Home & Decor May 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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editor’s note live it up

The living room has always been a highlight of a home’s design, because aside from the entrance foyer and the dining area, the living room is where your guests tend to spend most of their time. That means it is also the room that is going to leave the most lasting impression in their minds. When I step into the living room of a new home, I like to see aspects of the homeowner’s personality injected into its interior design. What colours does the homeowner like? What are his or her interests? What is the story this home is trying to convey to a visitor? Impressions aside, investing in a beautifully designed living area is also important to the owner because this is the room that greets you every time you come…

biophilia mania

Spanish luxury brand Lladro, known for its high quality and artistic handcrafted porcelain pieces, has co-created a capsule collection with Miami-based design studio Plant The Future. Harnessing the spike in the global appetite for biophilic design elements, it comprises porcelain planters in the shape of a rabbit, a gorilla, an elephant and a rhinoceros. “Biophilia is an innate love for the natural world that impels us to connect with all living things, and to feel the joy and peace deeply rooted in our biology,” shares Paloma Teppa, founder of Plant The Future, whose mission is to connect humans with nature through art and design. The collection, also part of Lladro’s Conscious & Creative initiative, fuses the unique artistry of handmade porcelain with cacti, air plants and succulents. Lladro Plant The Future…

refreshing green

Chartreuse – the colour that sits perfectly between green and yellow, it combines the best of both worlds in terms of its psychological effect and uses in the colour wheel. A pop of chartreuse can inject a playful personality into a neutral or dark colour palette and add a little contrasting acidity into a sweet or feminine colour palette. Small home items like vases, cushions, candles, or picture frames in solid chartreuse can invigorate a colour palette. Intrepid homeowners may opt for a broad swathe of chartreuse as a feature wall to electrify the overall feel of the room. Those who favour pastel colours can tone down the intensity by mixing a little white to reduce the saturation of the colour to blend it with the surrounding while still retaining…

mirror, mirror...

...hanging on the wall, which is the fairest space of all? Mirrors are a great way to make rooms feel larger and airier. From the freestanding types to the tinted and backlit versions, these days we are spoilt for choice.…

walking on eggshells

Did you know that we produce around 250,000 tons of eggshell waste annually worldwide? And much of that ends up in landfill? Nature Squared, an innovative surface material studio based in London with research and production facilities in Switzerland, Germany and the Philippines, has launched CArrele, the world’s first collection of handmade ecofriendly eggshell wall tiles. CArrele is available in square and rectangular shapes and four colour families: earthy neutrals, greens, pinks and blues, which are dyed using natural materials. CArrele is available from Nature Squared. Price upon request. Visit www.naturesquared.com for more information.…

exhibition of the month

DALE CHIHULY: GLASS IN BLOOM What: A large-scale glass installations exhibition When: Until 1 August 2021 Where: Gardens by the Bay For more than 50 years, American glass artist Dale Chihuly has pushed the boundaries of the material, reinventing natural and man-made environments with his experiments in light, space, and form. Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom showcases 25 of his magnificent large-scale installations, as well as more than 80 sculptures and 2D works. Pictured is The Float Boat (2014) at Denver Botanic Gardens. Ticket prices start from $12. Visit www.chihulyinbloom.com to find out more about the artist and his works.…