Inspiration:Hotel Palisade

In 2010, fresh off the boat from Sydney, my then boyfriend (now husband) put me to task to add a feminine touch to his 10 years of living in Singapore as a road warrior bachelor. I was very clear with what I wanted to do with his modern 2-bedroom Robertson Quay blank canvas. I had no intention of taking it from monochrome man cave to princess parlour in a matter of days (or ever really). This was going to be a gradual process, just like our courtship, taking us him from mismatched to a united front he would be proud of (requiring plenty of secret shopping missions).

When I think back to this process and the result, it reminds me of the recently renovated boutique hotel Hotel Palisade in the Miller Point, Sydney. The gentrification of a historical landmark with huge potential. The result… the impeccable work of talented interior designer Sibella Court, who has so tastefully transformed a dilapidated masculine space by adding Australian-made products embossed with her feminine way of mixing layers, colour, shapes and materials.

While I do not have the styling skills of the team at The Society Inc., we had a similar desire; to create a welcoming and calming space of past meets present through a muted colour palette and products that were either found, foraged or recycled.

Feminine Touch | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

  1. Sunday wall light and shelf | Danish Design

  2. Caracole Home Lovie Dovie Bed | Taylor B.

  3. Landscape Throw Silver Grey & White | Maissone

  4. Fresh American Mingled Navy Pillow | Bungalow 55

  5. Flip Around Dark Ash Stool | Hpix

  6. Cochine Candle | In Situ 

  7. Round willow basket | Make Room

  8. Gubi Gio Ponti Circular Wall Mirror | Eclectic Cool




 Make Room | Singapore | Travelshopa
 Stylodeco | Singapore | Travelshopa

Taylor B. | Singapore | Travelshopa

Kwangjuyo | Seoul | Travelshopa

The Shophouse | Singapore | Travelshopa


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