House tour: A chic home with Japanese-style sensibility

Out with the dark and in with the light! After living with a dark colour palette for many years, the homeowners of this residence tasked their nephew, Mikael Teh of Monocot Studio, with giving their home a much-needed revamp.

It was important to the homeowners that everything, from the timber slats to window blinds to the colour palette, was cohesively designed; silhouettes had to be aligned and symmetrical, and colours had to match. The right materials also created a smooth transition from cool to warm tones.