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Feb 26, 2015

HOME REJUVENATED!

The home owners are working with us for a second time, which makes the design brief a breeze to understand and follow, since we know their basic requirements and preferences. Originally purchased for investment, this house eventually became the residence of choice for the couple after some decision making.
1st storey - after
1st storey - before
 
The house is located in a sought-after area near the city, and is basically in ready-to-shift-in condition. However, the owners really wanted the house to showcase their large collection of furniture, art and sculptures collected over the years. The remodelling this time is largely focused on integrating these pieces into the house in a systematic manner so they work together seamlessly to create a very personal space for them to relax when they come back.
2nd storey - after
2nd storey - before
 
The new owners appreciated the scale and proportions of the rooms, having lived in a condominium for the past years. With the large expanse of space available, this also made our work much simpler. On the ground floor, the living room serves as a communication zone when friends and relatives come visit. A TV hangs smartly over the sofa in an atypical fashion so it caters to entertainment when needed. The dry kitchen – another social hub of the living area – was designed for easy entertaining and light preparation of food. The customised unit comes with exquisite quartz counter surfacing and also provides large drawers for storing appliances, crockery and pots and pans.
Attic - after
Attic - before
 
In the bedrooms, functionality comes first. A lounge corner in the master suite provides for reading and relaxation functions. The room is bathed in hues of lilac, purple and maroon to provide a sense of tranquillity. In one of the bedrooms on the attic, its original function as a bedroom was aborted in place of a study cum guest room. Mirror doors for the new wardrobe expand the sense of space in this room, allowing the user to have a good view of the attached swimming pool from any corner.

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ONLINE SHOP LIGHTING55.COM

Whether you are renovating your home or looking to refurnish the living room, there will be times when you need to look for quality lights to go with the décor. However, that dream lamp is usually either over your budget (expensive shop rental = higher price tags) or the available selection is simply too restrictive for you to buy something suitable. In such instances, it's considered wise to try your luck online. We point you to Lighting55.com, a company which carries a wide selection of designer lamps and furniture from esteemed companies like Flos, Artemide, Kartell and Louis Polsen. Here, you get to shop to your hearts content in the comfort of your home and have your purchases delivered free to you - anywhere in the world. Prices of the products seem to be cheaper than the local shops too.
 
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Feb 10, 2015

FURNITURE HUNTING AT TAN BOON LIAT BUILDING

Standing in a corner between Zion and Outram Roads, this 'old-school' cool industrial building is certainly not a destination one would expect to find a dozen of hip furniture and home décor stores inside. But it really is one of the lesser known local furniture mall to head to whenever you are renovating or revamping your abode.
Among the tenants who have set up their camps here are companies like Pomelo, Jehan Gallery, Journey East and The Shophouse. A couple of antique shops and a gourmet shop called The Providore round up the offerings.
Be warned that you could really find yourself spending hours browsing from store to store once you start. With so many furniture stores around, you should probably start from the higher floors and work you way down slowly. We at Home Rejuvenation love the stuff at Pomelo and The Shophouse on the 10th floor in particular - the former taking our fancy with its distinct air of industrial and Scandinavian cool and the latter with its easy yet elegant visual merchandising. Prices at The Shophouse are particularly value for money.
With its curated supply of quality international homewares, Singapore Trading Post is another shop choked full of home accessories and décor objects with a distinct worldly allure. Their weathered, whimsical circus chairs with clown images really stood out.
If you are looking for something with a touch of warmth, you ought to stop by Mountain Teak and Journey East as well. Journey East needs no introduction as it's long been known to be one of Singapore’s choice destinations for unique upcycled furnishings and accessories. Here, you'll also find restored vintage and retro pieces (70s telephones anyone?), reclaimed wood furniture and even premium outdoor furniture. Don't miss out having a cup of coffee brewed by the friendly in-store barista while you roam around the store too!
And in case we forget, a visit to Jehan Gallery is also a must. The huge collection of rug styles and types ranging from contemporary to Persian to flat weave means that there will definitely be one that catches your attention. Just located behind the rug gallery is their furniture showroom carrying an equally good selection of sofas, cabinets and tables.
 
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