Home & Decor December 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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oh what a year!

If anything can be said about the last 11 months, it is that 2020 will not be a year local homeowners will find easy to forget. For the first time since its independence, Singapore experienced what the government referred to as a Circuit Breaker, while those from other countries would call a lockdown. Shops were closed, entertainment venues were shut and everyone was homebound over a two-month period. Yet while many lamented over the wasted time the lockdown has caused, others found it refreshing to be working from home. The more diligent among us also took this opportunity to cherish their abode, by devoting their time to sprucing it up with mini-makeovers and even trying their hand at indoor gardening or urban farming. Disastrous as the pandemic may be, it has also…

poetic minimalism

Concrete has long been associated with brutalism – not so much with softness and poetry. British lighting brand Astro has achieved the feat of creating poetically minimalist lighting objects using concrete! The Eclipse wall light collection comprises a smooth disc or a square that appears to float, eclipsing the LED light bulb and creating a soft glow that blends into its surrounding just like its celestial event namesake. Each Eclipse product is made of concrete that’s been combined with weatherproof additives, resulting in a durable and robust product with natural imperfections that lends an artisanal dimension. To clean the disc, rinse with water and gently brush. Astro products are distributed in Singapore by Genesis Lighting, Lim Kim Hai, Koizumi, Lightimage, Luxlight and Made & Make, price upon request. Visit www.astrolightingcom for…

spiced wine

The end-of-year festive season in 2020 might look a little different to the previous years, thanks to the pandemic. It will be smaller, more intimate and more well-considered, as spending moments with your loved ones becomes an event in and of itself. So this December, we’ve selected the rich maroon shade to spice your interior and inject some warmth. “This bold colour would suit designs leaning towards the classic contemporary look,” says Wong Liangyuan, colour specialist at Haven Lifestyle. “As wine red or maroon is a deeper colour that can feel overwhelming, I would use it in larger interiors like the living room or the kitchen, and for parts of the home where there is much activity because this is a stimulating colour. If you want this colour in smaller rooms, you…


GATHER ‘ROUND Nesting tables are a group of small tables with varying heights that can be ‘nested’ together when needed to save space and spread out in your room when you need extra surfaces, offering flexibility when needed while adding a visual rhythm to the space. BACKLIT BEAUTY Backlit marble has emerged as the new trend that takes the luxe factor up a notch. Taking inspiration from this trend, Spanish innovative surface brand Cosentino has expanded its Silestone Artika series – the colour family of Silestone inspired by the arctic – with a new shade called Polaris. Featuring dark grey background and delicate white veins inspired by onyx and quartzites, Polaris possesses a translucent quality that emits a soft glow when it’s backlit. Book an appointment at Cosentino Singapore showroom at 35 Duxton Road.…

exhibition of the month

AN EXERCISE OF MEANING IN A GLITCH SEASON What: Contemporary art exhibition When: Now till Feb 21 2021 Where: The National Gallery Singapore This exhibition offers mixed-media, multisensorial installations, performances and site-specific interventions that encourage visitors to reflect on and imagine new ways of thinking and doing for a more humane future. “With the pandemic, the role of art has never been more crucial. From proposing new paths of action, to giving agency to other worlds to exist alongside ours, to subverting the every day with humour; the presented works mirror the many undercurrents that the world is grappling with,” says curator Syaheedah Iskandar.…

tomokazu matsuyama

Born in Gifu, Japan in 1976, New York-based artist Tomokazu Matsuyama combines his Eastern and Western upbringing in his oeuvre, which comprises multi-media paintings and sculptures that borrow elements from classical paintings and antique patterns to magazine pin-ups and internet ads, resulting in exuberant and distinctive imagery. His solo exhibition Accountable Nature is currently on display at The Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai until Jan 24, 2021. Visit www.thelongmuseum.orgfor more information.…