House tour: A matrimonial home designed from scratch

For this couple, their matrimonial home is not just a place to start life together as a married couple; it’s also about designing it from scratch. They share how their experiences in architecture, and interior and graphic design made this an exciting journey.

Nicholas Teoh and Chew Ru Shan purchased this unit in a condominium development that is two decades old. In spite of its age, the two instantly saw the potential the unit possessed. It had a rather dated look, but the loft layout – with two bedrooms and a study spread over two storeys, complete with double volume windows and a spiral staircase – provided the perfect canvas for a New York City industrial loft concept.

The living area features a large tan leather sofa, two round marble coffee tables with gold legs, and a rustic acacia wood console from Commune Home, arranged around a large red and black Persian rug.