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BIGGER, BRIGHTER: The walls of a room were knocked down to create a bigger living area, with a small terrace at the side. The false ceiling was removed to reveal its double volume space and structural beams. The staircase was reconfigured and is now an open one without railings.
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COSY DIGS: Centre: A bedroom upstairs was extended by putting in a glass roof. Guests will sometimes come up to the terrace in the evenings to enjoy the breeze and the view
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COSY DIGS: Ms Dubos’ patients like her consultation room, which is very private and makes them feel secure.
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'I just enjoy having art in my home. I like pieces that give me joy.' - Clinical psychologist Viviane Dubos on the many artworks in her home. In her kitchen are two photographs of fruits and vegetables by French photographer Jean Marc Angles (above).
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BIGGER, BRIGHTER: Ms Dubos likes to collect old Chinese doors, and some of them are hung as artwork on the walls. A pair has been turned into the doors of her walk-in wardrobe.
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BIGGER, BRIGHTER: Ms Dubos likes to collect old Chinese doors, and some of them are hung as artwork on the walls. A pair has been turned into the doors of her walk-in wardrobe.
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'I just enjoy having art in my home. I like pieces that give me joy.' - Clinical psychologist Viviane Dubos (above) on the many artworks in her home. In her kitchen are two photographs of fruits and vegetables by French photographer Jean Marc Angles .
PERSONAL SPACE

Maxed up mini-flat

A few clever structural changes transformed a 136 sq m apartment in Joo Chiat into an airy, spacious home.
Aug 1, 2015 5:50 AM

THREE years ago, clinical psychologist Viviane Dubos bought a penthouse apartment in Joo Chiat simply by looking at the floor plans. "It looked good on paper," says Ms Dubos. The French expatriate moved to Singapore in 2003.

"But when I got the keys, I was shocked," she says. The 136 sq m