Home Design Inspiration – Loving Whites

As the BTO completion drew nearer after waiting for almost 4 years, suddenly, I got a slight pang of anxiety regarding the interior design. With our tight budget constraints, people around me suggest hiring renovation contractors instead of interior designers but it is easier said than done!

Putting my worry aside, I finally be able to sit down and start browsing through some ideas to add to my mood board after months of being busying myself planning for my own wedding and taking a good recent vacation break away to Cairns.

So this post, I decided to show one of my favorite mood board which is shades of whites! I just love the bright and airy feel of homes, don’t you?

Mood Board: 

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Mood Board – Whites


And here’s some inspirations that I have handpicked 5 projects from Interior Design Singapore, which implements whites beautifully!

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  1. HDB 4-Room Unique Black And White Design – By De Style

Complicated but stunning, that’s what i thought when I see this. I love unique features like the texture wall with contrasting black and white colors. Very unique style to go for it!

2. Experiment with Colours for a Stunning Look – By Image Creative

Beside neutral tones, how about adding a hint of metallic colors like metallic pillows to add some personality to it? Love it!

3. All White Modern Colonial At Eight Courtyards – By Vegas Interior Design

If you notice that in my mood board, I like to choose colours on accessories and furnishings and leave the rest of the room in white.

Here, the designer adds colors through furinishings and decorative elements which give help to give some life to the white surroundings. With many interesting elements thrown in, it creates such cosy environment without looking very plain and dull.

4. HDB BTO Contemporary All White At Blk 88 Skyville @ Dawson – By DC Visions Design

dc vision contemporary all white kitchen

How about a white kitchen with some wood element?

I have never like seeing handles poking out of the cabinets so this is one plus point for me as it makes the whole kitchen looks very sophiscated and sleek by implementing the touch and push drawers to the cabinets.

dc vision contemporary all white master bedroom

Same goes for the bedroom. I just love how this bedroom is designed! Complicated design of accessories (frame), followed by neutral tones of the rug and curtains incorporated into the whites, I will prefer this to be my favorite hang out 🙂

5. HDB 5-Room White With Woody Walls At Bedok Central – By Weiken

This project is one of my favorites that I have bookmarked into my list.

weiken white and wood living area

weiken white and wood living area 1

Look at the lights! I have a thing for unique lighting fixtures and this attracted me as it added big “attractiveness” factor to the whole living room. A perfect contrast between the wooden elements and the white furnishings, this living room received much love from me!

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Disclaimer: All pictures are taken from Interior Design Singapore unless stated otherwise. However, content and opinions are of my own.

NOTE: This post is also re-posted to : Interior Design Singapore Website

Home Design Inspiration: Decorating with White

Let’s face it. White can never be boring. It can never go out of trend. You see whites in homes, wedding so many times and no one ever got tired of it. However, all whites design can be so boring to almost serious that you need something to break the monotony.

One may think that all-white room will be cold with sombre atmosphere, but if you are able to pair with good furnishings and decoration, playng around with textures and colors to match white, you can find yourself surrounded by with beautiful whites that give a very cozy feeling.

Here, I pick some of the projects to give you some ideas of how you can make do with certain things to decorate with whtes.

Adding Textures to the Whites

1.Ultra Modern White At Seastrand Tower – Weiken.com Interior Design Pte Ltd

Living room

This room is pretty awesome! I am a fan of marbling designs and I am so in love with how the designer came up with the marbling design for the wall of the television as well as the carpet on the glossy white floor tiles. It added such classiness and elegance! Together with earthly toned furnishings, it made such a stunning home to stay in. Click on the picture to hop over to the source for more pictures!

2. Contemporary Design With Ample Storage At Waterfront Gold – Vegas Interior Design Pte Ltd

Beside adding textures like marbling, one can also play around with the lighting fixtures and mirrors to create a spacious and airy feeling, yet cozy.

