Cute and classy home decor buys perfect for Chinese New Year… and the rest of 2019!
It’s almost #CNY19 and we bet everyone’s busy tidying up Marie Kondo-style and donating preloved things to charities. But first, get a load of these sweet things – from cute and kitschy to fancy and pantsy – to bring home some festive decoration with a side of personality. What’s so great about them? Well, they are chic enough to keep around after February. Oh, and don’t forget to feng-shui it up for an extra Salt Bae-style sprinkling of luck.
Bring home something fun x kitsch
Good luck: Eat & Sip
Pomegranates rep good luck, prosperity and fertility. And while we love the bright red fruit, we’re also heavily crushing on these pomegranate bud vases from Eat & Sip (picture above). These darling ceramic pieces made by Chinese artist Lv Jin are meant to hold dried flowers. But they also look great simply left by themselves. Plus, they come in yellow, brown and grey – all feng shui colours for 2019.
Pomegranate bud vase, Eat & Sip
Serving up a shophouse: The Little Drom Store
Give that constant supply of visiting guests something to talk about. These downright gorgeous plate and tea towel printed with an illustrated shophouse are a piece of art.
Shophouse plate and tea towel, The Little Drom Store
Note this down: Naiise
Who doesn’t like love letters? The edible wafer ones, much like the cheesy readable ones, leave us feeling happy inside. Feast your eyes on this little bolster by Nom Nom Plush that’s 100% calorie-free but goes really well with this pineapple tart cushion. Side effects: Constant munchies.
Nom nom plush love letter bolster and pineapple tart cushion, Naiise
Sweet stuff: Janice Wong
We can all count of Janice Wong to create a sweet treat that’s are almost too pretty to eat! Just look at these artsy chocolate pig statues!. Perfect as a centrepiece decor that doubles up as dessert and even holds three edible gold coin inside.
CNY Year of the Pig chocolate, Janice Wong
Orange you glad: Ikea
Add a little zing to your sofa. Plop these sweet mandarins cushions on your solid hued sofa for an easy CNY sprinkle. While you’re at it, the Solglimtar collection for Chinese New Year also features a firework patterned lampshade for floor, table or pendant lights.
Solglimtar cushion and lampshade, Ikea
Invest in the totally tasteful
Abundantly awesome: Scene Shang
Right in time for the Lunar New Year is Scene Shang’s Blossoming Abundance series of all things brilliant. We’ve got our eye on the Paramour screen – a made-to-order room divider with an Asian Art Deco brass frame. And let’s collectively drool over that velvet fabric with featuring artwork by Binary Style. Also in looove with this wooden Chinese chess board with solid brass pieces.
Paramour screen, Scene Shang
Woah, so good: Woha Being
The architects who gave us award-winning buildings like Parkroyal on Pickering and Oasia Hotel Downtown have a passion project. We’ve been stalking WohaBeing, their decor arm and are crushing on the fine china Diaspora tableware collection. It’s perfect for festive meals – it combines ancient shapes from Chinese culture and it’s halal-certified for inclusivity (made by Luzerne).
Diaspora Collection, Woha Being
Play it well: Roche Bobois
Make a noticeable move with Roche Bobois’ iconic Mah Jong sofa, a modular seater by Hans Hopfer designed in the early 70s. The French luxury furniture brand is finally making an entry into Singapore just in time for Chinese New Year 2019. Get a load of Kenzo Takada’s Hiru composition that’s dressed to impress.
Mah Jong Hiru composition by Kenzo Takada, Roche Bobois