Spending exorbitant amounts on substandard furniture and home décor is annoying. Here are some furniture stores where you can get pieces that are long-lasting and adaptable (for example, a table, chair and storage all in one!). It’s not necessarily cheap, but we think they are value for money.
Specialising in Chinese antique furniture, Just Anthony stocks an impressive selection of both reproduction and antique pieces. The Oriental style accessories include lamps and lights, art, wall hangings, screens and room dividers. We always love popping in to see what’s new!
Get your hands on one of the store’s seven-draw consoles (from $1000), available in a variety of colours. They can be used in the bedroom, as a TV console with storage, a living room sideboard or even in the hallway.
We love the store’s hand-painted small round drums ($150 to $220). They come in a variety of colours and designs, and are ideal décor pieces or as a side table in your living or bedroom.
A tip from the store:
“Shop when there are special promotions on or during a sales period, like the Great Singapore Sale. We mark down a lot of items to make our sale attractive and also to clear some stock, as we receive monthly new shipments.”
379 Upper Paya Lebar Road
6283 4782 | 6283 4722 | justanthony.com
Lim’s Holland Village
An old favourite for expats is Lim’s Holland Village. It carries a range of stylish modern furniture and accessories with a hint of Asian influence, as well as older pieces. With the understanding that no two homes are the same, the company offers pieces that are made to adapt to different settings.
We love the store’s tough and durable elm-wood furniture collection that includes the turquoise shoe cabinet ($1050), with four levels of shelving, offering ample storage space for the family.
A tip from the store:
“Adorn your room with this painted panel screen (from $650). Ideal either as a piece of artwork or a handy room divider, it comes in more than six design styles.
#02-01 Holland Road Shopping Centre, 211 Holland Avenue
6466 3188 | facebook.com/limshollandvillage
Chai’s Classic Home Collection
Collecting furniture and home accessories you love and making your house your home doesn’t mean breaking the bank. At Chai’s Classic Home Collection, you’re bound to find a bargain or two. It’s an Aladdin’s cave of high-quality, timeless and reasonably priced pieces ranging from solid elm cabinets and coffee tables, to shelves and sideboards.
It’s worth popping down to the showroom to see what’s in store, and new stock arrives monthly, all of it carefully picked by Chai herself. “My collection never ends. Home is the centre of family life so why not make it as luxurious as possible at an attractive price.”
Soul & Tables
Soul & Tables carries décor and furnishings that are both beautiful and sustainable.
Plus, many of the pieces are versatile and can have multiple uses, like the Notre Monde Tray Table Set ($330) and Notre Monde Half Moon Console ($680).
A tip from the store:
“If an affordable piece of furniture comes with additional costs for every after-sales service, it’s not so affordable after all. That’s why we offer complimentary delivery, warranty and maintenance on our beautiful and high-quality furniture – we’re all about our customers’ experience.”
#02-01 and #02-03 Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road
9272 1545 | soulandtables.com.sg
Grey and Sanders
Grey and Sanders offer a range of trendy minimalist furniture that you can get customised for the perfect fit. The pieces are made of quality materials such as Italian leather and American black walnut wood.
One recommendation from the Grey and Sanders team is their walnut benches – use one as extra seating for parties, as a coffee table or as a TV console. Minimalists will love this!
Or try a wooden table top with Albert adjustable legs. This can be used as a study table or a dining table, then you can raise the legs to a leaning height for parties.
Tip from the store:
“Apart from looking at the price tag, check out the material of the product. There’s no real saving if the furniture is made of inferior material and doesn’t last very long. Our products are made of quality materials and made to last.”
#06-02 Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road
8371 8864 | greyandsanders.com
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