Do you think The Jetsons had French heritage?

I am on the hunt again.

This time, I think age equates to experimental and what-the-heck attitude (read: more confusion!) and so I am about to embark in one of my most never-thought-of decorating theme I have ever done. Ever.

Now that I have done a Mexican theme with my Tampines flat and Japanese Zen for the KL studio apt, I was pretty bewildered on picking up a theme for our new suite in Vancouver. This suite is not big (but so isn’t the KL studio! ) – but it is very close to where we work, near the beach and more importantly – near downtown where our addiction to book stores and good films will be satiated. I can also afford to have late-night brainstorm sessions with writers and directors at Calhouns.

I was tempted to pick a very Western warm, mountain-cabin theme or a very Asian wood-inspired look. But alas, true to every single time I am on a decorating hunt – I choose to do the crazy and the risky. Sigh.

I wanted to honour DH with his supergeek tag, and my own love for colours. I don’t seem to be able to shake off my love for bold coloured walls ( Tampines flat had Ashley Blue and Sunshine Yellow walls, along with a Turqoise TV room with Dark British Green ceilings, and Green carpet). The one time I tried to move away from colours was when I was doing the KL studio, and because it is Zen-ny, the theme has to be in natural wood colours. Arghh! What pain I had to endure! I was so tempted to splash one wall fire-engine red – they do have red on the Japanese flag, kan? Cannot eh?

Anyway, back to DH. So we went furniture shopping yesterday and was soon bored with the same looking furniture store after store. Until…DH spotted this super retro sofa that flips back and forth, and mind you, in fire-engine red! I so love the colour, and he so love the Jetson’s look of the sofa. The price was reasonable too. And so we bought the red piece, and that’s about decide it for us on what the look of the lounge area will be.

As if the stars were aligning itself, we went to another store and saw a most gadgety looking coffee glass table. It swivels and expands to double it size – and I swear to you it can fit perfectly on the set of Stargate Atlantis. Its pricey for a glass coffee table, but I saw DH’s eyes sparkle, and caught myself salivating too. Gosh, that thing is soo beautiful. Along with a metal floor lamp that arcs 3 metres across a room, we are so sold into the whole Jetson’s futuristic look. And we bought those too.

So now, I am caught with my pants down on how to manage the space-age items with good, homely sense. I spent a good part of last night researching, imagining and watching HGTV. I finally came up with the combination theme of Jetson-French Venetian marriage and oh it is so dangerous to do I will pee in my pants. Seriously. The only thing this Jetson-French V theme will have in common are mirrors.
If I screw this, our suite will the be the next set of the HGTV show How Not To Decorate.

Let’s see where this will go. And I promise, I will post pictures if it is ever done. I should listen to Mak with her now universal advice – “Jangan buat lagi, Uja. Bahaya.”


  1. heh heh. touche’ with ur mak’s advice. Is the pic of the chair the exact one u bought? LOVE it. Fabulous, dahleeeng, faaahbulous! And in red!!! gggrrrr-owl! 😛 I’m also going through similar headache with the house reno. Have no idea if things will match. So have decided to explain my decor theme as “eclectic minimalist”. Translated as “gasak je lah”.

  2. Ahaks.

    Eclectic Minimalist? You cannot beat Deena’s ‘Morrocan Minimalist’ !! Remember her place (during the all girls party) – she had to qualify the chandelier and the Islamic calligraphy – so the Moroccan Minimalist was born, heh.

    Anyway,the pic is not the exact chair. Kau ni eh, itu kan chair, bukan sofa! I will send you pictures of it when it is delivered – promise!

    Rumah bila siap? I am sure Faz is waiting to borrow an egg!!

  3. Bom!! Rahmah and I were just talking about you and colours the other day! Bought a turqouise and green top; we looked at it and said, man, Bom would be so proud…… miss u lah!!!!

  4. Melat: Thats so funny! I didnt know aku dah di-labelkan 🙂 Haiyaa…only God knows how I ache reading those mass emails and all the fun in KL everyone seems to have. I miss all of you (:

    Ok now can you pls update your blog!

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