Living room

Dining room

3. Black And White Modern At Anchorvale Crescent – Inzz Studio Pte Ltd

Why not add a dash of personality to your home? Adding textured walls like brick wall can also help to create beautiful surroundings at home to bring out the chic look which can be visually appealing to the eye. I like how the designer chose the swing chair, art decoration (painting) and pillowcase with word design because it just add interesting feature to the whole look, making it looks fun and lively.

Living room

Living room

2. Adding splash of colors to the Whites

1. The Pink Round Bed You Never Knew Existed! – Vegas Interior Design Pte Ltd


Skip the boring greys and black and go for bold or bright colours instead!

This is such a bold move to add the bright shade of pink into the whites of the room. It creates a stunning and visually appealing room!

2. HDB 4-Room BTO At Blk 430A Yishun Orchid Spring – Absolook Interior Design Pte Ltd

How about adding different shades of blue? It make everything looks so feminine and sweet! The light blue curtains matching with the sheer curtains add some daintiness, and adding lightness to the space and air of softness.

3. Sleek Simplicity At Blk 476 Upper Serangoon View – HomeVista Pte Ltd


Don’t forget your kitchen too! You can also add splashes of color as well to liven up the atmosphere which give you the mood to cook delicious meals while whistling away.

3.  White and wood make an excellent combination

Combinations of whites and wooden finishings are always trending in home interior designs, making homes look more warm and inviting. The combination helps to harmonise the interior for the homes.

1. HDB Resale 4-Room Modern Farmhouse At Bedok – Designscale Pte Ltd

Living room

Cozy corner

Doesn’t this house looks so warm and inviting? I just love how the designer put together a farmhouse concept right in Singapore! The cozy corner looks so comforting with lush of green at your feet, I will no doubt love to spend my morning sitting there reading book with a cup of coffee.

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You can never go wrong with white design if you know how to style your homes. For more home interior ideas, do hop over to Interior Design Singapore, which has amazing gallery of many reputable interior designers styling Singapore homes.

Disclaimer: All pictures are taken from Interior Design Singapore unless stated otherwise. However, content and opinions are of my own. 

NOTE: This post is also re-posted to : Interior Design Singapore Website

Home Design Inspiration: Using glass elements to style your home

I have a big fondness for glass. Glass wall, glass panels, glass table, marble floor…with endless possibilities of implementing glass elements into the interior designs, it is so easy to style and create a luxurious and beautiful home, giving a light and airy feel. Addition of glass walls or dividers can help to allow more natural light into the room which can create a lighter atmosphere and visually enhancing the space in the room. On top of that, adding glass furnishings can help to create a uncluttered feel due to their transparent lines which can prevent interruption of the eye and causes it to perceive a less cluttered space.

Here, I have handpicked 5 of my favorite home ideas from Interior Design Singapore, which implement glass elements, that create such spacious and stylish home designs.

(Note: The rankings are not in order.)

1. Project by Vegas Interior Design Pte Ltd

Credited to Vegas Interior Design Pte Ltd

Credited to Vegas Interior Design Pte Ltd

I love how the glass wall beside the dining table actually helps to make the whole living room look very spacious. With the addition of the plant decorations and beautiful light decorations, it certainly helps to brighten up the room, reflecting the whole environment. The use of light tone color also help in creating a vibrant and comfy environment, a great place for relaxation after a long tiring day.

2. Project by Inzz Studio

Credited to Inzz Studio

Credited to Inzz Studio

Glass designs are very versatile. If you want to go for darker tone instead, it is still possible to implement glass elements as well. The key importance is to provide as much lighting as possible to ensure that it will not be dark and gloomy. I love how this project make use of light decorations like the false wall lighting, and bold patten wall (behind the television) to create lovely decorative accents to pair with the glass wall, making the whole room looking so classy and luxurious.

