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House tour: A contemporary home with sleek aesthetics
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Home, for stylist Evon Chng and her husband Joseph Ho, is a contemporary home designed to offer sleek aesthetics with smart practicality.

After acquiring their new apartment – which homeowners Joseph Ho and Evon Chng chose for its close proximity to Joseph’s parents – the couple embarked on the renovation journey independently, instead of engaging help from an interior designer. Having careers in the creative industry is a plus – Joseph runs local lighting brand Sol Luminaire, while Evon is a fashion stylist – as both have a keen sense of design, and are clear about what they want for the look and feel of their home.

“I wanted a neutral palette or monochromatic tones,” says Joseph. This led to a unique mix of materials in the home, including concrete on the walls and whitewashed engineered wood for the floors that continue from the living room to the bedroom, while adding to the tactile experience throughout.

There is beauty in simplicity, seen here in the placement of a white TV console against the concrete screed wall of the living room. Joseph and Evon add character to their home with plants.