When you are young and broke, it is almost impossible to find a place that fits all you want. We have to compromise something to meet the size of wallet, let it be location, roommate, space and amenity.
After years of living out of a suitcase, I am dying for my own space, where I can decorate with whatever aesthetics I have at that moment. For my first apartment in Singapore, all I am after is something new, something bright, something spacious, and something affordable.
So yea, location is my trade-off. But hope you'd agree with me that this place is totally worth it.
For interior, I went with the grey tone to match the elements of steel and concrete in the building. Make sure all large furniture pieces stay between the color spectrum of black and white.
To avoid dullness, I added some vibrant colors in the decoration. Small things like these brighten up my day.
There are still many changes I want to make to my studio. It will always be a WIP. But I am pretty happy with whatever I have now. Finally, I have a place to call home in Singapore (for at least the next year). At the end of day, I have this visually sweet nest to return to.
The location is in fact not too bad. Although not in the city center, the proximity to MRT makes it easy to commute. Where I live is a shophouse in a lively neighborhood. Apparently it has the famous frog porridge around, but too bad I am not a big fan of Southeast Asia and Chinese food.
What I do appreciate is the interesting combination of modern design and Singaporean traditional architecture.