Scandi Industrial Chic

The title sums up the theme for our new home.

We started off wanting a white palette with pops of colour and some light wood to give off the scandi vibe. The idea was along the lines of fun, cosy and quirky. So we started putting in place a design with our interior designer and was already close to finalizing the design before we had gotten our keys.

But a visit to Make Room, this shop I had previously blogged about, kinda ignited our love for industrial design. There was something about the rawness and simplicity of the look that appealed to both of us. We liked almost every other piece of furniture in that showroom. We spammed our interior designer with pictures of all the pieces we liked from that shop and was hoping to somehow fit all of those into our initial theme. But our initial design didn’t sit well with all the furniture pieces we liked, which left us a little disappointed.

But when we visited our apartment two weekends ago, together with our interior designer, we had to tweak our initial design because we realised that the floor plan we had was not drawn to scale! Somehow the floor plan made the apartment looked a lot bigger than it actually was. 😦 Since we had to tweak the design anyway, three of us brainstormed at the actual site and decided to change the entire theme by going for a more industrial look instead!

So just like that, in two hours, we threw the design we had been working on and obsessing about for weeks, out of the window, and settled for something that left all three of us very excited and enthusiastic about! All because of that trip to Make Room!! There is no doubt that we will be getting a few things from the shop but I thought I should share this great find with everyone!

They do provide styling services as well. I must say that their service is impeccable. I was attended to by Geraldine (who is both a designer and a sales person) and she was most helpful in providing the information we required both at the showroom and over emails. When I asked if I could take photos, there was no hesitation and in fact, I was encouraged to take photos so I could consider my choices! How refreshing is that, given that most shops that sell furniture pieces in singapore would not allow any photography.

Ys and I are really thankful that we made the trip to Make Room and we are now really really excited about our new home!

Presenting the pictures I took at Make Room!







It’s time for a holiday!

Ys will be heading to Guangzhou for training in November so we thought we would make use of the opportunity to take a short holiday (just the two of us!). But since I’m not quite a fan of Guangzhou and since Guangzhou is just a train ride from Hong Kong, we decided to make a trip to Hong Kong again!!

Yes we were just there last year but who can get tired of Hong Kong (read:shopping) and the food there! And plus I have so many friends there!! In fact, I’ll be there one day before ys arrives so I can get all my shopping done take the chance to catch up with some friends.

Can’t wait!!

PS: this trip is made even better because I was able to redeem a ticket with what’s left of my miles! Yay! Free ticket!