AT Asia House Tour: Jerry & Catherine's Small Space Style

AT Asia House Tour: Jerry & Catherine's Small Space Style

Gregory Han
Apr 18, 2008

Name:Jerry & Catherine
Location: Bedok Reservoir Road, Singapore
Size: 4 Room Flat, 93 sq. meters (1001 sq. ft.)
Years lived in: Approximately 1 Year


One of ATLA's goals for the year is to stretch out beyond the Los Angeles city limits, not only into other Southwest cities, but also occasionally across to our neighbors over in Asia. Asian apartments and homes are often a great resource for examples in small space living ideas, alongside inspiring modernist sensibilities. And so this week we're fortunate enough to be invited inside the home of a modest sized stylish flat showcasing small spacing living in Singapore…


AT Survey:

About Us:
Catherine is working as an aircraft technician and I am a graphic designer. We are both 28 years old this year and just got married last year (Nov 2007) after dating for more than 10 years. In fact we met each another at the age of 7 in school.

Our style:
Modern Eclectic. Deciding a style is really difficult because there are too many styles to choose and we have our personal preference towards design style, so in the end we have decided to go for eclectic but with a modern twist. We can have everything under one roof, it is fun to mix and match all the themes, furniture and accessories. We are the designers of our home!

From loads of books, magazines, websites and our imagination.

Favorite Element:
We love pastel and earthy colours.

Biggest Challenge:
Space planning.

What Friends Say About Our Home:
Cozy and inviting! Most of our friends are very excited whenever they visit our home because they are looking forward to see the changes in our home. With our home, we can easily kick off a conversation with friends by sharing our ideas of simple DIYs at home, photographs that we took, and the things that we bought for our home when we travel.

Biggest Embarrassment:
Hiring the wrong renovator to renovate our home and end up with many problems and caused the whole renovation to be delayed. It was really an unbearable moment during renovation. But I am glad that it is history now. We are happy with our home! Hooray!!!

Biggest Indulgence:
We love everything and every corner of our home! We felt that our home has played an important role in our relationship; it is a place that we share and live in. Our home reflects us, having a nicely designed home is easy but maintaining is the challenge.

Best advice:
A good design principal to follow: "Forms Follows Functions".

Dream source:
From different part of the world! Travel and shop! We love to have a different little part of the world in our home.



We have both old and new furnitures. Most of our furniture are from IKEA, nice furniture design with economic price. We have also collected some old furniture from relatives and friends, a simple work of repainting, upholstery and modification will do the trick.

(Thanks, Jerry & Catherine!)


Photos by Jerry Tong [please request permission before using]

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