Go The Distance

Tatler Homes Singapore|June - July 2020

Go The Distance
Combining tropical flair with a nature-inspired palette, a young couple’s first home is now a haven for two
Hong Xinying
“Your home really is an extension of yourself; you spend so much time there, it’s where you feel happy,” says Chloe Elkerton, founder and managing director of E&A Interiors. With the goal of “enriching the everyday lives” of homeowners, the British designer strives to craft beautiful, liveable interiors that speak to each owner’s needs and personalities.

Recently, a property in the Marine Parade district of Singapore became a dream project for the five-member practice. The abode of Formula Drift driver Ng Sheng Nian and his wife Wong Li Min is awash in blue tones and peppered with accents that draw from nature, ranging from pieces inspired by tropical foliage to the lapping ocean waves and the neighbourhood’s proximity to the sea.

NEW BEGINNING

Once the family dwelling of its previous occupants, the three-storey property had too many rooms for a young couple. In contrast to its modern exterior, the residence had a confusing mix of Eastern and Western influences that was not to the couple’s liking. Admiring the effortless look of the firm’s work, the owners looked to E&A Interiors to transform the house into their home.

“When we first went to see the house, it was heavily ornate with Chinese-style panelling, as well as chandeliers and wallpaper,” says Elkerton. “The couple wanted to take that all out. They were very open to ideas and suggestions, so we were able to create something really unique.”

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