Established in 2010, 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.

In addition to our styling services, Arete Culture also operates two retail stores comprising a wide range of soft furnishings and original furniture designs. As a leading interiors retailer, Arete Culture has built its own collection based on what clients commonly look for. From original artwork and artisan-made carpets to solid teak dining tables and outdoor lounge sets, our stores offers an extensive range of furnishings at affordable prices.

Arete Culture is a proud awardee of Houzz Singapore's Best Design 2016 award.

Our Team

Malaysian-born Caroline Chin Geyler is the founder and head stylist of Arete Culture. A firm believer in living well, Caroline approaches styling projects with the eye of experience and a mindful budget. She is committed to affordable luxury, a principle that shapes the direction of Caroline's styling, buying, and design for Arete Culture. As a follower of Kelly Wearstler and Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Caroline believes in pushing the envelope, designing interiors that not just resonate with, but inspire, the inhabitants of a space. Caroline's versatility is encapsulated in her portfolio of over 300 properties in various styles. Her inspiration stems from her extensive travels around the world, imbuing her work with global influences from architecture and craftsmanship to food and fashion.  caroline@areteculture.com

Malaysian-born Caroline Chin Geyler is the founder and head stylist of Arete Culture. A firm believer in living well, Caroline approaches styling projects with the eye of experience and a mindful budget. She is committed to affordable luxury, a principle that shapes the direction of Caroline's styling, buying, and design for Arete Culture.

As a follower of Kelly Wearstler and Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Caroline believes in pushing the envelope, designing interiors that not just resonate with, but inspire, the inhabitants of a space. Caroline's versatility is encapsulated in her portfolio of over 300 properties in various styles. Her inspiration stems from her extensive travels around the world, imbuing her work with global influences from architecture and craftsmanship to food and fashion. 

caroline@areteculture.com

Caroline Chin Geyler
Founder & Principal Stylist

As Arete Culture's Chief Operating Officer, Eric is focused on enhancing customer service, product development, and developing the business across the region. Eric has a background in vehicle engineering and formerly served as the Regional Managing Director of Crown Asia for 10 years, where he managed a team of 450 staff across Asia and quadrupled the business within just eight years. Owing to his technical expertise and German upbringing, Eric is a firm believer in precision work and delivering quality, efficient products. The frequent business traveller also prizes functionality, and together with Principal Stylist Caroline, designs products in The Bespoke Boutique Collection that are practical, beautiful, and made to last.  ericgeyler@areteculture.com

As Arete Culture's Chief Operating Officer, Eric is focused on enhancing customer service, product development, and developing the business across the region. Eric has a background in vehicle engineering and formerly served as the Regional Managing Director of Crown Asia for 10 years, where he managed a team of 450 staff across Asia and quadrupled the business within just eight years.

Owing to his technical expertise and German upbringing, Eric is a firm believer in precision work and delivering quality, efficient products. The frequent business traveller also prizes functionality, and together with Principal Stylist Caroline, designs products in The Bespoke Boutique Collection that are practical, beautiful, and made to last. 

ericgeyler@areteculture.com

Eric Geyler
Chief Operating Officer

With a diverse background in customer and public relations, marketing, and business development, the affable Amelia Chin heads marketing and partnership initiatives at Arete Culture.  Prior to relocating to Singapore, Amelia worked in Paris for eight years, Brussels for a year, and Mauritius for two years. In Mauritius she established an international office while training and managing a team of 150 employees.  Amelia is fluent in English, Malay, and French. She is also a native Cantonese speaker. amelia@areteculture.com

With a diverse background in customer and public relations, marketing, and business development, the affable Amelia Chin heads marketing and partnership initiatives at Arete Culture. 

Prior to relocating to Singapore, Amelia worked in Paris for eight years, Brussels for a year, and Mauritius for two years. In Mauritius she established an international office while training and managing a team of 150 employees. 

Amelia is fluent in English, Malay, and French. She is also a native Cantonese speaker.

amelia@areteculture.com

Amelia Chin
Marketing & Partnerships Director

Naomi is a Texas-born and raised Vietnamese-American who has lived in Asia over the last decade. She has four sons and thoroughly understands the need to balance function, budget, and aesthetics.  With a decorating style that's mostly minimal with a flair for the unusual, Naomi specialises in creating understated, luxe environments infused with practical elements suited to everyday living and fabulous entertaining. She is particularly adept at decorating nurseries and children's bedrooms.   naomi@areteculture.com

Naomi is a Texas-born and raised Vietnamese-American who has lived in Asia over the last decade. She has four sons and thoroughly understands the need to balance function, budget, and aesthetics. 

