House tour: A bachelorette's 441 sqf apartment, both function and fashion!

This 441 sqf condominium apartment may be small, but every feature in it is fully functional and fashionable! Its two rooms play home to a bachelorette in her thirties.

It's indeed a squeeze, but homeowner and sports enthusiast Kate Tan isn't complaining. Her cosy apartment exudes a chic hotel-room atmosphere, she wakes up on a queen-sized bed (yes, it fits!), and there's enough storage for her bulky sports gear. "I told Lawrence of interior design firm Akihaus that I wanted a casual yet chic home; something I will not grow tired of, and that matches my personality," says Kate.

The swim instructor has travelled to many countries, like Japan and Tonga, and finds she is most attracted to well-designed resorts that are restful and void of loud colours. Combining this with the idea of a contemporary American loft, Lawrence decided on a monochrome colour palette. "Black and white hues go well with the existing marble and oak flooring, and help imbue a sense of spaciousness in the small apartment," he says.

Kate customised this blue linen sofa from Courts by adding white piping, a removable back cushion, and buttons. Vases from Homes To Life, and flowers from Charlotte Puxley.