Pupil Office

A space is defined by its function. Careful consideration of the needs and wants of its clients is where Pupil Office starts in developing the concepts and ideas behind an optimal spatial layout.

Palette

The world is made up of colours, and inspired by blends and combinations of these colours in everything that is seen on a regular basis, whether consciously or sub-consciously. Pupil Office believes its role is to help clients streamline and curate this mix in order to evoke an immediate emotional response when they enter their space.

Materials

Tactility, beauty and quality are some of the key virtues of the materials it selects for its clients. It aims to amplify the natural qualities they already possess, to bring a quiet and luxurious feel to the spaces it uses them in.

Details

The subtleties of fine details in any given space sets one apart from the other. From specially sourced hardware, to the proportions in a piece of built furniture, paired with colour and material choices, these all come together in a unique and special blend that further enhance any given space it works on.

Lighting

While natural sunlight plays an integral part in enhancing the beauty of a space during the day, it is important to it to also consider the tone that is set in the late evenings. Understanding how light plays on the materials and finishes, it works to create a space that can be just as much appreciated late into the day through purposeful ambient lighting.

Custom

Creating unique furnishings specific to the needs and aesthetic sensibilities of each client and space. It works alongside craftsmen and artisans who are truly in tune with their crafts to realise these pieces of furniture, carpets and other commissions.

Curated

Be it from a known brand or sourced specially through vintage stores, it selects pieces for its clients through careful deliberation of silhouettes, materials, colours and proportions. These pieces should work alongside the spatial materials and custom furnishings; marrying all three and one should not compete with the other.

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Pupil Office renovates a Tiong Bahru HDB flat by taking cues from Australian interior design

Pupil Office renovates a Tiong Bahru HDB flat by taking cues from Australian interior design

Ceremonies to officiate marriages are typically held in hotels or fancy restaurants but for the owners of The Tian Apartment, a five-room Tiong Bahru HDB flat, they decided to do it in their home. The reasons are clear: this is a couple who is incredibly house proud – and they have Amy Lim of Pupil Office to thank.  Soothing tones of beige and brown pervade the 1,200sqft unit located along Kim Tian Road, while floor-to-ceiling windows along its length let in natural daylight. The furniture is a mix of contemporary and vintage, accented by the use of natural stone and wood veneers. Overall, the vibe is one of tranquility, relaxation and comfort.  “Both of them really love traveling to Australia and like the style of homes there, so they kept referencing them,” says Lim, on the initial brief from the clients. In response, she used a variety of techniques to bring a little bit of Down Under to the apartment.  Keeping it natural  For starters, the original flooring was ripped out and replaced with parquet made from Burmese teak. On…