Styling the home of your dreams with IUIGA

by jialezheng   ·  10 months ago   ·  

In the times of Covid-19, our homes have now transformed into a multitude of purposes – from a sanctuary for us to kick back and relax in, to a productive workspace. One thing’s for sure, Covid has amplified the need for us to revamp our home to cater to our various needs, while still being a place where we can let our hair down and be our truest selves.

Whether you’re moving into a new space, or looking to spruce up your current space, we’ve got just the things for you. We’ve rounded up a few of our top picks from IUIGA, a lifestyle furniture brand that offers thoughtfully-designed premium products at completely transparent prices.

IUIGA works directly with manufacturers, bypassing traditional middlemen who would usually mark up the prices. Within each product, they even break down the cost (i.e. the materials, labour, tax and transportation) so you never have to worry about paying more than you should!

Plus, now you can split the bill into three with Atome, making everything a lot more affordable (especially since you’re going to want to add everything to cart!) Atome allows you to only pay a third of the price upfront, with the remainder over the next two months, at 0% interest!

Your bedroom should be a true reflection of your personality and the only space in your home that’s uniquely yours. This stunning Seattle Solid Oak Bed Frame has a storage box design that allows you to fully optimise the storage spaces under the bed, making it ideal for storing quilts, suitcases and other bulky items in the room.

Price: S$899.90-$999.90

or as low as 3x $299.67 with Atome

Sideboards offer a variety of storage and can drastically enhance the room. This stunning Simpli Vertical Stripes Sideboard exudes a classic vintage charm that goes well with any modern or country-inspired living space. You can adorn it with your favourite art pieces, candles and books to showcase your interests.

Price: S$999

or as low as 3x $333 with Atome

Keep your home organised while remaining stylish with this Agatha Display Shelf that’s guaranteed to steal the show and act as a show-piece of its own. Not only are shelves a great way to show off your personality and interests, but they can also act as a divider in your living room.

Price: S$999

or as low as 3x $333 with Atome

While travel is on hold for now, you can bring a touch of Santorini to your home with this gorgeous painting that captures the warm, magical sunsets of Santorini. It’s a great piece to keep in view to keep you feeling inspired while working from home, and to add a pop of colour to the room.

Price: S$169.90

or as low as 3x $39.97 with Atome

Accent chairs are a great way to spice up your living room and breathe new life into the room. Besides being super functional, they can complement the decor, add a pop of colour, or even become the focal point of the room. This Egret furry Chair features a fluffy top set atop a criss-cross metal base that allows for better balance and extra sturdiness.

Price: S$299.90

or as low as 3x $99.97 with Atome

Not sure where to start? Don’t worry about it, as IUIGA even offers free 3D rendering service – talk about a brand that goes above and beyond! Simply submit your home layout and an expert will be in touch with you.

Check them out now and start building your dream home!

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Cosy up in these luxurious bedsheets

by jialezheng   ·  11 months ago   ·  

After a long day of working (just a day in 2020), we crawl into our bed to escape from reality. We spend a third of our lives in bed, and getting quality rest is essential for our overall health. But we know that despite how tired we are, sleep does not always come easy. That’s why creating an environment that allows you to rest your head and forget your worries is important. One of the easiest ways to do so is by getting quality linens.

Cosy up in bed with these luxurious sheets, that doesn’t break the bank, and leaves you waking up feeling refreshed, recharged and ready to take on the day. Shop now and pay later with Atome to split your bill into three easy parts today, where you only have to pay a third upfront, and the remainder over time with zero interest.

For those who swear by cotton sheets, look no further than this soft jersey sheet that’s made for a good night’s rest. They are resistant to wrinkles and the material is super breathable – it’s like you’re sleeping in your favourite T-shirt every night! One of the best things about cotton is that it becomes softer and smoother over time, so this one is definitely one to keep for a long time to come.

Bamboo sheets are one of the softest and durable sheets in the market right now. They’re becoming increasingly popular, and it’s easy to see why. Bamboo sheets are sustainable, and are super silky and soft.  These cosy sheets from epitex are easy to care for and is an absolute dream come true.

