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Gakuseisean, 3Ds look very good. Great material for my coming reno (for which I haven't settled on an ID yet - any takers? :P). Are you in the ID business btw?

 

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Gakuseisean, 3Ds look very good. Great material for my coming reno (for which I haven't settled on an ID yet - any takers? :P). Are you in the ID business btw?

Glad to be of help. Nope I'm not in the ID business, this is just sort of a little hobby of mine, that I hope would offer a little inspiration to those who are bored of the cookie-cutter designs that many local interior designers use.

 

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SIMPLICE LIVING

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Layout based on a 4-room flat.

Here's a look that doesn't follow trends, isn't too radical, but nevertheless is easy to achieve, and is easy on the eyes.

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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Wow! What an informative thread!! I'm acutally looking to re-design my current unit from the usual cookie clutter modern home to a more cosy French Country Classical look. I find your postings on the Baroque and Neo-Classical look especially helpful.

Not easy looking for ID's that specialise in such style in SG. Furnishings are another matter. But I'm taking things slow and enjoying the hunt as we go along. Currently I'm starting with my kitchen (looking at french blue bottom cabinet and white for top cabinets, including the cornice and pelmets). Afterwhich, I'll slowly move on to the living room and finally the bedrooms.

Thanks again for thread. I'm drawing lots of ideas and inspirations from it. :dancingqueen:

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SIMPLICE LIVING

SimpleLiving.jpg

SimpleLiving_items.jpg

SimpleLivingLayout.png

Layout based on a 4-room flat.

Here's a look that doesn't follow trends, isn't too radical, but nevertheless is easy to achieve, and is easy on the eyes.

Bro u noe where can i get the wall lamp in this post?

 

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Wow! What an informative thread!! I'm acutally looking to re-design my current unit from the usual cookie clutter modern home to a more cosy French Country Classical look. I find your postings on the Baroque and Neo-Classical look especially helpful.

Not easy looking for ID's that specialise in such style in SG. Furnishings are another matter. But I'm taking things slow and enjoying the hunt as we go along. Currently I'm starting with my kitchen (looking at french blue bottom cabinet and white for top cabinets, including the cornice and pelmets). Afterwhich, I'll slowly move on to the living room and finally the bedrooms.

Thanks again for thread. I'm drawing lots of ideas and inspirations from it. :dancingqueen:

Glad that I could offer you some ideas. :)

Try taking a look at these sites as well

Desire to Inspire

Living Etc

http://so-much-more-than-nl.blogspot.com/

http://thehousethatkatandfredbuilt.blogspot.com/

http://aratorp.blogspot.com/ - More of rustic Scandinavian, but there are some adaptable ideas

Hope those offer some inspiration!

Oh and just a suggestion for your bathroom:

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Beautiful green marble counter-top, with crisp, white subway tiles, and a Venetian mirror.

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Bro u noe where can i get the wall lamp in this post?

You can get that Tolomeo wall lamp at Million Lighting, though I suggest you try online sources which tend to be cheaper than local stores. I think there are some people here who have purchased Artimede products from online stores as well.

 

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Thanks for the various links. Will definately take time and slowly browse thru them.

Oohh... I like the bathroom idea! So high class and classic! But tink the venetian mirror not too easy to find in SG. No matter, this is certainly a ***** and worth exploring to see how to make it 'come alive'. :sport-smiley-018:

Thanks again. ;)

Glad that I could offer you some ideas. :)

Try taking a look at these sites as well

Desire to Inspire

Living Etc

http://so-much-more-than-nl.blogspot.com/

http://thehousethatkatandfredbuilt.blogspot.com/

http://aratorp.blogspot.com/ - More of rustic Scandinavian, but there are some adaptable ideas

Hope those offer some inspiration!

Oh and just a suggestion for your bathroom:

tumblr_lr7y3bEMiL1qzlriyo1_400.jpg

Beautiful green marble counter-top, with crisp, white subway tiles, and a Venetian mirror.

 

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MODERN ECLECTIC LIVING

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For an eclectic living room that seems to come straight out of the magazine LivingEtc, consider the following details:

1. Vertical, white wall paneling 2. Clusters of [family] photos 3. A fireplace – in this design, concrete (either actual or laminate) was used for a more modern and industrial vibe, and the shape of the fireplace was used as a bookcase.

You’re also probably thinking that its rather silly to use a luggage (Globe Trotter’s Centenary Trunk) as a coffee table, but think of it this way, it would suggest that the home belongs to a well-travelled individual, and the suitcase itself can actually be used for actual vacations – and the wear and tear it obtains from the trip can add on to this impression. Trunk available at Cumulus (Wheelock).

For the sofa, I’ve added several [down-feather] cushions to ScanTeak’s original design so as to soften it up a little – this is one option that you can consider. As for the tripod lamp, I’m not particularly sure where that can be found in Singapore, but eBay is a good place to start.

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.

EDIT:

If you're interested in getting your contractor to build that fireplace bookshelf that I designed for this render, check out the specs sheet below.

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If I'm not wrong, Lamitak has concrete laminate which would work well here.

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Hi gakuseisean, ur idea are awksome... **** nice and creative ...

I have completed my 4 rm flat reno, but there is a piece of wall at dinner area which is w/o any display...

