Monday, 10 September 2012

Welcome To Beaux Monde È Album

Welcome to Beaux Monde É album. We are proud to present our recently completed interior designing projects featuring the latest design trend & creative space planning by our designers.

We will constantly update our value home owner on our quality projects & valuable tips to help home owners to have a better view in designing their new home.

Career Opportunity

Career opportunity as a designer @ Beaux Monde

Looking for a career opportunity/ career advancement? And be a part of our growing, fun & big family. Beaux Monde is open for job enquiry.
Interested party, please send your resume to or call us @ 6346 5700 for more info.

Checking for defects

From Expert Advice Kenneth Brown
First thing you need to do when you take over possession of your new apartment is to check for defects and report them to the management office for rectification works. Therefore, it is very important that this is done correctly and swiftly so that unacceptable products and workmanship can be rectified quickly so as not to affect the progress of your renovation works to come.
  • Here are some common items to lookout for when checking for defects;
  • Always start from the main door and walk in slowing area by area.
  • Don’t skip from 1 area to another and come back again, you will miss it.
  • Check that floor for scratches and cracked tiles.
  • Scratches on glass panels of windows and doors.
An example of scratches found on the glass panel.
  • Scratches on wooden doors are common.
  • Scratches on parquet floor.
  • Scratches on wardrobe doors and frame.
An example of scratches found on door & parquet flooring near
door frame, which is usually not very visible.
  • Faulty hinges and drawer tracks of cabinets.
  • Cracks on toilet tiles.
  • Rusty stainless steel of toilet accessories and sink.
  • Scratches on kitchen worktop and stainless steel backing.

Do's & Don'ts of home decoration

From Expert Advice Kenneth Brown

Design is in the details. But, what exactly does that mean? To start with, you’ll want to pick a style before making any purchases. Don’t get too “theme-y” — your home is not an amusement park. You’ll also want to select a focal piece to inspire your design style, but don’t overdo it. One focal point per room is plenty.
When adding color to your walls don’t pick the color in the paint store or from a small chip. Instead, seek your interior designer for advice before committing to the color. Also, let your furniture “float” in the room so that it breathes rather than pushing it all up against the walls. Then fill out your room with these common dos and don’ts of design.
·                   Do use mirrors to create “vistas” in your room.
·                   Don’t use mirrors overlooking your bed.
·                   Do use soft lightings to enhance the mood of your room.
·                   Don’t go overboard with too many lights.
·                   Do layer your lighting with table and floor lamps.
·                   Don’t use light bulbs over 60 watts.
·                   Do use area rugs to anchor a furniture layout.
·                   Don’t use rugs that are too small. Always go up a size when selecting your rug so all furniture has at least the front legs sitting on the rug.
·                   Do bring in outdoor foliage for creative holiday centerpieces.
·                   Don’t forget to sit at the table while arranging it so you see it from a diner’s point of view. Avoid the jungle in the middle of the table syndrome.
·                   Do change the pillows on your sofa with the seasons.
·                   Don’t limit yourself to just two on a sofa — use a mix of styles and sizes to create entirely different looks.
·                   Do have a table within arms reach in your living room.
·                   Don’t feel like all tables have to be made of the same material. It’s even okay to mix wood colors from table to table

How to display accessories?

1. For wall displays, follow these guidelines
A.      Place the heaviest objects at the bottom of your display.
B.      Your overall composition should have a rough shape or form.
C.     Keep space between objects to a minimum so items are visually related.
D.     Vary the sizes, shapes, textures and colors used in a group.
E.       Keep the center of your grouping at eye level.
Displays placed over sitting areas are generally placed lower on the wall so they are visible when people are seated.
2. For table top displays, Follow these guideline
A.      Compose your display so that one item dominates.
B.      Make sure items are appropriate in size and scale for the surface. Avoid items that are too big or heavy, or so small they get lost.
C.     Odd numbers work better than even numbers 3 or 5 objects will work better than 2 or 4.
D.     Unify a collection of small objects by placing them on a tray.
E.       Place objects close enough together so that they are visually related. For example, Don’t spread 3 objects out on a cocktail table, group them together.

Tips for home color match

Different styles and concepts have different color scheme, each one has wonderful appearance from professional designer’s hands. Some basic rules of colour matching are:
1. Colors of one space should not be more than 3, not including white and blank.
2. Gold and silver can match with any color. Gold not including yellow, silver not including white.
3. The best of the home color schemes in the case of no designer would be: light color wall, warm color floor and deep color fitments.
4. Don’t use warm colors in the kitchen, not including yellow.
5. Don’t use deep green flooring.
6. In any case, don’t put same color but different material stuff. Otherwise, you may make mistake in half a chance.
7. If you want bright and modern home theme, don’t use the printing fabrics, (not including green plant) use single color design.
8. Ceiling must light than walls or be the same as wall. When the wall color is deep, ceiling must be light.
9. Open space must use one color schemes. Block out spaces can use different color schemes.

