My week went by so quickly going from mall to mall, wandering around markets and vintage shops looking for the best finds on home decor for my model units. The best part about the interior design process is the styling, but before that is shopping for home accessories. This is the most crucial part because decor can make or break your outcome. I was quite thrilled with all that I had found and I was grinning with satisfaction as I sat in the middle of boxes that surrounded me in my Starex van. You should have seen me, only my eyes and nose were showing because I stuffed boxes of chandeliers, table lamps and huge buddhas. Ok just kidding, no buddhas! After we unwrapped the first batch of decor I came to the realization that I needed more accessories to fill my 3 story model house. Off I went to purchase some more from my new favorite department store which had good finds and great prices, The Landmark. I also visited my favorite shop called Typo for unique iconic decor.
After all the glamorous and fun shopping, comes the hard work. Sweaty, smelling like a hamster and exhausted from shopping and dealing with suppliers I set out to lay all the decor. This model unit is called The Mila. It has an Asian feel to it and I was lucky I found a lot of Asian decor in Dapitan Arcade and The Landmark.
This thing I am fixing on the bed is called a bed scarf. I really don’t know why it is called that because beds don’t have necks! I have never used one in all the past model units I’ve designed before but you see them all the time in hotel rooms. I just found them to be too stiff and uniformed. This time I wanted to try something new. I wanted to use brighter colors, prints and patterned rugs instead of the safe plain ones I always used. Since this was an Asian themed space, tropical prints like this pink leaf pattern worked well.
Here are other photos of different parts of the house. Like my newspaper printed wall paper? Haha! Maybe I should sell it. But seriously, I put an intense blue textured wall covering on that wall. You’ll just have to visit the blog again for the reveal. This reading room, dressed in blue with a day bed as the main accent piece is my favorite spot.
A week of shopping has passed, and after two days of styling I am almost done with The Mila. A few more finishing touches until the final reveal like putting small frames, fixing the kitchen and bathroom, editing the accessories and rolling out the rugs. Enjoy your own week and stand by for the final outcome!