In the most recent issue of The Finder, our editor Sara madeover her rental shophouse in Singapore with the help of interior designer Maureen Courcenet of Signé Design.
The ideal dining room: whimsical yet practical, with ample storage space for functional use as well as surface area to host guests.
The ideal dining room: ACCOMPLISHED!
Yes, there was a bed box springs in our dining room against the far wall (it’s why the mattress was on the floor in the master bedroom!).
The furniture in this room was all vintage or secondhand, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But it didn’t work together here.
In addition to wanting more surface area on the dining table (to host more at home), we also needed proper storage for my husband’s vinyl record collection.
A hemp-woven rug underneath is a pretty yet practical choice. A green accent wall in a linen finish looks even cooler with a white wooden screen mounted on top. Our existing art work – from the living room and elsewhere in the dining room – finally has room to breath on the stairwell.
Welcome to Quirk City! Behold this “ancestor” plant pot from a Singaporean artist and limited-edition sideboard sporting a vintage car and faded photograph of the Raffles Hotel on the front. More importantly, all of my husband’s vinyl records fit within the cabinet. The rustic window shutters-turned-mirrors and window sheers don’t distract from the console focal point or green accent wall.
Want to know where to find all of these pieces? Find out here.
By Sara Lyle Bow, September 2016