Because their home is a rental, De Waart was limited in the changes she could make. In the boys’ room, she added vintage wallpaper. “From a distance it appears to be all shades of green but when you have a closer look, it turns out to be one big jungle,” De Waart says. She covered just a single wall with the paper to keep the room from feeling overrun with color.  Photo 8 of 11 in A Family Moves from Netherlands to Singapore
One of the first things De Waart did when they moved in was to remove 

all the curtains—–save those on the bedroom windows—–and change the lighting fixtures. “A nice lamp can add so much extra to a room,” she says. De Waart favors organic shapes, like the Evolute by Matali Crasset for Danese Milano in the family room, Arco by the Castiglioni brothers for Flos in the living room, or the ping-pong-ball pendant light of her own design on one of the balconies.  Photo 10 of 11 in A Family Moves from Netherlands to Singapore
“Normally I’m not that fond of marble,” De Waart says, “but in the tropics, it 

really works, because it stays cool.” To warm up the space aesthetically, she added rugs throughout the home, including a Turkish goat-hair rug purchased at Ottomania in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and her own Autumn felt rug, which features cut-out felt leaves on a white background.  Photo 9 of 11 in A Family Moves from Netherlands to Singapore
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