Top product picks for creating an impeccable modern-luxe look, even in a compact home.
11 August 2017
Text by Louisa Clare Lim
Today’s living spaces are significantly smaller than those of the past, and our notions about luxurious living are changing according to lifestyle and design trends.
Luxury is no longer about over-the-top extravagance and highly intricate details, but rather about useful and relevant designs that make use of exquisite materials and simple, but stylish, forms. It is the carefully thought out details, coupled with craftsmanship, that define a luxurious product or experience.
So even in a small-space home, you can embrace modern luxury amid the high-rise, urban jungle! Here are our top product picks.
#1 Poltrona Frau Ren dressing table, $10,420, from Proof Living
Designed by Neri & Hu, this is an award-winning, handsome piece of furniture that can be used as a dresser or desk. Essentials can be reached easily, thanks to the accessory tray and compartment attached to the solid Canaletto walnut frame. A round, brass-framed mirror complements the elegant, clean-lined form.
#2 Wendelbo Disc table, $1,480, from Inhabitant
This tiered table is composed of different materials, such as stone and brass, for a captivating look. Versatile as a coffee table or side table, its varying heights also allows you to create interesting displays.
#3 Vij5 Lloop lamp, $629 for copper and $679 for brass (pictured) from For The Common Goods
Adjustable in height by extending or shortening the loop of the suspending cable, the Lloop lamp can be used in different settings. Simply adjust the wooden piece that’s attached to the cable to resize the loop. Its pretty metallic finishing ups the style stakes, making the lamp look like jewellery for your space.
#4 Living Divani Galileo mirror, $4,030 (brass finish), from Dream
Designed by Mario Ferrarini, the Galileo mirror is not just any mirror. A pendulum that swings, it’s a minimalist, statement-making piece that appears to be modern, abstract art that will add panache to any wall.
#5 Graf brass tableware, from Atomi
Not just tableware, but conversation starters and decor objects, gilded lots root, apple and onion slices function as trivets, chopstick rests and bottle openers. With creative designs, the collection is food for thought!
#6 Diptyque Le Sablier diffuser, $260 for the diffuser and $80 for the refill, from Escentials
The Le Sablier (hourglass in French) diffuser has five wicks concealed inside its gold-tone perforated flacon, for better scent distribution via a cold-diffusion method. A simple turn of the hourglass activates this process – each flip equates to an hour of fragrance diffusion, and the diffuser can be used for around six months, inclusive of its refill. Available in the brand’s top-selling scents – 34, Baies, Figuier, Roses, Gingembre, Fleur d’Orangier, tinted glass differentiates the fragrances, while the hourglass’ delicate proportions and attractive structured shape makes it a stylish curio to have.
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