Expensive paintings may hang on your walls. Designer pieces of furniture may fill up your rooms. But the thousands of dollar spent on the latest technologies and expensive accessories will all be for nought if high-end fabrics are missing in your lovely home.
Textile is the one thing you should never overlook when attempting to create a luxurious environment. Vibrant colours, rich patterns, and a gentle touch of natural fibres from hand-made cloths and fabrics are the important details that will make your nest posh or plush.
But buying that perfect pattern with the sumptuous feel in between your fingers had been as hard as finding an opulent style crystal chandeliers in Malaysia. Megat Sheriff, interior designer for actress and model Noor Neelofa Mohd Noor and her sister, used to have headaches to find these luxe details in textile shops in Kuala Lumpur.
“There are a lot of fabric shops in Malaysia, where you can find a lot of velvet and chiffon. But there are also a lot of textile don’t match my style, which is more towards neutral. I don’t play with loud prints that much. I like nude, pastel, cream, and other safe colours,” Megat told Lifestyle Asia.
“Before, I used to fly to Bangkok and Bali just to find these fabrics that I like in silk. They are rare in KL,” he continued, failing to hide his excitement when he shared how six months ago he discovered Tatum — a design studio that carries an extremely large collection of luxurious fabrics, wallpapers, furniture, lighting and home accessories and exclusively distribute them in Malaysia. “Now, I don’t need to go anywhere nor wait longer to get my fabrics.”
Just last week, Tatum added Jim Thompson to its long list of leading brands in fabrics, textiles, and innovative home materials. In an intimate launch, Tatum founder Gerardine Loggere made the heritage brand — known worldwide for its Thai silk — and its Home Furnishings line finally available for purchase in Kuala Lumpur for the first time.
As we fell in love with Jim Thompson’s latest collections Floriental and Saracen, we also browsed through Tatum’s impressively big library of leading brands in fabrics, textiles, and innovative home material and discovered 5 others that can luxe up your home in no time.
Tatum Kuala Lumpur is located at No. 12, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. You may contact them at +603 2202 2253.