Room Makeover Project x Qeeple pt.5
I know everyone has been eagerly anticipating the final result of my bedroom makeover, you've probably been wondering why after so many months... did the ceiling crash in or something? Was it so hideous that I was hoping people would forget about it and I'd never have to reveal its monstrosity?
The truth is, I absolutely love my new room and I've been itching to share it with everyone. This exciting project was in conjunction with home interiors portal www.qeeple.com and a dream team of sponsors. Actually, everything was completed in October last year, but we decided to keep it under wraps until HOME + LIVING magazine ran it's feature. So now that their March issue has just concluded, it's finally time to unwrap this present our heavenly Father has blessed me with!
To remind you of the big 360° change, take a look at my old room that I had since I was 16.
As a frequent traveller, I wished to recreate the look and feel of the hotel rooms I enjoy, to suit my lifestyle and improve the quality of rest in my 175 sqft bedroom. Dim lighting and a lack of storage were other issues to resolve during the redesign.
..... and NOW
Looks very similar to the earlier photorealistic 3D rendering made by Designclique!
The neutral color scheme suits my personality and allows me to come home to a calming oasis.
A semi-enclosed tufted bedhead made of duchess satin, superb craftsmanship courtesy of Window Image, gives me a cozy feeling of warmth and safety.
The play of textures in soft furnishings such as the fur rug and fur throw from Lifestorey was a personal must... and incredibly nice to the touch!
The finest cotton sheets and pillows from Friven & Co. to lay down in.
The mattress by Isaiah from OM is lavender scented, super plush and made of organic materials, for a blissful night's sleep.
If you ask, "why so glamorous?", well I only have this one chance to indulge in a princess's room. When I get married and move out, I highly doubt the room I share with my husband will be in this style. I imagine it'd be more minimal, darker, with a tinge of hip rock&roll. Haha I'm very understanding, I'd spare him the pain!
Full panels of mirrors brighten and enlarge the room visually, not to mention adding a sleek edge. In case you're wondering, yes when I look up, I can see myself in bed. Took a bit of getting used to at first, though in the end I found that one really hardly peers upwards anyway
My wardrobe now has two full glass sliding doors, and an automatic light sensor!
Plus, a lot more organization and shelving for my mountains of clothes.
You can see that my amazing contractor Magnificent 7 also utilized the high ceilings in my room, by building my wardrobe up all the way to the top of the ceiling for two extra levels of space. Together with the interiors firm Designed Design Associates, they came up with a special design for the highest section- it's a wood laminate panel that blends seamlessly with the overall wardrobe, opened by lifting and sliding it upwards and in. It's simply wonderful. I keep my luggages and thick winter jackets up there, they're just a few ladder steps away!
Bright, energy-saving LED lights from Bonjour Odyssey bathe the room in a splendid glow. I don't feel like I'm going blind anymore. A concealed long strip of LEDs trail the bay window enclave, lighting it up as a stand-out feature wall.
I love art deco style interiors, and always desired a lamp in that theme with a rectangular shape. Boy was I glad to find this modern, transparent take on the art deco lamp from Kartell by sponsor Lifestorey. The marble side table I sourced by myself... on sale at half price too FYI, it's so heavy it's impossible for one person to lift.
- BAY WINDOW & DRESSER -
*Don't mind my giganormous-looking feet, it's due to the wide angle camera!!!
I can lounge around here and stare out into blue skies. Mirrored drawers below the bay window provide much-needed storage. Beautiful laminates in "Driftwood" from Evershine Corporation is used throughout the room. No more faded roman blinds, I have the luxurious, flowing window drapes I always dreamt of, from Window Image. I can switch between day and night curtains to suit my vampire moods.
Another example of smart design: A small storage area to conceal a powerpoint for my hair curler and a dressing table light.
A custom made jewelry drawer wrapped in black velvet was built by Magnificent 7. I could never find my accessories, now it's a breeze. Love it!
Adore my *authentic* Eames chair from XTRA. I'm officially a proud owner of an iconic piece of designer furniture
Evidently, the jewelry drawer is not enough for me. Behind the dresser mirror is a concealed cabinet for my necklaces and sun glasses. This was an idea I'd wanted to implement since, forever! Using a magnetic closure placed at the bottom right corner of the accessories cabinet, all I have to do is lightly push and the panel door opens. No unsightly handles or knobs required.
