Restrained but Strikingly Eclectic | Notting Hill Townhouse by Suzy Hoodless

This five-storey townhouse in Notting Hill is an embodiment of restrained good taste and eclecticism, brought together by the amazing British designer Suzy Hoodless. It speaks modern, contemporary, and sophistication. Yet the graphics, geometrics patterns and bursts of stronger colours bring in the playful touch needed for a family home.

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A bright entry way with a monochromatic scheme highlighted by a minty green french door.

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Lime green artwork and dusty pink curtain, who would have thought they worked so well together! (Also, the size of this sitting room is totally relatable to the apartment-sized living room that most of us have. If you are re-decorating, this could serve as perfect inspiration for a tasteful space)

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The kitchen and dining area opens out on to the garden terrace. A teak wood credenza adds warmth and layer to the neutral palette dining area.

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A pleasant surprise – a giant diagonal black-and-white stripes appear out of nowhere in the muted kitchen that leads down to the media room and work den on the lower ground floor.

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Manolo Yllera’s Whimsical Home Studio in Madrid

What would you expect from the home of a photographer for decor magazine such as Architectural Digest? Spanish photographer Manolo Yllera‘s home and studio in Madrid is one whimsical affair. Just look at the tall branches and flowers in the living area! Every corner of the house was styled imperfectly perfect with colourful punch, splashes of paint, art pieces and vintage furniture.

To view more beautiful pictures from his portfolio, visit his website for his full portfolio.

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Bohemian and Feminine Eclecticism | Stefanie Cove West Hollywood Apartment

I found out about this super gorgeous one-bedroom condo of Stefanie Cove via Domaine. It is so pretty with the right mix of bohemian accents and polished details that I’m thinking how to convince the husband to adopt this look for our next home haha. To read the full story featured in Domaine, click here. Bohemian designs are about colours, textures and abundance. Taking inspirations from Stefanie’s apartment, these are some elements that we can consider when creating a bohemian and feminine home.

  1. Colours

You can go all white for the calmer and more exquisite boho feel (like Bella Koh’s apartment in Singapore), or go with a vibrant colour palette like Stefanie’s home, which gives a rich and abundance feel to the space. While there are no fixed rules in picking the right colours, pink, purple and peacock blue hues are some great choices for a boho space.

  1. Beautiful textiles

Think Moroccan rugs and blankets; pillows of different patterns such as ikat or tribal prints. Have lots of them, and layer them.

  1. Metallic accents

Brass, silver or gold fixtures and lightings add a touch of glamour for a more polished look.

  1. Abstract arts and wallpaper

For a more modern take of boho look, consider adding in some abstract arts and wallpaper for more diversity.

  1. Mismatched furniture, vintage and antique pieces

Matchy-matchy furniture is a big NO here. You got to put in more time and effort to look for mismatched furniture that looks good together :) Flea market finds, vintage and antique pieces will complete the look. You will definitely not short of conversational pieces in such a home <3 Bohemian 01 Bohemian 02 Bohemian 05 Bohemian 06 Bohemian 07 Bohemian 09 Continue reading

An Industrial and Eclectic Look for a 5-room HDB Flat by Green And Lush

Following from my previous post, this is another HDB flat done by Green And Lush.

This 5-room flat adorned a “light” industrial and eclectic look that is very popular among the home owners in Singapore now, especially for the younger couples. There are plenty of industrial accents seen here like the cement screed wall and the black track lights. The space is also furnished with mainly wood and metal furniture as well as interesting vintage accessories to complement the look.

It is raw, but still feels personal and cosy as a family home.

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