Working from home: see how two owners set up their home offices

Interior designer Elly MacDonald runs her business from her 1,300sqf walk-up apartment home in Joo Chiat. A former accountant, Elly is also co-founder of Anserai, an online boutique that offers designer home-décor collections from all around the world.

Taking an "organic approach" to the interior design of her own place, she added a big dose of carved wood and other natural finishes, with patterned linens to pull it all together.

In the dining area, modern lucite Ghost chairs are juxtaposed with the Suar wood dining table. She specially upholstered her wingback armchair in a duck-egg ikat fabric.