Loud and bold patterns can be daunting, especially for those who prefer to stick to a monochrome palette, but let it be known that it is the key to adding a kick of character into an otherwise humdrum space. Play some strategy into your home-decorating game – patterns immediately draw the eye towards areas of the home you wish to highlight, making your home all the more attractive. If you’ve made up your mind to take your chances with colour and pattern this year, these are the shops you’ll wanna start with!
Batik and textured patterns
Kevala is Sanskrit for perfect, whole and complete and it is with this ethos that Kevala Home designs and makes their collections. Shopping in store or online, you’ll find batik and textured patterns on sets of plates, bowls, cups and saucers and teapots in cream, teal, browns, blues and white, perfect for everyday use. If you’re looking for something with a little more colour, Kevala’s collaborations with international artists add a certain specialness and flair to the handmade designs. Be sure to check out designs from Singaporean artist Gilly Beal, Australian potter Michael Pugh, and the colourful and folk-influenced designs of Sydney based artist Dimity Kingston.
Peter Hoe Beyond
Oasis of affordable and creative craft items
Local Kuala Lumpur storeowner Peter Hoe knows a thing or two about what shoppers are looking for in the way of homewares, souvenirs and gifts and when it comes to home décor, colour, patterns, prints and textures are high on his agenda. With two nearby stores, Peter Hoe Evolution and Peter Hoe Beyond, the stores are something of an institution. The larger of the two stores, Peter Hoe Beyond, is an oasis of affordable and creative craft items and home wares that beautifully combine the traditional with the modern. Think batik prints with a contemporary flair, hand-dyed tablecloths and embroidered cushions, all mouth-wateringly displayed to show off the abundant selection of colours and patterns. You’ll find must-haves you never knew you needed here!
Whimsical french-inspired prints with an asian twist
23 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089130 | Also available online.
Not one to shy away from clashing patterns and prints? We daresay Rose Citron’s just your type. The french-inspired design house is overrun with charming and whimsical prints tinged with a spot of Asian flair. If it’s truly unique home accoutrements you crave, Rose Citron soothes that itch with their in-house designed and made patchwork cushions, bed linen, table linen, chairs and poufs. The perfect marriage of classic and modern, ethnic and oriental prints and fabrics are given a colour reboot and revived as beautiful pieces for the home. We particularly adore their patchwork cushions, which come in an array of perfectly matched patterns and motifs to brighten any room.
Design-led products by emerging designers and artists
3 Namly Grove, Singapore 267298. By appointment only. | Also available online and at various stockists.
Like a magpie takes to shine, we’re magnetically attracted to Shiva Design’s blooming marketplace of pattern, colour and whimsy. Rima, owner of Shiva Designs, is a natural-born collector of beautiful things, and we are all the better for it. Sourcing for unique design-led products by emerging designers and artists is a cherished talent of Rima’s and one thing’s for sure…crazy patterns and colours are never scarce! Painted ceramic tiles from Jai Vasicek, SunnyJim beach bags, Bonnie and Neil cushions and printed porcelain pieces from Sydney artist, Samantha Robinson are just some of the lovely printed homewares and accessories to be found at this artsy cove.