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All of the following designs can be found on my blog:

Inspiration

ABOUT THIS THREAD

While it may be titled "Living Room Inspiration", there are far more than just living room designs - you'll find inspiration for your bedroom and dining room as well. I started this thread some time ago as I was rather sick of the cookie-cutter designs that most interior designers in Singapore seem to offer their clients, and the little guidance they offer their clients in seeing the design concept from start, to end [i.e. furnishings].

You'll probably see that for most of my designs, the built-in components that I advocate are either kept to a minimum, or are designed to be visually non-obtrusive - that's because I believe that the quality of furniture tends to be better, and that they tend to define a room's purpose, hence they should be the key focal point of a room.

Do feel free to ask for advice, be it on this thread, or on my blog.

LOOKBOOKS THUS FAR

Monochromatic Luxe (see below)

Modern Pop

Traditional Home

Misc. Inspiration

Modern Baroque

Cozy Corner, Ikea

Mid-Century and a render of a room furnished with such furniture

Scandinavian Dining Area

Scandinavian-esque Apartment

Old-School - A [Neo]classical home, Part 1

Retro Chic

Classical Salon

Industrial Bedroom

Eclectic Dining

Simplice Living

Modern Eclectic Living

Modern Studio

Industrial Design

American Elegance

Contemporary White

Pop Glamour

Japanese Minimalism

Chinoiserie Chic

Americana

Bistro Inspired

Greyscale Study

Magnolia Lounge - Latest Design

MONOCHROMATIC LUXE

Inspired by B&B Italia's Maxalto Collection

Updated 3D Image

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Dark colours, rich textures and simple lines that allude to the elegance of luxury hotels. This is the key to home that is both luxurious, yet not excessive, beautiful, yet not flamboyant.

If you like this design, or would like to know a bit more about how to make such a look work, leave a comment on this link.

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MID-CENTURY MODERN

With some pop-art accents

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And here's how it could be done, without renovations, without any significant built-ins, just furniture.

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The Roy Lichtenstein print/similar prints can be found at Kinokuniya as well as The Wright Gift shop (Ion Orchard).

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What do you guys think of white flooring vs darker flooring? Which looks better?

Depends on the mood you are trying to evoke, and also the wall colour.

Light flooring gives an airy feel, especially if it is coupled with light/white walls. This goes especially well with modern designer furniture, though it has a little bit of a showroom feel to it.

Dark flooring on the other hand gives a warmer feel, especially if its parquet. It matches well with traditional furniture, such as those country or classical designs. Alternatively, if done with white walls, it can also evoke a zen-like atmosphere, especially with minimal and earth tone furnishings.

 

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TRADITIONAL HOME

Warm wood tones and eathy colours - all elements that contribute to a cozy and homely environment. Given that most of the pieces suggested in this lookbook are from Ikea, you don't have to burst the bank for this one.

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MISC. INSPIRATION

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Inspired by Armani Casa

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A design I did for a standard HDB layout.

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Study, chair by Kartell (Kartell however does not offer this in leather)

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Lounge/Reading Area, inspired by a photo wall that I did for my own home. A similar shelf (not floor to ceiling) can be found at Air Division

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Dark flooring on the other hand gives a warmer feel, especially if its parquet. It matches well with traditional furniture, such as those country or classical designs. Alternatively, if done with white walls, it can also evoke a zen-like atmosphere, especially with minimal and earth tone furnishings.

 

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