Living up to the company tag line ‘Redefining Designs’, our designs will not be guided by trends but tailored to the lifestyles of our clients.
Through comprehending their habits, needs and preferences, we resonate with our clients’ standpoint, and design a home beyond stunning aesthetics. We devise a personalised abode that is well-suited to the homeowner’s way of living, which lends us an edge over competition.
While providing our clients with skilled guidance, clear direction and thoughtful advice that aims at their best interest, we constantly reassure their doubts and concerns, building clients’ confidence and trust. At Forefront, we lay emphasis on developing rapport and friendship with our client, making the process from designing to execution a pleasurable experience.
We met with at least 8 IDs and Shaphine stood out as she followed up with a mood board according to our requirements and also dared to propose ideas beyond the norms.
With her experience, Shaphine was able to guide and recommend us (e.g. in terms of measurements, colour selection) throughout the renovation journey. This made the process very smooth.
Special mention to Kayla as well who did a lot of the on-site coordination and facilitation according to our request. She was also very prompt in providing updates and follow ups.
During the renovation, Shaphine impressed us with her attention to details as she identified the shortcomings and ensured proper rectifications.
Both Shaphine and Kayla were prompt and responsive with regards to additional assistance that we have requested for, even after the handover. Highly recommend Shaphine and Kayla.
We started our search for an interior design about a year prior to our key collection, with a brief idea and photo references of how we wanted our house to be designed. In the interactions with IDs from other interior design firms, they felt more like a requirements gathering session – which provided great structure and efficiency to the short time we had but led to design recommendations that were not as aligned to our design brief. Our first meeting with Shaphine was the most memorable one in our search for the right designer – leading with questions that sought to understand our living habits and lifestyle, she was focused on the ability of the house to meet both our needs and design brief. This differentiation was also reflected in her mood board and hand drawings in our subsequent meeting, and we felt that she had most accurately captured the key features we wanted to incorporate in our home. We hence decided to entrust our home with Shaphine, though it was also the most expensive quote we had received amongst all other shortlisted IDs.
These were the few aspects that we prioritised when selecting our ID, and hence also guide our review on our eventual home:
Throughout the design process, Shaphine has been wonderful to work with. Her experience allows her to provide practical recommendations with regards to design and her impeccable hand drawing brings to life the various ideas that would emerge during our conversation. This allows us to visualise the ideas within our home layout, facilitating ease of decisions. Shaphine’s strong grasp of our theme was key to bringing together all the elements required to ensure our home was built as close to the render and hand-drawing as possible.
Use of Materials
She was able to provide rational and logical evaluations of the various materials, helping us to balance between aesthetics and practicality – this includes the choice of laminates, tiles and also our tabletop quartz. This stems from her strong understanding of our lifestyle and budget, such that materials were chosen to suit our needs. Having lived here for a few months, we are still satisfied with the materials that Shaphine has helped us select. On a similar note, we would have appreciated if there were more recommendations on the furnishing and styling of our house – much of which was left to our own accord.
The project was able to start and complete in a timely fashion despite uncertainty with the key collection timeline (due to COVID). However, project management was a source of concern and worry during the course of project as we did not have sufficient details on the project plan or progress of the renovation. The project plan shared was rather high-level and hence could not properly guide the scheduling of our deliveries – resulting in several re-arrangements which had to be done for various furnishings and electronics. We had to regularly head down to the unit to inspect the progress of the renovation, to identify and share issues that occurred (e.g. installation of the backsplash at the wrong height, insufficient protection for laminate flooring). There was significant efforts required on our end to facilitate the deliveries, which was difficult during work hours. However, we do acknowledge that there are multiple concurrent projects that are running and hence this may also be a challenge on their end.
Overall, we are very pleased with the design and selection of materials for our home and truly appreciate the efforts that have gone into building our home! We recommend Shaphine as an ID 🙂
I am delighted to share my experience with Forefront Interior’s team, specifically Vic and Jack, who helped us with our first house renovation project. From the outset, it was clear that we had made the right choice by selecting Forefront Interior to partner with us in this endeavour.
Vic’s expertise as an interior designer was evident right from the beginning. He took the time to understand our requirements and preferences and suggested practical solutions that we had not considered. He was patient and provided us with ample options to choose from, making sure that we were comfortable with every aspect of the design before proceeding. Vic was extremely reasonable and ensured that the project remained within our budget. His regular updates and progress reports kept us informed of the project’s status, and he was always available to answer any questions we had.
