More details to come…
We already have a clear picture of what we’d like our home to look like in colour. Yeah, hubby and I spend more time thinking about what colours our walls are going to be rather than what is the best layout…what sort of lighting we want….how to arrange the kitchen in the best possible way and other boring stuff like that. Thankfully we have very good advisors in this areas, who’ve had very good ideas that will help us save space, make our spaces look bigger etc.
But now colours…that Mr Eveel and I understand. Our colour palette will be inspired by a traditional Turkish hanging lamp set of 6 which we purchased during our trip last year. This will be hung over our antique marble table in the dining and will be the focal point of our home!
|We unpacked 1 lamp out of the set of 6, and placed it under the light so that we could share our
design inspiration with the IDs we met.
My brother said, “Huh? Antique marble table and hanging traditional turkish lamps? Wouldn’t they clash?”
I replied,” My style is eclectic what?”
He retorted,” You mean ca-pa-lang lah? Same lah!”
I didn’t take a snap of the marble table but it looks something like this, except the legs of the table are much much bigger and grander looking.
Talking about our upcoming reno with my folks, and the fact that I will be taking our marble topped table along with me, my dad told me the most interesting of things. The table had belonged to my grandfather long before I remember it existing in my parents first flat in Bedok. It sat in the basement of my grandfather’s kampung house at Jalan Eunos, and it was a hangout spot for my uncles, who used to sit around, chat and smoke.
And my grandfather, who was a driver for the British army when they were still based here, had gotten the table from the British. I don’t have the details, but my dad told me that when they packed up and left, furniture on the base was, I dunno, sold or given away. That was how my grandfather came into posession of the table.
I was thrilled to hear this. A piece of history in my new dining room! Love lah…
I am sooo going to grill my grandmother about the table and how grandpa came into possession of it!
And now our renovation journey begins…
We’ve met with 2 Interior Designers..from Brilliant ID and D’trenzo so far…I’ll blog about that more laterz…. For now…here’s some pics to give you a feel of our design inspirations and what we hope to materialise in our first home!