Home & Living

Monalisa Bookstore opens the door to imagination
Monalisa Bookstore for Space & Interior design story for StarProperty website at Bukit Jalil. Azman Ghani / The Star  

By NG PAU LING In an age of mass production and fast-paced online purchasing, often a delightful local bookstore filled with an extensive collection of curated books is an oasis to find. Luckily, there is one such store, Monalisa which it offers a un…

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Sleep-inducing decorative features for the bedroom
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By Kevin Eichenberger Sleep is one of those things youngsters seem to think they can do without – but for those of us who do adulting on a daily basis, adequate rest can prove difficult to come by. World Sleep Day is on 15th March, so sleep is slightly more on our minds than usual – but…

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How smart can a smart home be?
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With all the various devices equipped with remote sensing and control technology, how automated can life in a smart home be? Imagine this: You had a bad day at work and you are driving back with a throbbing headache. Upon reaching home, the front gate opens seamlessly and closes once you are in the compound….

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Towards full home automation
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By Kevin Eichenberger Domotics (home automation) is becoming more sophisticated with lessons learnt from specialised networks of sensors and devices. The dream of domotics (home automation) began with electric lighting, thermostats and doorbells – systems to replace the duties of uniformed staff in large mansions. Over the past five decades, the domotic reality has manifested…

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Interior designer Eric Leong’s modern Oriental condo
The lounge has an elevated floor and a few well-chosen accents. The red table lamp functions as a feng shui element as well.  

By Willy Wilson Unless you have been hiding in a cave for the past decade, you would know of Eric Leong. Bold & Stylish: The renowned celebrity interior designer, Eric Leong As one of the few successful multilingual local talents in Malaysia, Leong has appeared in every form of media available in this day and…

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5 DIY ways to a memorable Valentine’s Day
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By Kevin Eichenberger Since life in the 21st century is largely defined by our collections of singular experiences, why not craft a memorable Valentine’s evening with these tweaks to your home? The international day of romantic love has been celebrated in pretty much the same way for decades – even before most of us reading…

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Tips to achieve GOOD home Feng Shui in 2019 by Master Kenny Hoo
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BY NG PAU LING 2019 is dubbed as “The Year of Integration” (整合年) by Master Kenny Hoo of Good Feng Shui®, based on the annual BaZi chart and Gua analysis. “This year, people are talking about one vision and togetherness. We will enter a new sentiment …

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Home design for the New Year (part 3) – Home trends from an architect perspective
Interview Ar Ezumi Harzani Ismail President of PAM  ....Sam Tham  

BY NG PAU LING Interior decor trends come and go. The changes in design details and elements not only inspire a new mood but also reflects the current sentiment. For enthusiasts who are looking for home design tips, StarProperty.my has invited home and living tastemakers from interior design, lifestyle furniture and architecture industries to share…

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Home design trends for the new year (Part 2) – what’s IN and OUT for 2019?
Interview Timeless Design's Goh for Starproperty pullout home & living (design trends) story.  

Interior tips from the lifestyle furniture expert sheds light on what are the anticipated trends for the upcoming year BY NG PAU LING pauline@thestar.com.my What can be expected for local home design for 2019? Before you start on that home makeover to celebrate the new year, StarProperty.my has invited home and living tastemakers from interior…

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Interior design trends for 2019 (Part 1): Appreciate fine details and uniqueness
Interview Ooi Design's CEO for StarProperty's January pullout.  

BY NG PAU LING pauline@thestar.com.my Interior decor trends come and go. The changes in design details and elements not only inspire a new mood but also reflects the current sentiment. For home lovers who are looking for interior decorating tips, StarProperty.my has invited home and living tastemakers from interior design, lifestyle furniture and architecture industries…

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