Being amongst nature is always fodder for inspiration and for Jane Tan, founder of Dear J by Jane, living and working in a home studio designed by renowned architect Kevin Mark Low of Small Projects evokes the right environment for creating her elegant floral creations.
Located in the genteel suburb of Taman Tun Dr Ismail, the 28-year-old full-time floral designer and stylist was headed for a career in fashion when her passion for pretty things diverted her interests to blooms instead.
“I recognised that there was a void in the market for beautifully crafted floral designs so I ventured into the industry without any floristry education. One year later, I took up master classes from renowned experts abroad, which has helped me to create even more unique and stunning floral designs,” she says.
As Tan’s business grew, she also began to need more space. Her search took her to this intermediate terrace house which was previously a pop-up café. The long narrow house had been transformed by Low into his signature raw style which embraces imperfection rather than eschewing it.