MORE IS MORE
In this season’s design trends, we are seeing the philosophy of strength in unity extending beyond human relationships into the realm of interior design. We are referring to the practice of cluster lighting. Previously, the habit of grouping home accessories together was applied extensively to the arrangement of low-height coff ee tables. However, designs like this Spider lamp from Studio Italia Design, which resembles a dewdrop teetering on the tip of a wispy thread, look even more impressive when placed together in odd numbers of three or ﬁve. Line them up and dangle them from the same height or opt for a natural look by varying their placements. Whatever you prefer, they will be sure to add a touch of cosiness to your private corner.
The Spider lamp from Studio Italia Design is available from www.studioitaliadesign.com.
BALMY & ENDEARING
Imagine, if you can, a sunkissed shade of cyan that’s been rinsed through the foamy waves of the ocean before washing onto the shores of a sandy beach. That’s the hue proposed by colour expert Dulux for the design of an intimate lounge area. If you fancy the look and feel of a pair of faded vintage denim jeans, you will deﬁnitely crave the atmosphere of calm and casualness this colour evokes. We can’t get enough of this colour, Jasperware, because it creates a perfect backdrop for bringing out the unique texture of the accessories and furniture in a room. At the same time, the muted tone can also be easily paired with other colours to create an eclectic style.
Jasperware is a light,
bright and undeniably
fresh shade and pairs
well with antiques,
as well as more
NINA BEALE interior Stylist
“This colour works nicely with brass, rather than chrome or nickel ﬁnishes, to make the space feelfull ofwarmth and glamour. You don’t have to paint the entire room with this shade. I would use it on a feature wall in the living room or dining room, entrance hallway or kitchen. Use it to set the scene, or as a focal point that leads into the space. Soft furnishings, such as throw cushions and drapes, can be in shades of indigo or black to make a stark contrast against the light wall colour. You can pair this with prints in pink, or indigo and white.”
Text Young Lim photo BUNGALOW 55