Home & Decor August 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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red dot gets bigger

Singapore may be small in stature but what we lack in size we more than make up for in our optimism and appetite for success. This is especially true when you take a look at our vibrant design scene. Interior and industrial designers alike are constantly pushing the boundaries with their bold projects and innovative ideas. It is heartening to see the government recognising their efforts as well with the President’s Design Awards. In spite of the challenges the pandemic might have posed to them, our local designers have taken it in their stride and found creative ways to address the situation. This ‘never say die’ attitude was how our forefathers managed to bring the country from a struggling port of call to becoming a developed first world nation, and this formula…

monolith mirror

The Messenger table mirror is a poetic interpretation of what a simple desk accessory could look like when art meets practicality. Composed of construction waste, including mirrors, steel, marble and concrete, Messenger was inspired by the mystery and marvel of monoliths around the world. The brainchild of local design studio LAAT, founded by Cherin Tan, and award-winning artist Alvin Tan of PHUNK, the collection reflects the ingenuity of the duo in repurposing discarded materials into functional works of art. Combined together, the textures exude an earthy yet modern vibe, resulting in a look that is instantly eye-catching and other-worldly. In fact, one might mistake this for an alien portal, which opens up into another dimension. The Messenger table mirror is part of the Monolith collection, and retails for $380. The collection…

great buys

EDITOR’S CHOICE SIMPLICITY AT ITS BEST Furniture with thin lines that look like they are lightweight goes well in small spaces. But of course, we also want them to be robust and durable. The Filo chair by French design duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Mattiazzi has nailed this to a T. Seen from the side, Filo looks elegantly slim while its fabric cord seat and backrest lend airiness and a graphic touch, yet it features a solid beech wood frame that is both sturdy and versatile. “I use it every day, in front of my desk, and I’m happy with it. I’m happy to see people sitting in it,” says Ronan. Filo chair retails for $1,270 at P5 Studio. Visit www.p5studio.com.sg for more information. EXPANDED CLASSICS Caesarstone has expanded its Classico collection to include…

tile of the month

EQUESTRIAN BEAUTY “I envisioned a horse back that could hold several riders. horse,” says Italian visual artist Gianpaolo Pagni of playful tea service collection for comprises a teapot, teacups, dessert plates with horses wrapped around them, and friezes evoking jockey outfits in playfulness. Hermes Hippomobile retails from $210 for a dessert plate at Hermes boutiques and www.hermes.com. PIXELATED RED Red is such an intense colour that many of us shy away from using it for interior surfaces. But fear not, there are subtler reds out there, including this Graph Colour collection from Italian brand Ceramica Vogue. Featuring fine lines inspired by millimetre paper used for precision drawings, the red variant lends a celebratory air while still being subtle and playful. The collection is available in many colour variants. The Graph collection by Ceramica Vogue is…

roaring red

sabina ibiza

Ibiza is well known as a party destination, but there’s a whole other side to this island just off the eastern coast of Spain – and it’s this experience of freedom and serenity that Sabina wants to offer its guests. A sprawling estate with 50 private villas, a clubhouse and even a non-denominational temple, Sabina is Ibiza’s first villa estate with an ecological focus. Using locally sourced materials from the region, such as sustainable timber and stone, the whitewashed buildings exude effortless coastal charm. “The interiors are all about spiritual ambience and reflect the soft beauty that Ibiza represents,” says Glyn Hirsch, a non-executive director at Sabina Estates. “It’s not just the natural beauty of the landscape, the coves and mountains, the glory and abundance of nature, but the beauty in the…