House Tour: Xtra founder's home sits comfortably close to nature

Designed by one of his favourite architects, Sonny Chan, of CSYA Architecture + Design, this four-storey private cluster house in Upper Bukit Timah is the home of Lim Choon Hong, founder of furniture store, Xtra.

Most of the furniture in the home is, not surprisingly, from Xtra. Mr Lim, 59, says he picked his favourite brands when furnishing his home but even then it was not an easy task. "I had to make sure that the different brands would complement each other," he says. In the living room, he has paired the Ghost sofa by Paola Navone with the design classic Eames lounger and ottoman. The Ghost sofa comes in white cotton, and "is quiet, and not many people have it", he says.