The Right Touch

Written by Bapsy Rozario on . Posted in Carpets, rugs & carpet tiles - Singapore, News, Press, Press Releases

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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!

For more details of the product, please contact:
Goodrich Global (Headquarters)
Marketing Department | Goodrich Building | 8 Changi South Lane, #05-01| Singapore 486113 | T: 6787 8787 | F: 6788 7733 | E: info@goodrichglobal.com | Mon to Fri: 9am to 6pm S&S: 1030am to 7pm | Closed on Public Holidays

For Media Enquiries
Ms. Jean Leong | Head of Marketing
T: 6586 8763 | F: 6304 7236 | E: jean.leong@goodrichglobal.com.sg

Official Announcement of New CEO Benny Lim, Goodrich Global

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15th September 2016
NEW GROUP CEO : Mr. Benny Lim

Goodrich Global is pleased to announce Mr. Benny Lim Kian Heng as the new Group CEO of Goodrich Global.

Mr. Benny Lim will be responsible for driving Goodrich Global to the next level, building on the strong foundation of a network of over 30 regional offices and Goodrich Galleries established in Singapore, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, U.A.E and India. He has undertaken the task of increasing the profitability and the productivity of the company as well as strengthening the ties that Goodrich has established with our business partners and clients.

Benny is an accomplished leader with a strong track record of working in multi-national and government linked companies. He brings with him 25 years of leadership experiences in the fields of management, sales, marketing, business development, operations and supply chain management across the Asia-Pacific region.

Mr. Lim’s last appointment was as the Managing Director of the Roads Business Group in SMRT Corporation. In this role, he successfully directed over 3500 people in 5 strategic business units within the company and amassing an annual income of over $500million.

Prior to that, Benny had held various senior management positions within the Volkswagen Group, representing them in various countries such as China, Malaysia, Qatar, Korea and other countries in Asia Pacific region. Benny was instrumental in establishing strong brand positioning and an effective distribution platform for Audi, Volkswagen and MAN.

Goodrich Global is most delighted to have Mr. Benny Lim on board our Goodrich family. We are very sure that with his leadership and your continuous support. Goodrich Global will propel to greater heights and success.
Once again, thank you for your patronage and trust as Goodrich Global endeavor to build our future as the undisputed market leader in interior furnishings.

Mr. Chan Chong Beng
Co-founder & Chairman
Goodrich Global Pte Ltd

Some subtle tricks to work some magic for your outdoor space

Written by Bapsy Rozario on . Posted in Fabrics for curtains, draperies, bedcovers, cushion covers & etc, News, Press, Press Releases

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22th September 2016
Go monochromatic
Believe it or not but a monochromatic palette works wonders in an outdoor space: think gradients of greys with whites; tones of blacks with whites; hues of green from leaf green to a lichen colour! Pick furniture in neutrals like white, ivory, greys or browns. Even an instant
Great news, minimalists: monochrome is all the rage. “You can pull off a polished look without overdoing it,” says Real Simple. White, ivory, or grey tables and chairs will give your backyard a modern, sophisticated appearance. For a low-budget makeover, try sanding and spray-painting an old kitchen set, or using monochrome pillowcases to cover outdated seat cushions.

Add colour
But if monochrome is not your jig, then hop to the colourful isle and keep things lively with colours, prints, patterns and shapes. Cushions are a great way to liven up an old outdoor bench, so select cushions that have colour and pattern to energise your eyes and mood. Colourful floor or hanging lanterns can be hung to add some pizzazz. Add a bowl of flowers for your table centrepiece to keep the mood jolly.

Spruce it up!
They say reuse, recycle and reduce and that should be your mantra when sprucing up old furniture. Rather than go to a shop and buy a brand new set, look around your house for items that look tired and under-used. Give old chairs and tables a new lick of paint, or perhaps, opt for some varnish to bring wooden furniture to life.

Lighting tips
A garden patio can look magical at night if you select soft-glow lanterns or string lights. Opt for votive holders to hold candles or even buy kerosene oil to light up old-school metal lanterns for a retro touch.

Tempt the eye
Sometimes you need not think too hard and long to get your act together. A favourite vase or glass container can be an immediate pick-me-up simply by adding flowers. Add water to the vessels and float flowers and leaves you can find in the garden for a personal touch.

