House Tour: A white and gold three-room HDB apartment in Macpherson

When homeowners Eugene Lee and Vernus Lou decided to take on the project of designing their three-room BTO flat, having a home with good feng shui was their priority. “We were advised to use plenty of white and gold throughout the house,” says Eugene, founder of Shijin Design Consultancy. The couple decided to do this by cladding the kitchen and part of the living room in white marble, while adding gold light fixtures and accessories for a touch of understated luxury in the home. Against this backdrop, the couple's personality shines through in their choice of furniture and accessories.

The white palette provided the perfect foil for showcasing the couple’s knick knacks, accumulated over years of travel. “We both make it a point to travel often,” says Eugene. Their most cherished souvenirs from Bangkok, Milan, and Paris are proudly displayed throughout the home, a reminder of the time they spent abroad.

Most of their furniture was also lovingly collected piece by piece, or made to order. Both the full-height cabinet in the entryway and TV console were custom-made with distinctive rattan doors by Second Charm, lending warmth and character to the space.