From Scandi-chic rugs to statement wallpaper, refresh your interiors with these characterful accents for the new year.

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Ambiance Desert collection from Dulux

1. Creative textures

Create a characterful statement wall with the new Ambiance Desert paint collection by Dulux, which features rugged textures that hark to a sunny day by the beach. The brand’s Ambiance Glitter can also be added to this finish to give your wall a subtle shimmer. To achieve the look, enlist the help of specialised painters, who will apply the paint in an artful criss-cross pattern onto the Ambiance All base coat.

Available at Dulux

Fringe Benefits.jpgThe Inca collection by Samuel & Sons

2. Fringe benefits

Add a beautiful edge to your upholstery with trimmings from the Inca collection by Samuel & Sons. Featuring a contemporary take on geometric forms inspired by the Inca, Aztec and Mayan civilisations, it’s crafted with a variety of natural fibres. Highlights include the Mayan border, which features a diamond motif that’s reminiscent of an ikat woodblock print, as well as the leaf motifs on the Marisol border, which are embroidered and hand-appliquéd with metallic beads.

Available at Altfield Interiors, 1 Magazine Road #07-10 Central Mall


Fancy Walls.jpgWallpaper from Tenue de Ville

3. Fancy walls

Create wondrous vignettes with the wallcoverings from Tenue de Ville. The brainchild of Belgian designer Alexia de Ville de Goyet, the wallpaper brand has launched its third collection, Balsam, which features whimsical details including hummingbirds in flight, stormy skies in fantastical hues, a cloud of blooming peonies and other botanical motifs.

Available at Tatum Singapore, 29B Keong Saik Road

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 The True Velvet collection by India Mahdavi for Pierre Frey

4. Velvet crush

The plush texture of velvet instantly creates a romantic mood—and this selection by Pierre Frey ups the drama of this fabric with a bold diamond design. Created in collaboration with interior designer India Mahdavi, the collection pairs gem tones with the stylised pattern on velvet, creating an array of eye-catching textiles that are at once vibrant and contemporary.

Available at Tatum Singapore, 29B Keong Saik Road


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The new Ardecora collection by rZimmer + Rohde

5. Under the Tuscan sun

Bring home the vibrant atmosphere of the Italian city of Siena with the new Ardecora collection by Zimmer + Rohde. Titled Palio di Siena, it features upholstery fabrics inspired by the horse race held annually in the Tuscan city. Think graphic motifs and fluid lines that draw their cues from the patina and ornamental style of historic buildings, paired with a dash of mustard accents, serene greens and pale blues.

Available at Cetec, 36 Armenian Street #02-05

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Supertextures collection from The Rug Maker

6. Finnish lines

Instantly add a cosy touch to any space with handcrafted rugs. Homegrown label The Rug Maker goes back to the basics, with a collection inspired by the unique weaves of the materials used to create it. Titled Supertextures, the collection comprises four rugs in three colour schemes with subtle geometric prints, created in collaboration with local designer Tiffany Loy and Finnish woven rug producer VM-Carpet.

Available at The Rug Maker, 1093 Lower Delta Road #02-20