But for some, that minimalist look can be a bit too bare and cold. As such, there is a trendy look named Japandi that is a combination of “Japanese” and “Scandinavia.”
Japandi is all about combining the sleek and elegant Japanese design with Scandinavia’s modern yet warmer approach. While they may seem too contrasting, they are both rooted in minimalism and naturalness. Wood materials and neutral or muted colour palettes dominate a home’s interior.
SL and JL (@bright_hill_haus) were aiming for this type of interior for their home, and they were able to pull it off almost impeccably. Their flat, located at Sin Ming Avenue, was built almost three decades ago – in 1987.
“We bought it in 2016 after it was announced that a new MRT line, now the Thomson East Coast, will be built with the MRT entrance situated just right below the block,” said SL. She added that another reason for their decision was that it’s near her parents’ place in Marymount.
Their Japandi-inspired home is currently occupied by just the two of them. Let’s take a look at the reno journey they went through.