Take a Rare Glimpse Inside a Singapore Heritage Home

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Ren, founder of Matter – a socially motivated lifestyle brand – invited me to tour her home. Ok, I asked… but that’s one of the perks of writing this blog – I have the privilege of seeing these incredible spaces and I’m delighted to share them with you!  Singapore is a fast-paced, modern city – the nation is just 49 years old – so when I found out Ren lived in a heritage home, I jumped on the opportunity to see a part of history.

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Ren and her husband spent 2 years renovating their home, which has been in the family for over 20 years – which Singapore years is ancient! Ren’s house is filled with stories – tales of travels and discovering relics of a past time. She has an incredible modern aesthetic, but also great respect for history – and the combination is absolutely inspiring!

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As I followed Ren around her house, I noticed there’s was no excess – everything there was purposeful. I can’t help but to think that what we choose to surround ourselves with has an impact on the way we see ourselves in this world. I returned home inspired to see the story that my  home tells. In mine, I saw snippets about a young family, who spend time together making things… It’s a simple story, but it made me feel really good – and with this new eye, I’m inspired to purposefully fill my home my home with only those things that reflect and reinforce it.

I think this is an interesting question: when you look around your home, what story do you see? Does it match with the story you want to tell? Tell me in the comments!

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Want to know more about Ren’s brand, Matter? She operates her business from her home (I would too!) so I also got to see a glimpse into her day at work. Check out the slide show below, to see pictures of the process and the new collection – I also encourage you to check out their website. Thanks to Ren for inviting us into your lovely space! :

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