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Singapore Tatler Homes December 2018

Singapore Tatler Homes not only showcases the top homes in Singapore and the region, but also reviews the best international interior design trends, appliances and accessories.

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Singapore
Language:
English
Publisher:
Edipresse Media Hong Kong Ltd
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contributors

LEANNE MIRANDILLA A journalist and editor based in Hong Kong, Leanne covers all things related to design and lifestyle. She speaks to Mark Worgan, CEO of Tai Ping, to learn more about the history of the rug brand and its creative collaborations with leading design firms around the world (page 66). KAREN TEE Karen is a travel and lifestyle journalist who finds joy in inspiring an appreciation for the finer things in life. Also a certified yoga instructor, she’s most likely spotted on the mat in her free time or sipping a flat white while planning her next odyssey. In this issue, she speaks to Astrie Ratner about the elegant abode that Astrie has created for her family (page 112). LOUISA CLARE LIM Wearing many hats as an interior designer, stylist and writer, Louisa loves…

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editor’s note

We’re often asked: what makes a beautiful interior? Which are the elements that we look out for while searching for homes to feature? To us, an inspiring interior should convey a perfect balance of colour, texture, proportion and, of course, function so that it can be well-utilised and enjoyed by its inhabitants. The Parisian abode on this issue’s cover instantly caught our eye with these qualities, and more. French interior designer Damien Langlois-Meurinne has skilfully transformed a typical Haussmann-era apartment into a realm of style with a considered use of everything in a designer’s arsenal—we love how every corner of the home is a beautiful tableau. See the space in more detail from page 168. A hands-on approach to decorating can work as beautifully. Take Astrie Ratner’s effortlessly elegant home for instance.…

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editor’s picks

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS The word ‘minimalism’ may be applied to everything from art, architecture, fashion, design and even as a way of life—but how did this concept truly begin? Explore the history and legacy of the art movement at this collaborative exhibition from now to 14 April at National Gallery and the Art Science Museum. The exhibition features over 130 works of artworks from paintings, sculptures to installations and immersive environments, while delving into Eastern philosophies that have shaped Minimalism as we know it today. nationalgallery.sg, marinabaysands.com/museum PRIME ESTATE Be surrounded by the wilderness up in the Scottish highlands, enjoy the rustic charms of an English country house, or stay at a sporting lodge with your canine friends—these properties in the UK offer complete privacy and impeccable hotel-style service, launched as part of the…

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new in town

ECLECTIC FEAT French furniture brand Roche Bobois embraces a certain joie de vivre with bold, vibrant collections created by design luminaries the likes of Kenzo Takada as well as fashion houses Jean Paul Gaultier and Missoni Home. Discover its latest pieces at the new showroom with top picks including the Mah Jong sofa that’s covered in a patchwork of creative patterns and the Globe Trotter collection by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders. Roche Bobois, 75 Bukit Timah Road, #01-02 Boon Siew Building, Tel: 6513 1918 AROMATIC JOURNEY Fragrances can instantly transform the ambience of a room, so set the right mood with the alluring scents from Flaming Queen’s newest boutique. The home fragrance boutique features diffusers, scented candles and room sprays from cult favourites such as Baobab Collection, Dr. Vranjes, and Linari—European brands that have…

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storied spaces

THE CAPITOL KEMPINSKI The historic interiors of The Capitol have now been beautifully restored to house a new property by luxury hotel group Kempinski. The hotel features 157 lofty, light-filled rooms and suites with high ceilings and elegant archways that reference the building’s original Victorian and Art Deco architectural features. kempinski.com/en/singapore/thecapitol-singapore SIX SENSES MAXWELL Located close to sister property Six Senses Duxton, this boutique hotel is housed in a block of shophouses with refurbished interiors by French interior designer Jacques Garcia. Blending its European influence with an Asian touch, the hotel’s 138 rooms and suites have been lavishly decorated, with some featuring historical artefacts. sixsenses.com/hotels/maxwell/destination RAFFLES HOTEL Expect the grand dame of Singapore hotels to unveil its new look in mid 2019. The refurbishment is spearheaded by Aedas Singapore in collaboration with architectural conservation and specialist consultancy…

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tranquil escape

Located between the upmarket districts of Knightsbridge and Belgravia, The Berkeley has long been the hotel of choice by the well-heeled the world over. No surprise—it has been honing its reputation for excellence for over a century. From being one of the first to introduce air conditioning in the 1920s to establishing a deep connection with esteemed creatives, The Berkeley is not one to rest on its laurels. Following a redesign of the hotel’s revered public spaces, including the legendary David Collins-designed Blue Bar, attention was turned to the penthouse suites. After a successful collaboration with André Fu of AFSO on the serene Opus Suite in 2012, they commissioned him to reimagine two of their most prized spaces. Here, we speak to the interior architect on how he created a modern…

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