Go vintage
Think of saving the environment? Then spend less, so look around your house for items with a retro feel: old glass jars, old wooden crates, grandma’s hardly used cutlery and plates. The list goes on! Bring out these once-forgotten items and let your friends marvel at them. A bit of yesteryear can also add conversation when the party picks up. Candle sticks lit on old wine bottles also help to create the retro touch. Old napkins which were never used can be brought to lift by pairing with metallic or gold napkin holders! Ransack your old cabinet or wardrobe and find out what can be used. You’re only limited by your imagination!

Choose bold patterns
Even the simplest accessories on the tables can stand out if you shop for patterns. Napkins take on a personality of their own if you choose eye-catching patterns in cheery hues. Such items won’t blow your bank account and having classic prints like chevrons, polka dots or stripes will remain timeless.

For more details of the product, please contact:
Goodrich Global (Headquarters)
Marketing Department | Goodrich Building | 8 Changi South Lane, #05-01| Singapore 486113 | T: 6787 8787 | F: 6788 7733 | E: info@goodrichglobal.com | Mon to Fri: 9am to 6pm S&S: 1030am to 7pm | Closed on Public Holidays

For Media Enquiries
Ms. Jean Leong | Head of Marketing
T: 6586 8763 | F: 6304 7236 | E: jean.leong@goodrichglobal.com.sg

Sleep Right

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21 September 2016
Want better shut-eye? These are quotes from our experts (Simmons and Dr James B. Maas) provide the best pointers when shopping for your mattress. What’s a beautifully decorated bedroom when you don’t have proper sleep? Read on!

Do beds really affect the quality of my sleep?
E1: Mattresses do affect one’s sleep quality in various ways: Firstly, size of mattress – especially when two single persons come together in a marriage. We recommend couples to opt for king size if bedroom size permits as (i) two single-sized mattresses make up one king-sized mattress and (ii) in a king-sized mattress, the motion transfer effect is lesser compared to a queen-sized mattress. Secondly, back support – too firm or too soft a mattress may cause one to have an achy back. If one has a prior back condition, it is important to make it known at point of purchase. We recommend the change of mattress not to be too drastically different from the existing mattress one as our body will need time to adjust to a new sleeping surface. Thirdly, conformability – ensure one gets a mattress that adjusts to the shape of your body to provide support and reduce pressure points. Conformability allows responsive sleep surface that constantly adjusts to your body weight. The higher the conformability, the less you toss and turn and the better your sleep.

How do I choose the right bed?
E1: There are three key pointers in choosing a right mattress: (1) Comfort: the right combination of support, conformability and plushness. (2) Conformability: it refers to how well the mattress adjusts to the shape of your body to provide support and reduce pressure points. (3) Plushness: the cushy feeling you experience as you lie down. Plushness comes from layers of foams, fibres and even natural materials like latex, cashmere, silk or wool on top of the coil unit. These layers add to conformability to give the mattress that special touch appeal. These layers also act as insulation and contribute to the firmness of mattress. Plushness also differs in the type of quilting pattern of a mattress. A tight-top mattress that has flatter and tighter sleep surface finish provides a firmer feel while a plush-top, denoted by deep quilted top panel with larger and bolder patterns give a plusher feel. A pillow-top denoted with a built-on pillow pad provided added comfort and luxury and a super pillow-top provides a lofty feel as it has more natural in-fills added. (4) Support: is how well your weight is distributed by your mattress. The more you weigh, therefore the more support you need as support and firmness go hand-in-hand. Firmness is the resistance the coils offer when your body compresses them. Put it simply, firmness is how the coils push up when you lie down.