If you’re looking for soft, high quality and environmentally-friendly sheets, then this is one for you. These ultra durable sheets are gentle on the skin and is more absorbent than other sheets, making this perfect for hot sleepers. These sheets from Bedding Affairs offer a long-lasting cool feel on the skin, and naturally enhances your sleep quality.

Last but not least, this linen from epitex is a hybrid of two favourite fabrics – Tencel and cotton. You get the best of both worlds with these sheets, aside from its softness and cooling properties, this innovative bedding offer the added benefit of natural moisture-wicking and is naturally hypoallergenic so it’s perfect for allergy-prone sleepers.

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House-warming gifts that are so good that you might just keep it for yourself

by jialezheng   ·  12 months ago   ·  

So someone you know has just moved into a new place and you’re heading over for the first time to see and congratulate them on this huge milestone – the only question is, what should you bring over? The whole moving process can be a tad overwhelming, which is why a house-warming gift should be something that can help ease the move and settle them into their new space.

But finding a gift can be tricky – especially since it has to meet so many aspects. One, is it aesthetically pleasing and will it go along with their interior? Two, is it practical and useful, will it be something that they can use over and over again, or something that they’ll politely smile and tuck away in their cupboard and take out whenever you come over?

Well, toss those questions aside, because we are here to help. We’ve picked out three gifts that everyone will love, not just because it’s visually pleasing, but also because it’s thoughtful and functional. Shop now and pay later with Atome to split your bill into three interest-free parts, paid over a period of three months.

Celebrate this momentous time with a delicious meal served atop beautiful tableware. A new kitchen oftens means that they’ll be more inspired to cook, so why not help them plate their masterpieces onto fun tableware too? Table Matters has a range of collections that will fit any home’s aesthetic, so shop away and pay later with Atome!

Flower vases are an elegant gift that new homeowners might not necessarily always have, but they’re so crucial in every home. After all, a bouquet of flowers will brighten up any room in their new dig. For something extra, top up the vase with some colour blooms when handing over this vase so that it can add an instant burst of colour into the home.

Mats are an overlooked essential that most homeowners often forgot. It’s not a big item and it’s something that we often only see when we look down, but we all realise how important it is. So if they were planning on buying one for themselves but never had the time, save them the trouble and get them this thoughtful gift. We love these local inspired designs that will definitely bring a smile to their face whenever they see it!

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4 ways to easily spark house envy

by jialezheng   ·  12 months ago   ·  

If you’re looking for unique additions to your home that not only looks good, but will leave everyone a lasting impression on everyone who comes to visit, we’ve got the pieces just for you.

Whenever you’re hosting people over, or just looking for pieces to come home to and bring a smile to your face, pay later with Atome to split your bill into three equal parts, with 0% interest. There’s no service fees or hidden charges, you only have to pay what you see.

As the purveyor of Chinese antique furniture in Singapore, Just Anthony sources unique antique pieces that will make This stunning wooden sideboard is beautifully hand-painted in Tibetan style, featuring the main colours of black and mustard.

Bring some Balinese aesthetic to your home with this handcrafted large decorative wall panel that will add character and style to your home. Hand-made by local craftsman in Central Bali, place this work of art over your dining or living room for a sophisticated touch.

Be the envy of all your friends when you plate up delicious food on equally beautiful dinnerware. Finding a tableware pattern that you love is important, but it should never be at the expense of quality. Luckily, Tablematters designs durable pieces that are visually stunning to boot.

Lastly, this fun-loving figurine is an adorable, whimsical piece that people will naturally gravitate towards. It’s a modern and contemporary piece that will add a pop of colour to your space.

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3 dressing tables to help start your morning right

by jialezheng   ·  1 year ago   ·  

Looking to buy a vanity table for your room can be a daunting task, especially since there are so many factors to consider, such as the design, the size, the price, and the functionality. After all, buying furniture is an investment that should last a long time, so it’s important that it not only serves its purpose, but is classic and timeless to go along with changing styles.

Getting ready in the morning can often seem like a hassle, especially if your vanity table is in a mess, and everything is nowhere where it should be. A dressing table should be a relaxing place to sit down and get ready for the day, especially since it can set the tone.

Play dress-up with the following dressing tables, so you can always look your best, no matter where you go.

