Curvy Connections
SquareRooms|July 2021
Contoured details in this HDB unit do more than lend visual interest; these exciting forms add dimension and an airy disposition to the space.
Disa Tan

Space 5-room HDB BTO flat

Location Anchorvale

Reno period 2.5 months

Home to A married couple

Budget Undisclosed

Curved design forms look absolutely freeing and edgy, but these shapely accents can be difficult to execute. Just ask interior designer Ruth Ponnie Tan from UNTITLED, who conceptualised and helmed the renovation for this 1,200sq ft unit brimming with curves and colour. She explains more on the main design brief: “The homeowners wanted a spacious and modern-looking home with lots of storage. They are open to colours, especially mustard tones which are their favourite, and they gave us a lot of freedom to be creative with the concept.”

Through her creative intervention, layers of colours and contours come to life in the flat. She recalled a particularly challenging part of the renovation which involved installing the curved ceiling. She reveals: “The dual-toned and double-layered curved ceiling feature was hard to achieve, as the size and curve had to be proportionate to the rest of the room.” To make sure all dimensions were in order, she had to manually draw the shape of the partition on the floor before it was cut and put up on-site.

Her dedication to detail did not disappoint, with the installation materialising into a spectacular centrepiece for the shared living and dining zones. Beyond the curves in brilliant green and yellow hues, the feature forms a smooth visual connection between the kitchen and the other communal zones. She explains: “An existing beam along the kitchen divided the rooms, and I wanted the communal area to be an extension of the kitchen. The ceiling design helps with the extension of the beam into the living space, and the dual colours create contrast and offer depth to the design.”

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