The Right Touch

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23th September 2016
A house is not a home until you have furniture and lighting. A home isn’t complete until you have accessories that add character and pizzazz. Today, more and more people are proud of showcasing their homes to the world and voyeurs. Coupled in the age of Instagram and Facebook, we’re so conscious about how our homes appear to friends, family and outsiders. Sure, one might have the trendiest wallcoverings, the chicest furniture and the most striking lighting but when it comes to adding that zing to any space, it’s the accessories that matter.

Accessories for the home are like jewellry for a well-dressed lady. It introduces the homeowner’s personality in an expressionistic way. But there are so many types of accessories to choose from – vases, votive (candle) holders, figurines, sculptures, cloches, and so on. So where does one begin? The key is to look for something to unify the accessories. Think of colour, shape/form, pattern, etc. Also pay attention to the colour of your walls and your other furniture and lighting items.

The fundamental means to make accessories work is to cluster items of the same colour, shape of pattern together. These include amassing a family of red vases in varying heights and shapes. This would help beautify a console or dress up a dining table. Sometimes accessories can also work singularly. Take for example, a beautiful bronze sculpture. You want this piece to stand alone in order for guests to marvel in awe and free from any other visual distraction.

Hey, even toys or collectibles can be part of a home decor conversational piece. If you have a large collection of vintage toys, you could group them and place them on top of a customised cabinet to proudly present your painstaking effort in collecting these objects.

A family of white votive holders on a dining table can look pretty on their own, so why not add candles in some of them to create a warm glow? Better still, if you don’t like candles, opt for flowers with their stems cut short so that each votive looks petite and sweet.

Always remember some basic rules: One, go with what you love and don’t let anyone dictate your style; Two, choose a theme but make sure it matches your surrounding decor; Three, consider symmetry especially mantlepiece, doorways, etc; Four, use odd numbers when placing accessories in a group; Five, use your walls as a canvas for artworks, photoframes or picture frames; Six, even your floors can be graced with accessories like area rugs, whimsical ottomans or plush carpets. At the end of the day, it is always important to have fun!

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Make it look luxe

Written by Bapsy Rozario on . Posted in Carpets, rugs & carpet tiles - Singapore, Fabrics for curtains, draperies, bedcovers, cushion covers & etc, News, Press, Wallcoverings & Wallcovering Painting

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Look for feature points

Sometimes a feature of a room can be an unsung hero when it comes to making a room look plush and expensive. Any features like built-in bookshelves, architectural beams, archways, focal wall etc? These can be prominent features if you attend to their details. Keep these features clean or at least free of clutter, otherwise it would block the view from guests. A disused faux mantelpiece which holds decorative objects can be enlivened with a new lick of paint! Architectural beams can be painted black amid a white background to make them standout.

Bin it!

It takes some willpower to throw things away for sure but if a certain fixture or furniture looks ugly or dated, bin it. However, if you feel you can restore it or revive it with a upholstery fabric, or even some simple embellishments, then try to make that piece standout. Kitchen cabinets with their antiquated unpolished brass handles can be given new life by a simple application of Brasso. An old, hardly-used armchair with a drab fabric can be restored to its former glory simply by spending some money on proper restoration.

Going neutral

Walls can actually talk if you know the right colours for it. Neutrals such as beige, greige (grey + beige) or grey can work its magic in interior decoration. Once you have the right canvas, adding things, objects and furniture will make the overall look standout. A crisp, neutral colour will always remain timeless!

Avoid cheap, loose furniture

They key to making a home look bespoke and expensive is really in the details. That’s why it is important that you adopt this mindset when you begin renovations. Bookshelves or cabinets that look custom is when they fit or extend all the way into your home or space. An upholstered custom made sofa or dinning chairs, floor-to-ceiling cabinets always look posh. That’s why some forward planning is important before you actually spend money on your renovation. It’s important to speak to your contractor or ID person.

