When I was a girl, my family was unpleasantly disturb one fine weekend by a sound reminiscent of slow-cracking glass. This curious event was soon followed by the horrifying sight of our bedroom tiles popping, a spontaneous occurance that seemed, to a child, the epitome of Jumanji come to life. I would later come to understand that such an occurance, although rare, was not entirely unheard of. A shift in temperature, poor workmanship, wear and tear; all could have contributed to the untimely ‘explosion’, and we were none the wiser. Eventually, my longsuffering mother would figure it out, and new tiles would be bought to replace the old ghastly mess.
That incident in particular lends itself to my insistence for quality where the basic building blocks of a home are concerned. Far from it being a crack at vanity, my belief is that an investment in high-quality and long-wearing goods is always worth it in the long run. This mindset has yet to lead me astray, and so I’m inclined to stick with it and share it!
To this end, we’ve put together a story on the pros and cons of some flooring materials. Check it out on page 48. And if you’re currently undergoing renovations and are in need of some inspiration, I invite you to turn to page 38 to check out our favourite wallpaper, fabric, and flooring pairings, from jungle fever themes to mid-modern Andy Warhol-esque aesthetics.
October is also when we celebrate World Coffee Day, so for all you caffeine junkies out there, we've got spread of coffee accessories to amp up your latte solutions at home. Check it out on page 54, and to top it off , turn to page 106 for some amazing desserts from Chef Adrian Gan at Shrangri-La Kuala Lumpur. As always, we’ve got a selection of homes to thrill, to inspire, and above all to share with you all the possibilities of the home. We hope you’ll be inspired by them for your next redecorating endeavour!
Have a happy October, friends!
EMMELYN CINDY MAH EDITOR