Ma­te­rial mat­ters

Home & Decor (Malaysia) - - Editor’s Note -

It’s not a stretch to say that the heart and soul of ar­chi­tec­ture and de­sign lies in the qual­ity and se­lec­tion of ma­te­ri­als. Ma­te­ri­als are preva­lent in our daily lives, even if we don’t no­tice them most days. They lie tucked away in our homes; in the wood of our kitchen cab­i­nets, in the porce­lain of our din­ner plates, in the uphol­stery of our chairs, down to the soft, plush sheets we sleep swathed in.

To com­mem­o­rate the fact that ma­te­ri­als do, in­deed, mat­ter, we’ve put to­gether a spread of retro floor­ing, fab­rics, and wall and win­dow cov­er­ings! Be sure to check page 50 to find in­spi­ra­tion, whether you’re up for a ma­jor re­model, or just look­ing to add some zest and colour to a dull space! .

We ab­so­lutely couldn’t stand dis­cussing the retro aes­thetic with­out bring­ing up colo­nial fur­nish­ings and styles from our past! Check out 31 fab­u­lous ways to in­dulge your colo­nial side on page 94. Cook­ing en­thu­si­asts should also flip to page 106 for part one of six of our ex­clu­sive fea­ture with the chefs be­hind Aubergine Cater­ing and Events. Be sure to fol­low us in com­ing months as they show us the joys of eat­ing our colours!

Oc­to­ber is also a time of ex­cite­ment for home-fur­nish­ing en­thu­si­asts. Look­ing for in­spi­ra­tion and good deals? Come join us at HOMEDEC Part 2, from the 29th of Oc­to­ber to the 1st of Novem­ber! We’ll be hold­ing con­tests, so keep your eyes peeled for more in­for­ma­tion on our Face­book page.

As al­ways, we’ve got a col­lec­tion of homes for your ex­clu­sive view­ing plea­sure. These five flat own­ers show us what it truly means to stretch the bound­aries of cre­ativ­ity, de­fy­ing space to make their homes truly, home. We hope you’ll en­joy them.

Have a great month ahead!

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