Add colour and character to your room with this stunning dressing table from M Home Furniture. With a choice of three colours, this dressing table comes with a drawer perfect to store all your beauty essentials, leaving a clear table for you to get ready each morning.

Depending on how much storage you need, you might opt to get a dresser instead of a dressing table, which is fine because you do you (and you know what you need best)! It’s a great way to help maximise space as well. All you have to do is decorate the dresser and add a mirror atop of it to help you get ready to start your day!

If you’ve got space to spare, we highly recommend this gorgeous and practical contemporary piece that features a decorative facade. This multi-functional piece serves well as a dresser, study table or TV console and can be configured into an L-shaped table effortlessly.

No matter what you’ve decided to get for your home, pay later with Atome to split your bill into three interest-free payments. With the Atome app, you can easily keep track of all your repayments, ensuring that the process is smooth and transparent from start to finish.

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4 things every adult needs in their home

by jialezheng   ·  1 year ago   ·  

As we grow older, and move out of our parent’s house to live in a new home with our partners, or rent out a place with friends for our a sense of our own space, there are some things that every adult needs in their space. These essential items can elevate the home, especially when chosen cohesively to match the rest of your home.

But we all know that shopping for home essentials are not always the most bank account friendly, however when you pay with Atome, you get to say goodbye to large upfront costs and pay later in three equal parts with zero interest. So let’s say you’re eyeing a beautiful statement piece for $300, when you pay with Atome, you only have to pay $100 upfront, and the remaining amount over the next two months ($100 in the next month, and the final $100 in the third month), there’s no interest or hidden fees, so you only have to pay for what you see. It’s a great way to set a budget and help manage your finances as we all step into the world of #adulting.

One of the easiest ways to seemingly have your life together is to have a set of matching tableware. One of our favourites is Table Matters who have various designs and sets to suit everyone’s style and aesthetic. Their latest collection features hand-painted tableware made of fine quality ceramics that will always be the talk of the town. Simply invite your top 5 (for now) friends and family over for a home-cooked meal and watch everyone’s face light up when they see this adorable set.

We all need good bedsheets to help us get quality sleep to wake up fully energised and ready to take on the day. We all know a good mattress is important, however often times the bedsheets can contribute to our quality of sleep. For example, synthetic materials trap heat thus affecting our sleep and also our skin! If you’re looking for a new set, this bedding set from Bedding Affairs is made from 100% Combed Cotton, and is luxuriously soft, durable and ultra comfortable. Hop into bed and experience the difference quality sheets can make.

Choosing a sofa is by no means an easy feat. There are so many factors that play in when getting one, it’s important for it to be comfortable while complementing the rest of your interior. This McLain Sectional sofa is a timeless piece, and it comes in two colours: beige and blue, but can be customised to suit your style!

Having art in the house is one of the many ways to create an atmosphere and spark dialogue with others in the house. The Kulture Home Decor sells handmade wall panels created by local craftsmen in Central Bali. This stunning piece immediately complements and accentuates its surroundings.

Ready to take start shopping for these essentials? Download the Atome app to find out more, and browse our growing list of brands to shop with!

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Updating your bedroom

by jialezheng   ·  1 year ago   ·  

Your bedroom is arguably one of the places we spend most of our time in. It should be a place of sanctuary, somewhere to put our minds at ease when we go to sleep each night. It makes sense to update our bedroom to what makes us happiest, and make additions to the room that resonates with us and our personality, especially if you’re staying with others, the bedroom is the one place in the house that isn’t a shared space, but a personal one.

Your bedroom should be a cosy environment for you to nestle in after a long day, and it should evoke a sense of peace and stability for you. If you’ve decided to upgrade your room, you can start by identifying what are the things you want to achieve, what are things you need or can do without, and understand the vibe of the room – everyone is different and have their own unique taste, so there’s no one “correct” or one way to do it.

Whether you’re in love with a chic and modern room, or are looking to have a more tropical Balinese feel to your space, you can pay later with Atome and split your bill into three. If you’re changing out your bed frame, it’s important to invest in good quality pieces, which can be relatively more expensive. When you use Atome to pay, the bill gets broken into three equal parts, and is paid over three months with 0% interest. It’s a great way to make things more affordable while allowing you to buy the things you love today.