Jack was our project manager, and he was simply outstanding. He was on-site throughout the renovation process, ensuring that everything proceeded according to plan. His attention to detail and commitment to quality was evident in the final product. Jack ensured that every contractor involved in the project adhered to the highest standards of workmanship, and he was always quick to resolve any issues that arose. His coordination of the various contractors involved in the project was flawless, and he kept us informed of progress at all times.
Overall, our experience with Forefront Interior, Vic, and Jack was excellent. They were professional, responsive, and delivered a final product that exceeded our expectations. We are delighted with our newly renovated home, and we would not hesitate to recommend Forefront Interior to anyone looking for a team of experts who will work tirelessly to ensure that your renovation project is a success.
This being our 1st home renovation, we were careful and met with 7 different IDs before eventually choosing Vic Tan from Forefront Interior.
From our very 1st session with Vic on Zoom, we were impressed by his attention to our lifestyle needs, and his positive attitude to lead the process. Throughout the 3+ months of reno process, Vic provided clear communication, and was responsive to our queries even on nights and weekends.
Our design was contemporary, scandi, minimalist, and his advised layout and design met our required themes while being practical for our daily living and routines. For instance, Vic advised a shift of our master bedroom door to unlock more space for our main wardrobe, which we eventually did (of all the IDs we met, he was the only ID who gave this idea). He was also very clear in marking out design and layouts on paper / photos to minimise ambiguity.
During our tiles selection at the tile shop, Vic accompanied us patiently and gave us helpful advice for tiles in the various rooms.
We are pleasantly surprised by the worksmanship and quality of materials used by the carpenter and plumber (sub-contractors used by Forefront).
Kudos also to onsite manager Jack, who oversaw the site matters and coordinated very well with Vic throughout. Jack also helped us solve several of our on site issues.
Completion was punctual and handed over on schedule. Cleaning was done well (about 90% full clean which is expected), with some own cleaning to be done after that. Vic and Jack also coordinated with contractors to come again for touch ups.
Overall, the end result for our new home exceeded our expectations. Vic and Jack are experienced and passionate and did a good job. We highly recommend them to friends and family, and would choose them again for any future home renovation.
Having heard horror stories on others’ renovation journeys, we embarked on ours being skeptical. Wen da and team won us over with their sincerity and fresh ideas at our first two meetings. They do not use standard templates just like other ids. They made a point to understand our lifestyle and daily needs, and provided their professional advice. Wen da is able to propose creative solutions to meet our needs. They are responsive throughout the process even after the handover. These include the touch ups and minor rectifications.
Wen da and team are extremely patient with our queries, and accommodating to the changes and rectifications we requested.
One of the best decision ive made !
We went to about 6-7 ID firms. Almost all did not get what we really wanted until we met Kayla from Forefront int. Her proposals from the rough sketch, to the 3D and material suggestion were actually all spot on! Mood board etc all prepared by 2nd meeting and it hit 99% of what we had in mind ( all these even before we sign any agreement)
Reno started and Weeks went by without any hiccups. Rectifications were handled timely. Kayla even made sure all is good weeks after reno. As a first time house owners, we couldnt have asked for more. It was a pleasure working with Kayla and i would really rec Forefront interior for their Sincere, fast and quality work. 5 Stars from us!
We got to know Forefront Interiors and Vic due to multiple recommendations from friends. Very satisfied with the design and also follow up from him and his team. Kept to within budget and delivered a high quality home.
Worked with Eadwine from forefront interior. It was a breeze and I enjoyed the whole process. He was a good listener and designed my place based on our lifestyle. He was efficient and there was no delay in the process. We ended up finishing the renovation much earlier than expected!
We chanced upon Forefront Interior while surfing Qanvast. Our ID was Eadwine. He has been very detailed and meticulous throughout the whole renovation process. He also takes the initiative to keep us updated every step of the process. Eadwine was different from other IDs that we met. In our very first meeting, he took the time to understand our lifestyles and hobbies, and personal habits. We only told him briefly the kind of style/design we were interested in. In the subsequent meetings, we were greeted with a pleasant surprise when Eadwine showed us the mood board and drawings of the house layout. Everything was thoughtfully planned based on our habits.
Though there were some minor hiccups along the way, Eadwine tried to deliver the best that he could and we were very pleased with the result, both design and quality of work. And even after the handover, Eadwine was still very helpful in helping us to rectify some of the minor issues promptly.
Overall experience with Eadwine was a pleasant one and we will recommend him if anyone is looking to renovate their home!
Thank you Eadwine and Forefront Interior for our beautiful home 🙂