Cereal Magazine vibes, anyone?
Harkened as the “minimalist’s bible”, Cereal Magazine has plenty to teach about achieving that aesthetic — think understated yet clean furnishings, streamlined and round-edged accessories, subtle pattern mixing and more — which is why so many Singaporeans are loyal fans.
But how exactly do you achieve Cereal’s own brand of minimalist yet modernist flair? Here, we delve into 8 tranquil homes that puts the publication’s curated style into practice!
1. Cereal pays loads of attention to maintain its honest, pared-back aesthetic. And this home captures the entire essence well, cutting back on its ornamentation, keeping many of their decor items in storage compartments.
2. Keeping things symmetrical is part of the Cereal identity and one of the easier design aspects to nail down. Think wood panels, a neutral colour scheme and streamlined furniture – all of which are present in this condominium.
3. While the publication does feature chairs on a near constant basis (often as standalones), these separates can be put together for greater design impact, so don’t overlook your seating options! Take cues from this abode by keeping it sleek with clean but round-edged pieces, preferably with a twist (i.e. wicker, rattan for that woven look etc.).
4. Cereal’s Instagram feed proves that going minimalist doesn’t mean going plain. While various elements may be streamlined, you can still play around with subtle textures such as woodgrain, marble and terrazzo.
5. If Cereal’s photos are any indication, juxtaposition plays an important role in setting a soothing mood. Offset the warm wood with cooler whites and contrast with black displays or dark furnishings.
6. Despite the focus on natural elements, it’s not just about them. You can change things up with cement screed and decorative tiles so as long as they don’t take away from the pared-down charm.
7. Of course, every minimalist home would be incomplete without storage solutions. But instead of building them outwards, consider your spaces and check to see if you can use your nooks. This way, you can build them in or flush them to the sides to keep your space looking polished.
8. Cereal is also commonly associated with calming interiors. To replicate that restful air and a Zen-like mood, this home employs cooler-looking wood tones set against a white backdrop. Any accessories or furniture used features smooth and clean edges to further amplify the soothing vibes.
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