H&D30: Familiar faces and lots of architectural character in these stories from Home & Decor's 1988 issues!
In commemoration of the magazine’s 30th anniversary, we have been shining a spotlight on some of our most interesting feature stories published back in 1988. Here’s a roundup of some of the stories.
1. Local Personalities (1/3)
Today he is the chairman and CEO of the SUTL Group of Companies, but Arthur Tay was already a hotshot back in the day. Check out his luxurious bachelor pad here.
1. Local Personalities (2/3)
Highly regarded as the doyenne of Singapore cooking today, Violet Oon certainly took her profession no less seriously three decades ago. Find Violet in her element within the walls of her not one nor two, but three kitchens in her home. View her kitchens here.
1. Local Personalities (3/3)
Teresa Lee-Bong used to be an interior designer for over seven years, so her husband confidently trusted the renovation of their new HDB maisonette home to her. It’s not hard to see why he did. View the home here.
2. Architectural character (1/3)
It’s not often that you find homeowners who want to add columns; most usually pounce on the chance to demolish non-structural ones. But partial to spaces with architectural interest, this pair created a refined character in their Newton View home with interesting features such as alabaster columns. View the home here.
2. Architectural character (2/3)
The unique exteriors of The Colonnade on Grange Road might've caught your eye before, but few could’ve gotten the chance to view its interiors, which are as interesting. Luckily, former Filipino top-model Bessie del Castillo invited us to her lofty apartment in the condominium complex, which you can view here.
2. Architectural character (3/3)
Singer Cher's lavish modern-day Egyptian palace is shaped by sumptuous marble features. View the Goddess of Pop's Hollywood home here.
3. Art Deco details (1/2)
Many of the homeowners whose homes we featured were avid furniture and art collectors. Besides their collective fondess for Asian art, the other thing that featured prominently was Art Deco pieces, such as this exquisite dressing table from this home.
3. Art Deco (2/2)
This home belonging to a Singapore-Caucasian couple may be fairly new, but a historical narrative is injected through its decorative elements. The dressing table in the bedroom is 1920s colonial Art Deco. View the rest of the home here.