A mix of retro and industrial elements fills this bachelor pad with character. – Photography by Edmund Leong / Edmund Leong Motion & Stills
Homeowner Adrian Tan was drawn to the old-world, rustic elements and designer Serene had some ideas for Adrian to incorporate, such as a screed cement walls, and black blinds. Sofa from Grafunkt; crate-like coffee table from Journey East; haiku fan from Verde Lights.
The black and white colour scheme is “warmed up” with a wood table from Journey East.
Most of the walls were stripped off their plastered finishes, replacing them with concrete screed for a tactile effect. Vintage tap balances the sleekness of the modern bathroom with old-school charm.
The designer specially sourced these lights to complete the vintage and gritty industrial look.
- Converted two normal rooms to create a “new” master bedroom.
- Adrian requested a stuccoed (faux brick treatment) wall in the living room.
- In contrast with the clean lines of the new spaces, Adrian wanted finishes that exuded an old-school feel: Colonial-style floor titles in the kitchen.
- To ensure a varied grain for texture for, the designer opted for polygon finishes to the cabinets’ interior.
- Raw plywood is the “antidote” to the harsh industrial look as it brings warmth and some colour.
- The “new” master bedroom is reconfigured to suit the bacherlor’s needs – the wardrobe and bed is separated by a glass screen set in black metal frames.