House tour: A 571sqf bachelor’s pad with style and storage

Creativity need not be hampered by the lack of space. The lush, ‘rural’ backdrop that is Dairy Farm Estate inspired Dan Wu, founder of Dan’s workshop, to introduce a cottage feel to this small condo unit. The result? A Scandinavian-style country home that’s chic yet cosy. Another draw is the interior’s 4.6m-high ceiling, which makes the home feel bright and airy.

“Every space counts in this condo, so we needed to plan very carefully,” says Dan, who was given free rein to renovate and design the bachelor pad with a budget of around RM120,000. At the entrance foyer is a shoe and display cabinet with triangle roof patterns reminiscent of cottage roofs – the distinct triangular motif repeats itself in the living room and master bedroom. While the shoe cabinet gets a warm woody shade, the cabinets at the TV console area are clad in ash grey – both the light hues give the space a cottage-cosy and roomy feel.

This home was designed with a modern-country theme, complete with exposed beams and a pitched roof look.