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Home makeovers: Free home styling sessions at Arete Culture on ‘Design Mondays’ in March

As if you needed an excuse to pop into Arete Culture’s gorgeous new Bukit Batok showroom! Now the home makeover specialist is offering complimentary interior styling sessions every Monday from 10.30am-3.30pm during the month of March.

‘Design Mondays’, they’re calling it, and all you need to do is bring along snaps of the space you’d like to transform and a brief along the lines of what you’d like done. Then sip a cup of tea while expert stylists slip you some of the best interiors advice in Singapore.

And to get you in the makeover mood, we’ve pulled together a little taster of just some of the many projects founder Caroline Chin-Geyler and her team have worked their style magic on. They’re big on sustainable decorating, which means you don’t need a blank canvas to give your home the Arete Culture treatment. And, yes, everything you’ve heard about their signature home overhauls taking less than two days tops is true. Flick through these before and after pics and prepare to be tres inspired!


So, what’s the catch for ‘Design Mondays’ then? There’s only a teeny one, which is that you have to buy something from the store to snag your 20-minute consult. No problemo when you’re standing in a converted warehouse space that’s homewares heaven, with everything from bold geometric rugs and hand-woven cushions, to artwork, decorative lamps, mother-of-pearl mirrors and elegant table centrepieces on display, and price-tags starting from $20.

Shop The Luxe Hotel Collection, Arete Culture’s in-house line of bespoke, customisable soft furnishings and home accessories, one-off finds from Caroline’s travels, exclusive lampshades and Cochine diffusers, and a variety of established brands such as luxury bed linen label Sleep Naked and hand-poured soy candles from The Soi Company.



While the showroom’s clever layout makes it easy for you to steal their style, with displays arranged by colour and look – think Coastal Charm, Tropical Chic and Glamorous Secret Garden – the professionals are on hand if you need decorating advice, so drop by for Arete Culture’s ‘Design Mondays‘ or to book a home consultation for the full works should you fancy more of the styling team’s keen eye.


Arete Culture, 63 HIllview Avenue #09-08, Lam Soon Building, 669569; tel 9878 8154; areteculture.com

* Terms and conditions: Free consult is only available with purchases from Arete Culture; each consultation is limited to 20 minutes; available throughout March.
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