My mum and I have a few things in common – love for good food and interior design are some of them.
My mum is a great cook; there’s no doubt about that. But she also has a good eye (and she’s a very detailed person) when it comes to interior design, that even her interior designer said so. She knows how a modern contemporary design should look like (everything must be straight line, simple deco, no crown moldings nor carved woodwork or anything with kerawang), how to mix and match different furniture, wall colors, lighting, which art painting should go in the living room, etc etc.
I may not know the different types of kitchen worktops like she does, but I love looking at various interior designs for inspirations (and daydreaming).
Here are some photos taken at one of the showhouses we went in Shah Alam. Love the monochrome-with-a-splash-of-color theme!
Besides showrooms/showhouses, I also love getting interior design inspirations from magazines, catalogs, websites and even furniture shops, but the best would be TV shows because you get to see the process of how a room is being decorated!
The Apartment Style Edition is a reality TV show that premiers 8 teams of amateur designers. Every week there will be one room to design from scratch within a time frame, and each team needs to showcase their creativity and innovation according to the key theme to impress the judges. They need to go shopping for furniture, assemble them, paint the walls and do everything on their own. I just love watching the whole process when it comes to home makeovers – before, during and after. It’s inspiring!
The show is hosted by Jamie Durie, one of the most well-renowned interior designers in the world, who is also a best-selling author of 9 books. He mentors and guides the 8 contestants, pushing them to their limits, alongside UK’s favorite interior designer, Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen who is the judge of the show.
The contestants are from different backgrounds all across Asia and it’s interesting to watch how they deal with one another and handle challenges, despite their different personalities.
They are all battling for the ultimate prize, which is a luxurious apartment at The Veo, courtesy of Sime Darby Property (also the co-creator of the show). It is the biggest prize in design television history that would definitely change their life forever! A mortgage-free future; it’s everyone’s dream!
They even created a cool game app where you could unleash your decor skill by decorating your virtual apartment and you could win awesome prizes such as LED TV, RM1,000 furniture vouchers, 2 nights stay at PNB Darby Park Studio Apartment and many more prizes worth over RM25,000!
You can change the floor finishing, wall color, add furniture and toggle/resize them however you like. Here’s what I managed to come up so far:
Obviously it’s not completed yet. There are premium items which are “locked” and you can unlock weekly items by tuning in to The Apartment Style Edition every Thursday at 9.30pm on Star World Channel 711.
You can also vote for your favorite designs on the Showcase tab (mine is Nurul Iza Hamid. Vote for me guys! :P).
Start decorating your apartment now at http://theapartmenttv.com/styleyourveo/.