On an innocent Thursday afternoon on 26 May 2016, my mate and founder of interior design firm Obllique, Abigael Tay, published images taken by her photographer husband Bryan van der Beek, of her latest project on her firm’s Facebook page.
The two of the most humble creatives I know generated over 15,000 shares, 10,000 new fans, 3,800 reactions (no “Angry” thank goodness) and 1,400 comments with that Facebook post.
Lucky for me, that project was of my apartment.
How it all began
In April 2015, I joined my aunt at a bank auction during lunch time near my office. A freehold walkup apartment at East Coast Road of 1,033 square feet was up for grabs, and to put it simply, I won the bid. It’s hard not to when I was the only crazy bidder who didn’t mind the lack of a swimming pool or an elevator.
Because the apartment is as old as my mother, a floor plan wasn’t available for me to commence renovation as soon as I got my keys. An appointment with the Building Construction Authority needed to be arranged for me to develop the films of my apartment into hard copies. That appointment was a one-month wait.
Anyways, enough talk. A picture paints a thousand words so here’s the library of awesomeness by my mate.
The Final Product
All images unless specified stunningly shot by Bryan van der Beek.
The Living Room
The Dining Area + Open Kitchen
The Walk-in Wardrobe
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