Since they set up atomi together, Ms Murano has seen a different side of her husband.
Throughout his previous career, he worked at big companies such as Standard Chartered Bank and Ernst & Young.
But Ms Murano found that he could be "very hands- on".
Although he was familiar with a corporate set-up where coffee and tea could be served on demand, he embraced changing shop displays and lightbulbs with alacrity.
He still cleans the windows at their store and at their helper-free home, a condominium in Tanglin, every day.
Ms Murano says she did not have specific expectations regarding running a business together, but felt that "it came naturally".
She thinks that this was partly due to her entrepreneurial family background.
Her parents started a tuition school and an English-language school in Tokyo in their 60s. Drawn to the language, she started learning English at six, rather than 13, like other Japanese schoolchildren.
"They never complained about being tired. I never saw my mum sitting down, watching TV. She was always busy," says Ms Murano, adding that domestic help is rare in Japan.
This diligent, can-do lifestyle is something that the younger couple are inspired by.
"Call me the boss or call me the cleaner. It's no longer title-driven. It's a team," says Mr Tan, who was taught to cook and do household chores as a child.