Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Resting up and decorating

I'm home with tonsilitis, and although I should be working on my paper, I just have so little energy for anything.... so, I decided it was time to revamp this blog! I'm so bad with html, but I don't update regularly enough to hire someone to design the blog layout. So, I just tweaked a few things and added a new header. Perhaps if I discipline myself to write more, I can justify investing more time, energy and money into the blog. I hope! In any case having a nice blog layout does make me want to write more. The amazing thing is, this blog is a Google page rank 3, same as my website, even though I get about 10 times more traffic to my website than here. Go figure!(Edit: I realised that in my long blog absence, my Page Rank has fallen to 2! It all makes sense now)

I was also making a little collage of press for my website, and I'm just amazed at how much pequitobun has grown since I launched my website in 2008. This month would make two years since the website has been up and running. I'm so grateful to my customers and everyone who has supported in this kind of crazy separate path I have been running! Really, I can't thank you all enough.

We're almost ready to move into our new place (countdown to April 16!!), and I've been daydreaming and collecting inspirations for home decorating. Reading lots of decor8, Apartment Therapy, desire to inspire, etc.

My big big problem is, I love all things vintage and old, but this being Singapore, most of the apartments are brand spanking new, glass and modern types. There are lovely conservation shophouses, but they are mostly completely out of our budget.

Image from Ong and Ong

Image from

So, I've been reading these design blogs and trying to think of ways to "oldify" my new cookie cutter apartment. One of the things I'm definitely going to be doing is wallpaper! I've requested a bunch of samples from Graham and Brown, and am currently leaning towards these styles:

For the living room:
For the bedroom:
For the kitchen (maybe):
(All wallpaper images above from Graham and Brown)

The other thing we need is a bed. I'm looking for a storage bed like this one from West Elm:

But they don't ship internationally, and I'm having very little success finding an affordable, well designed bed locally. Does anyone know a good creative and affordable furniture store in Singapore?

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