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9 Wanderlust Homes In Singapore

November 21, 2014
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It's the holiday season and we thought it'd be a good time to showcase nine beautiful homes inspired by different travel destinations - from the rich history of Europe, to the Zen culture of Japan, and finally, the relaxed nature of beach resorts.

Join us on this trip around the world to show you the best destination-inspired home designs right here in Singapore.

European Classic

First up, classic Victorian homes reminiscent of the old world charm of 1800s Europe. Victorian style interior design is generally luxurious, focusing on the dramatic, opulent and ornate. This can be achieved through rich colours like plum, burgundy, ruby, forest green and navy, as well as introduction of extravagant furniture.

1. A showpiece for the classic Victorian style, the placement of a grand piano as the centerpiece completes the look with just the right amount of fuss and opulence.

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Interior Designer: One Stop Concept
Location: St. Regis

2. This home shows how to bring the classic style into the 21st century. Clean, simple lines and monochromatic colours make this home more modern.

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Interior Designer: DHOME STUDIO
Location: Killiney Road (condo)
Cost of renovation for entire house: $65,000

3. Another updated take on the classic Victorian style with monochromatic colours and pared down classical furnishings. The addition of a fake fireplace to hide a TV console is clever and unexpected.

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Interior Designer: Icon Interior Design
Location: Tanjong Rhu (condo)
Cost of renovation for entire house: $35,000

Zen-Inspired

Next, Japanese-style homes for the Zen. Japanese-style interior design focus on simplicity and minimalism. It is based strongly on craftmanship, beauty, elaboration and intricacy, and incorporate natural materials like wood, bamboo, rice straw mats and paper screens.

4. Curved surfaces and shapes are incorporated throughout this apartment, giving it a 'flowy' look. Furniture are kept simple and close to the ground, typical of Japanese decorating.

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ID: DHOME STUDIO
Location: Pinnacle @ Duxton (HDB)
Cost of renovation for entire house: $75,000

5. This woody Zen paradise with a seaview will surely soothe even the most stressed mind. A tip for Japanese-style bedrooms - place mattresses and futons directly on parquet or straw mats.

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Interior Designer: akiHaus
Location: Sentosa Cove (condo)

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Last but not least, resort-like homes. There are two main types - the Balinese style and the Mediterranean style. For the former, try incorporating lots of wood, tropical greenery, warm colours and earthy details. For the latter, warm, natural bright colours resembling the sea, sky, sunshine and sand will bring the Mediterranean into your home.

6. The Balinese style is brought to life with woody textures, tropical plants and tribal lights, accessories and artwork.

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Interior Designer: Icon Interior Design
Location: Butterfly Avenue (landed)
Cost of renovation for entire house: $100,000

7. Feel a wave of calmness wash over you when you enter this beautiful apartment. The designers brought the ocean into this nautical-themed home so that its owners will feel like they are on a relaxing beach holiday 24/7.

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Interior Designer: Icon Interior Design
Location: Lorong Ah Soo (HDB)
Cost of renovation for entire house: $80,000

8. Antique wooden furniture with intricate details, tropical plants, and plenty of sunlight in this house bring a delight to the senses.

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Interior Designer: Mark Ormsby Home Interior
Location: West Coast Way (landed)
Cost of renovation for entire house: $250,000

9. A great example of how important lighting is to create the right moods, this house which is bathed in warm light and dark wood draws you in to enjoy its serenity and space.

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Interior Designer: Renozone Interior Design House
Location: Jalan Mamor (landed)
Cost of renovation for entire house: $80,000

We hope we have invoked the wanderlust in you. If you would like to bring your dream holiday destinations home, browse through the thousands of projects in the Qanvast app and drop us a free quote request on the app today!

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