Looking to give your place a makeover or spruce it up with some gorgeous new pieces? We’ve done the legwork for you and found our top homeware stores. You’re welcome…
Acclaimed furniture shop Locus Habitat are firm believers in creating pieces that stand the test of time. Detail and craftsmanship is their signature, so you can expect luxurious, modern and edgy furniture, with a traditional touch. With such a wide selection of quality leather sofas, it’s hard not to be spoiled for choice here. Look out for the natural characteristics of the leather such as scars, veining, wrinkles and the grain pattern on the hides, as these are marks of highest quality genuine leather. Also worth checking out is the glorious range of beautiful coffee tables and comfy armchairs – we’ve got our eye on them!
Woody Antique House
For the past 16 years, Woody Antique House has been offering a covetable range of Asian furniture and antiques sourced from exotic locations such as China, Tibet, Mongolia, India, Myanmar, Thailand and Indonesia. If you’re into vintage, check out their gorgeous Mongolian sideboards, Tibetan and Chinese cabinets and Indian coffee tables. Woody carries the popular Suarwood series where each piece is carefully selected and finished to bring out its natural beauty. Also worth checking out is the Reborn Teak series, made from 100% recycled teak, collected from old houses. Besides being eco-friendly, these pieces can be finished smooth or rustic to add a warm, natural feel to your interior. With a spacious showroom and weekly shipments, you can also be sure there’s always going to be something new on offer.
Singapore Trading Post
Open since 2013, Singapore Trading Post has grown to become a favourite for expats and locals alike, with a total of five locations in Tan Boon Liat, Pasarbella, Tanglin Mall, 112 Katong and Milennia Walk. They source unusual, quirky pieces from India, Indonesia, Burma, China and Vietnam. The range includes bespoke colonial-inspired items like large oil canvases that depict vintage travel posters, decorative glass, and an iconic ice bucket, perfect for cooling a bottle of your favourite drink. They offer online shopping and free delivery for orders over $75, so you can sit back and click away!
At Artful House each piece stands out as a beautiful find. The collection includes recycled wood furniture stained in vibrant hues, one of a kind vintage pieces that ooze character, as well as contemporary furniture, designed around a range of interesting materials. The store can arrange bespoke upholstery with a focus on Asian fabric inspirations, which can be a way of pairing the old with the new. Look out for interesting vintage elements that are re-invented for a contemporary context, ranging from consoles created from carved rectangular door frames, to windows converted into mirrors.
If you’re looking for quality pieces which don’t burn a hole in your wallet, check out online furniture store, Furniture SG. With no delivery and installation charges, as well as a transparent pricing structure, they offer serious value for money. There’s a wide variety of items available here, including furniture for all types of rooms, mattresses and home appliances. Furniture SG is the largest online furniture store in Singapore so you can take your pick from over 3000 items on sale, and shop wherever, whenever you wish. Furniture SG also scores for allowing a no-fee exchange if the item you ordered differs greatly from the description.
WTP The Furniture Company
If you’re moving to Singers for a short period of time, transporting all your furniture over can be a major hassle. If you haven’t heard us gushing over this company’s leasing options countless times (here and here), you’re in for a treat! With contracts ranging from one month to three years and more, Window to the Past make things easy, whether you’re here for a short or long stay. Like the furniture you’re renting? Own them at a small cost at the end of the lease period – sweet! Apart from the clever leasing schemes, they offer customisation for furniture and also soft furnishings like curtains, carpets and cushions. Cheers to having a one-of-a-kind home!
What started as a family business over 40 years ago has become an established furniture shop, known for its history and fine antique Chinese furniture. Located in an old bungalow house, Just Anthony strives for a relaxed atmosphere where visitors are treated as friends. Honesty and reliability are the main values the founder Anthony Lee (who still runs the sourcing process) continues to uphold in the shop. With a showroom spanning 10,000 sq. ft., they’re able to stock a large variety of products, including bigger-sized items like beds, doors, stone statues and ceramic pots. You’ll also find a range of classic replicas, modern Chinese pieces, as well as beautiful decorations like hand-painted silk wall coverings. If you’re in search of something unique, they offer custom-make services where you can tailor your item to your taste and needs.
The team at design studio Make Room may be known for their interior styling and design expertise, but did you know they also stock a beautifully curated selection of furniture and home décor too? On our radar at the moment is their range of on-trend and modern home accessories from Dutch brand HK Living and Danish brand Madam Stoltz, which are stocked alongside Make Room’s own brand of outdoor furniture and products at their combined showroom and studio space. Well-known for their use of natural materials, minimal, pure silhouettes and original design quirks, HK Living is a go-to brand for chairs, cushions and more. The accessories from Madam Stoltz are also great for amping up the look of any garden, living room or study – we’ve got our eye on the industrial lighting features! Keen to browse on the go? Make Room also has a cool site too, where you can shop by category and terms, such as searching for “rattan” and “marble”.
