Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Friday, January 30, 2015   

What's here to stay
Decor, like fashion, is cyclical. That lamp that was hot 40 years ago, then stale during the 1980s, looks fresh again with a new lampshade. Same goes for grandma's chest of drawers, only now with a coat of bright chalk paint.

Preserved for posterity
With its name literally translating as "get rich together" in Cantonese, the Tung Fat Building on New Praya Road, Kennedy Town, goes against the aspirations of every developer and homeowner.

Fit for a queen
Want a touch of luxury in the bathroom but find yellow gold fittings a little too crass? Kohler has a solution: 18-karat rose gold plating. Rose gold is more understated than the traditional yellow.

Deck the halls
Only a week left to Christmas - but don't fret if you have left it a tad late for gift shopping and home decorating.

Eco ho ho ho
Christmas decorations can be so ecologically unfriendly, especially if you plump for plastic bits and baubles. But you can cut down on the waste by shopping at Tree. The eco-chic home store has a range of reclaimed, recycled and reloved pieces that is perfect for an au naturel Christmas.

Seasonal scents
The candle company has launched a range of seasonal home fragrances with packaging featuring a Christmas Vintage Circus theme.

True to tradition
With a huge red satin bow, the Negley- Gwinner-Harter House looks like a three-story Christmas present. Recently the Second Empire-style mansion in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was featured on a walking tour to benefit the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Free seating
Some say the dining room is dead - we say it has been reincarnated. The key detail that makes today's dining rooms up- to-date? A chic mix of chairs.

Let's talk turkey
Come thanksgiving and the turkey takes centerstage - not just on the table but celebrated in a variety of decorative interpretations, from plates to salt and pepper shakers, tablecloths, cocktail napkins and even pillows.

Round-the-clock charm
Cath kidston gained fame for her quintessentially British fashion and home accessories that combine nostalgia with fun.

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