We had the good fortune to feature one of the lovely conservation shophouses along Emerald Hill, and finally saw what they looked like inside! If you’ve been as curious as us, take a peek into the rented home of Elizabeth Acland, the co-founder of E&A Interiors, and her fiance. Having retained some of its original Peranakan fixtures and architectural features, now combined with Elizabeth’s expert eye in interiors, this shophouse is every bit as beautiful inside as it is outside.


The living room is spacious, bright and airy with its high ceilings and light-coloured finishes.


Elizabeth is particularly drawn to soft furnishings and has beautified her home with attractive fabrics.


An original feature of the shophouse, the beautifully-carved display cabinet built into the wall, now stores the couple’s stemware collection.


The homeonwners study under the staircase proudly displays her favourite photograph of her grandmother, taken during her modelling days.


An eclectic decor scheme of oriental and tribal prints make up the guest bedroom.


The large master bedroom is made cosy with the use of plenty of soft furnishings.


Dark and warm wood tones contrast with the bright white surfaces of the spacious second floor bathroom.