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Home & Decor July 2019

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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in this issue

1 min.
work from home

Having dedicated my career to the media industry, I am thankful to not be desk-bound. However, I can certainly understand the frustrations faced by those who feel trapped in their office cubicles, especially when they are worried about the family members they’ve left at home. Furthermore, in this digital age when most businesses have transitioned to operating on electronic platforms and work teams are constantly connected through mediums like e-mail, Skype, Whatsapp or Telegram, there’s no reason why employees can’t clock in remotely from home or somewhere convenient. In fact, many companies have noted increases in productivity and welfare when workers are allowed to opt in for flexible working hours and conditions. Naturally, in order to be efficient at home, it helps to create a conducive environment to help you focus. As…

1 min.
bring sexy back

If you haven’t heard by now, the ’80s and ’90s are making a massive comeback in the music and design worlds. Names like Pet Shop Boys, Sheena Easton and Westlife have headlined at sell-out concerts locally, while speaker brand Muzen recently launched its collections of portable retro-themed wireless high definition FM radio sets, in a bid to revive the habit of tuning in to audio broadcasting. Aside from its petite size, its vintage style factor is also appealing. Looks like this is the perfect time to make a switch if you, like us, are missing those feel-good times of analogue music and classic tunes. Visit www.ifactoryasia.com for availability of Muzen OTR wireless speakers. Prices range from $129 to $139.…

1 min.
colour of the month

AUTUMN HUES Having a home in warm colours (pun intended) may seem counter-intuitive given Singapore’s sunny climate all year round, but it’s actually comforting – and you can achieve that by bringing shades of autumn into your home. These may range from the hay and blonde colours with their light brown tones, to the red-tinged brick, bronze and cognac shades. When contrasted against a white or cream-coloured background, these beautiful options – reminiscent of dried maple leaves and a Tuscan sunset – add a heady dose of sensuality and conviviality into your space. the expert says “Burnt orange and similar shades are growing in popularity with local homeowners at the moment. We are seeing a lot of upholstery and bedding suppliers roll out new designs and patterns with these hues. They are great…

6 min.
great buys

TRENDING WOVEN WONDERS Once thought of as a dated material, rattan is now back in the spotlight. Often used in handmade furniture, rattan gives a bohemian atmosphere that is sought after in a design world that is becoming increasingly aware of sustainability issues. Do you know that the palms from which we get rattan grow faster than other trees? These pieces (right) show how rattan fits perfectly in contemporary aesthetics. KEEPING VIRGIL Fresh off recent collaborations with fashion and furniture brands like Louis Vuitton, Timberland and Ikea, DJ, architect and artist Virgil Abloh has partnered Vitra for an installation at the Vitra Campus titled Twentythirtyfive. He created spin-offs of three items, namely a ceramic block, the Potence wall lamp (originally designed by Jean Prouve in 1942), and the Antony armchair (another of Jean’s works…

1 min.

Homey Vibes Fancy stepping into a service centre that feels like a home? Bosch recently unveiled Singapore’s first experiential home-inspired customer care centre. Named Unser Haus, which means “our house” in German, the 1,350 sq ft space has been designed to look like a cosy modern-day contemporary home, where customers can relax while waiting for their appliances to be repaired. Small appliances such as vacuum cleaners can be repaired within the hour, and customers can even oversee repair works being done in a glass room. Unser Haus at #04-02 Bosch Building, 11 Bishan Street 21. Award-Winning Local design studio Design Intervention triumphs again at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2019. This year, it won awards for Best Architecture and Interior Design for a private residence in Singapore, Best Kitchen Design, Retail Interior Design, and…

1 min.
expand your kitchen space – no reno required!

Many of us have the same problem. With smaller homes, and even smaller kitchens, limited counter space hampers the food preparation and cooking process. Designed for discerning homeowners who want to do more in their space-shy kitchen, and who want it to have a sleek, smart look, the Franke Box is pure genius. Recently unveiled at EuroCucina 2019, the international kitchen furniture exhibition held in Milan, the new Box Center places the most essential kitchen accessories needed to prepare meals in a single compact unit. The Box Center comes complete with two sink bowls and accessories that include two chopping boards, three knives, a standing knife holder, a colander and draining rack. What’s clever about it is that it makes use of the space above the sink to create more surface area…