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Home & Decor

Home & Decor October 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.

Country:
Singapore
Language:
English
Publisher:
SPH Magazines Pte Ltd
Frequency:
Monthly
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in this issue

1 min.
transforming spaces

It may sound voyeuristic but I love looking at pictures of homes that have gone through tremendous interior changes. I am always fascinated by how old and outdated spaces could be given a new lease of life with a few deft interior design touches and new coats of paint or wallcovering. Not only am I surprised by the vast potential these homes possess, but I am also struck by the innovation and quality execution when it comes to giving them new purpose or functionality. I suspect our design-loving audience relishes this as well because our home features are a favourite with readers, and are constantly the subject of fervent discussion when I meet with them. In this issue, we asked Home & Decor’s design experts to share projects that have seen the most…

1 min.
shiny, shimmering, splendid!

When it comes to channeling fine Scandinavian style into glossy reflective surfaces, few names come to mind as predominantly as Georg Jensen. The eponymous brand was established in 1904 by the Danish silversmith, who blazed a trail with his stunning works in silver and gilt that were way ahead of their time. Since then, the brand has collaborated with notable designers on iconic collections of hollowware, flatware and jewellery in stainless steel, aluminium and wood. Henning Koppel’s stainless steel pitchers, inspired by a fat duck, are as modern and stylish today as they were when launched in 1965. The new pitcher has a billowy form and graceful curves. The Koppel pitchers, ranging from small to large, retail for between $360 and $570 at Georg Jensen, #B1-03A Ngee Ann City, and www.georgjensen.com/global.…

1 min.
usher in the warmth

These plush stools and sofa from Koket by Covet House exude a subtle yet luxurious feel with upholstery in rich blonde and rose gold colours. Earth tones have always been popular with homeowners desiring a cosy ambience, and especially if one is going for a laid-back, scandi-chic look. While most would pair complementary colours for a subtle, soothing effect, a rising trend puts a new twist on earth tones by adding a glint of sparkle and setting them against a dark backdrop for dramatic effect. We are seeing more furniture accented with bronze or matte gold trimmings, and warm, honey-hued fabrics in sensual textures like velvet, suede and distressed leather. Combining shimmery earth tones with a textured feature wall in bold grey or black elevates them from their usual supporting role…

4 min.
great buys

CLEAN & MOP Clean your home efficiently and effectively so you can spend more time doing things you love! The FC 5 Cordless, Karcher’s latest two-in-one cleaner loosens dirt and wipes it off the floor simultaneously with two rotating microfibre rollers that are kept moist for mopping. With just 400ml of clean water in this appliance, you can wipe approximately 645sqf of hard floor in just 20 minutes! Karcher FC 5 Cordless floor cleaner retails for $798 at major electrical stores. CUSTOM CARPETS Can’t find a carpet to suit your home’s interior design? Create your own with Dutch homeware design company Moooi. Its Chromojet printer and accurate tones produce an unlimited mix of colours to create high-definition, photo-realistic prints. Moooi Carpets are available at www.nest.co.uk.Prices range from $2,800 and up. WIDE SPECTRUM Have you ever seen a…

1 min.
artist of the month

Irfan Hendrian Trained in graphic design, the artist and industrial printmaker works mainly with paper to compose visual arrangments. His exhibition Some Other Matter showcases sculptural forms replicating machinery and deserted buildings made entirely of paper. This re-emphasises its versatility and relevance in modern society as synthetic construction materials such as concrete and steel find more favour with consumers. Some Other Matter is on until Oct 13 at Aloft at Hermes, Liat Towers, 541 Orchard Road.…

1 min.
news

Bathroom Basics Toto Asia Oceania’s newly refurbished, 3,000sqf technical centre at Apex @ Henderson allows you to experience products, including the Neorest NX II, through cutaway models, live demos and interactive displays. Toto Asia Oceania is at #03-01 201 Henderson Road. Visit www.asia.toto.com for more information. Craft Culture Archifest (Singapore Architectural Festival) returns from Sept 27 to Oct 9. Curating this 13th edition of the festival is Formwerkz Architects, which was was established in Singapore in 2004. Activities include hands-on workshops, panel talks, film screenings and walking tours. Visit www.archifest.sg. New Ride Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens, Austria, has a brilliant new attraction. Shimmering with 15 million Swarovski crystals across 12 ceiling panels and 16 wall panels, Carousel is a merry-go-round installation designed by award-winning Spanish designerJaime Hayon that will delight everyone who loves some sparkle. Visit kristallwelten.swarovski.com.…