A Designer’s Whimsical Studio 張馨的天空之城小畫室

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I really like this whimsical studio that belongs to Taiwanese interior designer 張馨 Cynthia.

Cynthia is a talented designer who is know for creating classic interiors, American or English country homes in Taiwan (you can view her portfolio here).

The bright and airy apartment here is her personal hideout where she does her design works and paintings. The decor was inspired by her own drawing of a bunny house below. How cute right?

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{ Ikea Collectibles } The ARKELSTORP Series

Have you checked out the new ARKELSTORP series by Ikea?

Inspired by Swedish folklore, the ARKELSTORP series is traditional in style, with timeless design. The products are designed to last extremely long, with the use of solid pine wood that ages beautifully.

Sometimes, I feel that it is not very easy to find country-style furniture in Singapore that is affordable and still doesn’t look tacky. I think Ikea has just provided another budget friendly option for all of us to decorate our house :)

ARKELSTORP Window Table – SGD 159

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ARKELSTORP Drop Leaf Coffee Table – SGD 299

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ARKELSTORP Sideboard – SGD 499

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My favourite from the series – ARKELSTORP Desk – SGD 299

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All the drawers of the series has this nice little detail of traditional pattern used.

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Eclectic Taiwan Apartment by Fertility Design 豐聚室內設計

A project by Fertility Design.

This is a home of a professional chef trained in Le Cordon Blue. It is hard to pinpoint a particular style to describe the space, as there are influences of contemporary, vintage and French country flair seen in this Taichung apartment. The result is an eclectic and relaxing space for this family of five.

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The living room alone has many points of interest. A jewel blue wingback armchair, red faux brick wall throw in some retro feel to the space.

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One of the walls at the entrance hallway was painted blue, to visually connect to the living room. I like how the pale wood coffee tables of different shapes are nestled together with the blue vintage trunk.

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The walls of the bedroom beside the living area were torn down to create an open study area. Separating the two zones is a standalone TV unit-cum-bookshelves anchored by a large slab of cedar wood. The shelves facing the study area provide practical storage to the many cookbooks of the homeowner. What a pretty piece here!

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