Types of materials

What is Feng Shui (Geomancy)?

What is Feng Shui?  Feng Shui is an ancient art and science developed over 3,000 years ago in China. It is a complex body of knowledge that reveals how to balance the energies of any given space to assure the health and good fortune for people inhabiting it.
“Feng” means “wind” and “shui” means “water” (pronounced fung-shway). In Chinese culture gentle wind and clear water have always been associated with good harvest and good health, thus “good feng shui” came to mean good livelihood and fortune, while “bad feng shui” came to mean hardship and misfortune.
Feng Shui is based on the Taoist vision and understanding of nature, particularly on the idea that the land is alive and filled with Chi, or energy. The ancient Chinese believed that the land’s energy could either make or break the kingdom, so to speak. The theories of yin and yang, as well as the five feng shui elements, are some of the basic aspects of a feng shui analysis that come from Taoism.
The main tools used in a feng shui analysis are the Compass and the Ba-Gua. The Ba-Gua is an octagonal grid containing the symbols of the I Ching, the ancient oracle on which Feng Shui is based. Knowing the Bagua of your home will help you understand the connection of specific feng shui areas of your home to specific areas of your life.
The feng shui compass, also called lo-pan, is used to access deeper information about a site or a building. It consists of bands of concentric rings arranged around the magnetic needle. “Lo” means “everything” and “pan” means “bowl”, which can be interpreted as the key to the mysteries of the universe.

An example of a Lo-Pan
It is important to understand that there are several different schools of feng shui, as well as a strong culturally specific symbolic aspect of feng shui that you have to use intelligently. Once you master the basic level of feng shui, you will start seeing powerful results, and will understand why feng shui is extensively used in both home and business environments all over the world.
Feng Shui offers a variety of feng shui cures to improve your life. From the feng shui use of aquariums to attract prosperity to the feng shui use of crystals and fountains, from the right feng shui use of colors to the feng shui use of clocks, there are many ways you can improve the energy in your home with feng shui.

Tips to taking your first step

Choosing the right Interior Designer

You are the proud owner of your new house but at the same time wondering how you could start transforming this new house into your dream home. Therefore, you start to look for renovators but you wonder how and who to engage to design and build your beautiful home.

You have heard many bad experience from friends and newspaper reports all suggesting that renovation is both a frustrating and hectic process. Please do not worry because there are many good and responsible renovators whom will provide you with a pleasant renovation experience.

Taking your first step

Now the first step to make sure you have a pleasant renovation experience and to fufil your desire wish at a dream home is to get the right renovator. So do you engage a company based on the number of years in the industry or a younger company? Frankly speaking it shouldn't be your major concern because the truth is, it is the individual interior designer or the contractor himself that is handling and coordinating the whole process.
Therefore, you should be engaging the right designer rather than the right company to work with, as the company with the 'x' number of years may not have the most experience and responsible person to work with you.
(Remember that people will move to greener pasture and the so called established comapny may not be able to send you the desired designer)
So the question to whether you have a pleasant renovation experience lies with the right designer you engaged rather than the company.
Experienced designers will normally be working for a company that is reliable as they will be awared of which company can provide them the best career opportunities. So, the chance will be that if you engaged the right designer you will also be selecting the right company to work with.

Secondly, is to look at the setup of the company. If the company do not have proper showroom setup and just a small discussion office, then you need to be careful as most likely it is just a one man show company and may not be stable.
Lastly, the desired designer should be the one that understands your needs, service oriented and most importantly have the element of trust.

What is a 3D perspective drawing?

What is a 3D perspective drawing?

Now here is a simple explanation;

Often call a '' Perspective Drawing '', It's a 3 dimensional object or shape the designer draw that shows you the perspective and shading that makes the drawing more realistic. It shows the exterior view of an object or an assembly, without any parts removed. With cutaway (sectional) views which show parts normally hidden from the observer. It can be done in various ways, commonly by hand or prefer computer software.

Some examples of 3D drawing using computer;

Proposed Kitchen Area

Proposed Living Area

Proposed Bedroom

Proposed Dining Area

An example of a proposed layout plan

Welcome To Beaux Monde

Welcome to Beaux Monde, De Fashionable Elites in interior designing.

Beaux Monde is the Interior Design Division of Min Lee Construction. Supported by up to 20 designers and providing creative and up to date designs, we also deliver finest craftmanship and quality.
Be amazed by our before and after sales service and we will always be your 1st choice partner in creating your house into your dream home.