Gone are the days of minimalist, Scandi or Japanese-inspired BTO homes—it seems that more Singaporeans are looking for interior designs that stand out, and reflect their personal interests or hobbies. For this young Singaporean couple living in a 5-room Punggol BTO, that translates to a fun, vibrant and quirky retro game-inspired space!
The young couple are self-professed gamers, and they wanted a loosely industrial vibe to their new home. With pretty much no restrictions on design, their interior designer (ID), Vincent (@v.ii.n.s) went ham and came up with an out-of-the-box design and concept surrounding the 80s retro vibe.
Peep the Pac-man-themed toilet featuring the iconic yellow motif painstakingly created with custom tiles! Of course, there’s also a “game room” or lounge area, marked by tiles spelling out “GAME?” on the floor—yes please.
As for the flat’s bomb shelter door, Vincent ingeniously disguised it in the coolest way possible, turning it into a vending machine door instead! Unfortunately, the vending machine isn’t functional, but it still makes for a great centerpiece and conversation starter for anyone who comes to visit. The unconventional living room also works as a multi-purpose space, housing their container-style home gym and pool table.
The kitchen area also follows the nostalgic 8-bit aesthetic, with various multi-coloured tiles on the flooring to create a “pixelated” effect. The use of retro-style primary colours like red, yellow and blue in contrast with a dark monotone black industrial aesthetic gives the home an ultra sleek look without seeming too overwhelming or crowded with colours.
The entire cost of this retro game-inspired project came up to about 100k, given that many elements required lots of detail and customisation. Renovation for the 1200sqft 5-room BTO took roughly 6 to 7 months to complete. Want a home like this? You can check out Vincent’s Instagram page here to see more of his works, and DM him directly for enquiries.