Loft living is, by nature, small-space living that everyone wants to make seem bigger. That was precisely the aim of this Natura Loft interior by AO Design of Singapore. As they explain: “The main priority, like many other Singaporean homes, was to enlarge the feeling of the spaces in the apartment and ensure that it was spacious, free flowing, and clutter-free.” This high-rise dwelling is obviously compact, but it doesn’t feel cramped — due in part to the wooden deck terrace, which gives an indoor/outdoor living option here that isn’t common in lofts! The designer goes on to elaborate about another ingenious feature in this space: “…a series of sliding door panels throughout the apartment so that the home could be segregated into different sections when needed.”
You can see the sliding panels, in simple wood grain, that differentiate space and separate living areas easily. What makes them work so stylishly is that the wood grain finish is part of the overall décor for the loft: earth tones, from beige to brown and gray, are predominant here for a soothing, neutral palette. But “neutral” doesn’t have to be “dull”: a stylish “pebbles” rug proves that, creating a floor that serves as a transition between areas. Other cheering details: a cute penguin mug on a kitchen table…skyscraper and car models on the bedroom windowsill and shelves…even the letters “LOVE” spelled out in funky red sculpture next to a miniature Eiffel Tower. And throughout there is another constant: the panorama of city views from wide, light-filled windows. It’s a loft that doesn’t feel cramped or “stuck under the eaves” — anything but, thanks to clever design from AO.