Singapore Design: Dark + Moody

Tuesday, August 28, 2018




I was thrilled when a client recently asked me for a 'dark and moody' master bedroom! He was imaging for rich, deep blue walls but was worried it would look to heavy. I love this look and when properly balanced with plenty of lighter elements, dark walls can create such a cozy and stylish space. 

Here are a few tips for making deep blue walls work:
+ opt for white or pale neutral bedding   
+ use art and light fixtures to break up the deep color on larger walls
+ chose a blue with green undertones or a dusty hue for a more sophisticated palette








For those of you in this part of the world, here are my Nippon paint picks!


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Pretty City London

Friday, August 24, 2018


Earlier this summer we had an amazing family holiday in Europe and stopped over in London for a few days. It's always one of my favorite cities, so charming and lovely mix of old and new world style. Today I was just daydreaming via Pretty City London, one of my favorite Instagram accounts to follow. Stalking travel bloggers always makes me happy! Here are some images to help fuel your wanderlust . . . Any gorgous instagram accounts you follow for travel inspo? 












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Product Love: Rattan Pendants

Wednesday, June 27, 2018


Rattan and wicker pendants are popping up all over recently and I am happy to say it's a trend I am fully behind. I love the natural, organic texture of these woven rattan lights. They offer a chic but breezy alternative to metal or glass fixtures and are often a super affordable option. I have used this great Ikea Sinnerlig pendant in a two projects recently. Here is some more lovely rattan inspo! (and in case you are looking, scroll to the end to see my favorite retail picks).  


These above are actually Vietnamese rooster catchers which have been fitted into light fixtures - you can really see chickens along the road under these traditional enclosures! We did the same on a recent project here, my client carried them back on the plane :) Super cost efficient and such an impact.









FAVORITE RETAIL PICKS:


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Spring Refresh: Modern Canopy Beds

Wednesday, April 4, 2018



Growing up I adored my bed, it was a queen size 4 post bed painted in pastel hues, and I always felt like a grown up princess! I still love the architecture and drama canopy beds lend - but now with a decidedly more modern feel. Far from fussy, these streamlined beds can look amazing in contemporary or eclectic spaces and provide a structural element to balance the other soft elements of a bedroom. Here is some modern canopy inspiration and a retail round up of my favorites (just in case you are looking!). 















My retail picks 
(clockwise):

RH Child Callum Storage Bed here

Crate + Barrel James Walnut Bed here

One Kings Lane Bryan Linen Canopy Bed here 

RH 19th C French Iron Bed here

CB2 Frame Canopy Bed here

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Singapore Design: Cuscaden Walk

Monday, March 19, 2018


Happy Monday everyone! Today I wanted to share a little project I completed a while back here in Singapore. As usual my love affair with blues + neutrals runs deep, but in this case it was so fun to add a hit of rich orange and terra cotta to balance it all out. The color scheme was inspired by a vibrant paining the client had purchased in Vietnam. The room was very large and felt quite cold, with white marble floors and walls of windows. So I relied on lots of small scale patterns and uniquely textured textiles to warm up the space. My lovely client had relocated from Tokyo so we also had a few very pretty antique pieces to work with. Overall, I love the sophisticated, welcoming vibe we achieved! Any details you love?







Textile selections in process. . . I love my client's sweet little dog guarding his new rug :) 


{all photos taken by the talented Claire}

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