Catellani & Smith | Sweet Table Lamp from XTRA
Just gently touch or wave your hand over this charming little art piece and like sweet magic, it will dim or light up, to produce gorgeous shadow effects!
Say hello to my little babies tucked into one of the storage drawers
Beautiful cushion covers hand-picked by Designed Design Associates and made by Window Image.
A book display and deep shelving unit was created to conceal an obstructive pillar beside the corner of my room.
Decor Walther | Chest from Interior Affairs
- MINI WALK-IN WARDROBE -
I admit, I am a:
This is probably the coolest, most ingenious part of the room makeover.
Using a small doorway area leading to the outdoor, the dream team created a mini walk-in closet for my bag collection.
A brilliant idea by Joann from Designed Design Associates, considering this area was previously nothing - just an opening to the balcony outside! Storing my handbags properly had been a long-time headache for me before, I am absolutely thrilled with this space!
Doorway to Narnia. I was very tempted to convert the outdoor balcony area (around 90 sq ft) into a room extension and build a spectacular walk-in wardrobe. But, I'm happy enough as it is. Who knows, maybe in a few years when I have more bags and clothes.....
Again, everything is perfectly concealed behind glass door panels.
My honey color-ed parquet flooring was stained to a dark, almost-black brown. Pale silver wallpaper with a subtle sheen completes the "hotel" feel, courtesy of Le Surmount, part of the Lee Group. The stool I'm sitting on? It doubles up as a laundry basket, just lift the white leather cushion lid. Cool! From Interior Affairs.
- BATHROOM -
A custom made mirror with black lacquered paneling adds a sophisticated touch to the bathroom. It matches the existing black marble top and marble tile trimmings I already had. An enlarging Cosmetic Mirror by Decor Walther from Interior Affairs is attached on the right, you know, to make peering at whiteheads and little boogies easier.
Storage space for toiletries is revealed behind!
I love my gorgeous set of purple bathroom accessories and candle holders - Kristall by Decor Walther, also from Interior Affairs. Unlike cheap plasticky ones commonly found, these are made of quality materials and have a heavy weight to them.
Modern new fittings - tap mixer, shower, towel rod etc. by high-end Italian designer brand Cristina, available from Sansei.
The shower head from Cristina is sleek and flat, with a metallic concealed cord and water-saving features.
For a personal touch, we hung a picture in a thick black wooden frame, from Lifestorey.
I picked the photo and printed it out in black&white. Yes, I'm a die hard romantic.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of my new bedroom!
All my love and thanks to Ashley and Norman from www.qeeple.com for being so awesome, fun and patient during this collaborative project! Qeeple is the premier interiors & home furnishing site in Singapore, my Qeeple page is www.qeeple.com/dawnyang , do check it out.
With Qeeple, I browsed thousands of inspiring photos, organized my favorites, and found the best people in the business to give my bedroom a new lease of life. You should start your own account too!
Here is the list of my incredible sponsors. They are all extremely reputable and at the top of their game. In all seriousness, I would rather pay for a well-made bedroom rather than have lousy sub-par sponsors, because then I'd have to live with a horrible room falling apart for the next ten years. All these firms passed my selection criteria and came highly recommended by Qeeple.
With their workmanship, professionalism, quality and premium range of products, you really cannot go wrong with these companies. Well, the final result of my bedroom makeover speaks for itself
Address: 22 Sin Ming Ln, Singapore 573969
Phone:+65 6338 8368
Address: 462 Tagore Industrial Ave, Singapore 787831
Phone:+65 6454 2388
Address: 135 Joo Seng Rd, Singapore 368363
Phone:+65 6487 4568
Address: 19 Gul Way, Singapore 629195
Phone: +65 6897 8888
Address: 177 River Valley Rd, Singapore 179030
Phone: +65 6837 0060
Address: 5 Kaki Bukit Road 1, Singapore 415936
Phone:+65 6788 0306
Address: Park Mall, Singapore 238459
Phone:+65 6336 0688
Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Singapore 237994
Phone:+65 6732 7362
Address: 30 Jalan Kilang Barat, Singapore 159363
Phone:+65 6862 2622
Address: 462 Tagore Industrial Ave, Singapore 787831
Phone: +65 6292 8321
Address: 29 Tai Seng Avenue, #01-02, #02-01, Singapore 534119
Phone:+65 6632 7471
3D Rendering & Design Visualization
All the best in your own home makeover and more importantly, have fun doing it!