Just a plain piece about 5ft in length painted in white... Can give me some suggestion what to do? I been cracking my brain but cant really have a nice image... My house is mostly in white and some black... Hope u can help me with some nice idea...

 

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Hi gakuseisean, ur idea are awksome... **** nice and creative ...

I have completed my 4 rm flat reno, but there is a piece of wall at dinner area which is w/o any display...

Just a plain piece about 5ft in length painted in white... Can give me some suggestion what to do? I been cracking my brain but cant really have a nice image... My house is mostly in white and some black... Hope u can help me with some nice idea...

Given that your home is decorated largely in black and white, there are 2 ways of approaching this - either carry on with this black and white theme, or consider injecting something different. Personally I'd be inclined to go with the latter, so I'll deal with that first.

Something Different

One option would be to add some wood/natural colours into your home, so as to make it a little less harsh/urban. This can come in the form of light wood panels on the wall, which would be visually less cluttered than pictures (e.g. see my latest post Modern Eclectic Living), but yet still remain visually interesting with the wood grains.

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Alternatively, how about a large pop-art print, or perhaps 6 prints, hung in frames, in a grid formation. Try stores like Kinokuniya (the arts books' section), The Wright Gift (Ion) for such prints. Prints like those of Roy Lichtenstein or Mondrian are impactful, yet modern and non-fussy. Or for a more personal touch, how about family photos hung in a random formation, like that in my recent post Modern Eclectic Living.

Black and White

If you'd like to continue with the black and white theme, how about wallpaper (see this) that is both visually interesting, yet still in your theme's colours.

Alternatively, black and white photos of your family are also rather classy.

Or if you're quite audacious, consider painting the wall a charcoal grey, and hang pictures/photos in white frames, such that they stand out against the dark wall. That being said, I think this option only works best if you have light floors, otherwise it becomes a little too overwhelming.

Hope that helps!

 

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Given that your home is decorated largely in black and white, there are 2 ways of approaching this - either carry on with this black and white theme, or consider injecting something different. Personally I'd be inclined to go with the latter, so I'll deal with that first.

Something Different

One option would be to add some wood/natural colours into your home, so as to make it a little less harsh/urban. This can come in the form of light wood panels on the wall, which would be visually less cluttered than pictures (e.g. see my latest post Modern Eclectic Living), but yet still remain visually interesting with the wood grains.

Oct2kitka4086366515_fdaa692c9a_o.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1317516973628

Oct2katarinamalmstrombrown5722769493_17ccfac145_b.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1317516824868

Alternatively, how about a large pop-art print, or perhaps 6 prints, hung in frames, in a grid formation. Try stores like Kinokuniya (the arts books' section), The Wright Gift (Ion) for such prints. Prints like those of Roy Lichtenstein or Mondrian are impactful, yet modern and non-fussy. Or for a more personal touch, how about family photos hung in a random formation, like that in my recent post Modern Eclectic Living.

Black and White

If you'd like to continue with the black and white theme, how about wallpaper (see this) that is both visually interesting, yet still in your theme's colours.

Alternatively, black and white photos of your family are also rather classy.

Or if you're quite audacious, consider painting the wall a charcoal grey, and hang pictures/photos in white frames, such that they stand out against the dark wall. That being said, I think this option only works best if you have light floors, otherwise it becomes a little too overwhelming.

Hope that helps!

Thanks for the info.... What is 6 prints u mentioned?

Black and white photos is nice... but i dun have much of it... most of them are in colour :(

Do u think I can put a black and white hanging picture on it?? I saw a London Bus hanging pic in ikea, size is slighly smaller than my wall... will it be nice if i just hang that up?

And now i got another piece of wall about 3m in bedroom where i headboard is... Actually wanted to have wallpaper over it... but went to see today, the person say wallpaper need a month time... i abandon the idea...

Thinking of buying wall decal and paste over it... Just wonder if u have other better idea that can share w me...

Thanks in advance...

 

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Thanks for the info.... What is 6 prints u mentioned?

Black and white photos is nice... but i dun have much of it... most of them are in colour :(

Do u think I can put a black and white hanging picture on it?? I saw a London Bus hanging pic in ikea, size is slighly smaller than my wall... will it be nice if i just hang that up?

And now i got another piece of wall about 3m in bedroom where i headboard is... Actually wanted to have wallpaper over it... but went to see today, the person say wallpaper need a month time... i abandon the idea...

Thinking of buying wall decal and paste over it... Just wonder if u have other better idea that can share w me...

Thanks in advance...

No worries. Could you post a picture of your dining space and the rest of your home? I'll try to give you some suggestions based on what would fit/match. As for the "6 prints", what I was referring to was to hang 2 rows of framed pictures/photos, with 3 frames in each row.

 

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No worries. Could you post a picture of your dining space and the rest of your home? I'll try to give you some suggestions based on what would fit/match. As for the "6 prints", what I was referring to was to hang 2 rows of framed pictures/photos, with 3 frames in each row.

Thanks gakuseisean, I will post some pic here... maybe tml or wed... cos i working OT these 3 days...

I will try to post up asap... hope to get ur valuable advise and make my house a beautiful place for staying...

Thanks thanks....

 

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Hi gakuseisean, this is the piece of wall at dining area that i need to decor.... btw my bedroom wall i have found wallpaper for it... just need a week to install it... So my only headache is the wall at dining area... hope to have some advise from u... thanks...

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