3. Project by Vegas Interior Design

Credited to Vegas Interior Design

Credited to Vegas Interior Design

I love how the designer actually implement glass and mirrors almost everywhere here while maintaining the simplicity theme. From the mirror on the wall to the glass dividers and glass furnishings, it certainly bring the whole room into top notch, creating a rich feel, despite such a simple and monochromatic design.

4. Project by AX image Design Studio

Credited to AX image Design Studio

Credited to AX image Design Studio

How about creating a “spacious and open” kitchen concept? Glass walls are great substitute if you are looking for an “open” concept kitchen but yet still prefer a close environment to keep the cooking smell within the kitchen. This project demonstrated how glass door and partial glass panel can be implemented, paired with partial brick accent wall to create a neat and stylish look. Adding the clear glass panels helps to create illusion of space, as well as allowing natural light to come in. Want some privacy? Add partial walls like how the designer add the partial brick wall to the design.

5.  Project by Designscale Pte Ltd

Credited to Designscale Pte Ltd

Another “open” concept kitchen design example using glass door and panels where the designer insert full panels instead of partial panels as seen from the previous example. This helps to create an even more spacious kitchen, allowing more natural light in which can visually enlarge a small kitchen. By using glass instead of walls, you can help to create an open kitchen while keeping the smoke from the cooking within the kitchen.


Disclaimer: All pictures are taken from Interior Design Singapore unless stated otherwise. However, content and opinions are of my own.

NOTE: This post is also re-posted to : Interior Design Singapore Website



Mixed Media Canvas Inspiration: Big Shot Party @ Made With Love

Hello! I am back with another inspiration, this time it was done at Made With Love Big Shot Party with a friend. We had a blast! I have been so busy lately with my full time job that I was grateful for my friend who actually book a slot for me once they opened the slots and I didn’t even know about it until she excitedly sms me and asked if I am interested to join her since she booked two places. 🙂 And of course, I agree since I haven’t got the time to do some crafting myself at home so this will be a lovely break for me to make something.

Meanwhile, Party Time Tuesdays (PTT) challenge “Always Anything Goes” is still on going where you can create any project using any products you have on hand and link your project onto PTT’s blog before the deadline and you will get a chance to win some prizes from our sponsor. Thank you for those who have participated in our March Challenge, we have such an overwhelming responses and amazing creations from all our readers! Congratulation to our lucky winner!

Now, as usual, the challenge will still be “Always Anything Goes” and our this month’s sponsor will be Crafter’s Companion! So get crafting and link up your work to our PPT’s blog and you will get the chance to win some products from Crafter’s Companion!

Here’s one inspiration from me to get you started:

Mixed media Canvas project

One thing I like about joining Big Shot Party at Made With Love(MWL) is that you get to learn new techniques and equipments from Aida,  a talented mixed media enthusiast who is a Design Team member from Sizzix. So we first started out with a blank canvas where I will give it a blue base coating using acrylic paint before adding some nice purple color (Ranger brand) at the corners. My apologies that I could not remember the specific color though.

The frame was cut out using die cut, before painting it with blue acrylic and embossing the words with clear embossing powder. After which I added the “beehive” looking die cut paper (provided by MWL) behind the frame (colored using Tim Holtz distressed inks) before adding foam tape and pasting over a patterned card stock.

Frame die cut and embossed

Next is the cutting out of the butterfly using die cut and embossing the lovely butterfly to create some nice wing pattern before adding spray mist and red and yellow distress inks to create a lovely ombre color. I personally love my butterfly artpiece 😉 Stacey, another MWL staff, helped to add the crystals and metal embellishments.

Butterfly embelishment

The wording was stamped using Archival ink of brown to create a nice distress look. Yellow distress ink was used to create the background. The paper was actually tri-folded which can be opened to reveal a long paper where one can write a personal note in it.

Moving on, I also shadow embossed “Lucky” onto a paper before cutting out and creating the lovely shade of red using distress ink and finalizing the word with some beautiful glitter using Sticklers.

