Tired of spending exorbitant amounts on substandard furniture? Avoid such a costly mistake by picking out quality pieces that are long-lasting and adaptable (for example, table, chair and storage, all in one!). Even with a relatively hefty price tag, it will be worth it. We spoke to eight of our favourite furniture stores and they gave some recommendations on the pieces they have in store. Check out these versatile and durable pieces that offer plenty of bang for your buck.
Taylor B Fine Design
You can shop a wide range of furniture and accessories at Taylor B Fine Design, from antique Chinese pieces to modern designer models. Shipments come weekly so there’s always something new to look out for!
The “Just when you need it” dining table ($2299) offers multiple uses; it can be used as a desk, game or dining table and can be extended to accommodate more seats. A latch door on each side also reveals handy storage spaces for dining ware.
Made from a mix of marble, granite, stone and natural fibres, the contemporary square dining table in cement ($889) is durable and resilient. A non-toxic wax finish protects the surface, making it perfect for both indoor and outdoor use.
Surround your dining table with classy X Back Bistro Chairs. They come in a selection of stylish colours including white, blue and grey, and at just $199 they’re a steal!
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Offering a mix of traditional and contemporary styles, Originals has fun and functional pieces sourced from all around the world. All of the furniture are produced using quality materials like high grade teak and premium fabrics so you can enjoy the pieces for many years to come.
Built to last, the Slice Dining Table ($1495) is made from 100% solid teak wood. With classy bevelled edges and an elevated top, it also comes in an extendable version.
Also made from durable high quality teak is the Java Daybed ($1400). Handmade and beautifully whitewashed, it can be used both indoors or out on your verandah. Coming in various sizes, it’s the perfect piece for lounging on a sunny afternoon.
The contemporary Perry Sofa ($1900 for a three-seater) is constructed with a sturdy oak base and frame and is wrapped with quality European fabric. With deep seat cushions and back cushions, this sleek sofa offers great comfort.
Specialising in Chinese antique furniture, Just Anthony stocks an impressive selection of furniture, reproductions, accessories and wall coverings.
Get your hands on one of the store’s sideboards ($1000 to $1100), available in a variety of colours. Shift them around different areas of your home for a new look each season. Slim and modern, they also make great storage spaces.
Built with solid wood, the durable small cabinets ($300) at Just Anthony work well as bedside tables or as side cabinets for storage in your the entryway.
Pick up a lovely ceramic table lamp ($180 to $280) for your living room – choose from a selection of designs and add a touch of class to your décor. There’s also an ongoing promotion.
Hot deal… Until 13 August, enjoy $50 off every $500 spent. Also, look for weekly offers and old stock markdowns.
Lim’s Holland Village
Lim’s Holland Village carries a range of stylish modern pieces with a hint of Asian influence. With the understanding that no two homes are the same, the company offers pieces that are made to adapt to different settings.
Adorn your room with a 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.
Tough and durable, the store’s elm wood furniture collection includes the turquoise shoe cabinet ($1050), with four level of shelving, offering ample storage space for the family.
Lim’s Holland Village’s ceramic stools (from $130) come in more than 20 designs and can be used as simple coffee tables or side tables or even extra seating for your next dinner party. Add some colour to your home and with one of these little numbers.
Hot deal… An on-going promotion allows you to trade in any lampshade and get $5 off when you purchase a new one.
Ethnicraft Online carries solid wood furnishings that are beautiful and sustainable. Check out their contemporary teak and oak collections or get playful with the Universo Positivo series.
The Teak Air Bed ($2195 for queen size; $2295 for king size) is a good investment. Made from sturdy and eco-friendly harvested teak, it’s great for lounging in, and an ideal addition to a minimalistic bedroom.
Available in sustainably harvested oak and teak wood, the signature Slice Dining Table (From $1350) lends a floating effect to the table-top. It also comes in an extendable model.
The N101 Sofa ($1495 for a two-seater) is built to last and its curved wood legs provide an elegant touch. Choose from ash grey, olive green, wheat and other lovely colours.
Hot deals… The store has a tiered discount reward programme offering 5% off orders above $2000 and 10% off orders above $5000.
Carrying designer brands such as Ted Baker, Candice Olson and Angelo Surmelis, Finn Avenue offers a range of furniture including sofas, rugs and cushions. Shop online or head down to the showroom.
The Parisian Mirror Console Table ($790) can double up as a dresser, hallway storage or statement piece in the foyer. Coming in three lovely styles, the mirrors are anti-moisture treated and the frame is made from solid wood.
Made with heavy duty fabric and a sturdy hardwood frame, the Fayette sofa ($890 for a two-seater and $1190 for a three-seater) offers great back support.
Alternatively, pick up one of their stylish mirrors (from $330). A popular piece would be the Thea Mother of Pearl Mirror ($450) imported from the US. Anti-moisture treated and boasting beautiful intricate details, they’ll be a great addition to any room. The frames are also made from solid wood.
Hot deals… Products in-store are currently offered at 40% to 70% off retail prices; also, look out for new arrivals this July and August.
Shop the beautiful collection of handcrafted solid wood and outdoor furniture at EDD+. Materials include suar, teak, mahogany and mindi wood. Also, pick up lamps and other decorative items for your home.
A piece of functional art, the Finger Wavy Stool ($148) can double up as a simple side table. Made of solid suar wood, its boasts a lovely and distinctive curvature.
The charming Tray Side Table ($188) is made from sturdy teak wood, with a solid wood top held up by a solid iron metal leg.
Make a statement with the Suitcase Side Table ($388). This unique piece offers plenty of storage space while being stylish and on-trend; its modern and classic design is a great conversation starter.
Hot deals… Enjoy discounts of up to 50% storewide until 16 July. Also, look out for more great promotions during the National Day Celebration Sale from 4 to 13 August.
Dreamweave Concepts offers a range of timeless furniture and home accessories. The company has three foundation brands including Sika-Design which carries quality rattan pieces for both indoor and outdoor use.
Available in natural, black, antique, taupe and cherry, the Rossini dining chair ($420) is made from durable rattan grown in Indonesia. Each chair is hand-made and boasts a low environmental impact and a small carbon footprint. They work well indoors as well as outdoors (out of rain and direct sunlight).
The Monet chair and footstool ($730 and $280) is also made of long-lasting rattan and offers great comfort. It’s beautifully designed, with a rocker version available too.
The teak table ($870) boasts a reclaimed teak top and solid aluminium base. You can choose either square or round top. It’s durable and hardy, and lasts well outdoors in the elements.
Hot deals… Keep a lookout for up-to-the-minute deals when you visit the store.