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Mio sofa, from S$5,000, from atomi, Mandarin Gallery, #04-27

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Lightwood bar stools, from S$600 from atomi, Mandarin Gallery, #04-27

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Lightwood bar stools, from S$600 from atomi, Mandarin Gallery, #04-27

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Folks Werkstation, from S$2,654, from Grafunkt, Millenia Walk, #02-34

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&Tradition Fly sofa, S$7,790, from Grafunkt, Millenia Walk, #02-34

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Minotti Collar sofa, price upon enquiry, from Minotti by Marquis Interiors, 30 Hill Street, #01-02

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Porada Timothy mirror, price upon enquiry, from Marquis QSquare, 16 Tai Seng St L1

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Bubble, price upon enquiry, from Roche Bobois Singapore, 354 Alexandra Road, #01-19/20/21

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Poltrona Frau Trois Coffee Table, S$7,100 from Proof Living, Ion Orchard, #04-16

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Nichetto for De La Espada Laurel tables, from S$1,788, available from June at DREAM, 456 River Valley Road

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Dualtone Coffee table, S$799, from Commune, Paragon, #04-50

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Tusk bench, S$899, from Commune, Paragon, #04-50

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Herman Miller Eames Molded plastic chairs, S$489, from Xtra, Park Mall, #01-01

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Moroso Take a Line for a Walk chair, S$6,329, and Gentry Chaise Longue, S$11,569, from Xtra, Park Mall, #01-01

Spruce up your abode

How should you be doing up your home this year? Home furnishing experts give their take on what will be hot in 2015.
Jan 10, 2015 5:50 AM

Nathan Yong

Founder, Grafunkt

and Nathan Yong Design

"I'VE been seeing many couples buying vanity tables, to use as a desk for a home office, and also as a dressing table. Werkstation is a small two-in-one console table that has plenty of storage."

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Folks Werkstation, from S$2,654, from Grafunkt, Millenia Walk, #02-34

"Another popular trend is that of sofas that have additional features like storage or a built-in table as homes are getting smaller."

&Tradition Fly sofa, S$7,790, from Grafunkt, Millenia Walk, #02-34


Jean Wee

CEO, Marquis Furniture Gallery

"THESE days, homeowners want more flexibility and features in their sofas. They want to decide on the depth of the sofa, and also other features such as adjustable backrests and armrests. This Minotti sofa offers them many options."

Minotti Collar sofa, price upon enquiry, from Minotti by Marquis Interiors, 30 Hill Street, #01-02

"Multi-functional accessories will also be big this year. Consumers want their furniture and accessories to do more for them. For example, standing mirrors that can also be used as a hanger for clothes, belts and bags."

Porada Timothy mirror, price upon enquiry, from Marquis QSquare, 16 Tai Seng St L1


Andrew Tan

Founder, atomi

"Apartments are getting smaller and demand for open kitchens have increased. So bar stools have become more popular. atomi has introduced the bespoke bar stool, which lets customers choose according to their preferred height, with or without backs, fabric, leather and wood options, even for just one or two bar stools."

Lightwood bar stools, from S$600 from atomi, Mandarin Gallery, #04-27

"Modular sofas continue to be hot. We launched a new collection where customers can have the sofa, coffee table and display area all in a single row, which makes it more space-saving. Another upside is that modular sofas can be purchased in stages, with new extensions added when needed."

Mio sofa, from S$5,000, from atomi, Mandarin Gallery, #04-27


Angelique Nicolette Teo

Spokesman, Roche Bobois Singapore

"MINIMALISM has long played a part in decorating one's home, making the space monotonous and two-dimensional. As such, the trend that I foresee making its way in 2015 would be colour and shapes. The Bubble sofa is an example. It is handmade using a special fabric that is extendable in three directions. It comes in 11 colours and two sizes."

Bubble, price upon enquiry, from Roche Bobois Singapore, 354 Alexandra Road, #01-19/20/21


Ivee Zeng

Assistant marketing manager,

Proof Living and DREAM

"Furniture pieces that have geometry-inspired forms will be popular this year. This can be seen with the Laurel side table or coffee table by Italian designer Luca Nichetto. The tables comprise two geometric shapes - a cone and cylinder, intersecting to create two wide and functional surfaces."

Nichetto for De La Espada Laurel tables, from S$1,788, available from June at DREAM, 456 River Valley Road

"Another upcoming trend is the use of natural stones in the finishes. But if you don't like tables in one finish, the Trois Coffee Table allows you to have two. One of its surfaces is made of white Carrara marble, while the other two are in tempered glass."

Poltrona Frau Trois Coffee Table, S$7,100 from Proof Living, Ion Orchard, #04-16


Julian Koh

Head of design

Commune

"THE theme of Nordic simplicity with touches of vintage elements will appeal to homeowners. This means the use of woods such as oak and walnut, complemented with brass. The Dualtone range fits this theme. Drawing inspiration from the mid-century modern style to emulate feelings of nostalgia, Dualtone underscores the contrast between bright oak and dark walnut. While oak accentuates lightness, the rich intensity of walnut anchors the seamless combination of the two distinctive wood tones. The tables come with tapered legs, chamfered table tops and brass finishing."

Dualtone Coffee table, S$799, from Commune, Paragon, #04-50

"The industrial chic look which is prevalent in cafes will follow into homes as well. Compared to a cafe, a home needs to feel more warmth, so pieces should be a mix of metal and wood to create a rustic yet contemporary look. Commune's Tusk range is an example, combining powder coated metal with solid oak for its chairs and tables. The bench comes with leather straps to give it a more luxe look."

Tusk bench, S$899, from Commune, Paragon, #04-50


Tiffany Totiensri

Marketing and business

relations manager

Xtra

"COLOURS, especially those inspired by nature, and pastel shades will be popular this year. Think shades such as light pink, mustard, light grey, and leafy green. The fusion of traditional fabric and leather with new materials and design patterns, including weaving and braiding, will also be trendy this year."

Moroso Take a Line for a Walk chair, S$6,329, and Gentry Chaise Longue, S$11,569, from Xtra, Park Mall, #01-01

"Pastel shades are popular not only in modern pieces but even in classic pieces. In its latest collection, the legendary Eames Molded plastic chairs can be found in new pastel colours - shades of pink, variations of taupe grey, and pastel blue."

Herman Miller Eames Molded plastic chairs, S$489, from Xtra, Park Mall, #01-01