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The Waterway

 1,033 sqft ︱3-bedder Apartment

Within this monochromatic interior, a delicate equilibrium of dark and light unfolds—a testament to the harmonious coexistence of the couple's divergent personalities. Homeowner K, drawn to darker surroundings, concedes to contrasting white-washed walls for the uplifting effect it has on his wife, W.
 

As one steps in, the eyes traverse towards the living room, where most walls are adorned in pristine white. Yet, when the gaze pivots towards the dining area and main door, a clandestine backdrop unfolds. This mysterious depth conceals not only the white walls but also the entry into the kitchen, seamlessly blending functional pragmatism with aesthetic intrigue. Rechristened as the 'welcome lounge,' this area beckons with purpose. Cher, the lead designer, expounds on her vision, revealing the meticulous thought behind the space's transformation, complete with five distinct lighting configurations and bespoke décor.
 

"In the confines of the compact space, we sought to elevate the dining area into a swanky 'welcome lounge.' The array of curated lighting options empowers the homeowners to craft their desired ambiance based on their activities. While some might consider offering multiple lighting configurations excessive in a snug space, I find it to be a delightful engagement for the homeowners. It turns their environment into a dynamic, interactive space. When envisioning the 'welcome lounge,' I pictured it as a sanctuary for appreciating art and curated objects, an intimate space where individuals savour their favourite drink," elucidates Cher.
 

The embrace of dark surfaces on the flooring orchestrates a seamless visual continuum from walls to the floor, imparting an illusion of elongation to the dining space within the constraints of a 2.4-meter ceiling height. Beyond the aesthetic finesse, the dark flooring serves as a visual pause, offering a necessary contrast against the prevailing white-washed walls. Metallic furnishings and strategically placed mirrored decorative objects dance with natural light, infusing dimension into the otherwise shadowed environment.
 

This home's symphony of dark and light, solidity and void, and diverse materiality unfolds a unique narrative—a bespoke experience crafted for the homeowners to savor for years to come.

A monochrome interior design balancing dark and light and dark in a minimalist's sanctuary designed by Studio Metanoia in Singapore HDB.
Explore Studio Metanoia's monochrome interior design, a minimalist sanctuary in a compact Singapore HDB apartment. Balancing dark and light elements, it captures a clean, modern aesthetic.
Explore Studio Metanoia's monochrome interior design, a minimalist sanctuary in a compact Singapore HDB apartment. Balancing dark and light elements, it captures a clean, modern aesthetic.
Explore Studio Metanoia's monochrome interior design, a minimalist sanctuary in a compact Singapore HDB apartment. Balancing dark and light elements, it captures a clean, modern aesthetic.
Explore Studio Metanoia's monochrome interior design, a minimalist sanctuary in a compact Singapore HDB apartment. Balancing dark and light elements, it captures a clean, modern aesthetic.
Explore Studio Metanoia's monochrome interior design, a minimalist sanctuary in a compact Singapore HDB apartment. Balancing dark and light elements, it captures a clean, modern aesthetic.
Explore Studio Metanoia's monochrome interior design, a minimalist sanctuary in a compact Singapore HDB apartment. Balancing dark and light elements, it captures a clean, modern aesthetic.
Explore Studio Metanoia's monochrome interior design, a minimalist sanctuary in a compact Singapore HDB apartment. Balancing dark and light elements, it captures a clean, modern aesthetic.
Explore Studio Metanoia's monochrome interior design, a minimalist sanctuary in a compact Singapore HDB apartment. Balancing dark and light elements, it captures a clean, modern aesthetic.
Explore Studio Metanoia's monochrome interior design, a minimalist sanctuary in a compact Singapore HDB apartment. Balancing dark and light elements, it captures a clean, modern aesthetic.
Explore Studio Metanoia's monochrome interior design, a minimalist sanctuary in a compact Singapore HDB apartment. Balancing dark and light elements, it captures a clean, modern aesthetic.
Explore Studio Metanoia's monochrome interior design, a minimalist sanctuary in a compact Singapore HDB apartment. Balancing dark and light elements, it captures a clean, modern aesthetic.
Explore Studio Metanoia's monochrome interior design, a minimalist sanctuary in a compact Singapore HDB apartment. Balancing dark and light elements, it captures a clean, modern aesthetic.
Explore Studio Metanoia's monochrome interior design, a minimalist sanctuary in a compact Singapore HDB apartment. Balancing dark and light elements, it captures a clean, modern aesthetic.
Explore Studio Metanoia's monochrome interior design, a minimalist sanctuary in a compact Singapore HDB apartment. Balancing dark and light elements, it captures a clean, modern aesthetic.
Explore Studio Metanoia's monochrome interior design, a minimalist sanctuary in a compact Singapore HDB apartment. Balancing dark and light elements, it captures a clean, modern aesthetic.
Explore Studio Metanoia's monochrome interior design, a minimalist sanctuary in a compact Singapore HDB apartment. Balancing dark and light elements, it captures a clean, modern aesthetic.
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