Array
Houses

A 100sqm Cafe-Inspired Home

To turn this home in Singapore into a cozy haven, designer Kuay Mei Yee of Distinct Identity perfectly mixed Scandinavian and industrial details

Shares
Photography: DISTINCTidENTITY on Houzz

Whether you’re building a new home or renovating an old space, the construction period and the turnover date are two important things you need to consider. This project in Singapore took three months to finish and the result is nothing short of cozy. Referred to as ‘Hus of Kinfolk,’ the three-bedroom flat serves as a safe haven for Malaysian couple Daniel and Shu Hui, as well as Daniel’s sisters Ju Ann and Ju Lin, and Shu Hui’s brother Tyler. “The couple used to live in Tiong Bahru, perhaps the hippest neighborhood in Singapore, as it is filled with cafés and hangout places. Consequently, café-hopping has become their weekend leisure activity,” says designer Kuay Mei Yee of Distinct Identity.

The owners wanted to bring that café concept into their new home located in the quieter area of Bukit Batok. “Daniel and his sisters are my close cousins and we grew up together, so I’m glad that I can be the designer for their first house in Singapore. The project title ‘Hus of Kinsfolk’ is actually in reference to the individuals living in this house. Despite the differences in their backgrounds and personalities, they developed an affinity for each other” says Kuay. The designer chose to mix the Scandinavian and industrial styles to make this home feel much like a café where they would gladly hang out in.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Living Area

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Read more stories about

Recommended Videos

Latest Stories

How to Maximize Storage Space in Your Tiny Bedroom

Install a set of floating shelves on the walls!

Will Property Prices Change After the ECQ? An Expert Answers

How will COVID-19 pandemic and global recession affect the real estate industry?

You Can Go on a Virtual 'Visita Iglesia' This Holy Week

Visit these seven historical churches without leaving your home.

Cebu-based Architects Share Sanitation Tent Design That Can Be Set Up in 2 Hours

As of writing, there are 15 Sunnytation Tents set up in Cebu.

How to Make a Disinfecting Foot Bath, According to a Cleaning Expert

It's highly important to disinfect your shoes!

Airbnb Hosts Are Hurting From Cancellations Due to COVID-19

Many are unhappy with the company's policy on cancellation and refunds.

Grocery Store Shopping Tips During the COVID-19 Quarantine

When you protect yourself, you protect others, too.

How to Properly Sanitize Your Lipsticks, Powders to Avoid Germ Buildup

Aside from makeup brushes, your actual makeup needs regular cleaning, too!

7 Museums You Can Tour Online for Free

Travel without leaving your home.

Earth Hour is Happening Tonight, Here’s What You Can Do

If you can, switch off your lights!

Do Not Try to Make “Rubbing Alcohol” from Rum, Bleach, and Hand Sanitizer

The resulting chemical compound is toxic.
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!