Nippon Momento Special Effects Paint – Master Bedroom Makeover!

I’ve always wanted to try out Nippon Momento Special Effects Paint to give my walls a richer colour and elegant finishing. During our renovation a year ago, we seriously considered Nippon Momento but unfortunately, the painters from our Interior Design company were not trained in it. Thus, our ID recommended us to use wallpapers instead.

V and I were concerned about the durability of wallpapers, therefore we didn’t pursue that option. I do not know why at that time I didn’t try to source for another painter. And so, I regretted big time after that. =(

Earlier this year, V and I discussed about Nippon Momento again. After visiting a friend’s new home that is beautifully painted with Nippon Momento Special Effects Paint, I was SO tempted to try it. Initially, V was a little reluctant because of the hassles – especially since we’ve moved in and all our built-in furniture are in place.

I assured him that the professional painters from Nippon Paint will protect our furniture and the painting process is rather quick as we will only be doing it on the feature walls (not the entire house!). Alas, he agreed and I quickly fixed the appointment with Nippon.

Nippon Momento Special Effects Paint

We met with the paint specialist from Prestige Painting to discuss about our home makeover using Nippon Momento Special Effects Paint. We were SO impressed with their past works. Talking to Jen, the paint specialist at Prestige Painting, is just like talking to my trusty hairstylist – someone whom I can connect and entrust.

First, she assessed the colours and design of my home. Then, we discussed about the results that I want to achieve. Jen is an experienced and skillful paint specialist – we can easily tell judging from her past works. She’s also someone who takes pride in her works. Therefore, we’re confident to work with her.

As an introduction, Nippon Momento Special Effects Paint has 3 different collections:

1. Textured Paint Series

This is the first range of Nippon Momento that is available in 174 colours across four contemporary variants – Elegant, Sparkle Silver, Sparkle Gold and Sparkle Pearl. It creates specially textured walls using four unique special effects.

2. Enhancer Series

A special line of semi-transparent Nippon Momento Special Effects Paint that can be applied onto any wall, glazed over any existing wall colour. Available in Cloud and Frost effects across five variants – Cloud Gold, Cloud Pearl, Snow Frost, Pearl Frost and Gold Frost.

[We chose this series for Edison’s room – will share more about it in our next posts]

3. Designer Series

The latest and most sophisticated line of professional special effects paint that masterfully mimics the extraordinary beauty of real-life textures, featuring six distinctive special effects. Available in three variants – Optical, Rust Box and Travertino.

[We created a beautiful brick wall in our living room using Travertino – will share more about it in our next posts]

For our Master Bedroom, we’ve decided to use the Textured Paint Series Sparkle Gold (item #1 above). Sparkle Gold is a textured semi-metallic finish with majestic colour dusted in a golden shine. I loved how it creates a lavish ambience for my room!

The colour that we’ve selected is Champagne MG 158, and the effect we wanted is soft and criss-cross.

Bartley Residences: WinUs Korean Combi Blinds and Unislat

Many readers asked me about the blinds that I used and their costs. I realised I didn’t share much about it, partly because taking pictures of the blinds are very tedious. There is a high contrast, indoor is dark but outdoor is too bright due to the harsh sunlight. I may be able to neutralise the lightning using a flash, but I’m really a sucker in using it.

Thankfully, with my new Olympus PEN-F and M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8 prime lens, this is made possible. So, let’s check out my Korean Combi Blinds and Unislat.

Personally, I still prefer curtains over blinds. Curtains look lovely on big windows and able to block out light more effectively than blinds. For smaller windows, blinds are a good choice because they’re simple and stylish.

However, V is strongly against curtains because he feels that washing curtains is such a big chore. Blinds are much longer-lasting, can be cleaned easily, and offer varying degrees of privacy as they are fully adjustable.

Since we’ve been living with curtains for so many years, we decided to go completely curtainless this time – using only blinds and unislat. Moreover, during my visit to Picket & Rail, I was completely won over by the beauty of Korean combi blinds and unislat.

Unislat for Living Hall

Living Hall 3

We chose Unislat for our living hall. It’s made of 100% lightweight polyester, unlike curtains which are generally dependent on heavy fabrics which can be troublesome to maintain and clean.

Unislat is very light and soft with high quality materials, moderate thickness and extremely soft textures. With just a gentle twist of the wand stick, it slides flawlessly and effortlessly to keep our privacy, as well as allowing the gentle breeze and sunlight through the mesh textured fabric surface.

Living Hall

UnislatCloser look at the material (partial block-out)
Unislat 3Closer look at the material (complete block-out)
Unislat 5Light and flowy material

Unislat 4

Every layer is anti-pollutant coated to prevent build-up of dirt, dust and other harmful allergens. It can be hand-washed, or simply wipe with damp cloth or feather duster.

