Home & Decor

Home & Decor November 2020


Home & Decor is a monthly interior design magazine which aims to make stylish living easy for everyone. Authoritative articles on interior design, home decorating and home improvement equip readers with the relevant know-how to navigate their renovations, with beautiful interior photography and styling for inspiration. Capturing the latest design and lifestyle trends, shops, furniture and furnishings, houseproud owners are able to keep their home perennially stylish and the perfect fit to their changing needs and lifestyles.

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where worlds collide

The lines are blurred when it comes to design, because good designers view society not in various segments but as a unified entity that needs to be served. All designers share a common belief, and that is the understanding that a well-designed product, whether it be a piece of furniture, appliance or apparel, needs to not only fulfill a function but elicit pleasure and a sense of belonging in its user. For that reason, designers have always been encouraged to cross the boundaries of their regarded specialty and branch out into other forms of creation. This is ever more important in an age where designers are expected to provide solutions that fit seamlessly in with a client’s lifestyle in a holistic manner As a result, we are seeing more fashion designers and…

ravishing rattan

Fashion house Ong Shunmugam follows up its foray into homeware with rattan furniture this year. The Suvarnabumi collection uses rattan to weave together a tapestry of cultures, mixing several varieties of natural rattan from Malaysia with synthetic rattan and batik from Indonesia, jacquard from China and the indigenous weave patterns of Borneo’s Iban tribe. “Most of our pieces didn’t have a template to build upon. We drew the design from scratch and the craftsmen had to work from the drawings.” says brand founder Priscilla Ong Shunmugam, who designed them during a lockdown in London. The Suvarnabumi rattan furniture collection is available to pre-order from www.ongshunmugan.com. Prices range from $179 to $1,999.…

citrusy freshness

Various studies have shown that biophilic design, which involves a direct or indirect connection to nature, plays a huge part in one’s well-being. If you’re blessed with a private garden or live near a park or nature reserve, why not plan a communal meal outside? Interior designer and stylist Sabrina Monteleone-Oeino created this breathtaking outdoor table setting for her last birthday party. Granted, we can only have a limited number of guests at our table for the time being – but that’s what makes planning this kind of outdoor occasion even more precious. Of course, we may not need so many chairs, but we can adapt Sabrina’s colour palette. Taking cues from the lush lemon trees in her garden, she set the table in green, white and yellow, which contributed to a…

tile of the month

MIX & MATCH Decorative tiles can easily and effectively personalise your space. The Mattonelle Margherita range by designer Nathalie du Pasquier for Mutina comprises no less than 41 different patterns in two sizes that can be mixed and matched to create anything from feature walls and accent surfaces to bespoke furniture. Mutina Mattonelle Margherita collection is available from Rice Fields, price by request, www.ricefileds.com. SIMPLE & SMART Your living space pulls multiple duties these days – it could be an office, a classroom, a gym depending on the time of day and the restriction posed by the pandemic. The new modular furniture system Smart Desk range from Japanese brand Nissin Furniture Crafters comprises simple desks that elegantly demarcate spaces. The collection is highly configurable, offering multiple lengths, storage and layout to fit your space. Smart…

exhibition of the month

What: The Baoli Era: Treasures from the Tang Shipwreck Collection When: 5 September 2020 to 10 January 2021 Where: Shanghai Museum and The Asian Civilisations Museum Commemorating the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Singapore, the Asian Civilisations Museum has partnered with the Shanghai Museum to present The Baoli Era: Treasures from the Tang Shipwreck Collection. While 168 artefacts from the collection are on loan to the Shanghai Museum for the exhibition, visitors can see over 900 treasures at ACM’s Tang Shipwreck gallery. Admission is free for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents, and guided small-group public tours have resumed as well.…


Book Smart Last year, Cosentino Asia invited 13 architects and designers to share their wisdom in its Talks on Architecture & Beyond (TAB) series. The insights have been distilled into a book Talks on Architecture & Beyond, comprising essays, interviews and inspiring built works in Singapore. Contact Cosentino City Centre Singapore at 34/53 Duxton Road to get a copy, www.cosentino.com. Natural Beauty Be at one with nature with Crate & Barrel’s Modern Prairie collection. All the pieces in this collection feature sensuous lines, and are made of natural materials like cane, wood, and leather. The warm hues of ochre, amber and russet bring the outdoors in just in time for the fall season. The collection retails at Crate and Barrel ION Orchard, #04-21, and www.crateandbarrel.com.sg. Home Office Package Office furniture brand Steelcase has teamed up with Singapore…