This Family’s Mod-Industrial Home Has Its Own Mezzanine Loft

Here’s what you can do with a 4.5-metre-tall ceiling at home.
Black N White Haus Director Vincent Ang is used to designing homes: after all, he has worked on all types of houses, from HDB flats to landed properties, throughout his 14 year-long career in Singapore’s interior design industry. But even for a seasoned veteran like himself, there’s a first time for everything.
“It’s the first time that we’re tackling a penthouse unit like this,” says Vincent, referring to his firm’s latest project, a welcoming, mod-industrial family home with a mezzanine loft that was built across two and a half months. To find out more about this impressive renovation, we spoke to Vincent who revealed the ins-and-outs of the entire process.

About the design brief

Vincent (V): The owners are in their early forties and they have a young daughter. Decor-wise, they had some requests, but there wasn’t a specific look that they were particularly interested in. There’s a bit of modern-industrial style and rustic elements going on here, what with the metal structures and greenery in the living room.
Also, of course, they requested for the living room’s mezzanine. This apartment is a top floor penthouse unit with a 4.5 metre ceiling, and the owners wanted to maximise the space by creating a study area, which is the mezzanine itself.

On the creative process

V: Communicating with the owners was a smooth process as they both work in the creative line, which made it easy to talk about design elements, such as colour, form and space.