ORIGINALS @ SIME DARBY 896 Dunearn Road, #02-03, Sime Darby Centre, Singapore 589472 Telephone: + 65 6471 9918 Open everyday 9am - 6pm
Designer’s Ratings: 3.5/5 stars Price: $$
This week I decided to head down to Originals @ Sime Darby after being totally impressed by their Facebook account (check out their FB account) featuring many of their Indian/Balinese pieces. What impressed me was how bright, comfortable and soft the space felt. It takes someone with refined taste to create this beauty of a space. Ethnic themed furniture can go very wrong for most untrained people.
Upon entering, I was quickly greeted by a big fat red 0, which reminded me my fear of getting 0 s for exams growing up (typical asian kid problem LOL). Well that’s besides the point, going back, the styling of the space was rustic, woody and mainly highlighted by pastel colours, which i thought was very smart. It is key to giving old designs an updated look.
Look (above) at how the layers of different blues (fabric chairs, bedsheets, pillows, coffee table, carpet etc) getting highlighted by the woods. The choice of pieces and arrangement definitely came from a keen eye for details. Originals is all about details, details and more details.
Woven baskets with decorative panels. Wood and straw are materials with so much history.
Enough of details, Originals also has beautiful statement pieces which i personally think are both useful and would definitely be talking points of your homes. The Japanese looking book shelf (in the feature) which could feature my ever growing pottery pieces (*Hinting my partner!), or the book collection that we all have. BUT, I repeat BUT, do not put your collection of endless DVDs and ridiculous tupper wares on it (Trust me i have seen them when doing photo-shoots for the homes i design.)
You get the idea, so to sum it all up, i wouldn’t say its for everyone though Originals would suit a holiday or ethnic themed home. A slight sizzle in the pocket is worth feeling relaxed and comfortable everyday.
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To Comfort and Aesthetics,
Photo by: Keith Low
Photos taken @ ORIGINALS (Sime Darby)
About: Original furniture designs are hard to come by in Singapore. My home designs are based on values of comfort and style, backed by personality and character.
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