Design your dream home to win RM10,000 and a trip to Paris

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PETALING JAYA (Oct 4): It isn’t every day that you get to win a RM10,000 cash prize or a paid trip to Paris, but take part in the EdgeProp.my-TAHPS Beautiful Home 2017 Interior Design Contest and you may find yourself doing just that.

Organised by EdgeProp.my and TAHPS Group Bhd, the interior design contest will see eight winners from two categories — individual and student — walk away with total prizes worth over RM30,000.

“We are excited about the contest as it offers an opportunity for everyone — students, professionals and non professionals — to showcase the interior design of his or her dream home and win a prize in the process,” said EdgeProp.my managing director and editor-in-chief Au Foong Yee.

Clever interior design can do wonders to a home, she said. “Creative interior design ideas are able to, for instance, transform a modest room into a seemingly bigger yet cosier space.

“Indeed, with property prices climbing due to the increasing cost of doing business as well as land cost, more people are moving into high-rises these days,” Au added.

Meanwhile, TAHPS group CEO Eugene Khoo views the collaboration with EdgeProp.my as a strategic partnership, given the latter’s focus in the property sector.

“The partnership would allow us to contribute to the development of the interior design industry. We see the interior design industry as complementing and contributing to the development of the property industry in general,” he said.

The contest is open to any student, interior designer, interior architect or individual residing in Malaysia and aged 18 years and above.

Participants are required to submit their design based on TAHPS’ Epic Residence duplex unit (Type C1) floor plan.

Epic Residence is a 21-storey serviced apartment built on a 2.3-acre prime freehold land in the thriving township of Bukit Puchong, Selangor.

The exclusive and low-density project offers 300 units in two blocks.

“We chose Epic Residence duplex unit for the floor plan as it has a larger built-up area of 1,860 sq ft, which is much bigger than the typical serviced apartment size. Given this size, it would allow designers to be more creative with the use of space in their concept and design. We expect a wide variety of creative design ideas. We did not want to limit the imagination of the designers by choosing a small built-up area,” said Khoo.

The grand prize winner of the student category will be walking away with RM10,000 cash prize. There are also three consolation prizes of RM800 each.

Meanwhile, the grand prize in the individual category is a paid trip to the Maison&Objet Fair 2018 in Paris worth up to RM15,000, while there will be three consolation prizes of RM1,000 cash each.

All entries must be: submitted online at http://go.edgeprop.my/idcontest2017, and delivered to The Edge Property Sdn Bhd at Level 3, Menara KLK, No 1, Jalan PJU 7/6, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

All submissions must be made and reach The Edge Property office by 4.30pm by Oct 20, 2017.

Check out http://go.edgeprop.my/idcontest2017 for more details.

This story first appeared in EdgeProp.my pullout on Sept 29, 2017. Download EdgeProp.my pullout here for free.