Make a statement!

Splurge, splurge, splurge! Yes invest in some key furniture pieces such as an armchair or a sofa. Why not a posh floor lamp for a corner? A beautifully designer piece will always make heads turn. Go for designer pieces if you have the money and in time they can be heirlooms too!

Tasteful additions

Sometimes the simplest luxe tricks are just right under your nose. Avoid flimsy, poorly made products at all costs. Quality carpets add plush tactility when your feet rest on them; even a plush wool throw for your sofa can add a luxe touch. Accessories with objects in a family of three: vases, votive holders, candelabras, figurines. Ornamentation is key to making a room look inviting and rich in character.

Artsy artwork

A big room always needs a focal point and paintings or wallcoverings do their work pretty well. You can even create a multi-panel piece – an image blown up but broken into three separate panels to create the whole image. Even gallery-style display of picture frames or digitally printed wallcoverings is highly recommended.

Less is more

The rule of threes is key to making a corner or display look well-appointed and tasteful. But looking luxe is always about being less. Keep lots of white space on your walls and clear personal clutter. Too many books on the mantelpiece? Then keep to a handful of five books to do the trick then finish off with gilded book-holders for a touch of luxe.

Keep it clean

There is always a place for everything! Find a home for personal items and banish them from sight. Who wants to see credit card statements, old newspapers, loose tissue packs, etc? A clutter-free home always makes a space look polished and professional.

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to Fri: 9am to 6pm S&S: 1030am to 7pm | Closed on Public Holidays

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Colour therapy for rooms

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Blue
It is the key colour to trigger relaxation response. Just being in a blue room allows one to imagine you are looking at the sky, floating on the sea or just being in a tranquil state of mind. It is ideal for a child’s bedroom or even an entrance way.

Cream
This is the sort of cream colour that has a tinge of pink. It gives warmth but also lifts your spirits. Perfect for bedrooms as its gentle and positive vibe it exudes makes it a refreshing way to be calm.

Grey
Soft greys are also a very calming shade to have in a room. Pair it with a leaf green for the ceiling to add depth to a room. It also creates a serene atmosphere when applied in a study zone so you can focus on your work.

Yellow
A soft yellow hue think of it as a milky, pastel yellow, is the perfect shade to give warmth while keeping you inspired. Yellow gives positivity and hope and this hue becomes beneficial when you need to think or compose yourself.

Taupe
Its brownish hue backed by a predominantly grey base gives one a sense of renewal or growth. Use them in bedroom with creamy fabric or a tinge of bright yellow accent cushions to make the sanctuary welcoming.

Pink
This shade of pink is more like a rose champagne and represents love and tenderness. It extends happiness and compassion while rejuvenating interiors to make you want to cosy up with a good book to read.

Plum
A subdued purple, this pastel shade of plum is both warm and cool at the same time. It has a touch of vibrancy while allowing you to stay relaxed. Perfect for reading corners or dining spaces!

Red
Red in its chilli hue or a rosy hue can be used as accent colours. It is best used on a feature wall to help energise a space. It can create conversation when guests pop by, allowing you to recharge your senses and keep you alert.

Green
Green – whether leafy or jade in hue gives one a sense of comfort and nourishment. Green soothes the eyes while connecting you with nature. Your eyes will thank you plenty! Perfect for communal spaces or even a study area.

Orange
Orange extends warmth and energy. It revitalises a space, it tantalises your eyes and gives one an urge to cook up a storm, so it becomes the perfect shade for any culinary space!

So the next time you pick a wallcovering, fabric, carpet or flooring for your home think which color best resonates with you and makes you most comfortable.

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Interior Showcase Sept ’16 – Art Decor

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5th September 2016
Art – A series of lines, shapes, patterns and colours that come together to make something uniquely beautiful. This season, how will you turn your living space into a work of art?

