1. Pair luxurious ornate items with industrial chic elements
One of Singapore’s most prominent socialites and influencers, Jamie Chua lives in the house of our dreams. Her immaculately furnished mansion is a common background in many of her Instagram pictures, a perfect backdrop for her OOTDs.
With the help of Norman Yeo, creative director at One Stop Concept, Jamie’s 10,000 sq ft mansion is the epitome of stylish modernity and luxury with an edge, with touches of marble, glass and wood.
2. Floor to ceiling glass cabinets
Her home is adorned with her collection of contemporary art, elegant accessories and designer furnishings. Her bedroom and walk-in wardrobe (which is a full-sized room) are also a sight to behold.
For those without an enviable collection of designer shoes and bags but a lifetime collection of travel momentos or a prized collection of, consider installing a floor to ceiling glass cabinet to display them.
3. Bring your dream vacation home
Everyone should be familiar with Xiaxue and what she has done to her 4-room HDB resale flat. A lover of beach holidays, she chose a vintage beach theme and mentioned that most would opt for a minimalistic or modern look, but those two just weren’t up her alley.
Following a consistent colour scheme of blue, white and sand, her beach paradise abode was completed with oak beams on the ceilings and a hyper realistic beach wallpaper that spans the living room wall. In addition to the various beach-related knick knacks that Xiaxue purchased at very affordable prices from Taobao, an online shopping site, she has recreated a beach vacay right at home. For a complete view of her house, watch her house tour here.
4. Keep it planted
Melissa’s apartment is so minimalistic and stylish that it looks like it came straight out of a magazine. Her all-white apartment is decorated with plants as she believes that they help to purify the air and brighten up the interior. Not surprisingly, HDB and condo homeowners are also jumping on the jungalow bandwagon to beautify and purify their homes. Find out the best plants to own at home here.
5. Add brass and gold elements
Her apartment’s original tiled flooring was laid over with light wood-grained vinyl pieces which complements the dark wood furniture. Brass and gold accents are also a common feature around her home which adds to the luxe vibe. Melissa also maximised her home space by having an open concept kitchen. For a complete view of her house, watch her house tour here.
7. Use tiles to create a statement wall
Despite the size of her apartment, the different design elements give her home more character and makes for a more rustic vibe. Psst, her diagonally-placed grey-white-black tiles (which were repurposed from the roof) are a statement feature — they serve as a cool backdrop to her Instagram posts. Have a better view of her apartment here!
9. Add splashes of colour to brighten the home
Ying Tian adds more texture to the home with a brick wall. She also jazzes up the home with splashes of colour, such as the Tiffany blue photo frame and cabinet. Add this yellow ottoman in your living room for a dash of colour to brighten the room.
11. Place framed inspirational quotes
Naomi’s bedroom is also simple but Instagram-worthy, with shades of brown and white dominating the colour scheme and frames of inspirational quotes found throughout the space. You can even personalise your favourite quotes with this floating wooden letter board.
12. Glitz it up
Instead of a normal bedframe, why not glitz it up with a silver metallic frame like what Mongchin has done? You don’t need to get an intricate design or a detailed form of architecture. Different materials can add texture and tone so don’t be afraid to inject some fun and variety to a room. You could try wood or acrylic as well for a different feel.