This year will be my first Chinese New Year spent in Singapore! I’ve already seen tons of red and gold decorations on the streets and inside homes, but why not try a different theme party this year? Make your CNY 2011 memorable by matching your outfit to your home. Not only is it the perfect time for some re-decoration, your guests over the holidays are sure to notice it too.

I’ve been inspired by local Singaporean fashion designers to create some themes for your new year’s festivities. Check them out below and have a great new year!

CNY French Style
Featuring Chalk Spring 2011: Daphne Top and Selena Skirt

1. West Elm Stripe Sheet Set, US$19-$99 – How could you not fancy French country stripes in the bedroom.
2. Latitude Enfant Julie and Juliette, £15 – Don’t forget the CNY gifts for the kids!
3. John Erdos Flower Votive Holder, S$28 – Tea-light for your tea time.
4. Diptyque Baies Candle, US$60 -Freshen up with the scent of fruity French berries.
5. Kate Spade Larabee Dot Tidbit Plates set/4, $80 – Sweet plates for your sweet rice cakes.-
6. Juliska Berry Bowl, US$26 – Serve in style.
7. Assouline Jean-Paul Gaultier, US$25 – Coffee table conversation piece for your fashionista friends.
8. Jonathan Adler Hollywood Coaster Set/4, US$68 – Protect your wood from guest’s glass stains.

Traditional Meets Modern
Featuring Tong Tong Spring 2011: Cotton Cheongsam Dress

1. Plantation Chengdu Ceramic Stools, US$375- $715 -Classic Chinese takes on bold color.
2. Urban Outfitters Color Etch Letters, US$10 each -Spell it out or gift an initial to your favorite aunt.
3. Jasper Conran at Wedgwood Chinoiserie Teacup and Saucers, US$35-$25 -Tea tastes so much better in these.
4. CB2 Buddha Head, US$329 -Don’t forget to invite your massive, modern, zen guest.
5. John Robshaw Baggery Bean Bag, US$200 – More guests than planned? Have them seated on these bright beanbags.
6. Graffiti Asia, US$25 -Switch up your traditional books for something even your non-Chinese friends will love.
7. Anthropologie Sewing Basket Pot Holders, US$12 – Serve your plates in style.
8. Patch NYC Rabbit Mirror Image Rug, US$98 -Welcome your guests into the year of the rabbit.
9. DwellStudio Chinoiserie Long Pillow, US$58 -Add some artistic bird chinoiserie to a plain couch or bed.

Antique Batik
Featuring Yumumu Denim Batik Shift Dress

1. Missoni Home Towels, £93 -Host your CNY pool party with these iconic towels.
2. Jonathan Adler Muse Monumental Candle, US$295 – Make your home smell like fresh cut flowers, without the flowers. You can use the vessel as a vase once you’ve burned through the wax.
3. CB2 Ikat Pillow, US$30- Ikat prints instantly add a earthy retro feel to any room.
4. Jonathan Adler Horse Tray Midnight, US$135 -Serve fruits or bread from this horse tray from the master of retro-chic, Jonathan Adler.
5. John Derian Antique  Moroccan Trays, price upon request -Find antique or antique-looking serving trays for your hors d’oeuvres.
6. Fishs Eddy American Colored Glassware, US$25 – $40 -Don’t forget your soy, spicy and vinegar sauces!
7. CB2 Paint Palette Pillow, US$35 -The newest trend for the home: watercolor prints!

Minimalism/Maximalism
Featuring Al&Alicia Bartend Vested Shirt

1. John Derian Female Swan Decoupage Tray, US$185 -Vintage prints on serving trays to add a bit of surprise to the minimalist environment.
2. Crystal Head Vodka US$149 -Serve cocktails with vodka that is sure to spin your guests’ heads.
3. Assorted Tea Towels, £8.50 – £10 – Clean up and serve with these graphic tea towels.
4. Ikea Alvine Snurr Throw, S$49 -Minimalism can be cozy too.
5. Anthropolgie Lucky Number Knob Red, US$8 -Change up the knobs on your cabinets or dressers this year for a easy remodel.
6. DL & Company Thorn Apple Candle, US$35 -Candle light in a black scalloped glass vessel.
7. CB2 Jaime Pearl Pillow, US$25 -Minimalism can be quirky too with a graphic black and white pillow.
8. Fishs Eddy Brooklynese Coffee Set, US$40 -Learn Brooklynese!



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