The owner of this two-storey (plus attic) semi-detach landed house loves natural sunlight and greenery, and wanted a spacious living room and kitchen that is suitable for family and church gatherings. In response, Terence Tan from FOMA Architects LLP decided to separate "the public space on the first floor from the bedrooms and attics by using two different staircase designs and skylights". For the kitchen, Terence opted for white plastered walls, dark grey metal structures, and wooden window and door frames. "It is a soft and simple backdrop for both furniture and the family," he says. A spiral staircase signals the transition from public to private spaces. The bedrooms are kept simple, with a grey-white palette. The external facade is designed with multiple overhangs that help block heat from the sun. (Related: Luxury homes: a Manhattan loft-inspired five-storey cluster house) This article was originally published in Home & Decor.