A 4-Room HDB Flat Dressed-up in Interesting Patterned Tiles by The Scientist

Patterned tiles are quite a trend in the Singapore interior design scene these 2 years. We frequently see Spanish tiles and Peranakan tiles being used in cafes and restaurants, and they are increasingly popular in residential homes too. A small “dose” of patterned tiles will add enough visual drama to any cookie-cutter HDB flats. This 4-room HDB apartment at Marine Parade is a project by The Scientist. There are a lot of interesting vignette to look at within the apartment, but the focal point has got to be the kitchen, which is clad in colourful tiles of different patterns on the floor and on each side of the walls. Bold move by the designer and the home owners, as layering patterns on patterns is not the easiest task. The effort paid off well in this unique home, it looks fabulous. MP 07

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Fantastic Frank | An Eclectic Apartment in Stockholm

Fantastic Frank  – another Swedish real estate agency that has plenty of beautiful houses to offer, not only for potential buyers, but interior design lovers like us :)

This unit here is a 3-room, 73 sqm apartment top floor apartment in Stockholm (*note: anyway this unit has been sold).

Well, not all Scandinavian flats are in all-white :D This apartment is decorated in a riot of colours, think green kitchen cabinets against a plum coloured wall, not a conventional colour combination but worked in this eclectic space.

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Beastie Boys Mike D’s Cobble Hill Town House

Ok, you have probably seen this town house many times. It was featured in NY Times, major decor magazines like Living Etc, and shared by many other design blogs before. But I really love this funky and eclectic home so much that I  have to “record” this in my blog too :D

This spectecular townhouse is the family home of  Mike D of the Beastie Boys and his wife Tamra Davis and their 2 boys.

The house is filled with stylish furniture, artistic light fixtures and vintage pieces. I’ll try to list out some of the designer pieces they have here, and wish that I will have the budget to splurge on one or two of these pieces one day ~

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 Above: Pouf from Missoni for Target | Patricia Urquiola Technobodi lounge chair | Lamp by David Weeks

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 Above: Insect-pattern Paper Cupbord by Studio Job

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 Above: Antibodi chaise lounge by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso

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 Above: Tom Dixon Mirror Ball pendant light

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 Above: SHY light fixture by Bec Brittain 

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 Above: Tord Boontje Blossom chandelier 

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Bricks Amsterdam | A Garage-converted Loft

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Another project from Bricks Amsterdam.

In this project, Bricks Amsterdam has stayed true to their design philosophy – “Timeless Eclecticism“, and converted an old garage into this stylish, quirky and uber cool industrial home.

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Bricks Amsterdam | Apartment Vondelpark

This Amsterdam apartment is designed and renovated by Bricks Amsterdam.

Extracted from Bricks Amsterdam website: 

After several years of experience as a designer for the renowned Kelly Hoppen, James van der Velden set up shop in Amsterdam in 2010. BRICKS Amsterdam emanates the perfect blend of his artistic upbringing and his love for design, resulting in a distinct style. By combining classical elements with a broad contemporary approach, it can be described as ‘Timeless Eclecticism’.

I’m loving everything here, especially the bathroom and the kitchen. Both have a similar design approach. Juxtaposing raw wooden planks of the vanity and kitchen cabinet, with the black and white checkered floor tiles, white subway tiles on the wall and black aluminium frame (of the shower stall and shelving unit in the kitchen). Nice!!

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