosy and relaxing space, with design elements that have a sense of humour,’ Khu explains. ‘We combined colour, textures, and varying scales and forms to create a flowing space that’s unstructured and somewhat unexpected, and that overall reflects the style and personality of the homeowner.’ 

Text / Babette Radclyffe-Thomas 
Images / Studio Periphery

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