Are there any tips to improve on my sleep?
E2: Leading sleep expert Dr James B. Maas shares these tips from his book “Power Sleep” to improve your quality of shut-eye. It’s important to reduce your stress at work, family or on a personal front. Also, try not to exercise two hours before bedtime as getting your heart rate and basal body temperature up is not advisable. It is also critical to keep yourself mentally stimulated throughout the day so that you feel tired by the time you hit the sack. Ensure that your meals are balanced and healthy, and drink lots of water. Smoking and caffeine drinking can affect sleep so you might want to curb on these activities two to three hours before bedtime. Those who love their tipple, please avoid alcohol before bedtime as that can cause the heart to pump faster and it also thins the blood. To induce sleep, try to take a warm bath to calm yourself down. Environmental factors are equally important to lull yourself to sleep so ensure your bedroom’s temperature is cool. You can also design or style your bedroom such that it lulls you to retire at the end of the day. Try to stick to a routine time to sleep as this will benefit your biorhythm clock when you sleep or wake up. Another trick is, one hour before your bed time, try to turn off any tablets, TVs or smartphones as this stimulates your brain activity.

For more details of the product, please contact:
Goodrich Global (Headquarters)
Marketing Department | Goodrich Building | 8 Changi South Lane, #05-01| Singapore 486113 | T: 6787 8787 | F: 6788 7733 | E: info@goodrichglobal.com | Mon to Fri: 9am to 6pm S&S: 1030am to 7pm | Closed on Public Holidays

For Media Enquiries
Ms. Jean Leong | Head of Marketing
T: 6586 8763 | F: 6304 7236 | E: jean.leong@goodrichglobal.com.sg

Sinister Seven

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19th September 2016

Too many throw pillows
A few cushions tossed on your sofa or pillows placed on your bed might feel like you are adding the cosiness of the room but actually too much of everything zaps you of energy and even clarity. You’ll end up fussing about putting that many cushions back in their place, worrying about washing so many covers after a few weeks, etc. And there’s the issue about pet dander getting stuck on the eight cushions of your two-seat sofa! Perhaps, less is more!

Random Madness
Who does not like hand-me-downs especially if it’s from grandmother or a grand aunt? Tableware often goes the second-hand route but amassing a collection of random plates and glassware in disparate styles, colour and form might put you in disarray. Tableware with floral motfis does not necessarily sit well with garish ’70s funky-coloured versions. Solo side plates with a hue that does not match any of your current pieces, will be the odd one out. The best way is to properly take stock of what you have before accepting those hand-me-downs. Even if you have accepted something you don’t like, perhaps you could give it to someone who appreciates it more.

Colour Flux
Do you know the colour of your room, if wrongly chosen, can affect your mood and eventually make you feel frazzled? Pick a lick of colour that is calming such as blues, greys or whites. You might want to dedicate soothing hues in the bedroom to lull you to sleep. Just don’t pick a sunny yellow for the bedroom or you’ll end up feeling energised all the time when you’re supposed to sleep!

Prints Please?
Prints are lovely – damask, floral, graphic, patterns – but putting them all in one room will definitely give you a visual headache. Mixing and matching is a good rule to follow when decorating your room but when you have three varied prints clashing in the room then you might want to relook at it.

Shelf Life
Sure bookshelves are the perfect way to display your prized possessions from travels afar. Other than books and precious home accessories, adding to many items might make your space feel cluttered. That visual clutter can increase your stress hormone without you realising it. This was a finding conducted by the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, UCLA, United States. The best way is to have less, keep the quality objects and you’ll love your new space even more.

No Thanks
Owning uncomfortable seats in the house – an armchair from your previous home, or a second-hand sofa inherited from your relatives – are not only taking up space at home, they hurt your back when you sit on them. So why have a piece of furniture that you don’t use but merely decorate? Donate or give away those seats and buy brand new ones that give you good comfort and add statement to your space.

Out of the Closet
The secret is out: if you’re planning to have a walk-in closet or any built-in closet for that matter, ensure it is well designed with racks for clothes, drawers for smaller items, etc. Frantically searching for items if you’re late for an appointment will surely raise your cortisol levels, giving you mental duress which could be avoided.

For more details of the product, please contact:
Goodrich Global (Headquarters)
Marketing Department | Goodrich Building | 8 Changi South Lane, #05-01| Singapore 486113 | T: 6787 8787 | F: 6788 7733 | E: info@goodrichglobal.com | Mon to Fri: 9am to 6pm S&S: 1030am to 7pm | Closed on Public Holidays

For Media Enquiries
Ms. Jean Leong | Head of Marketing
T: 6586 8763 | F: 6304 7236 | E: jean.leong@goodrichglobal.com.sg