Love Singapore? How much?
For these creative homeowners, we reckon it’s a lot. Check out how they’ve decorated their living spaces with a distinct local vibe, from Peranakan tiles to HDB block ventilation tiles, and even trishaws (We know, right?).
This owner is lucky cause his walk-up heritage apartment in Tiong Bahru already has a charming 60s design. He added on to the retro look of the home with pieces of old furniture.
The retro dining table and chairs fit perfectly with the old-school stove and lamp.
The nostalgic dining nook features dark wood furniture accented by a row of Peranakan tiles, and a beautiful glass lighting feature.
Ventilation blocks, like those you’ll spot at heartland HDB blocks, as a divider for that peekaboo ‘kaypoh‘ (nosy) effect.
This homeowner clearly spent plenty of time ordering ‘kopi‘ from the coffeeshop under his flat.
Trishaw? Florale patterned sofa set? Old bird cage? This is patriotism 101!
The little rug matches the retro bathroom with its coloured glass screen, stand-alone sink and mosaic tiles.
This room is just missing a spittoon.
Beaded curtains, forever fashionable.
Retro patterns to welcome you home.
Vibrant colours paired with rattan and woody textures against a white brick wall.
Aside from the dull pastel green tiles and DIY-style pin board, this owner went old-school HDB-style and replaced her toilet door with a bright green zinc door.
The simple master bedroom was made cosy with some old-fashioned accents such as a recycled metal grille gate and lace drapes.
The bare, low-maintenance features of the kitchen brings a gritty charm to the space. We especially love the glass blocks at the back of the kitchen! So classic.
Some would toss out this old cabinet, but this owner found charm in its worn-out appearance and uses it in his study.
This modern flat has just a touch of the 60s with the divider made of ventilation blocks at the balcony.
We’re loving the light, cotton curtains, faded blue bedspread and high-gloss blue-toned headboard.
The original window frames of this old HDB flat allows light into the home and preserves the home’s retro vibe.
By Home & Decor, July 2016
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