Wrapping Up A New Living Space Phase I

It has been a madly productive past week of home improvement for the DGW.

Are you ready for the tour?

THE CONCEPT:

Less is more and stylishly small

THE FIRST ‘BEFORE’:

Welcome to Apartemen Permata Gandaria!

Welcome to Apartemen Permata Gandaria!

This is the apartment a year ago.

Bland as you can see from the picture but it also means there is lots of room for creativity to grow and show.

 

THE SECOND ‘BEFORE’

A New Living Space Part I

A New Living Space Part

Something the DGW cobbled together for a Jakartan pre-Chinese New Year celebration.

Nothing to shout about but at least the space was starting to feel like home.

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Then the DGW decided to sew chair covers.

They took her a really long time, lots of patience and problem-solving. The DGW is NEVER going to make money sewing chair covers…

THE ‘AFTER’

     After many months of hemming and hawing and staring at the increasingly tired-looking displays, the DGW finally pulled up her socks and began earnest work to transform the space.

All done except for the throw for the couch.

All done except for the throw for the couch.

The picture is now complete with the throw for the  couch :)

The picture is now complete with the throw for the couch 🙂

Closer look. The DGW loves the contrast of textures and patterns.

Closer look. The DGW loves the contrast of textures and patterns.

Living + Dining

Living + Dining

Best buy in Jakarta. The DGW wishes she had threw caution to the wind and bought at least one more :s

Chap Batik table cloth.  

Best buy in Jakarta.

The DGW wishes she had thrown caution to the wind and bought at least one more set. 

How can one not love such gorgeous handmade prints?

Paper lampshade, after Tiffany lamps

Paper lampshade, after Tiffany lamps.

The DGW loves the way objects and images sits in her head, toss and turn about and then manifest themselves in the most surprising way!

She’ll be talking more about this favourite piece of home improvement soon.  

A display of memories and art for the water station.

A display of memories and art for the water station.

The display is one of the first, and easiest, things the DGW took on.

She was looking at colours, recurring imagery and height but when everything came together, she realised it tells the story of half her life.

Do join the DGW here for the story behind  the display.

Aluminium tooling and paper craft.

Aluminium tooling and paper craft.

The DGW had this sheet of aluminium for the longest time.

She liked the idea of having a smooth and reflective surface for a piece of water station art. 

She also liked the idea of having materials that contrast in a piece of work, thus the paper skirt.

It was only after she attached the work on the wall, stepped back, that she realised the figure reminded her of an Indian classical dancer. 

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Door signage. You would have seen this in an earlier post

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Door signage. Again, the DGW has written about it here

Something to help guests feel at home.

Something to help guests feel at home.

While snopping around the glorious www. one day the DGW chanced upon these gorgeous coffee filters wall art which gave birth to the corrugated cardboard geometric blooms.  

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Do you think the DGW is successful in materializing for her home the concept of

 “Less is more and stylishly small”?

Do let her know what you think by using the feedback form below:

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