House Tour: Nat and Jinny's Scandinavian Minimalist Home

By EdgeProp Singapore / Cromly | December 29, 2017 10:00 AM SGT
Balancing design and function can be a challenge for some homeowners when designing their enclave. After all, creating the look and feel of a home goes through so many processes. And if you're married, that means you have to merge various ideas from two different people.
Luckily for Nat Liew and Jinny Tan—who are both 28 years old and work as nurses—the pair agreed that their BTO flat in Skyville@Dawson will take on the minimalist route. For them, less is more. Functionality, a basic element of Scandinavian design, is another important element for this couple.
"It's a small home. We wanted to created a cosy environment where we can let our hair down after a long day at work. We were inspired by the Japanese minimalist concept, where less is more. We took design elements from them and seek to fuse them with our daily routines," explains Jinny.
Nat furthers, "Design and function were our two important considerations. We used mirror, glass, and lighting to visually create a vibrant and open home. One of the end result was the creation of a bay window seat with storage. The design and function just worked for my daily routine!"
Nat and Jinny engaged The Minimalist Society to help them achieve a home that's both aesthetically pleasing and functional. "I think in the initial phase, our designer was probably thinking they had just encountered a 'demanding' client," they laugh. "We had too many wants and our design deviated from their 'norms.' The challenge was to first sell them our priorities and needs though we were clearly limited by available living space. However, we collaborated and turned our limitations into opportunities."
See if less is really more by checking out this couple's Scandinavian minimalist home:

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