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.
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 😂
Usually stingy with the jam 🥺, but no matter, as I’ve packed my own jam! 😂🤭
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 😂. 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 👍🏽That’s actually important information and much appreciated. Food poisoning would suck at any time but to happen during quarantine would make it far worse.
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.
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 rather like this handsome little fella. I 💜LOVE💜 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!