Category: Elly MacDonald Design

Designer Pillow Giveaway

We’ve had some fab news over here at EMD this month: Home & Decor Singapore magazine has featured my Joo Chiat Duplex project in their September issue, and dubbed lil’ old me ‘Queen of Textiles’, which is extremely fitting {well, the ‘textiles’ bit anyway}.


Head on over to my press page for the full article {here} or grab yourself a copy online {here} or on paper {errr in any shop in Singapore}.

So to celebrate the coronation I’ve decided to share said textiles with one lucky reader, anywhere in the world!  I’m giving away one designer pillow in a vintage ethnic textile, totally for free – take your pick from a Malian mudcloth, a Timorese ikat or a Hmong batik.

Combined with an all-natural linen backing, one of my signature solid brass zips, and a gorgeous chubby overstuffed inner, it’s guaranteed to be the cherry on the cake that is your sofa / bed / armchair / window seat / sectional / terrace furniture / banquette / chaise / errr floor.  Textile deets below.


Decided which is your fave…?  I know I know, it’s tricky…you have to really concentrate.

Got it now?  Brilliant.  Here’s how to win it:

1) Connect with me on Instagram {here} or Facebook {here};

2) Leave a comment on this blog post saying which piece is your pick, and where in your home you’d put your new pillow {and remember to leave your email address please}.

The lucky winner will be picked on September 30, 2016, time to get clicking!

***************************WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT!!***************************

Congratulations Helen Tan!  Your white Malian mud cloth textile is on its way to the workshop, will email you with the details.

Skyline Condo – before + after

Oooh I do love me a good ‘before and after’, I do.  Ever since my first B+A post a comically long time ago {here}, when I was evidently still finding my design-feet {and where, at some point since, WordPress has inexplicably decided to make the text ALL ANGRY CAPS}, I still have a huge soft spot for seeing spaces transformed from uggers version to thing-of-beauty.  I also still ponder that droopy {technical term} silk blind on a weirdly regular basis.

Anyhoo, I digress.  No droopy silk blinds were involved in the design of this masculine, slightly ethnic, very well-travelled bachelor pad, in a rental unit at Concourse Skyline Condo, just next door to Nicoll Highway/Arab Street.

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E-Design Services

I’ve received quite a few enquiries over the last couple of months about the interior e-design services I offer, here at Elly MacDonald Design, to clients in Singapore, the US and the UK.

So I thought I’d save my sausage-fingers from some avoidable typing, and do a little blog summary of the ins and outs of this service.

penn farmhouse plan ground floor - Elly MacDonald Design - Singapore interior designer

It’s essentially a more affordable version of a traditional interior design project.  In an e-design project, the client does all the non-design-y bits and pieces: the measuring up of the space, the purchasing and installing of all furniture, textiles and accessories, the sourcing and managing of contractors (where used), the dealing with any and all install bloopers {there’s always one!}, the styling, etc etc.

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