Space Planning

  1. Living with Mummy and loving it

    Living with Mummy and loving it

    Gregarious Actress Mei Xin and her mum share a home and an unbreakable bond.

    Upon meeting Oppa, Saranghae! and The Diam Diam Era star Read more »

  2. 8 ways to create your dream kitchen

    8 ways to create your dream kitchen

    Often considered to be the ‘heart’ of the home, this is one space you’ll want to pay more attention to when designing your home. Here are tips to get the most out of the space you have and make it work for you.

  3. A private yet practical haven

    A private yet practical haven

    Actor Desmond Ng’s new home is infused with a style that resonates with his personality.

    Getai singer, television host and up-andcoming actor Desmond Ng is best known for his successes in the professional sphere, especially given his recent Best Actor Nomination at the Star Awards this year. However, beyond his public persona hides a composed, calm, and deeply introspective soul eager to recharge in a serene space that he can call Read more »

  4. A Showcase of Possibilities

    A Showcase of Possibilities

    It’s easy to lose yourself in this refreshing, living space made cosier with home products from Gain City.

  5. 8 Tips To Declutter Your Home

    8 Tips To Declutter Your Home

    With the pandemic came more acquisitions, as those of us working from home found we needed more stuff to work more efficiently. On the flip side, keeping your space free of distractions is key to a calmer, more organised life. Here’s how to do it.

    A clean and organised home not only looks good; being in it can help you feel less Read more »

  6. 8 Tips to Spruce Up Your Home

    8 Tips to Spruce Up Your Home

    Whether you are decorating from scratch or simply want to refresh your space, let these expert ideas be your guide.

    When it comes to choosing an interior style there’s always a lot to consider, from how much money you’re willing to spend to the colours and materials to go with. Planning the space and deciding on a look or theme are good places to start. From there, it’s about adding your personal touches, finding ways to stretch your budget, and taking the chance to try something bold (or not). We asked Jason Pan, Senior Creative Lead at local interior design firm Design Identity (www.designidentity.com.sg), for tips to help bring an interior project to life.

     

    1) Find your unique decorating style

    Home decorating is just

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  7. Bring the farm home

    Bring the farm home

    Bring the farm home

    Grow and harvest your own veggies and herbs at home with this eco-friendly indoor “farm”.

    TEXT Michelle Wong

    Singapore is heavily reliant on the world for its food needs. In fact, more than 90 per cent of our food is imported. But, what if something were to happen to our food supply? What the Covid pandemic has shown is that we can’t afford to take food security for granted.

    Singapore aims to meet 30 per cent of its nutritional needs through locally produced food by 2030, and the Indoor Smart Eco Farm, now retailed at Gain City, was created to help with this goal. Measuring 1.7m in height, 77cm in length and 44cm in width, this mini-

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  8. 3 Inspiring K-POP Celebrity Homes

    G-dragon

    3 Inspiring K-POP Celebrity Homes

    Take a leaf from the homes of these Korean pop superstars the next time you’re redecorating.

    Looking for inspiration to tackle the challenge of decorating your home? Look no further than these K-pop celebrity homes. Their stunning cribs are not only functional, they also reflect each celeb’s individualism and creativity

    BigBang’s G-Dragon

    Much like his personality, G-Dragon’s penthouse is flamboyantly colourful from head to toe. Unique art pieces give the penthouse its lively character and can be found in every corner. Even its curtains are emblazoned with minimalistic line art.

    We love his innovative design aesthetic: Cue the

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  9. 2022 Fengshui Tips For Homeowners

    Feng Shui

    2022 Fengshui Tips For Homeowners

    Those looking to scale up their business get promoted or change jobs should pay extra attention to their main door and study. If your main door or study lies in the southeast or east sector, benefactor stars could give your business and career an extra boost, especially if you are born in the year of the Snake or Rabbit. Your main door and study should be kept bright and airy so as to ensure opportunities can reach you unhindered.