With a decorating style that's mostly minimal with a flair for the unusual, Naomi specialises in creating understated, luxe environments infused with practical elements suited to everyday living and fabulous entertaining. She is particularly adept at decorating nurseries and children's bedrooms.  

naomi@areteculture.com

Naomi Haryanto
Consultant & Home Stylist

With an extensive background in interior design, Nirvi is adept at quickly translating design visions into reality. Inclined towards modern and contemporary decorating styles, she has worked on over fifty residential and commercial projects in India and Singapore, and has won numerous design awards for work done in Hyderabad. Nirvi's completed projects include show flats for Shangri-La Residences, Paterson Suites, and W Residences.  nirvi@areteculture.com

With an extensive background in interior design, Nirvi is adept at quickly translating design visions into reality. Inclined towards modern and contemporary decorating styles, she has worked on over fifty residential and commercial projects in India and Singapore, and has won numerous design awards for work done in Hyderabad.

Nirvi's completed projects include show flats for Shangri-La Residences, Paterson Suites, and W Residences. 

nirvi@areteculture.com

Nirvi Metta
Consultant & Home Stylist

Dipti Mehta began her career as a trained architect in India, where she focused on creating opulent living spaces with a spatial design perspective of maximal space utilisation and flexibility of future needs. Guided by the philosophy of 'form follows function,' Dipti believes in creating practical and elegant spaces based on a client's lifestyle needs. As an interior designer, Dipti enjoys creating contemporary, versatile, and minimalist spaces. She has over 10 years of experience in the architecture field and is known as a calm, communicative, and patient designer. 

Dipti Mehta began her career as a trained architect in India, where she focused on creating opulent living spaces with a spatial design perspective of maximal space utilisation and flexibility of future needs. Guided by the philosophy of 'form follows function,' Dipti believes in creating practical and elegant spaces based on a client's lifestyle needs.

As an interior designer, Dipti enjoys creating contemporary, versatile, and minimalist spaces. She has over 10 years of experience in the architecture field and is known as a calm, communicative, and patient designer. 

Dipti Mehta
Consultant & Home Stylist

Christina hails from Denmark and is the in-house photography artist of Arete Culture. Fusing her background in Scandinavian design and the influence of her travels in Asia, Christina creates striking artwork of Asian-themed motifs done in minimalist, monochromatic tones. Christina's works can be found in our private showroom & some select shops.  As a stylist, Christina continues to work off a broadly Scandinavian aesthetic while incorporating Asian designs into her work. Largely modern and elegant, the spaces she creates are often described as "serene" and "balanced." She also specialises in children's nurseries and bedrooms, and has a knack for decorating spaces for teenagers. christina@areteculture.com

Christina hails from Denmark and is the in-house photography artist of Arete Culture.

Fusing her background in Scandinavian design and the influence of her travels in Asia, Christina creates striking artwork of Asian-themed motifs done in minimalist, monochromatic tones. Christina's works can be found in our private showroom & some select shops. 

As a stylist, Christina continues to work off a broadly Scandinavian aesthetic while incorporating Asian designs into her work. Largely modern and elegant, the spaces she creates are often described as "serene" and "balanced."

She also specialises in children's nurseries and bedrooms, and has a knack for decorating spaces for teenagers.

christina@areteculture.com

Christina Jensen
Consultant & Home Stylist

Lila is the multi-tasking Operations Executive at the Arete Culture retail showrooms. She holds an advanced diploma in human resources, and as a former Operations Manager in education for ten years, uses her process-oriented background and experience to successfully manage our retail floor.  Apart from handling our retail management and covering day-to-day operations such as client delivery and administrative tasks, Lila also possesses an in-depth knowledge of the products we carry and enjoys assisting customers in picking out items for their homes.     zalilah@areteculture.com

Lila is the multi-tasking Operations Executive at the Arete Culture retail showrooms. She holds an advanced diploma in human resources, and as a former Operations Manager in education for ten years, uses her process-oriented background and experience to successfully manage our retail floor. 

Apart from handling our retail management and covering day-to-day operations such as client delivery and administrative tasks, Lila also possesses an in-depth knowledge of the products we carry and enjoys assisting customers in picking out items for their homes.

 

 

zalilah@areteculture.com

Zalilah Abdullah
Operations Executive

Juline Moroney
Consultant & Senior Stylist


Having cultivated her flair for interior design from a young age, Juline has since completed projects in the Asia-Pacific region, focusing on home makeovers in Singapore, Australia, and Malaysia.

As a well-travelled individual, Juline prioritises customer service and practicality in the projects she undertakes, combining a sophisticated, worldly aesthetic with meticulous attention to her clients' needs. Her innate ability to repurpose existing pieces and pull together decorating styles is often lauded by her clients. 

Juline is currently available for both Singapore and Malaysia styling projects.

 

"Caroline has transformed my home from simply cosy to glamorous and elegant, yet still with my own personality showing through. Her eye for detail and arrangements somehow all seem to pull together to give my home the WOW factor. I was truly thrilled when I walked in the door and saw what she had created and I love the new pieces she chose for me; they all fit so well.
Your ability to rearrange so many of my own things and add a few pieces here and there has truly revolutionised my home. I love the colour scheme as well. It looks so wonderful and glamorous at long last. Arete Culture is truly amazing, thank you again."

- Jennifer Fox (UK & South Africa)