Tuesday, November 06, 2012

MyCrib: The Art Pieces

Before I had my own home, I didn't really care much about the furnitures, decoration and lightings at home but now I have been a slave to my new home. I find that instead of shopping for clothes every week, I have been buying home stuffs almost every week from arts to hooks. And gosh, all these "house" items are darn expensive. I am almost broke in trying to achieve a semi-perfection home.



This 7 monks art piece is purchased from an art gallery in Colombo. It was love at first sight for my sisters and I when we went to Sri Lanka for a holiday. I like how they put emphasis on the centre monk looking back and I used a grey wall to enlarge the already grey canvas so that the orange stands out from the wall. At that time, there was really no space in our existing home to hang this but after more than 1 and a half years, it finally has a place at my new home.

The red oriental design console and the red bar stool was bought from Urban Culture because I simply like some red statement furnitures at home. It matches pretty well against the grey feature wall or the white walls. The 2 glass vases are from British India costing me an arm and a leg for each of them.

I couldn't decide what colour to go on my staircase wall. It was a very high wall up to the air well of the 1st floor and thus Mom proposed to paint it orange. At first I was quite hesitant to paint it orange but after the paint job, it looks pretty good. I haven't found anything to put on the wall but I did buy a light for it in anticipation of buying another art piece.


Finally the wall is complete with this painting I acquired during the Homedec exhibition at KL convention centre 2 weeks ago. Technically, I love the painting which was exhibited by Le Jardin Gallery (by Kelmarin) but the price was a little too high. I think I stood there for a good 20 minutes admiring the painting when mom flashed her credit card and bought it for me! I guess all that time, the guy was selling to the wrong person! They could have sweet-talked my mom instead of me. It was priced at RM8k at the gallery and it was sold to mom at half the price. Thank you mom!

There is a little story behind this painting. This lady was dressed in elaborate neck accessories because she is getting married on this day. The costume is a wedding costume and it is a hand drawn painting of a real person. In addition to it, the painting does match my wall! Dad was shocked and he was a little speechless. (and I haven't even remove the plastic sheet on the painting)


This is part of my drinking corner - alcoholic and non-alcoholic alike. If you had noticed, the art piece was actually the elephant head on the left. It's also another painting which my sister bought in Colombo. Somehow I felt it looked a little out of place here but since I haven't found anything to replace it at this wall, I'll just leave it there at this moment.



And lastly, this is my bedroom. Gosh, I just realised that I can die trying to change the sheets to my King size bed! After changing the sheets, I felt like I've just completed 20 minutes on the threadmill at the gym. And the irony is, I haven't even stayed here for a night after making my bed so nice. This is also my first time spending RM800 on a set of bedsheets. Ok, I have to confess that the Egyptian cotton bedsheets are damn soft and comfortable and I almost felt like I'm sleeping in a Fourseasons Hotel room.

Anyways, if you're wondering what's that orange thingy on the left, it's actually an oriental design clothes/cloth rack which you can separate them into 2 and turn them into lamp posts! Brilliant right?!! And why a purple wall? It's kinky! You can actually see how broke am I not to be able to afford curtains for the windows. 

This is pretty much going to be my drinking/party pad. If you visit my house (which none of my friends have), you'll find that I don't have a TV, washing machine and a fridge (but I do have a 200 bottle wine chiller) and that shows how much I knew about prioritizing. Anyways, I am quite happy now but could have been better if I have a few more extra bucks to buy a home theatre set! lalala....

37 comments:

TianChad Chen said...

Wah dream house looking more perfect now! I like the orange wall =)

Jen Li Lee said...

You have a good taste......

suituapui said...

Nice, very very nice... Love the bottles and crockery display! Just wondering...do you have a maid? Have to wipe off the dust at least once a week wor...

eiling lim said...

Tian Chad: Thanks! My mom would like to hear this comment.

Jen li Lee: Thanks

Stp: I don't have a maid unfortunately and thus i think I shall be slaving at home every weekend to clean them. hahah

Anonymous said...

nice and chic deco! hope i can get to visit sometime eh?? :p -shuyi

Raja Zain said...

Nice Eiling good job, it really came out nice. You've kind of inspired me to to do it hands on on my next house.

Zain

Raja Zain said...

Nice Eiling good job, it really came out nice. You've kind of inspired me to to do it hands on on my next house.

Zain

Raja Zain said...

Nice Eiling good job, it really came out nice. You've kind of inspired me to to do it hands on on my next house.

Zain

Simple Person said...

hope you don't scare yourself when you going down the stairs at night... :p

Sean said...

creating a cool decor for the home is expensive! i guess that's the main reason my apartment looks really plain, cos i haven't spent any money on art pieces, etc. i really like the look you've created for your crib though. gorgeous choice of eye-catching paintings that really blend well into the space! there'll be lots of oohs and ahhs at your housewarming party, i believe! :D

Mark said...

Absolutely Classy!

Anonymous said...

Poor hardly! Highly distasteful to call urself poor.

Haven't u not seen a real poor person or been to s house with.leaky roof ?

KY said...

that bar looks great! and where's the kitchen? :D

Huai Bin said...

I like your choice of artwork and the drinking cabinet! :)

Yeah it'll be awesome as a pad!

Great job renovating there, I also like the orange wall, makes it look bright and cheerful. :)

eiling lim said...

Shu Yi: when you're back, give me a tinkle. I will give you a personal tour.

Raja Zain: Thanks and it's a lot of headache. Be prepared.

Simple Person: err... so far i've not felt anything cos I'm not staying there. haha

Sean: Thanks Sean. It's quite nice to get some paintings to liven up the whole place. It does make a difference to a plain wall.

Mark: Thanks!

Anon: I'm broke decorating the house and that's true. If not, I wouldn't have let mom pay for the painting.

KY: Err... no money for kitchen. Your kitchen is better than mine.

Huai Bin: Thanks! My house has a total of 5 different colour feature walls. heheh

Food Dreams said...

what an artistic decor! almost feels like I walked into an art gallery.... btw... love the bar!!

Anonymous said...

Wah u so lucky! Got daddy n mummy paying for this and that.

missyblurkit said...

Love the drinking corner...if only I have enough space to make a dedicated corner in my apartment. Right now its in 3 different spots.

I try not to stinge on the bed and the sheets. It makes a perfect night with the right combination.

AugustDiners said...

Lovely looking house, and it looked like all the hard work has paid off! gosh! i know how if felt to shop everywhere trying to look for that special piece that fits your budget!

eiling lim said...

Food Dreams: Thanks for the wonderful compliments.

Anon: Yeah my parents are so sweet!

Missyblurkit: time to consolidate the different spots to one?

August Diners: Yeah and I have a terrible impulse buying behaviour.

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