Unislat controllerWith a gentle twist of the wand stick, the unislat slides effortlessly
Unislat TrackThe unislat track

Happy Breezy Days with Acorn Ceiling Fans

We’ve been staying at our new home for one month already. How time flies! ^___^

So, how’s our overall stay at our new home? Truth be told, I took a bit of time to get used to a smaller space. Initially, I felt a little confined but as soon as I’ve adapted to it, I began to rejoice at how easy it is to clean this house.

I like that it’s quite breezy, my balconies are windy especially at night. Sometimes, I sleep with the balcony door opened because I love natural wind and fresh air. Best of all, we get to sleep half an hour more in the morning as the school is just 10 minutes’ walk away. And I took just 8 minutes to reach my office. =)

Today, I’m going to share with you one of the things I like BEST in my new home – that’s my Acorn ceiling fans. One of my best purchases for this home, and I love them to bits! 🙂

Living Hall with Futuriste 309

Acorn Ceiling FanPicture Credit: Acorn Brochure

Okay, let’s start from the living hall. This unique two-blade designer ceiling fan, Futuriste, is like love-at-first-sight to me the moment I saw it on Acorn ceiling fan brochure. Unfortunately, the electrical shop that we went to does not have a display model of Futuriste, but the shop owner gladly showed us another model from Acorn which is the Ventilateur.

The display fan was installed in his store room, and according to him, he purposely installed the fan in the poorly ventilated store room so that customers can feel the efficiency of the fan. True enough, the fan is powerful yet quiet, producing airflow and circulation that is second to none. I was so impressed.

Acorn Futuriste 309

Based on the size of our living hall, our electrician also recommended Acorn Futuriste 309 56″ LED RGB twin-blade ceiling fan. It comes in 3 fashionable colours – white, black and titanium. We chose the white which is a neutral colour that matches any theme, design and furnishing. Its modernistic design works beautifully in my home.

Acorn Futuriste 309

Acorn Futuriste 309

Acorn Futuriste Remote Control

Futuriste 309 comes with innovative LED lightkits and a smart touch-screen remote control. There are 3 speeds to choose from (high/medium/low), 2 LED light colours (warm white/cool white) and timer (1/3/6 hours). The remote-control comes with a wall mount holder too. It’s suitable for large room and living hall.

Acorn Futuriste 309

I like Futuriste 309 so much and I highly recommend it. The downwash of the airflow is excellent, absolutely quiet and stable when switching from low to high speed (70-160 RPM). Blade angles are bent to an angle that guarantees strong wind delivery.

Most of the time, I switch it on low mode. When I switch it on medium mode, I can feel the wind in my balcony and foyer. Its absolute quietness and perfect air circulation give me a natural and comfortable living area.

Master Bedroom with Futuriste 308

Acorn Futuriste 308

We picked another Futuriste model for our master bedroom. It’s the Futuriste 308 50″ LED RGB Ceiling Fan. We like the unique and eye-catching design of this fan, especially the blades that are elegantly contoured around its motor unit to bring out the best in terms of appearance and performance.

Acorn Futuriste 308

It produces a powerful airflow and very quiet, making it suitable for bedroom. Futuriste 308 is available in four colours – white, black, titanium and wood (limited edition). The touch-screen remote control is the same as Futuriste 309 model.

Acorn Ceiling Fan

Bedroom 2 (Edison’s Room) and Bedroom 3 (Study Room) with Ventilateur 238

This is the model that we saw at the electrical shop. It comes with 2 options (with and without lightkits) and 2 sizes (42” and 52”). Based on our room sizes, 42” fits perfectly. There are four colour selections – white, gold, silver and black. We picked the silver for Edison’s room and the white for our study room.

Acorn Ventilateur 238

Acorn Ventilateur 238

We want the Ventilateur 238 42” ceiling fan with lightkit. Both rooms rely on the LED light on the ceiling fan as the main light as we didn’t install additional lightings. Much to my surprise, the lighting is bright enough. Even at night when I’m working in my study room, the room is bright with plenty of airflow.

Acorn Ventilateur Remote Control

The touch-screen remote control also comes with a wall mount holder. It’s small and look extremely lovely. There are 3 speeds to choose from (high/medium/low), 2 LED light colours (warm white/ white) and timer (1/2/4/8 hours). This model is suitable for bedroom, living hall as well as balcony.

Acorn Ventilateur 238Acorn Ventilateur 238 in Silver
Acorn Ventilateur 238Acorn Ventilateur 238 in White

All in all, we’re very satisfied with the performance of Acorn Futuriste 309, Futuriste 308 and Ventilateur 238 ceiling fans. They are engineered to deliver good aerodynamics quality to give us a natural and comfortable living environment. Reasonably-priced with outstanding quality, the design of the fan oozes style and class with every curve and contour that appeals to both the young and young at heart.

With Acorn, we enjoy happy and breezy days!

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