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Interior designer Elizabeth Acland opts for a varied look for her very first family home - a two-storey conservation shophouse in Emerald Hill. By Tay Suan Chiang

AS an interior designer, Elizabeth Acland shapes the way her clients live. "They come with a brief of how they want their home to look, and I make it a reality," says Ms Acland,

co-founder of E & A Interiors. But when it came to her own home, she was almost at a loss. "It was more difficult. I had so many ideas, I had access to everything you need to do up a home - it was much tougher to pick what I wanted." In the end, she opted for an eclectic look for the two-storey conservation home in Emerald Hill, where she lives with her fund manager fiance Timothy Hay. "The look is a mix of old and new, which is befitting of the house itself," she says. "Its location is right smack in the middle of Orchard...

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