Add a burst of colour to the bedroom with bedsheets. The best thing about dressing up your bed is that you can constantly switch and introduce new colours to your room, instantly brightening up the space. Bedding Affairs offers a wide range of colours and soft, durable sheets that are guaranteed to help you fall asleep soundly. Bedsheets freshen up the space and can speak volumes of your personal style.

Bedside tables are a staple in every bedroom. It’s important to pick a table that suits your needs. If you love reading books, pick one that allows you to store your favourite reads, and if you like a little privacy and hate clutter, choose one with a drawer to help you store your personal items.

It’s challenging to decorate the bedroom when there’s limited space. But don’t let that hold you back, look for pieces that can double up as storage units such as this bed frame. There are three drawers on the side, and a rack at the foot of the bed that’s perfect for all your books and magazines. It also features a ledge at the headboard that can hold your alarm clock. Plus, wooden bedframes are a timeless addition to the room – there’s something charming about wooden furniture.

Indulge in your daily beauty ritual with this wooden dressing table. You can style up your dressing table with your favourite perfume bottles, and skin care products. This dressing table is a beautiful piece to add to your room with its contrasting shapes.

Finally, how about reliving those good old Bali days and retreat into your bedroom with this magnificent headboard which you can get from Kulture Home Decor. Add a Balinese touch to your room with this intricately hand carved headboard. The frame is made of fiber wood, which is a great alternative to raw wood, and is durable and sustainable. The attention to detail on this piece will have you marvelling at its beauty for ages.

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Jazzing up your home

by jialezheng   ·  1 year ago   ·  

There’s nothing like spending 9 hours in your living room to sudden inspire you to decorate or begin on an ultimate Marie Kondo-ing of your house. With all the time that we’re spending at home, most of us are now feeling the urge to spice up our space, and breathe new life into the house.

For those of us who have been furniture shopping before, we know that it’s not the most wallet-friendly thing, and while we may be tempted to head online and buy cheaper alternatives, quality furniture will prove to be a sound investment over time, as they tend to be more comfortable, since they’re made from quality materials, and would not have to replaced, and if it’s maintained properly, it can last a lifetime!

For a better and smarter way to shop, use Atome to split your bill into three interest-free instalments. It’s a hassle-free and secure way of paying, and it allows you to enjoy the things you love today.

Make the space as cosy and comfortable as possible, with soft pillows, and a colour scheme that suits your personality. Take your pick on Addin’s site, they offer beautiful pieces that will match your style. This classic Hernold sofa has elegant curves, tufted button and gold-finished legs. It’s perfect for lounging around with your family and friends (when we’re allowed to) – for now, curl up with a good book or movie after a long day.

Elevate everyday meals with beautiful tableware from Table Matters. Every collection incorporates unique design that is inspired by nature, and the materials used for each dinnerware is finely sourced and strictly tested for toughness, durability and integrity. This Peranakan-themed ceramics is a grand display of culture, and exhibits a mix of bright hues and exhilarating patterns.

One of the best ways to jazz up your home to declutter, because you might find gems that you already own. If your house is messy and cluttered, it would be difficult to find what you need, when you need it. Storage boxes are a great way to keep all your possessions and maintain a clean looking space, while looking stylish and smart. Reorganise all your items into storage boxes, and tuck them away neatly into a space. Houze offers a wide range of storage boxes, plus some of them comes with wheels, so it’s easier to move them around the house.

Add a pop of colour to your room with this beautiful lattice door cabinet in Midnight Blue. This antique has two removable shelves within in it, great for storing personal items. We love antiques, and each piece always has a story to tell. It’s a great contracting piece in a room, and can add energy and personality to your home. Plus, antiques are a great investment as they retain or increase in value over time.

Anchor your living room a hint of black and elevate the space with this beautiful oval coffee table finished with a gold trim. Marble designs are endlessly classy and elegant. A coffee table is a versatile decor piece that holds together the room and can end up being the focal point of the space.

It’s always good to change your bedsheets, and changing your sheets is one of the easiest ways to jazz up your room without seemingly doing much. This set from Bedding Affairs is soft and cosy, and uses environmentally responsible materials that offers you long-lasting natural comfort. It has an exquisite silky hand feel and natural sheen, and it leaves your body feeling cool and dry, perfect for a good night’s sleep.

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