Black and white beauty

The Black and White homes of Singapore are a wonderful reminder of an era long gone. Built in the late 1800’s until around the 1940’s their architecture is influenced by the Arts and Craft and Art Deco periods. Blessed with soaring ceiling and large square rooms with cross ventilation, they provide the perfect blueprint for a modern day home.

This beautiful black and white is home to Davina, owner of interior design company Paper+White, and her family. When they took on the lease the house had been unoccupied for a long time and the jungle had started to take up residence inside the house. Undaunted, Davina rolled up her sleeves and transformed the house into the beauty it is today.

Using a clean colour palette that highlights the inherent beauty of the building, Davina has cleverly combined Asian and English elements to create a calm, classic home.

Black and white

Black and white

Black and white

Grind tables, Originals. Cushions and shells, Bungalow 55.

 

Sunshine yellow makes a gorgeous change from the usual pink hues for a girls room. The symmetry of the beds and styling help to make the large room feel cosy.

Black and white beauty

Beds, IKEA. Star cushions, Cuckoo.

 

An IKEA shelf displays all things pretty and girly.

Black and white beauty

Black and white beauty

 

Let the light in. The upstairs balcony has been converted into a children’s reading corner providing a wonderful spot for cuddles and stories.

Black and white beauty

Rocking chairs big and small, IKEA.

 

Rather than use a dedicated room for a study, Davina has utilised the upstairs landing to create a place to work from home.

Black and white beauty

Artwork, Anne Severyns.

Black and white beauty

Black and white beauty

Photography, Justin Loh.
Photos courtesy of Paper+White.