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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

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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.

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