The husband and wife who renovated this flat knew that the demand for four- and five-room BTO flats would shoot through the roof, so they strategically balloted for a three-room flat instead. Still, homeowners Leonard Lam and Peishan Tham were still kept on their toes till the day they successfully secured their new apartment in Lavender.
“We were very lucky since this area is hotly contested,” says Peishan. Moving in together to a new home is both a challenging and exciting milestone.
Having previously lived with their respective parents, Leonard and Peishan moved in together to their home in June 2019. He is a graphic designer with a penchant for collecting toys and secondhand furniture while she is a teacher who favours simplicity and practicality in her daily life.
AT A GLANCE
Type of home: Three-room BTO HDB flat
Size of home: 700 sq ft
Who lives there: A couple in their 30s and a cat named mochi
ID: Wood Works
Tasked with designing their new home was interior designer Keith Low of Wood Works studio. Keith was recommended to the couple by their friend, whose house in Tiong Bahru was also designed by Wood Works.
“We loved Keith’s collaborative design approach. He tries to understand what we wanted instead of imposing his own vision as a designer,” says Peishan.
The resulting design is a visually arresting home that captures both Leonard and Peishan’s personalities and lovingly showcases their shared history, quite literally.