An award-winning interiors specialist

Arete Culture is an interior decorating firm specialising in fast, affordable, and fuss-free home makeovers. We believe in creating beautiful and functional spaces that clients can feel at home in. Having worked on over 750 projects in Southeast Asia, our team is adept at working closely with our clients to understand their lifestyle needs and bring their dream home to life. It is our firm belief that a beautiful, thoughtful space has the potential to positively impact and improve the life we lead. Our work aims to empower our clients to lead their dynamic lifestyles and return home to a vision of calm and serenity.

In addition to our styling services, we also operate two retail showrooms that embody our core philosophy of affordable luxury. Comprising an extensive range of home accessories and soft furnishings from handmade mirrors and affordable art to hand-built console tables and lighting solutions, our curated product selection offers discerning shoppers versatile and functional items to suit a wide range of decorating styles. We also operate two warehouse/assembly studios for our interior styling projects, as well as a local workshop/design studio where our in-house line of furniture is made.

Our Story

Founded in 2010 by Caroline Chin Geyler, Arete Culture began as a quick and affordable interior styling service offering interior staging, home consultations, and complete interior overhauls to private home owners and commercial clients.

In 2013, Arete Culture launched an in-house line of home accessories, The Luxe Hotel Collection. This was followed by a range of bespoke furniture items designed and produced in Singapore, The Bespoke Boutique Collection, in 2015. In line with Arete Culture’s vision of luxe for all, the company set up its first store in the residential district of Bukit Batok in 2014. It opened its second store at Tan Boon Liat in 2015, followed by a third outlet focused on outdoor living in 2016.

Arete Culture is the proud recipient of numerous awards, including: Best of Houzz Design 2016; Best of Houzz Design 2017 and Best of Houzz Service 2017; Best of Houzz Design 2018; and the Gold Winner of Expat Living's Readers' Choice Awards 2018.