While many of us expats are here temporarily, that doesn’t mean that we should have to ‘make do’ with a living space we don’t absolutely love. If you’re struggling with an awkward rental space, furniture that isn’t quite working together or just not knowing where to find that perfectly elusive piece, these very talented and experienced teams can definitely help you on your quest to make your dream home-from-home (or permanent home!) a reality. See who most fits with your style and vision, get in touch and create your perfect space together!
Design Style: Contemporary Asian elegance.
Originally from the UK, Priya Naik moved to Singapore in 2008 to experience a new way of life, a new beginning and a new world of opportunity. She worked with various interior design companies to develop a wide portfolio of projects from hotels and restaurants to offices and homes. Having developed a niche skill, unique identity and entrepreneurial instinct, Priya founded Interior Design Journey.
The IDJ design philosophy is about ‘creating spaces that promote well-being’, ultimately helping you achieve your daily tasks and goals in an atmospheric space that keeps you feeling calm and at ease; a sanctuary to return to at the end of a busy day.
They can help achieve this by getting the best out of your existing spaces; with the right accessories and subtle changes to give your space a new lease of life. All without the need for a renovation or drastic makeover.
Interior Design Journey has helped newly arrived expats settle into their new homes, expats moving from condo to condo and new home owners wanting to put their stamp on their new space. Take a look at their portfolio to find out more.
Design Style: Bespoke, eclectic and sophisticated interiors
Atelier Lane’s Ellie Bradley has been transforming homes for over seven years providing interior styling services in Singapore and around SE Asia. They’ve worked on a diverse range of projects including private residences, property developments and display apartments as well as retail and hospitality projects.
Ellie works closely with her clients to develop a personalised, bespoke interiors for their homes or projects. Although her specialty is colour schemes, furniture, soft furnishings and decorative items, design development can also include hard surface selection, bespoke joinery design, spatial planning and lighting design. Ellie is very experienced in sourcing, specifying and designing unique and beautiful decorative pieces.
She’s very well respected for her styling and homewares, featured in press around the world including Vogue Living, Elle Decoration, Australian Homes & Garden, Real Living, Living Etc Indonesia, Homes & Gardens Germany, plus numerous design blogs.
Atelier Lane is also an online boutique with a treasure-trove of hand selected, eclectic, authentic, textural and covetable furniture, decorative objects and homewares by Ellie as well as from around the world. Ellie is available for in-home consultations, by appointment only.
Design Style: Amalgamating eastern sensibilities with western functionality.
Yellow Cabinet Interior Design Studio strives to create positive and cheerful spaces with a keen eye on quality craftsmanship and functionality in design. They chose their name to symbolise optimism, energy and joy (Yellow) and to embodying functionality in design and quality craftsmanship (Cabinet) to capture the essence of their philosophy.
Interior Designer founder Sunita Chadha Arora puts her indelible mark on each assignment by helping clients to curate each furniture piece, from lighting shades and lamps, to rugs and fine art. Their in-house Feng Shui master helps create the right balance of energies in a home for harmonious living.
Whether it is a complete makeover, styling with tasteful conversation furniture pieces and accessories or just sprucing up individual spaces like dens, kitchens, living rooms or bedrooms, Yellow Cabinet takes personal interest in understanding your lifestyle and tastes, developing vibrant ideas to put together a home.
They strive to reshuffle the rule book; amalgamating a medley of Asian art with trendy Italian furniture and Portuguese lighting, using accent pieces from across the globe while still reflecting your personal style – at wallet friendly prices.
Design style: Affordable luxury, elegant, classic, timeless.
Established in 2010, interior decorating firm Arete Culture specialises in fast, affordable, and fuss-free home makeovers; creating beautiful and functional spaces that clients can feel at home in. They’re well-versed in a range of decorating styles from classic and contemporary spaces to resort-style living.
They offer two services: a full-suite decorating service which includes furniture sourcing for large-scale projects, or Design in a Day (launching April 2016), a compact, six-hour styling service in a targeted area of your home. Both services include spatial and design planning.
In addition to their styling arm, they have two retail stores comprising a wide range of soft furnishings and a selection of bespoke furniture pieces at affordable prices. The in-house collection of furnishings includes original artwork from around the region, artisan-made carpets, silk duvets, lighting solutions, and handmade centrepieces and they’re the exclusive retail store for Australian labels Linen & Moore and Tribe Rugs.
Design Style: Eclectic – using unusual fabrics rich in texture, colour and detail.
E & A Interiors is a boutique interior design house founded in 2013 by British designers Chlöe Elkerton and Elizabeth Acland. The two designers have a strong passion for design, bringing to Singapore and wider Asia an eclectic decorating style style using unusual and beautiful fabrics rich in texture, colour and detail. They provide a complete spectrum of interior design services from full renovation, decorating, soft furnishings and customised furniture.
Their small team, comprising both designers and interior architects with many years experience working for private clients on a wide range of residential and commercial projects, offers a personalised approach to each and every project.
They’ve introduced to Singapore (and exclusively to Asia), over thirty-five new fabric and wallpaper companies, specialising in small boutique suppliers producing artisanal wallpapers and fabrics from England, France, Belgium, North America and Australia, including Raoul Textiles, Fermoie, Lisa Fine Textiles, Peter Dunham, Galbraith & Paul and Vanderhurd, amongst others.
Beautiful lighting by Vaughan Designs is also showcased in their Design Studio on Kim Yam Road, head on over and have a browse!
For more decorating ideas, hints, tips and home inspiration, check out our Homes section – be inspired and enjoy creating your perfect space!