Shadow embossed “lucky”

Flower was also die cut (provided by the staffs), with the floral swirls by using the burlap and plastic to die cut out the shapes and layering them to create a nice flower embellishment. I added my own metal embellishment and rhinestone back at home for a finishing look.

Layered flower

And the final outcome:

Mixed Media Canvas, with mini card

I just love how it turned out! ❤

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I hope this served as an inspiration for you to start cracking and enter your entry.

Can’t wait to see all your lovely entries!


Home Design Inspiration: Minimalism – Living with Less

I love minimalist designs. Living in such a busy and expensive city, I always feel the need to escape the distractions, noise and clutter in order to feel relaxed and comforted…and that is living in an uncluttered and simple enviornment. Too much clutters bring too much distraction and they do not bring you joy.

Minimalism is all about the art of living with less, with the theory of “Less is More”. By keeping only the essential elements, what you choose to have is vital. Get decorations that are simple in form and function, yet there is a touch of elegance and sophisticated feel.

Minimalism is king of clutter free homes. There are no ifs and buts about minimalism; it is great space united with interesting furniture and is a style born from Japanese interior design where everything is reduced to only its necessary elements.  –Interior Designipedia


“Less is more” theory does not necessarily means that you have to go budget on your furnishings and accessories. It is more on creating a comforting space while maintaining a perfect minimal and visually interesting modern interior. Here, I decided to feature 2 projects from Interior Design Singapore website as I love how the designers implemented minimalist designs to the homes. These two will go into my favorite bookmark list for future references when I get my new house. 🙂

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1. Minimalist Design Giving A Spacious Feel – Weiken.com Interior Design Pte Ltd

I have no idea what type of housing it is, but putting that aside, I am quite impressed with the design of the living room.

Living room – Floating shelves are always the choice for minimalist design

Reading room

The whole room


Going for minimalist designs do not have to be just black and white in an almost sterile fashion. That will be so boring and plain. Here, the grey added sleek sophistication to the living room, making it look classy and modern. Pairing black floating shelves with the classy white and grey interiors make an excellent combination. Going to the reading room, the neutral background highlighted the colorful accents in ease, allowing the bright color to stand out and create a “pop” look.

Spanning out, the simplicity and minimalist-themed created such a dashing room, a showstopper which will turns heads, and of course, a great conversation-starter! 😉


2. HDB 4-Room BTO Minimalist Charm @ Anchorvale – Urban Habitat

This project caught my eye because of the wonderfully designed kitchen and the bedroom.


Creating a minimalist-themed kitchen can make it looks elegant with clutter-free decor. With the addition of the bar top and simple cabinets with false wall lighting, these help to add more style and elegance to the kitchen design. Throw in neutral colors with a hint of black works best in creating a striking look of minimalist style.


Have a well designed bedroom is very important as this is where you will relax and sleep. When choosing the right furnishings, bed and decorations, it is important to consider the color used for the room. The best effect for creating minimalist styled bedroom will be white or cream shade. You can also add in a little colour like grey for instance (e.g. blanket) and patterns (e.g. cupboards and pillow) to add simple but interesting details which helps to add in a touch of personality. This will create a serene and comforting place. Too much whites with no personality touch to it will make the room looks cold and uninviting.

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If you are the kind of person who love to have a clean, simple and uncluttered home, how about implementing the “Less is More” approach to your home? With the minimalist style approach, you can create your dream home with such chic and classy interiors!

Disclaimer: All pictures are taken from Interior Design Singapore unless stated otherwise. However, content and opinions are of my own.

NOTE: This post is also re-posted to : Interior Design Singapore Website

Home Design Inspiration: Implementing textures to enhance your design concept

I am always very awed and fascinated with textures. Even in cardmaking, I would love to give my papers some texture by embossing them. So when I came across this project which implements texture concept, designed by Design Chapterz Pte Ltd, I decided to bookmark it for future reference and of course, to share it with my readers!

