We show you the moodboards we’ve drawn up with the help of three experts, so you can easily recreate the look you love
The Designer: Terence Neo, Design Director at eightytwo
Moodboard: Natural Woody Textures + Concrete Neutrals = Timeless Appeal
Terence, who established his own interior design firm five years ago, says this trend “combines the Japanese style with the pleasing aesthetics of Scandinavian design to create a classic home that is beautifully tranquil, extremely liveable and can withstand the test of time”. To achieve this style, combine light natural woody, white and concrete grey neutrals for a clean and enduring look.
Photos: EightyTwo, Posh Home, The Scientist
Minho coffee table, $690, from Born in Colour.
Muuto Unfold pendant lamp, $291, from Lifestorey.
Osaka sofa with tufted seat, $2,845, from BoConcept.
Pelutho table, $1,218, from Foundry.
Bloomingville white cactus, $27.80, from 3LittlePicks.
FÅRDRUP rug, $19.90, from IKEA.
“ The raw concrete finishing lends an edge to the somewhat muted overall design,” Terence notes.
The Designer: Robin Wong, Principle Designer at Posh Home
Moodboard: Moodboard: Raw Surfaces + Utilitarian Objects = Industrial Revolution
With 15 years in the industry, Robin says, “The industrial chic design style finds beauty in the raw, natural building materials that many try to conceal. It gives a raw, unfinished look by showcasing utilitarian objects, neutral-toned wood and metal surfaces in a thoughtful manner.” Think vintage pieces, exposed bulbs, wires and functional pieces put together in a creative way.
Dedal bookshelf, $545, from Danish Design.
Flos Aim suspension lights by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, $565 each, from SPACE.
Zachary sofa in rosa red, $1,299, from Castlery.
Pipe coffee table, $359, from Comfort Design.
d-Bodhi Fendy lockers, $2,680, from Journey East.
Serax Pure tableware, from $15, from Mountain Teak.
“ The alphabet lights give a unique personal touch to the bedroom, and its raw metal finish with exposed lightbulbs lend to the industrial feel of the home,” Robin says.
The Designer: Lee Pei Zhen, Interior Designer at The Scientist
Moodboard: Classic Decorative Accents + Modern Furnishings = Transitional Charm
Contemporary designs meet old world charm in transitional-style homes that offer “a beautiful balance of elegant Classic and clean Scandinavian elements”, says Pei Zhen, who has been designing homes for two years. It’s all about paying attention to details and adding decorative accents to give modern furnishings flair and character without being overwhelming. For instance, consider a decorative tray or trivet, or a traditional bedside lamp with a unique sculptural base.
“An English Beading Recess design can enhance an otherwise ‘boring’ or ordinary-looking bomb shelter,” says Pei Zhen.
Madam Sculpture, $175, from Concrete Everything.
Black marble hexagonal boards, from $49, from Comme Home.
Hannah sofa, from $3,282, from Kuhl Home.
MENU Afteroom bench, $2,370, from Grafunkt.
Shaye lamp, $549, from Crate & Barrel.
Onyx feline cushion by Elbe, $29.90, from FortyTwo.
22 Design Studio 4th Dimension Table Clock, $229, from Naiise.
Riviere lacquered tray or box with bamboo handle, from $605, from Vanilla Home.
A soothing colour palette instantly gives a sense of serenity to the bedroom.