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Man Cave

The light-filled and spacious bachelor pad is cosy and comfortable. It is always a challenge if you’re a bachelor wanting to find a space to put your identity to it. There are things to consider such as price, location and the close proximity to modern day conveniences. Donny De Silva who works in the recruitment […]

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Going Local

A modern home adorned with provincial symbols and context festooned on objects and prints, proves the homeowner’s love for all things Singaporean. IDEA: A mish-mash of colours, styles and forms create an inviting space. IDEA: Wallpaper depicting Singapore currency acts as a feature wall.   IDEA: Guests will love the preppy look as homeowner mixes […]

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Lofty Vision: Jade Seah

  If you tell a potential home buyer that a certain property is old, had no parking space and one would have to walk up six flights of stairs in darkness, most people would give it the wide berth. However, it was not the case for media personality model, host and actress Jade Seah as […]

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An old shophouse gets an artsy makeover

​Built in 1859, this Niven Road shophouse was probably home to coolies or migrant workers who stayed there temporarily. Despite its decrepit state, Alvin Kwan the homeowner and interior designer saw potential in the space. The property was purchased in 2010 all thanks to an advertisement in a property website. “I think I was fated […]

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This homeowner created a home with exotic finds around the globe

Serendipity can be so fortunate for some people. Case in point: homeowner Jeremy Tan, who was browsing at an online housing portal and stumbled on a 4-room Telok Blangah flat which caught his eye. “I wasn’t looking to buy. I just tinkled on the keyboard and searched for a flat in the Redhill and Anderson […]

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REAL HOME: This villa demonstrates an execution in tasteful aesthetics and artisanal furniture

The villa offers views of sylvan and hilly terrains all around. Can you count on a male architect to introduce design flair and an appreciation of furniture and accoutrements into a home? Very often, architects are very nonchalant in furnishings and would relegate that role to a proper interior designer or decorator. Not in the […]

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REAL HOME: This home comes alive once you step in to experience its interiors that take you on a pleasure trip

  For most couples, the thought of renovating their home is best done by commissioning an interior designer and everything would fall into place. For Heloiza Montuori and her husband Mario, it was more of a “hands-on” approach to getting into the gritty work and rolling up their sleeves to get the job done. When […]

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House Tour: An apartment for an elderly couple demonstrates how style and function can coexist.

PHOTOS: Weiken.com It is common thinking that homes of the elderly should be just utilitarian bereft of any style. That’s not true with a semi-retired couple living along Kim Tian Road. When they met Emily Tan of Weiken, their brief was to create a modern home with clean lines and it had to be easy […]

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Open And Inviting

Newly-weds want nothing more than to call a space their own home after the big day. For the Wong couple, it was paramount in their plans to quickly settle down with a place to chill and perhaps start their own family, and of course have a place to invite friends over for the weekends. STARTING […]

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Product Designer Scot Laughton

What is your design philosophy? If you are going to try designing this or that, then commit to it fully. Be honest, improve it, practise the highest craft and quality you can, and be aware of who is making it and the conditions they work in.  As a designer, it is very important for me […]