Soak Up the style
Lines have a way of giving a perception of breadth to a room. The Fortuna Silk collection with its linear design and vibrant colour gradients is sure to breathe some volume into your room and would be perfect for a feature wall.

Colour Frenzy
The Harlequin collection never ceases to impress with its bold patterns and truly unique variety of fabrics. These eye-catching fabrics from Callista may be just what you need to add a splash of artistic flavour to your living space.

Rustic Style
Alternatively, try a more muted wallcovering that speaks volumes. The Jailhouse Rocks collection features simple yet elegant designs which are sure to compliment any room.

Metallic Luster
Who says neutrals are boring. The neutral colour from Cobra collection comes with a metallic backing to add a little sheen and luxury to your home. With Cobra you feel you home has a touch of class.

Creative Comforts
Simple wallcoverings are best paired with sophisticated patterned fabrics. Edo Fabrics by Zoffany has a selection of elegant designs to choose from and is an ideal choice to spruce up a room.

Simply Elegant
Add a touch of class to any room by completing the look with a carpet of choice. City Route by Premierfloor may be just what you’re looking for with its timeless designs.

Choose from our range of patterns and prints and energize your interiors with the colours that will fire up your home or office. To see more, check out www.goodrichglobal.com or visit our gallery at Changi South Lane.

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Brilliant tips to make a small room appear large

Written by Bapsy Rozario on . Posted in blog, Carpets, rugs & carpet tiles - Singapore, Press, Press Releases, Wallcoverings & Wallcovering Painting

2nd September 2016

Breathing Space
Shoving furniture against the wall doesn’t guarantee a room will appear larger. Beds can be angled to corners, or leave a space between the sofa and the wall does the trick. Simple breathing room around your furniture lends the appearance of more space.

Wallcovering with light hues
Pale hues such as dusty greys, misty blues, powder pink, mint green, creams, or even shades of light yellow wallcoverings can make a room look airy and spacious!

Use multifunction pieces
Invest in quality furniture that serve multiple functions: a side table can hide a pouf, an large round coffee table can provide hidden storage, sofas can be converted into beds, etc. There are currently many creations out there if you are willing to explore and talk to brand owners.

Use Mirrors
Mirrors are the best trick to make a room appear larger. A large floor-standing mirror placed in front of a dining table can double up the dining space in an instant. Placing mirrors facing windows help to reflect light and make the room appear larger.

Fold it up, stowaway
If you don’t entertain often, then a foldable dining table or one with drop leaves can actually provide more space. Drop-leaf tables can accommodate two more persons to join the dining gang but when the party is over, you can fold away to have more space.

Go monochrome
Use wallcovering or fabrics for your home in gradations of one colour: i.e. whites to soft cream or off white but this should be applied to main walls, trims, cornices and other detailing. Different shades of one colour give an illusion of “expansion” to the naked eye.

Keep curtains simple
It is wise to keep the window aesthetic clean and crisp while drawing the eye to the green vistas outside. If you need to have some privacy, opt for gauzy sheers that look sleek and sophisticated without weighing the room down visually.

One statement piece
Yes, just invest in one large prominent furniture piece in a room. If you opt for a large L-shaped sofa, this can pull the eye towards it while the smaller pieces help to complement the look. A bespoke statement chair in a corner can achieve this trick.

Wallcovering for the ceiling
Wallcover your ceiling a darker colour to give depth to a room. It also draws the eyes upward thereby creating an illusion of height.

Go with less
Decorative accents smaller than a cantaloupe can make any display or setting appear smaller. Rather than having a cluster of small vases on a display, opt for 3 large bases in varying forms to make the display look larger. Yes fewer decorations make spaces look bigger.

Go Stripes!
A striped carpet rug will make your room look elongated! Orient the stripes to the length of your room to have optimal effect.

Glass, lucite or perspex

Transparent furniture is not only chic, it also creates more “visual space”. A corner study table can be made more airy looking if you swap the wooden study table with a lucite desk.