7 home design looks & materials that have withstood the test of time in S’pore – Mothership.SG

Home renovations are an exciting but often costly commitment for most new homeowners. 

That’s why it’s important to invest in a stylish look that will serve you both now and years down the road.

If you’re thinking of renovating your home but are worried about designs that will fade out of fashion, consider these seven home design looks and materials that have withstood the test of time.

1. Marble

Marble is a prized stone that has long been associated with luxury and class. 

Whether it’s used on floors, statement walls or even countertops, marble is a durable natural stone that comes with a variety of styles and neutral shades, making it easy to be paired with any material or design. 

Check out how Swiss Interior Design has used marble in the living room feature wall and kitchen cabinets of this home’s renovation design:

Image via Qanvast – Swiss Interior Design

Image via Qanvast – Swiss Interior Design

2. Terrazzo 

Traditionally found in the ancient mosaics of Egypt and more recently the homes of Italy, terrazzo has in modern times been reimagined into table tops, cupboards, entryways and more. 

Achieved via mixing stone, marble, quartz or granite into concrete, terrazzo’s speckled pattern comes in a variety of colours, textures and sizes, making it both a versatile and timeless material.

Here’s how Project Guru has cleverly incorporated terrazzo into this couple’s kitchen island:

Image via Qanvast – Project Guru

3. White Kitchens

White kitchens are almost always chic and current. 

Due to their minimalist look and finish, they are also often able to brighten up a space and make it look bigger than it really is.

Check out how Ovon Design has managed to achieve a clean and classic white kitchen look that will serve this family for years to come:

Image via Qanvast – Ovon Design

4. Rattan and wicker

Remember those rattan and wicker chairs your grandparents used to sit on back in the day?

Surprise surprise, they have managed to remain relevant in today’s homes by adding a touch of nature and keeping it from looking too dreary.

Here’s how The Interior Lab has managed to incorporate the use of rattan and wicker in the lights and cabinets of this home:

Image via Qanvast – The Interior Lab

Image via Qanvast – The Interior Lab

5. White walls and light wood

A prime combination in many renovation designs, white walls and light wood furniture work together to make your home appear more spacious.

Depending on your preference, you can also opt for different wood grains, stains, and tones to change up the look.  

Like this home renovation by Juz Interior, you too can transform your home into a beautiful white wall and light wood haven:

Image via Qanvast – Juz Interior

Image via Qanvast – Juz Interior

6. Clean colour palettes

Make your home renovation last long by opting for clean colour palettes instead of snazzier prints like chevron or scallop. 

As shown in this HDB flat designed by Space Atelier, clean colours are easy on the eye and will not fade out of fashion as easily as louder, trendier prints.

Image via Qanvast – Space Atelier

Image via Qanvast – Space Atelier

7. Arches

Once a staple in older Singaporean homes, curved arches are a classic shape that has been used in many notable architectures around the world.

They have recently made a comeback in contemporary home designs as a good way to soften the harsh straight lines of walls and edges.

For a retro-modern vibe, consider getting a three-centred arch like this dining room feature wall by interior firm Starry Homestead:

Image via Qanvast – Starry Homestead

Alternatively, segmental doorway arches are also a traditional and stately look that will retain their charm decades down the road:

Image via Qanvast – Starry Homestead

Engage an interior firm via Qanvast

If all this talk has got you thinking of renovating your home, consider engaging any one of the seven interior firms listed in this article. 

Trusted by homeowners and guaranteed to be reliable, all seven interior firms are part of the top 15 per cent of firms onboard Qanvast and have been awarded the Qanvast SuperTrust 2021 badge.

Enquire with the firm via Qanvast and you’ll automatically be part of the Qanvast Trust Programme, a free initiative where you can:

  • Enjoy upsized deals from home brands
  • Safeguard your renovation deposits with the S$50,000 Qanvast Guarantee

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This sponsored article by Qanvast made this writer develop a newfound appreciation for timeless home decor.

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