Blast from the past

Blast from the past

VINCENT Lim and Sherry See are only in their early 30s, but they're old souls and happy to admit it.

It shows in their home too - their apartment in Joo Chiat Terrace exudes an old kopitiam feel, filled with furniture and knick-knacks that are much older than them.

The pieces are similar to the ones that the couple grew up with.

"We did not know how to appreciate them back then, but now we value these old pieces," says Mr Lim, 32, who works in the F&B business.

This is the couple's third marital home, but they took the modern design route previously.

Apart from the nostalgia factor, the couple have also incorporated a Peranakan feel into their home, despite neither of them having any Nonya heritage.

Ms See, also 32, who runs her own retail store, says: "We went to Penang and Malacca several times, and fell in love with their architecture."

As their 20-year-old apartment didn't look "old" enough, the couple got their architect, Benjamin Lim from Livarc, to put in the necessary touches.

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