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Home & Decor

Home & Decor August 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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English
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1 min.
comfort in the dark

Coco Chanel once said: “Women think of all colours except the absence of colour. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” While she might have been referring to the world of fashion, the sentiment holds true when it comes to interior decor as well. Knowing how to work with a monochromatic or greyscale palette is an art form, nay, a science in fact, which requires in-depth knowledge of how to strike that delicate balance between black and white, and creating the illusion of depth by using darker tones to accentuate or downplay dark shadows. The challenge becomes even more complex when you factor in a style as rigorous as Minimalism. It takes a certain amount of skill and rigid…

1 min.
the upcycler

GOOD FOR THE EARTH, GREAT AS A TABLE “Our planet is struggling, and never before has it been more obvious that we need to take action to protect our environment. Mater believes in working to turn waste plastic into durable and desirable designs for the home,” says Henrik Marstrand, CEO and founder of Mater, a 13-year-old Danish furniture brand that uses sustainable and ethically sourced materials. What really sets Mater’s collections apart from others is the sleek way it incorporates Scandinavian minimalist looks with an eco-friendly design philosophy. The Column dining table, designed by OEO Studio, features a marble-like tabletop made of 100 per cent recycled yogurt pots, while the legs are made from a lacquered oil-burnt iron sheet, giving the table a monolithic feel. The trestles are handmade by skilled artisans…

4 min.
the picks

Add to cart Add a hint of “Afroluxe” to your home with authentic homeware and accessories from Ashepa. Crafted by African artisans, these handmade products range from Ankole coasters and wooden salad servers to ceramic wares and mudcloth cushions. Founder Chetna Bhatt was born in Kenya, and Ashepa is her way of sharing soulful tribal culture with the world. Visit www.ashepa.com. SHOT OF LIGHT Italian designer Matteo Ugolini’s quirky interpretation of Cupid’s arrow darting through two hearts, the Cupido pendant lamp, will have you instantly falling head over heels for it. Featuring a thin bar of LED light piercing through two lampshades with black and white designs within, this hanging accessory casts an ambient glow over the space beneath, making it perfect for the dining area or lounge. Cupido was launched at Euroluce 2019 at…

2 min.
why choose wood flooring?

Teak has always been one of the most sought after flooring materials for homeowners, simply because of its hardiness, sensual texture and beautiful grain. A well-laid wood floor adds plenty of warmth and cosiness to interiors, making the entire space feel inviting. But do you know that there are much more benefits to wood flooring, other than its timeless look? Ask Teak, a local specialist in teak flooring, shares the unique aspects of such flooring and reasons why it’s worth the investment. ARE ALL PARQUET FLOORING THE SAME? No, they are not, but parquet flooring is perfect for indoor use. It comes in smaller dimensions, ranging from 17mm (thickness) by 72mm (width) to 24mm (thickness) by 48mm (width), which makes parquet ideal for use in compact spaces or unique layouts. There are…

4 min.
grey & cosy

When the owner of this luxurious condominium unit bought the apartment, his intention was for it to be a weekend retreat. And when it came to the renovation, not only was budget not an issue, Teo Chen Hian, a director with the Tong Eng Group of companies, left the planning, design and choice of furnishings entirely to Alvin Kwan, creative director of AKD3SIGN. His only request was for a strong, masculine colour palette – the rest was entrusted to Alvin, right down to the display of his personal collection of artworks and choice of bed linen. “The owner gave me free rein, and that gave me room to ‘experiment’ with different elements and textures,” says Alvin. “I decided to play around with wallpapers for the rooms, not the conventional sort but…

2 min.
relive the glam

Suave Italian Flair ROMAN HOLIDAY 1953 This award-winning comedy starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn offers plenty of design fodder when it comes to giving your interiors a touch of bold Italian style. When Action Was Louder Than Words CITY LIGHTS 1931 A heart-rending tale of how a tramp (Charlie Chaplin) falls in love with a blind flower girl (Virginia Cherrill), this movie sets the scene for a space filled with cosiness and femininity. Hitchcock Forever PSYCHO 1960 It is one of the most iconic film noir flicks to be produced by Alfred Hitchcock; who can forget the signature shower scene and the ear-piercing musical score? Here, we’ve transformed that sheer excitement into a look that’s more muted but just as mysterious and scintillating. The New Old THE ARTIST 2011 Fashion and film meet in this recent release done in the…