    Our living room is usually where the main energy of our home circulates and plays an important role in the harmony and wealth of our household. If your living room lies in the south or the northwest of your home, then your wealth index is strong in the year 2022, especially for those under the Rooster, Pig or Horse zodiac year. Keep your living room tidy and welcoming. If you feel restless and agitated, check the sector your living

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  10. Simple Pleasures- Interview UFM 100.3 DJ Wei Long

    Simple Pleasures- Interview UFM 100.3 DJ Wei Long

    Simple Pleasures

    The apartment’s modernist interior is a stylish symphony that reflects its owner’s passion for sports and music. City Living finds out how UFM 100.3 DJ Wei Long weaves elements of his character into his home.

    We love the contemporary vibe of your home. How does your design style mirror your personality?

    Wei Long: I would consider my house to be modern yet minimalistic. I wanted to keep to the apartment’s original colour of white, so I decided to make my home’s design simple with black and white, with the occasional splash of dark green, as you can see from my bedroom and plants. I feel that my home reflects who I am: A simple guy who enjoys the simple pleasures in life.
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  11. Picking The Right Materials For Your Home

    Picking The Right Materials For Your Home

    PICKING MATERIALS FOR YOUR FLOORS, WALLS OR COUNTERTOPS? DISCOVER THE BEST OPTIONS FOR YOUR LIFESTYLE NEEDS.

     

    Engineered Quartz

    Made by combining crushed quartz with resin and pigment, this popular option comes in a variety of colours and patterns that often mimic more expensive natural stone. People love it because it’s scratch-, stain- and heat-resistant, which makes it ideal for use in the kitchen or bathroom.

    PROS:  It requires less upkeep than natural stone yet Read more »
  12. Your Clean House Checklist

    Your Clean House Checklist

    Your Living and Dining Room

    • Remove and clean artwork.
    • Clean the walls and floors. Be sure to clean behind and under furniture as well.
    • Wipe down window frames and glass panes.
    • Clean or reupholster fabric chairs and sofas. If there’s pet hair, wear rubber gloves and run your hands over the surface to pick up fur.
    • Vacuum and clean carpets as well as under them.
    • Wipe down your TV and set-top boxes.
    • Tidy up cables.
    • If you have a leather sofa, gently massage it from bottom to top to reshape the cushions and minimise wrinkles. Clean your leather sofa with a
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  13. A Smart Home in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...

    A Smart Home in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...

    Smart home integration technology is been more widely available to the world as technology evolves, it helps one to seamlessly connect applications in home appliances such as Air-Con or your smart lock. It can be quite a challenge to set up but with the correct equipment and tools, it will be as easy as turning on your Air-Conditioner by using your voice and also setting a timer for it. So why a smart home integration for your house there has are many reasons to do so as it can make living at home much more comfortable such as forgetting to turn off your air-con? No worries, you can now do it thru your smartphone. It can help homeowners save money by lowering costs on utilities such as electricity. 

    Benefits of Having A Smart Home Integration

    Convenience- Having a smart home offers you the ability to control

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  14. Lighting Basics For Every Homeowner

    Lighting Basics For Every Homeowner

    DON’T BE LEFT IN THE DARK – WE SPOTLIGHT THE TOP LIGHTING TRENDS THAT WILL INSTANTLY BRIGHTEN UP EVERY PART OF YOUR HOME.

      

    For the living room

    Cosiness is key when it comes to the living room. Instead of ceiling lights, go for ceiling fans that double up as a lighting solution. Gone are the tacky designs of yesteryears; these trusty breeze-makers now come in a myriad of decor styles that are sure to look great in any modern living space. For instance, the KDK U48FP comes with built-in LED lighting that not only illuminates the area but also helps to keep your home cool, comfortable and ultra-stylish.

     

    For the di

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  15. SHARING spaces

    SHARING spaces

    Mindful planning for real life

    Creating a space that’s equal parts functional and eye-catching begins with precise planning. Start by asking questions to help figure out how to get the most out of that particular room. Consider who will be using the area the most, if extra storage space is needed, or whether to cater for multiple purposes like a study or living area. The idea here is to be thoughtful about how people will use and move through these spaces and plan around each lifestyle.

    Focus on single-purpose rooms

    Every inch matters in small spaces, as does making them multifunctional. Think about creating zones that serve many, s

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