Singapore Colonial Style


Interiors of Black and White Houses by Charles & Luli Orchard

The Arts & Crafts designs found in Singapore’s famous black and white houses remain as inspirational today as they did in the early twentieth century.  This new collection, specially shot by acclaimed photographer Michael Freeman, showcases over 23 buildings, from Raffles Hotel, the High Commissioner’s residence and airbase camps to private houses that have not been photographed before.  Inside, a dazzling cornucopia of styles, in which modern art, period antiques and contemporary furniture are arranged together, provide rich source material for the East meets West design enthusiast.

Charles Orchard’s company iBal Designs specialises in Asian furniture design and manufacture.  He has published ten books on luxury interior style.  Luli Orchard was the Fashion Editor at the Sunday Telegraph Magazine before moving to Bali with Charles and their family.  Recently she has worked for Tatler, Conde Nast Traveller and Porter magazine.