Inside Socialite Jamie Chua's House

Arguably the ultimate socialite-entrepreneur, Jamie Chua’s house is a reflection of her lifestyle- glamourous and classy, yet laid-back. With a reputation for hosting parties, meeting people and jet-setting the globe to attend the finest fashion meets, the inspiration behind her home is that of Hollywood glamour, with strong cosmopolitan vibes.

Spacious and light-filled with a sweeping staircase connecting the upper floor, the house built in 2009, ticked all her boxes. What’s more, it had ample wall space to accommodate her love for wallcoverings. Being a true blue urbanite, a re-decorating exercise is imminent to establish a living space that resonated closer to the heart.

Since Jamie has to work with an existing layout, displaying prized collectibles and decorative Art Nouveau pieces was her way of putting a stamp on the house. Her own travels also informed the décor. Paris being a favourite haunt has inspired the most utilised space in the house – the bedroom. A private respite resonating the age of decadence – inspired by bohemian yet chic Paris.

To realise the desired design scheme, Jamie banded with wallcovering specialist Goodrich Gallery and interior designer Norman Yeo from One Stop Concept.

How one socialite personalised her light-filled bungalow with stylish wallcoverings and design classics

Upon entry into the refurbished space, the effects of the collaboration are immediate. A piano glass divider and acrylic accents lead toward a ravishing feature wall. A favourite framed wallcovering from Roberto Cavalli Home Collection is flanked by additional wallcoverings from the Texam, Metalsilk Collection.

The open plan dining area features a subdued palette of organic elements, textures of coral and grass lends a softer stance on the erstwhile high shine glamour of the space used mainly for entertaining.
Another highlight within the space is a refurbished timber dining table. Newly fitted with stainless steel legs and a fresh coat of polish, the table now glints opulently beside iconic pieces of modern furniture.
Nearby, a passageway leading to the back of the house and pool doubles up as a mini gallery to frame favourite artworks. As the artworks are in primary brights, a neutral hued wallcovering is essential as a contrasting base.

Serving more than just a backdrop is the dual selections from Goodrich Gallery’s Elitis Collections; Mille Millions, reminiscent of monarchy stylings, inspired by the leathers of Cordoue, Spain; it primarily covers the space here, save for the focal feature section fused with L’Original wallcoverings. Intricately detailed with hints of lustre, the luxurious wallcoverings create an engaging luminosity for perfect lounging.
Upstairs, the spacious bedroom is linked to a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite bath and sitting area. In order to enhance the room’s distinctiveness, Venue, from the Eijffinger Collection, was selected to adorn the walls. Exquisite three-dimensional geometrics are printed over non woven backing.

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This innovative collection amplifies the splendour of the surroundings, its patterns full of shine and depth- contributing to the dazzle of the wallcovering.

It is ostensible that Jamie reserves her most treasured portions of the home to be clad with Chance, from the Elitis Collection. The intricately detailed and textured wallcovering is used to great effect in the master bedroom, majestically amplifying the luxe factor of an already glamorously fitted room.

Renowned for her astute and expansive fashion assemblage tucked away in her walk-in wardrobe, a fitting conclusion is provided in Jamie’s sacred space, via Script wallcovering, from the Eijffinger Collection. Lively and contemporary, depicting words in striking letters- encouraging a blend of fantasy into everyday life.

Photography by James Liang


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