Home & Living

Driven to help the less fortunate
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KLANG: They belonged to different professions and backgrounds but were brought together by their compassion for the less fortunate. Calling themselves 4×4 Relief Malaysia, the group of four-wheel drive enthusiasts built cabin homes using containers and helped out in any way to ease the burden of those in need. One of the group’s stalwarts, Datin…

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Smart Guide to Choose the Perfect Sofa
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Purchasing a beautiful new house or apartment is one thing, the next step is to decorate it. One major purchase you will need is a couch (or sofas if you have a large living space) and it is worth putting in the time and effort to find just the right one for your space and…

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Small space, cosy vibe
The owner of this one-bedroom apartment added space in the living room by incorporating the patio as part of his living area. Photos: ST  

  Naval architecture graduate Jay Chia has always had an interest in design and an eye for detail, so when it came to designing his own home in Singapore, he knew what he wanted: a cosy, contemporary-style space with dark hues and earthy tones, even if the apartment was only 56sq m. Because the space is…

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Simple ideas for modern lifestyles
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BY JAROD LIM   SPRUCE up your home with modern and contemporary concepts from Crown Livin, which will feature several trendy collections at Perfect Lifestyle ‘17, home and living exhibition. The three-day exhibition will be held at Mid Valley Exhibition Centre (MVEC) from Jan 6 to 8. Crown Lifestyle Marketing Sdn Bhd marketing director KK…

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Colourtopia 2017: New Year tones
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Experts share an exclusive sneak peak at the 2017 colour trends.   By CAITLYN NG LI YUIN and NURUL ASMUI MD AZMI WE see colours in every nook and cranny of the world. They have become a major part of our lives and we cannot deny that colours play a significant role in our lives and our…

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Inspiring celebrity home styles
StarProperty Sdn Bhd assistant general manager Ernest Towle moderating the celebrity chat on 'Inspiring Homes' with celebrities (from L-R) Vanessa Chong, Aishah Sinclair and Jason Godfrey.  

 Design your home with inspirations and ideas from celebrities. By NURUL ASMUI MD AZMI asmui@ocision.com   WHEN you think about celebrities, you immediately associate them with extravagant mansions and luxurious brands, but little did we know that most of them are just like us. Some celebrities do live in modest homes, and more celebrities go…

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MLAA 2016 in the works
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New categories bring change to Malaysia’s key landscape architecture recognition. By VIKNESH ASHLEY vikneshashley@thestar.com.my SUSTAINABLE living is a concept that should not only be promoted to be necessary, but also to be appreciated by society. The organisation has taken a lead to constantly raise awareness of the role of landscape architects in Malaysia, as well…

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Get tips on designing a dream home
Joint effort: (From left) Lim, Hoo and Wong launching the StarProperty.my Fair 2016 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.  

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians can tune in to Inspiring Homes on Astro next month for an exclusive peek at creative ways to build and design dream homes. The inaugural collaboration between StarProperty.my and Life Inspired to launch this all-new original series will feature six unique homes. Premiering on Dec 6, the programme will be aired at…

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Property options aplenty at fair
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KUALA LUMPUR: StarProperty.my has hosted more than 10 property fairs across the nation this year alone. The event is designed to help aspiring first-time homebuyers, upgraders and property investors find out about the latest property projects by prominent developers. The final StarProperty.my Fair 2016 is organised in collaboration with its premium partners IJM Land Bhd…

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A beginner’s guide to plant a tree
StarProperty planting and transplanting 1,110 trees at Free Tree Society Nursery.
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Increase privacy, improve urban forestry, reduce erosion, provide oxygen, beautify the environment, support native wildlife and lower air temperatures. There are numerous reasons why one should plant more greens in the house, but for those who are used to urban lifestyles, gardening may seem to be a daunting task especially for the beginners. Here are…

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