Home & Decor April 2021

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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the rich life

The term luxury has different connotations to every individual, for some it means the sight of gold-gilded accessories and finely-crafted silverware, while others might think of branded labels and things that come with a hefty price tag. For most Singaporean homeowners, luxury usually comes in the form of space and privacy because that’s one challenge most of us have to contend with whenever we are trying to design a home in this densely populated country. Even though I am currently living alone, I find myself constantly running out of space in a three-bedder apartment. And then there is the aspect of time, another form of luxury that so many of us are direly short of. There’s never enough time to get our work done, much less for spending on ourselves, our home…

throne of seduction

Furniture, such as Franco-Italian artist and designer Marc Ange’s Il Pavone (Italian for peacock), a six-piece capsule collection for Visionnaire, that exists in the realm between art and design injects drama into one’s space. It comprises a limited edition throne created in the image of a peacock, notorious for its dramatic beauty and sublime plumage, with an extravagant, bronze-plated brass and velvet backrest and armchairs with the same fabrics seen in the throne, but with a more contemporary silhouette. Marc considers the male peafowl a romantic bird whose plumage not only attracts potential mates but also makes it an easy target for predators referring to it as “seduction without compromise”. A guaranteed conversation starter. In Singapore, Visionnaire is distributed by Da Vinci Lifestyle www.davincilifestyle.com and Marquis Gallery www.marquis.com.sg. Price upon request.…

first blush of spring

Many of us would have made a pilgrimage to Japan around this time of the year to enjoy the cherry blossom season – sitting under the canopy of blooming flowers, palest pink petals fluttering all around us as we enjoy our bento and matcha. Alas, it will take some time to be able to do hanami like we used to. But we can take inspiration from it for our spaces. “Pink is generally a joyful colour, and this gentle sakura shade can be incredibly calming and comforting,” says Wong Liangyuan, colour specialist at Haven Lifestyle. “When applied to a space, this colour will help create a very tranquil and serene atmosphere. For instance, this entryway furnished with shelves from Danish brand Montana, which features a blush-toned neutral called Oat that brings out…

great buys

DIY AESOP X RAEBURN Aesop has joined forces with sustainable fashion brand Raeburn to develop a portable hand care kit. The Adventurer Roll Up features a compact pouch made from recycled material, whose pattern is shared freely online, allowing consumers to download and construct their own version at home. Adventurer Roll Up retails for $85 from www.aesop.com as well as selected Aesop stores. Limited edition version retails for $135 from www.hbx.com. MUGHAL MAGNIFICENCE Designed by Patricia Urquiola for Spanish rug brand Gan, the Garden Layers collection takes inspiration from Mughal architecture. The collection comprises a wide range of carpets, mattresses, side tables, daybeds, rolls and cushions made with recycled PET fabrics and fillings engineered for outdoor use while maintaining the comfort level of indoor spaces. A Garden Layer recycles as many as 882 plastic…

ashley furniture homestore

American brand Ashley Furniture was founded as a small family business in Chicago in 1945. Today, its products are sold by more than 6,000 retail partners in 123 countries. The brand made it here in 2017 and is currently managed by Homes & Decor Superstore under the Japanese-owned Matsushita Greatwall Corporation (MCG). It recently opened a 15,000 sq ft flagship store in Genting Lane. The Ashley Furniture HomeStore places Ashley Furniture and King Koil – two of the key brands managed by MCG – under one roof and offers modular sofas, statement pieces, dining sets, dining room servers and accessories from Ashley Furniture, as well as a complete range of mattresses, bed frames, linen, bedding and made-to-order sofa beds from King Koil. Products are displayed in settings of various styles so customers…

going green

From wallpaper and statement furniture to a trinket dish and a cushion, add a touch of soothing deep green to your space with this curated selection.…