The space is inspired by the love story of the studio clients, Clarice and Steven. It was year 2012, 19 year-old, free-spirited Clarice left Singapore for Paris to pursue her studies in fashion and art and an adventure of a lifetime.
Little did she expect that she’d met the love of her life, Steven, a dashing, introspective gentleman born and raised in the outskirts of Paris, a stone’s throw away from the city, where people had learnt to appreciate the slower pace of life.
These two adventurous souls eventually travelled to major cities and spent a lot of time together in Paris too. Despite the impending uncertainties of cultural differences and job security, Steven could not have been more certain of the decision he would eventually make. In 2017, he’d left his home country and moved across the world to start a new life with Clarice. For the well-travelled couple, their current home is a reminder of where they’d first met, a home away from their second home, and a place to wind down after their adventures.
The home is designed by Studio Metanoia in a chic Parisian modern style, integrating the use of classic and contemporary styles. Overall, it was kept minimalistic yet personal with few built-ins, more curated furniture, and filled with meaningful objects they had hand-carried home from their extensive travels.
Photography : Khoo Guo Jie