Home interior design theme – Bronze Beauty

What is your dream home going to be? What design theme would you like to have? Let me introduce my 1st design theme that I would like to have – Bronze Beauty. 

Bronze Beauty – Bold shades of warms colours bathe the interiors of the apartment. The kitchen is being dressed in rich mahogany cabinets and pearly white cupboards. The bells and whistles of the apartment are in a crisp shade of black and copper, to complement the velvety-feel. To add bold hints, texturized carpets were used to dress the regal marble floor and intimate lighting adorned the printed chestnut walls.

Comfort and serenity, blanketed the other rooms through the use of luscious browns and neutral creams. Darkly-roasted bed stands and rich auburn hardwood flooring basked in the warm luminosity of the room, bringing that element of snugness to the contemporary rooms. And to keep the room from being dulled out by rich browns, contrasting elements were infused to perk up the dynamism of the space – plush metallic drapery and cashmere-coloured walls.

 Portfolio taken from Chew Interior.

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Top 3 pieces of furniture we will splurge on

Based on the conversation we had on Saturday after visiting the Home and Decor exhibition at EXPO –

1. Bed: That’s where we spend 1/3 of our time and  fun. A good night rest leads to a happy morning.  

Image taken from Northwest Interior Design

2. Sofa: Cosy resting place after work.

 

3.  Dining Table: A place where we can catch up over a hearty meal (prepared by your lovely wife =P)

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Wedding: Good to know

Interesting read and good-to-know for wedding customary & tradition. It’s taken from Golden Happiness website (goldenhappiness.com.sg). It describes the  important customary traditions which include –

1) Betrothal (过大礼): It comprises of gifts and cash delivered to the bride’s home by the groom. Of which the bride’s family will accept and return the reminder to avoid giving the impression of “selling” their daughter. It is done three weeks before the wedding date.

2) Dowry Jewellery (四点金): One of the most familiar practice for the bride’s parents to request for Si Dian Jin as part of the betrothal gifts from the groom’s parent to the bride. The purpose of this practice in the olden days is to ensure that the bride will be married to a wealthy family and guaranteed a wealthy, carefree and happy life.

3) Dowry Gift (嫁妆): Dowry is given on the same day as Betrothal ceremony or a few days before the wedding. The gifts represent the blessing to the couple and show that the bride has grown up and is ready to take on the new role of a wife and mum. Dowry consists of the bathtub, basin and potty to encourage the couple to have children. The sewing kit represents a capable wife. The wedding lamps mean a bright future and the bowls means abundant food for the couple.

4) Hair combing (上头): This has been a long tradition that is believed to bring long and lasting marriage, where the red string signifies blessing which is used to tie the bride’s hair and the ruler is used to remind couples to cherish their relationship and take good care of the family.  It is important the both party participates in this ceremony, if either party is not doing the hair combing ceremony the other party can skip it too. As this procedure is done 1 day before the wedding day (bride and groom are not allow to see each other 1 day before the wedding day), it is a must that the bride and groom does it separately at their parent’s home in the bedroom. Hair combing can be done after 11pm on the eve of the wedding. The bride must take part in this ceremony at least 1 hour after the groom had completed his.

5) Bet Setting (壓床): This is a process whereby changing the couple’s bed with new bed sheets and have auspicious items spread out on the bed along with 2 red packets and a pair of double happiness bedside lamps. Double happiness stickers or cuttings will be used to decorate the bridal house, the main door as well as mirrors and cupboards of the bridal room. No one is allowed into the room until the wedding ceremony is over. It symbolizes a blissful marriage, abundance of fortune and offspring for the couple as well as good health. It is carry out on eve of the wedding at 830pm or according to the timing of the feng shui master.

We are a little bit wiser now!

 

 

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Geomancy & Fengshui

It’s time to align the winds and waters for an auspicious beginning! I found one company recommended by singaporebrides.com – Chinese Metaphysics Global Consulting founded by David Tong.

CMG (www.cmgconsulting.com.sg) is one of the leading Feng Shui consultancy firm in Singapore dedicated to providing world class Classical Feng Shui, Bazi and other Chinese Metaphysics consultancy services. They are the first and probably the only Feng Shui consultancy firm in Singapore to offer a comprehensive Feng Shui Wedding Package, as well as having a website (www.ChineseWeddingDates.com) dedicated solely to the selection of auspicious wedding dates alone.

There are two packages that we can considered –

1) Wedding Date Selection Package @$120

2) Eternity Wedding Package (I have emailed them for the quote)

Other than that, they organized wedding talks and seminars as well. It’s something that we can keep a look out for and hopefully settle on a auspicious date of our wedding & moving in into the new house!

How exciting!

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One foot forward in planning

We got together on 14th June 2007 in Virginia, USA.

We got engaged on 13th May 2012 in Barcelona, Spain.

Now, it’s time to move forward to plan for our future baby.

This blog will document the exciting little details of our planning.

One foot forward. One couple brilliance. 🙂

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