Many of us are familiar with interior designers. Much like a wedding planner who takes care of your wedding timeline and vendors, an interior designer takes care of your home renovation to create a functional living space. Interior stylists in Singapore, on the other hand, perform the work parallel to what wedding stylists do – they transform your home to make it tasteful, stylish and beautiful. In other words, make it Pinterest-perfect.
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Where interior designers focus on construction, coordinating contractors and the renovation timeline, interior stylists work with furniture and home decor to personalise and beautify your home, making it unique and truly yours. Often there is overlap between the two, but what’s magical is that an interior stylist can uplift or refresh a home without structural changes. In this issue, we discover 6 popular interior stylists in Singapore, whose expertise is in transforming homes into gorgeous spaces.
This article was last updated on 3 February 2020.
6 Popular Interior Stylists who Transform Homes into Stylish Pinterest-Perfect Spaces
1. Make Room, for bold, modern and transformative interior styling for all budgets
Brimming with creativity and professionalism, the talented, all-female Make Room team isn’t afraid of bending the rules and pushing boundaries to transform spaces. Since a decade ago, the team has been creating aesthetically stunning homes and offices, injecting new life via an extensive variety of styles – from white and minimalist, to bold and chinoiserie-chic. With a firm belief that every home should ooze warmth and cosiness, Make Room sticks by its vision of “never boring, never cookie-cutter”. We’ll let their beautiful portfolio speak for itself.
What sets Make Room apart from its peers is that they offer complete A-Z services. Literally everything, from full renovations including electrical works and plumbing, to technical drawings and space planning, to sourcing furniture and interior styling. With the hopes of making good design accessible to everyone, each Make Room project is highly personal and customised to fit all types of budgets. Read more about the team here.
2. Arete Culture, for luxurious interiors
This list of interior stylists in Singapore will not be complete without Arete Culture, whose specialty is in providing fast, affordable and fuss-free home makeovers. Since their inception in 2010, Caroline and her team have transformed over 600 homes into stylish, luxurious spaces. Voted Best of Houzz 2016 – 2019 and Expat Living Readers’ Choice Award 2018 – 2019, their work has been featured in various print and online publications. Their portfolio of breathtaking home interiors showcases their mission in creating beautiful, functional spaces that homeowners feel inspired by and comfortable living in. Their projects have been starred over 10,000 times on Houzz, where you will see many clients praising their professional work and impeccable service.
Efficiency is one of the team’s highlight traits, as most of their projects are completed within an afternoon, with larger homes taking up to two days for installations. In addition to their full suite of services ranging from home consultations to complete interior renovations, Arete Culture also has its own in-house collection of home decor (Luxe Hotel Collection) and furniture (Bespoke Boutique Collection). Be sure to visit their showroom at Tan Boon Liat to find out more.
|Arete Culture Styling & Interiors|
#06-01 (Main) & #06-04 (Outdoor Living)
Tan Boon Liat Building
315 Outram Road, S 169074
Opening Hours: Daily: 10 am – 6 pm
+65 9640 3829
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3. StyledbyPt, for a cosy, minimalist home
What started out as a personal project of styling her own home and her friends’ homes, blew up into a full-time career for Priscilla Tan (@styledbypt). Trained fashion designer, former art therapist and jewelry designer, Priscilla now is one of the most sought after home interior stylists in Singapore (when I enquired for our home, she had a waitlist of 6 months!). Her design philosophy is not just about making things look nice, but it’s also about telling a story and letting an identity shine true to make a home truly unique. Her keen eye for details, artistic talent, and minimalist aesthetic have led to many happy customers with beautiful homes. It’s no surprise why her Instagram handle has over 25,000 followers – she regularly shares live updates on ongoing renovation works, shopping hauls, and home transformations. Be sure to check it out!
+65 9199 2721
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4. E & A Interiors, for classy & elegant vibes
Chlöe Elkerton founded E & A Interiors in 2013 with a commitment to delivering quality bespoke design services. At the heart of her company is the creation of striking, timeless and comfortable living environments for her clients, both home and business owners. Together with her team of four designers and interior architects, she combines her inspiration from her travels, her experience of over 15 years, and her discerning eye for design to transform homes into high-end, classy, elegant spaces. E & A Interiors has also established Asia’s first library of some of the finest fabrics, wallpapers, and rugs, sourced from over 35 leading artisanal design houses from Europe and North America. Be sure to check it out at their studio at Tiong Bahru. E & A has been awarded Best of Houzz 2017 and 2018.
|E & A Interiors|
59 Eng Hoon Street, #01-75 Tiong Bahru
Opening Hours: 9.30am – 6.00pm (By appointment only)
+65 6702 4850
5. Leila Rossi, for a blend of classic & modern design
Since 2009, Leila Rossi Interior Design has been servicing high-end projects for private clients in Europe and Asia. Their East meets West design aesthetic features a blend of classic and modern, creating spaces that are intimate and cosy, yet at the same time sophisticated and elegant. Leila’s philosophy is to design a stylish dream home that blends with the homeowner’s emotional history and is a space where you can enjoy sleek sophistication in a practical and warm atmosphere.
|Leila Rossi Interior Design|
6. Cocoon Styling, for inspiring, uplifting spaces
What strikes us about Cocoon Styling is their unique approach to interior styling. Founder Karin Rysgaard, a horticulturist and floral designer by profession, finds a way to breathe life into spaces using greenery and fabrics. Her creative and innovative ideas in refurbishing old furniture and using handicraft, textures, accent pieces have transformed homes into uplifting, inspiring spaces. The team at Cocoon Styling, together with their reliable suppliers and contractors, can also help to enhance or remodel your kitchen or bathrooms, giving you that makeover you have always wanted. If you want to experience outdoor living at its best, Cocoon Styling can also help to transform your garden into an oasis.
34 Lorong Kembangan, Singapore 417352
+ 65 8126 6265 (Karin Rysgaard)
How to finance your home renovation or styling?
The cost of hiring an interior stylist depends on their level of experience and the amount of work you require to be done, hence it is better to reach out to your desired interior stylist for a customised quote. Some interior stylists like Arete Culture offer a consultation package to get started – their Design in a Day package costs $900.
If you need to take up a loan to finance your home renovation or styling, do note that renovation loans often do not give you the cash upfront, hence you may not be able to use it for shopping, depending on whether your interior designer or stylist includes it in their quotation. If so, you might wish to consider a personal loan instead. Personal loans have slightly higher interest rates than renovation loans, but you get the cash flexibility. Our friends at Singsaver have compiled the best personal loans for you to check out.
When shopping for your home, do keep in mind to prioritize and focus on the essentials first. Leave the ‘nice-to-haves’ for later, for it’s best to not spend beyond your means. When buying your lights, we also suggest using credit cards that give you rebates, so you get extra savings. Every little bit of savings can go a long way!
We hope our list of top interior stylists in Singapore has helped you! Do share it with your friends who need it too! Stay tuned for more guides, and in the meantime, do check out our other guides below.
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