The GoDown Store
Head down to The GoDown to discover exclusive collections of contemporary home décor, decorative furnishings and vintage accessories, handpicked from across the globe. Whether you’re looking for a complete home makeover or a unique birthday present, this boutique retail space offers a vast collection of pieces from modern gems to timeless classics. Stuck for a gift for a housewarming party? Pick up a gift voucher (in increments of $50) delivered right to your host’s address – it’s a practical and fuss-free option! With a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and studio, this beautiful and versatile space is also perfect for hosting workshops, pop-ups and private gatherings. Now we know where to go to for the next office party!
There’s a reason Atelier Lane was a finalist in our Reader Awards 2016 for Favourite Interior Designer or Home Stylist. Featured in Vogue Living, Elle Decoration, Real Living and Square Rooms, they offer convenient and affordable online interior decorating services. A clever little way to redesign your entire space, the Design to Your Inbox is the way to go for an affordable, personalised home design. Owner and Creative Director Ellie Bradley has been transforming homes for over seven years and is well respected for her interior styling in Australia and now in Singapore. She has worked on a diverse range of projects including private residences, property developments and display apartments. Apart from the special feature of online design services, Atelier Lane is also a treasure-trove of eclectic furniture, decorative objects and homewares sourced from around the world and custom-made to preferences.
Antique fanatics – this one’s for you. Family operated Chinese antique furniture store China Collection offers a value for money mix of antique furniture and interior accessories, hand-picked by owner and founder Anne Lockett and her son Doug. Anne and Doug are long-time expats who travel to China several times a year to source the items, working with expert Chinese craftsmen through the restoration process to ensure the preservation of original finishes, paintwork and construction. From antique Chinese furniture to fine porcelain and outdoor stone statues, China Collection stocks an impressive selection of antiques that range from 80 to 200 years old. Home accessories are available in store, including lamps and an assortment of textiles. The Malcolm Road ‘Black and White’ showroom also allows you a chance to learn more about the origin and history of each piece.
The Past Perfect Collection
Colonial style lovers will want to check out The Past Perfect Collection, a stylish antique store in Bukit Timah that stocks a fascinating array of antique furniture, dating back to the colonial times in India. The collection bears the personal touch of the Dutch owners, who travel to India and handpick original pieces that once adorned the stately colonial mansions. The stunning store is filled with gorgeous antique furniture, restored to its former glory with exquisite polishing and fresh upholstery. The pieces are made from tropical hardwoods like rosewood, mahogany and satinwood, and are distinguished by the use of natural materials, such as cane, leather, and even marble. Drop by for some inspiration on incorporating antiques into modern spaces and immerse yourself in their drool-worthy collection of silver ornaments and antique maps.
If simple, clean and elegant living is your thing, you’ll love Originals as much as we do. Originals is a great choice for those looking for functionality and style. Pop by their 6000sq ft showroom in Bukit Timah, and be inspired by their showcase of up to 20 home scenarios. With a passion and commitment to the environment, Originals ensures that all processes are as clean, as energy saving, and as renewable, as they can get. From beautiful cabinets from India to tables made using reclaimed teak from Java, the possibilities are endless with recycling. Yet, quality is assured with each piece restored to perfection by their team of skilled carpenters.
Finn Avenue Home
Luxury meets affordability at Finn Avenue Home, a furniture store located to the north of Singapore. Made to impress and manufactured using materials imported from France, Italy, Belgium, New Zealand and Spain, these luxuriant furniture pieces are handcrafted by craftsmen and artisans. Expect accent centrepieces, unique cabinets and armchairs, and home and décor-furnishing accessories such as decorative wall mirrors and rugs. Their range has items from designers from around the world like Candice Olson, Angelo Surmelis, Beth Lacefield and Julie Cohn. With free delivery for a minimum spending of $300, you won’t have to worry about transporting that bulky sofa back home or forking out extra for delivery.
Recently voted Best Antiques Store by our readers for the Readers Awards 2016, FairPrice Antique has been winning the hearts of antique and vintage aficionados for the past 17 years. By choosing to source from only a small number of suppliers in Northern China, FairPrice Antique has built strong relationships with them over the years, meaning each piece is of a high standard of quality and authenticity. Owner Chantal Travers handpicks each piece, ensuring there’s a new shipment arriving every three months – so you can be sure you’ll discover something new every time you visit. Choose from a stunning array of hand-painted and hand-made porcelain vases and jars, as well as rare vintage finds like bone, horn and semi-precious stone items. The collection also includes beautiful lanterns, cushions, brush-holders and chimes… great for adding an oriental flair to your home.