Day 7 – 29th May – Quarantine Room Design Notes – Floor Finishes

I really like the taupe shades of the laminate flooring of the room. The colour is pleasing and soothing, and because you can lean towards both modern greys or classic beiges and tans when it comes to furnishing, it’s really fabulously versatile. Warm gold or cool silver shades for metals likes doorknobs and switch plates? Either one would look good with this floor.

The wood grain design is also beautiful and looks so natural. If I gaze at a wide area it makes me think a bit of a shag carpet! Maybe that’s why I find it cozy and warm.

Bedroom floor with colours/materials of curtains and armchair.
A touch of glamour with a bit of granite for the threshold between bedroom and bathroom.
Bathroom tiles with colours of wall finishes.
Floor trap with tile insert, 13x13cm (approx.5″). Note also how its problematic location is resolved with a neat cutout of the built-in concealment for the WC plumbing.
A smaller floor trap in the shower. I’ve never seen that small size before in a shower. 8x8cm (approx.3″)
Different colours and materials in harmony together.

Day 6 – 28th May – Quarantine Room Design Notes – Food packaging & serving

This is how the Food Fairy leaves my meals, three times a day. He/She/They press the doorbell and will have completely vanished from the corridor by the few seconds I take to slip on my mask and get to the door. I think they are as scared of my germs as I am of theirs.

(Can’t wait to do the post for that hideous carpet!)

When I first arrived last Sunday evening, I was given this set of cutlery in the lobby, so even before I stepped into the room. Love it. I’ve always wanted to be all precious and grandly whip out my own cutlery when out at the hawker centre or food court πŸ˜‚

Example of Breakfast

Usually stingy with the jam πŸ₯Ί, but no matter, as I’ve packed my own jam! πŸ˜‚πŸ€­

Example of Lunch. I love fried fish 😻 This meal was yummy.
Example of Dinner. I love me some green leafy vegetables. This was a nice meal too.

I have to say the portions are too small for my liking and what I’m used to. (Thank God I’ve brought a snack. See previous post) It’s like we’re at a fat farm to prepare for a supermodel pageant or something.

I cope by telling myself that this is the proper portion for an adult. That I’ve been eating 2x or 3x the portion of rice all these years, and that’s why I’m overweight πŸ˜‚. So yeah, I guess I’m on quarantine AND a diet. *sucks in cheeks*

All the meals are labelled with when they were first ready, and when you should not be consuming them anymore, for safety’s sake πŸ‘πŸ½That’s actually important information and much appreciated. Food poisoning would suck at any time but to happen during quarantine would make it far worse.

Day 5 – 27th May – Quarantine Room Design Notes – Desk

Barely 45cm/17.5″ deep (for comparison a kitchen counter is 60cm/23.5″) the desk is surprisingly adequate.

I like the barn-inspired or industrial design or whatever you call that design now. It matches the floor and the rest of the room. Neutral colour scheme without being boring, and pleasant to look at.

The laminate surface selected for the table top provides a welcome contrast yet goes well with the veneer of the fridge cabinet. It’s also pleasant to the touch.

While not a subject of this post, I’d like to say I appreciate the comfy chair. It gives proper support to my lower back. However, it slides around a bit too easily when I lean in to write, so I constantly have to consciously brake. Not a big deal to me, though.

The cabinet contains the minibar fridge
Location of vents for the fridge. – Inadequate, as every time I open the cabinet housing the fridge, I can feel a bit of hot air released.
How the desk looks like lived in.
The ‘kitchen corner’ of my desk πŸ˜„
– I can’t believe this sign is necessary! Some guests are really too much. πŸ₯ΊπŸ˜€β˜ΉοΈ And when they say “food items” I’m guessing they mean instant noodles πŸ˜‚
My therapist. Tom Hanks had Wilson in Cast Away, I have Suzy. She’s good! Patient, understanding, and doesn’t interrupt me. In fact come to think of it she’s never spoken. Highly recommended.
Afternoon snack: instant oatmeal
Grocery list, after coming across NTUC supermarket’s website. Hoping the hotel will allow for grocery delivery, not just outside food order delivery.
Motivational list to keep me from moping and keep my ass busy in this ‘luxury prison’.

Day 4 – 26th May – Quarantine Room Design Notes – Bathroom Wall Finishes

I was impressed to see Bianco Carrara marble in the bathroom of a decidedly non-luxe hotel room. Then I quickly realized upon touching it that it was a synthetic veneer of some sort. 😹Had me fooled!😹 But it’s beautiful. Bright, fresh, clean, and modern.

Curiosity had me Googling it, and I was intrigued by what I found. Obviously waterproof for it to be in the bathroom, this panelling comes in a range of marble finishes. Some nice, some some not so nice. I think a factor why the one in this bathroom looks good and effective is because of its low sheen. A high gloss or too distinctive a vein ‘pattern’ might make it look somewhat gaudy and less convincing.

They also come in a range of concrete finish designs, for example the panel installed in the shower, shown in the photo above and two other photos below.

The ‘concrete’ and ‘marble’ selected here go surprisingly well together, I think. It also dials down the posh factor a notch (let’s pretend the Carrara marble is real) to cleverly tie in to the theme of shabby chic lite out in the bedroom.

And it goes soothingly well with the tile selected for the bathroom floor.

I take a bad picture. The floor tile is a truer grey than this, I must had let it take in some of the warm light from the bedroom for it to look more brown.

Day 3 – 25th May – Quarantine Room Design Notes

I rather like this handsome little fella. I πŸ’œLOVEπŸ’œ the look of the burlap (burlap linen?) fabric. It looks smart and tidy yet affably casual, like a dapper gentleman in a linen suit, Panama hat and loafers. Surprisingly it’s not itchy at all and in fact I love the feel of it against my bare arms.

I like the size. It’s not too big, but big and deep enough to accommodate a big behind, I should think. Armrests are the perfect size too. Big armrests are unnecessary and would render the piece unsuitable for small or tiny spaces. I also love how low they are so I can sit with a leg over one as I sometimes do.

Two things I don’t like, though. 1. The backrest is too low. I prefer one that I can rest my head against.

2. No legs at the back, for its decline-back design (see side photo above). I like my armchairs (in fact all furniture) to have void space below throughout so it’s easier to vacuum and/or mop the floor.

So, for a burlap armchair or sofa: do I file it under “Things I’d love for my own home in the future”? YES!