Home and Decor

edi tor ’ s note celebrate home cui s ine June has always been a popular month for home renovations, partly because homeowners with children want to make use of the mid-year holiday period to take their kids abroad, while, at the same time, escaping the dust and dirt when renovations are under way. Now, the kitchen is usually a space in the house that gets renovated regularly, because of the high “traffic” it sees daily. The kitchen is so essential that many people consider it to be the heart of the home, as it is the place where families gather to interact at mealtimes. My fondest memories of my family are also of the times we’d catch up over an evening meal around the kitchen counter. As more city dwellers turn to cooking and baking as ways to unwind, more people are investing in well-designed and well-equipped kitchens. You’ll find plenty of inspiration in this issue, not just for designing your dream kitchen, but also in terms of discovering ways to get those perfect Instagram shots of the wonderful dishes you’ll be preparing. (Remember, if it’s not on social media, it never happened.) At the same time, you’ll also find our handy annual guide on some of the best interior design firms in Singapore, with the June issue. Get ideas on optimising your space from the home projects featured in Designer Showcase, and find out which designer’s style aligns with yours. Have an inspirational month ahead and we’ll see you again in July. Young l im edi tor photography AngelA guo art direction nonie chen 16