4-Room BTO Flat – Resort Style Concept

Living room/Dining room

I love the living/dining area design look due to the neutral and white colours with textured feel which give a very stylish appearance. Creating extra dimension for your walls help to provide unique look to the whole outlook without making it look plain and boring. It will also create visual’s interest, inviting one’s eye to stop and notice the interesting texture. In addition, having such walls are very versatile which can be suitable for many interior styles and interior decor items. So always try to go for textured wall to create stunning and classy home interior! Do be careful of how you will be pairing your walls with furnishings because sometimes, the combination of the two may clash horribly and it will not look as great as you imagine it to be.


I just love the bedroom! The textured wall gave an appealing look to the whole room, when combined with the brown and grey tones, creating a striking and modern look to the room. Choosing the right upholstery fabric based on patterns, style, colours and setting is also needed to be taken into consideration. Here, warm grey and brown tones  with contrasting patterns were implemented which paired beautifully with the false wall panel lighting and textured wall to give a modern and resort-style look.  This room will be a great place to re-wind and destress, which serve the purpose!


Alternatively, you can also use wallpapers or faux paint to create the “textured” look. Take the kitchen for example. The cabinets were “faux painted” to give a wood textured look which can give your kitchen a boost in style and transform your home’s surface into visually stunning décor.

I like how the designers make proper use of the textures and colours  to create a visually appealing and inviting space to live in. Don’t you?


Disclaimer: All pictures are taken from Interior Design Singapore unless stated otherwise. However, content and opinions are of my own.


Home Interior Design: Choosing unique and vivid colours for your home

I blogged about the post of adding shades of pink for your home last month, pairing the pinks can go beautifully with the whites. What about vibrant and vivid colours such as orange and red? Or the rare combination of purple, red and green? As I surfed through the net, I saw this project by Free Space Intent which make me bookmarked this project into my Interior Design Inspiration list for future reference for my upcoming future flat. Hence, I thought I will do up a post to share with my readers on this beautiful colour schemes!

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This project was done by Free Space Intent, on a 4-room condominium where you can see that they decided to go for red-orange scheme pairing with the somber grey walls to give the whole room a lively and vibrant atmosphere.

Living room

Dining room

In this project, the designers painted walls of the living andf  in black-grey colours which is usually not a common choice for many as dark walls may seem too serious or sombre. But they cleverly paired Vividly colored furniture and decorations which help to soften the impact of black walls as well as to revitalize the room. This pairing make it dramatically beautiful, soothing and indisputably stylish with a modern touch. With the playful interaction between the dark walls and white floorings, it helps to strike a balance in the room design as well. Lots of natural light is also a prerequisite.  The reason for including the big windows is to allow a heavy dose of natural light which can help brighten up the room, defining and enhancing the space. And of course, lighting fixtures of beautiful design will also help to beautify the home as well. If you have a small living room, including mirrors can help to make the room looks bigger and spacious.


For the bedroom design, the designers decide to give the rare colour combination of purple and red. By choosing purple as the basis of the room while red is the accent, with a touch of green, this give the room an extra edge, making the room looks sophiscated and classy. As the colours are quite dark in my opinion, bringing as much light as possible will be important as well. I like how they choose to place the false wall lighting because it give a really beautiful and relaxing effect to the room, making the colours look more vivid.

Study room

I do not really quite like this room design because I feel that shade of orange used for the walls does not blend well with the light shade of brown flooring. I would prefer that the flooring would be in darker shade of brown so that it will make the orange looks more contrast and appealing. But putting that aside, decoratives also matters in the interior design. With the addition of the blue and white decorative painting, it helps to make the room more pleasing to my eyes because blue always work well with the orange as blue and orange complement each other.

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So far, I quite like this project!

For more pictures of this beautiful home, you can visit this link: The Ansley @ Mandalay Road.

Disclaimer: All pictures are taken from Interior Design Singapore unless stated otherwise. However, content and opinions are of my own.