Bespoke art for homes: More young home owners want personalised pieces

More young home owners want personalised pieces for their nest and these need not cost a bomb

Glass artist Tan Sock Fong (left) with pieces from her gallery. She has created everything from stained glass doors to room dividers to coffee tables for her clients. Mr Alex Tan (left) commissioned a painting by Justin Lee (right) for the entryway o
Mr Josiah Zee (above) commissioned a mural of cats and dogs for his wall, as well as customised sake sets for his home. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
Glass artist Tan Sock Fong (left) with pieces from her gallery. She has created everything from stained glass doors to room dividers to coffee tables for her clients. Mr Alex Tan (left) commissioned a painting by Justin Lee (right) for the entryway o
A colourful kitchen backsplash (above) by Singapore-based French artist Cecile Marche. PHOTO: LOUISEM
Glass artist Tan Sock Fong (left) with pieces from her gallery. She has created everything from stained glass doors to room dividers to coffee tables for her clients. Mr Alex Tan (left) commissioned a painting by Justin Lee (right) for the entryway o
Glass artist Tan Sock Fong (above) with pieces from her gallery. She has created everything from stained glass doors to room dividers to coffee tables for her clients. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Glass artist Tan Sock Fong (left) with pieces from her gallery. She has created everything from stained glass doors to room dividers to coffee tables for her clients. Mr Alex Tan (left) commissioned a painting by Justin Lee (right) for the entryway o
Mr Alex Tan (left) commissioned a painting by Justin Lee (right) for the entryway of his three-room HDB apartment. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

The first thing you see when you enter the home of Mr Josiah Zee is a cute mural of a pile of cats on the living room wall. Peer closely and you will spot two dogs amid the feline frenzy, depictions of late pets belonging to the home owners.

The mural, painted by artist Stephanie Raphaela Ho aka Muffinsaurs, was commissioned by Mr Zee, 33, a corporate counsel with a multinational company, and his wife, a junior college teacher.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 19, 2020, with the headline 'Bespoke art for homes'. Print Edition | Subscribe