Come 2014, malaysian homes can opt for a makeover, british-style.
IT’S a scary world out there and “home” is the antidote. That’s according to globallyacclaimed British interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, who feels that “nothing beats the feeling of contentment that closing your own front door on the outside world creates”.
Best known for his appearances on the BBC TV programme Changing Rooms and as head judge on Star World’s The Apartment reality series, Llewelyn-Bowen is all for making homes “look as good as they should”, albeit in a very British way.
The Britain-based designer recently launched the House of Laurence in Asia, a brand new global home collection encompassing furniture, a dining range, bed linen sets, decorative accessories and a series of home fragrances. So far, the brand has a firm footing in China; when it arrives on the shores of Malaysia (hopefully by Spring 2014), we will get a first-hand look into the British world of design style and living, helmed by concepts of “everyday luxury” and “design democracy”.
“My brand is definitely less about a look, and much more to do with an attitude. It follows the tradition of British brands like Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen and Paul Smith – all of these brands are ultimately about an individual’s take on the world they live in,” said Llewelyn-Bowen in a phone interview.
Having spent a good amount of time in Kuala Lumpur filming the past three seasons of The Apartment
Opulent home: a dining room set from the House of Laurence. The brand is all about bringing the poshness of the british way of living to the people.
Quaint cushions that exude the quirky individuality and old-school chic of british glamour.