Meet the work of Farm, an award-winning design studio that always looks to innovate and re-invent the familiar. The Brick Loft used to be “a dingy looking office unit”, in Joo Chiat, Singapore, but it has suffered drastic changes, becoming a chic loft, that preserves its industrial expressive design elements. From the very beginning, the designers put the focus on bringing more light into the apartment and create a comfortable and cozy home. The brickwork and the concrete details became the main décor elements, showcasing the loft’s industrial-like character. The illusion of space was created by replacing the doors with playful, geometric steel details, painted in white. The white furnishing completes the picture and enables people to feel good about the surprising design.
Probably the most impressive element around is the spiral staircase, all white and with interesting rectangular cut outs. There’s a serious contrast between the concrete floors and the bright clean-lined furniture, but after all, these elements, altogether, make the loft appealing and different. The bedroom and the living room are divided by a white rectangular block, which in fact, accommodates a small bathroom. The sea of white elements induces you the feeling of calmness. Ideal to escape from the city rush, The Brick Loft is a tidy retreat for those who are daring enough to experience the industrial-like environment.
Green in the girls’ bedroom coupled with pink works surprisingly well and it elegantly complements other colors such as brown and orange as well. Working with more than 3 or 4 bright colors in a room requires great care, perfect planning and a hint of ingenuity that lets each hue standout even while blending with the overall look. While it does sound like a risky proposition, get it right and you will have a playful kids’ room that is a visual treat.
Contemporary bedrooms are all about a neutral color scheme that is accentuated by pops of color in an elegant fashion. These colorful additions can be often swapped out with ease to alter the appeal of the room and its color palette with changing trends and seasons. While blue is touted as the most popular hue in the bedroom irrespective of style and season, green is the ‘chosen one’ for those who want to bring a hint of natural goodness indoors. Relaxing, elegant, bright and refreshing, it is a pleasant hue that comes in diverse shades ranging from the brilliant jewel-toned emerald to more subtle and modest minty greens.