I've been meaning to take more photos of the home purely for my own enjoyment. But the daily items residing on the kitchen counter TOP etc. don't make for aesthetically pleasing photos that I'd be satisfied with. And the thought of moving them aside already makes me tired. Not good, I know. I should be neater.
The ID helped to take photos on the first day we moved in, when everything was still extremely bare. Those photos made it to an article online, so I'll share those photos here.
The home has changed quite a bit since then - our decoration items, paintings, plants have added a more homely touch. The living room. I really like the full height storage cabinet we have, spanning the entire length of our living area.
Full height storage cabinets can look very flat if not designed properly, but I really like how it has turned out. With a mix of open and closed spaces, non-conventional lines but still retaining that minimalist structure.
Now our display areas are home to some art pieces.
The sofa looks so bare without our cushions and throw. The view from behind our sofa.
Check out our cute wooden hippo coin bank. The tail wags each time you drop a coin in.
Now that empty hole in our TV console is filled with StarHub/ Apple TV and XBox devices and their cables. The cables are pretty unsightly! How do you guys keep the cables looking neat? Cable ties? The TV console in our master bedroom, a slightly different design from the one in our living.
I can't stand the mismatched stool in this photo - it's part of a trio of stools for extra seats for our dining table. The one meant for the make-up table is lower, and beige in colour, but hadn't been unboxed then. Back to the dining area. I wrote about this before previously.
You can also see the art piece we hung up in that post. I think it elevates the whole feel! View of our open kitchen. Loving the open shelves! Another view. And yet another. Our preparations are mainly done on the island counter top. And one of our Favourite hangout locations in our home, the study room! We weren't exactly aiming for a Japanese zen-like environment here, but it certainly reminds me of that and I'm definitely loving it! Especially with that pair of cushions. Another set of display cum storage cabinets on the platform. Actually, I kinda have no more photos to post right now. So sorry to the campers 🙊 hahaha.
That's about what I did for the renovation with the ID, and the other parts of the home have been left pretty much intact, hence no photos of those from the ID. I'd love to share my wardrobe room and kid's room soon. Pardon my procrastination.
We bought an IKEA rug for the wardrobe room and it hasn't been unrolled because when we were on vacay, the folks dumped a few carton boxes in that room and I'm very embarrassed to say that it's still sitting in that room and uncleared.
Don't judge me!! I know. The irony right. Totally runs counter to this whole minimalist lifestyle. 😂 I have to say though I've been extra discerning in buying only stuff (clothes, especially) that I foresee will last me a long while.
It's just that I have some baggage from the past/ things people buy for us that I can't bear to reject/ chuck out immediately. 🤷🏻♀️ More posts on our home can be found with #TAYkeMeHome #hometour