Saturday, December 31, 2011

Bose CineMate SR 1

I am looking forward to going to the US in a few weeks time. If you are from Australia, no trip to the US is complete without a stop at a Bose store. The price there is a fraction of what the price in Australia. I am looking to purchase the new CineMate 1 SR home theatre system. I have rung the store in San Francisco to make sure that there is one in stock for me. Very exciting!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Firmdale Hotels

It is rare that I have an unhealthy obsession about something, when that happens, they are usually something that ticks all the boxes and me and hit me like a bolt of lighting.

Firmdale hotel designs do that to me.

Love the wallpaper

This is by far the most impressive work I have seen and I have gotten a lot of inspirations from looking at their designs. One thing I observed was 'breaking up' a noisy wallpaper with art or mirrors. I am still on a hunt for the perfect ones for my koi wallpaper.

Saturday, December 10, 2011




I would love to have De Gournay fish wallpaper but after receiving a quote of about $10k to cover my foyer wall, I decided to go for a much cheaper alternative wallpaper by Rasch.

Rasch is a German brand and its quality is impeccable even for someone as impatient as me. It is my first time hanging wallpaper and I gotta say I was ambitious for attempting a wallpaper in somewhere so prominent in my home. I have learnt a lot from this and I'm sure I would do a much better job next time.

For all its worth, market price for wallpaper hanging is about $40 per roll, I spent 6 hours hanging 4 rolls and $160 for 6 hours of work is justified. It was no simple task!

What do you think? Do you think it's too noisy and contemporary and would date really quick?

Friday, December 9, 2011

Paris of the east

This is an interesting decor I saw inside the Takashimaya department store in Japan. Modern Parisian cafe chairs with pink and metallic drapes.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Lovin the decor for this Lanvin campaign.


The place is looking very sterile with everything brand new and I hung this antique paintings which I got from the market and it balances out well.

I have also decided not to get a book shelf and just arranged the books on the console.

Table lamps from Hermon & Hermon at Richmond

Monday, December 5, 2011

Family Room

This is my family room setup at the moment. The curtains are temporary, I have velvet grey ones to warm up the plain cold white wall coming in. I threw in a shiny chrome scissor legs coffee table to offset otherwise too woody feel from the floor.

Accent Chairs from Molmic
Fabric from Warwick
Scatters from Bauridge & Kay and Laura Ashley
Coffee Table from French & English on Church St, Richmond
Floor Lamp from a store which I forgot in Brunswick St