18 April 2013

Elements: Guest Room 2

As mentioned before, I've decided to decorate minimally. But there are a few things I think every room should have. Aside from the table lamps (which was the topic of a previous post), we've installed the following:

Hook Rack

During my parents' last visit, they didn't have a place to put clothes they wanted to use again (e.g. jackets). So I bought this and hung it at the back of the door using 3M Picture Hanging Strips to prevent the door from getting damaged.

I got this Tjusig Hanger from IKEA for only SGD 12.90.


This took longer to decide on than the other clock and periodical visits to a store in Centrepoint called The Bear Knows. What finally made up my mind is the fact we have guests arriving next week. Also, since I kept going back to the store to look at their clocks, I thought it best to get it over and done with lest the sales agent think I'm stalking him.

This set us back by SGD 149.

Magazine File

This Pluggis Magazine File came in a set of two (the other one is being used for assorted documents) and houses the only form of entertainment for our guests since this room does not have a TV.

The cost for this was SGD 19.90.

10 April 2013

Elements: Entryway 1

In a previous post, I mentioned that I was having a problem on whether to decorate considering we're not staying in Singapore for very long. I've decided to compromise - decorate we will but at a very minimal scale.

And we start off with a clock. Specifically, a Newgate 50's 'Electric' Clock.

The wall beside the front door which overlooks the dining area was empty save for the black IKEA shoe rack. At first, I thought a painting or print would look nice, but then again that's a rather expensive option not to mention the hassle of shipping it to our next destination.

So a clock would be more practical methinks.

I first saw this clock brand at a shop called The Good Things. I sent them an email about the one we were interested in, but it was out of stock. Sammy though was kind enough to ask if there were others we might like from the Newgate website and I sent him three options.

It took over five months before he advised that one of them was in their sister store, The Wright Gift, but I think it was well worth the wait.

Takashimaya also sells Newgate clocks, though I find them a bit more expensive. We bought this one for SGD 183.

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