A millionaire socialite known as Singapore’s ‘Instagram Queen’ has shared a glimpse inside her the living room of her palatial home decorated with $870 pillows, $2,270 throws and a $16,400 antique suitcase.
Jamie Chua, 46, showed fans how she decorates the sprawling space in a YouTube video uploaded on May 28, the 45th day of the country’s lockdown which has been dubbed a ‘circuit breaker’ Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
‘I’ve been doing some cooking which is not a very [Jamie Chua] thing to do, but I’ve tried,’ the founder of skincare line Luminous1 says in the clip.
‘It’s really back to basics. I’m even colouring my own hair…I know there are more serious problems in the world, but today I am feeling a little bit lacklustre so let me complain.’
The lap of luxury: The Hermès monogrammed pillows on either side of Jamie cost $870 each; the blanket she is shrouded in costs $2,270 and the tiny mosaic candle to the left of her head costs $302
The beige cushion on the chair in the left of this photo costs $870, while the glass box on top of the antique Louis Vuitton trunk – worth roughly $16,400 – costs $1,810
Jamie has a penchant for French luxury labels, stacking $160 books from upscale jeweller Chaumet on glass coffee tables and covering her sofa with a $2,270 Hermès wool and cashmere blanket.
A limited edition Christian Dior bike sits on a stand in the window of her living room.
Only 70 of the $4,320 bikes were sold after launching on December 7, 2017, Architectural Digest reported.
The mother-of-two – who shares daughter Calista and son Cleveland with ex-husband, Indonesian business tycoon Nurdian Cuaca – scents the room with a $302 Fornasetti candle which she received as a birthday gift from Calista’s boyfriend.
She also lights a large Diptyque candle which costs $426 at Mecca.
‘These are my treasures, I love them so much,’ she says while clutching the candle and a long glass vase.
The black bike in the left of this shot is a limited edition $4,320 Christian Dior BMX; only 70 were sold after launching on December 7, 2017. Also pictured are a $9,900 Louis Vuitton cosmetics case and another $870 Hermès pillow
More Hermès soft furnishings are seen in this photo, along with the $302 Fornasetti candle which sits atop $160 Chaumet coffee table books
Circular containers of roses from Venus et Fleur are scattered around her home, including a $299 arrangement on the coffee table in the living room.
The Parisian florist specialises in bouquets of real roses that have been artificially enhanced to last for a year.
In an Instagram photo from April 5, Jamie poses beside three similar arrangements which cost $299, $399 and $479 respectively, bringing the total cost of her floral props to $1,177.
She has at least two $1,810 glass boxes from Louis Vuitton embossed with the brand’s iconic ‘LV’ logo, one of which sits on an enormous vintage Louis Vuitton padlocked trunk.
The company no longer manufactures trunks of that size, but online consignment stores sell similar pieces from the 1940s for $16,400.
The garden patio is decorated with $1,298 Fornasetti urns and Hermès plates, which retail from $200 to $565.
Cost of million dollar decorating
At least two Hermes blankets – $2,270 each
At least five Hermes pillows – $870 each
Vintage Louis Vuitton trunk – an estimated $16,400
Louis Vuitton cosmetics case – $9,900
Limited edition Dior bike – $4,320
Chaumet coffee table books – $160
Diptyque candle – $426
Venus et Fleurs roses – $1,177 (in a single room)
At least two Louis Vuitton glass boxes – $1,810 each
At least one Fornasetti urn – $1,298
At least three Hermes plates – $200 – $565 each
At least two Fornasetti candles – $302 each
Total cost: $47,395
The millionaire socialite, 46, poses beside three arrangements from Parisian florist Venus et Fleur on April 5; the flowers cost a total of $1,177
Jamie in her garden which is filled with lemon trees and tropical plants
In April, Jamie answered her followers’ most frequently asked questions about her favourite fashion labels, holiday destinations and how she maintains her age-defying appearance.
She showed viewers the most expensive item in her wardrobe – a $33,883 AUD Hermes Niloticus Crocodile Diamond Birkin handbag.
Covered in crocodile skin and glittering with diamonds, the exceptionally rare Hermes Himalaya Birkin is considered the ‘Holy Grail’ of handbag collections, according to auction house Christies.
Ms Chua is rumoured to own the largest collection of Hermes bags in the world, surpassing even those of Hermes super fans Kim Kardashian and Victoria Beckham.
The most expensive item in Jamie’s wardrobe is this $330,883 AUD Hermes Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Diamond Birkin handbag
She houses her vast array of accessories in a cavernous 700 square foot fingerprint-protected closet, which cost $120,000 to build per her own admission.
Her most treasured piece of jewellery is a nine diamond necklace, a replica of the one given to Carrie Bradshaw by her Russian beau Alexander Petrovsky in the final season of Sex and the City.
‘I was immediately obsessed with it and I knew I had to have it!’ she said.
It’s not clear how much Ms Chua’s necklace is worth, but similar pieces from Canadian luxury jeweller Minichiello start from $850 AUD online.