Drawing inspiration from Japanese and Chinese design, Teoh made use of new and collected pieces to bring his home to life. The result is a calming retreat from the daily grind where he loves to spend his downtime. “I just simply want to snuggle on the couch, feet up, with a cup of hot green tea in my hands, read a book, or just let the music run softly in the background. It’s a calming space,” Teoh says.
Houzz at a Glance
Who lives here: Renjie Teoh
Location: Darlinghurst neighborhood of Sydney
Size: 678 square feet (63 square meters); one bedroom, one bathroom
Teoh, pictured, found his apartment in mid-February 2014. “I couldn’t believe my luck. A location to die for, top-floor position, rather spacious, and, despite the apartment looking rather tired and dated, it presented great redesign potential and a chance for me to leave my architectural mark,” Teoh says.
Teoh gutted and renovated the apartment for about $80,000, including appliances and fixtures, before he moved in.
Eames dining table and Saarinen Organic chairs: Glicks Replica & Designer Furniture
Side table and shelving: Ikea
Studio love seat in Arena Cement fabric and Aberdeen Ivory blockout curtain: Freedom Furniture; Guido upholstered bed frame: Iniko; throw pillow on bed: West Elm