Tired of coming home to the same tired old rooms each day? Why not give your living space a makeover? Check out these 10 great furniture stores across the island – we’re sure you’ll find what you need. Whether you want to get a new sofa and coffee table for the living room or some swanky (but handy) accessories for your kitchen, we’ve got you covered! What’s more, we also asked the stores to share some of their top picks and popular décor trends for the season.
Since launching 22 years ago, Journey East has been offering a wide range of quality furniture and home accessories sourced from all around the world. The store is also big on being environmentally conscious, so many of its products are made from reclaimed or sustainably sourced material.
Created by Italian designer Stefano Giovannoni, Qeeboo Rabbits Chairs are fun and practical. In both adult and baby sizes, they’re now available in contemporary metal finishes of gold, steel, copper and titanium.
Get creative with the d-Bodhi Shelfmate, a modular wall-shelving system that allows you to create your own configuration to fit your living space. Mix and match to achieve your ideal look.
Look out for new mirrors from District Eight; the Distrikt Ladder Mirror and Distrikt Round Mirror are both made of solid oak and are perfect for an industrial look to your décor.
“We see a move towards finer and cleaner lines, but still incorporating elements of wood or darker metals. A similar move is also towards fine finishes such as brass, or shiny metallic finishes.”
Love mixing the old with the new? Head to Artful House and check out its intricately restored vintage furniture collection. Sourced across South Asia and Southeast Asia, the architectural and vintage finds such as doorway arches and window shutters are reinvented into one-of-a-kind pieces that fit into a contemporary context
Elegant mirrors are made from old wooden door and window frames sourced from India and Indonesia, and are a beautiful addition to any room.
Add some colour to your living space with a recycled wood cabinet. Choose from vibrant hues such as turquoise and seafoam green to more neutral greys and creams.
Jazz up your home with some new upholstered accent chairs. Popular picks are Asian and Oriental designs such as Indonesian ikats, chinoiserie prints and Indian paisleys.
“We’re seeing an increasing move towards an eclectic mix-and-match style – for example, a vintage arched mirror paired with contemporary upholstery seating or a neutral theme livened up with a colourful cabinet.”
Woody Antique House
Get your hands on authentic vintage furniture and artefacts from across Asia at Woody Antique House, where each piece is carefully sourced from China, Tibet, India, Thailand, Indonesia and more. If vintage is not your thing, check out the natural wood furniture made from recycled elm, teak and suar wood. If you have something specific in mind, get your ideal piece customised.
Pick up a pretty and functional shoe cabinet for your entryway. Mostly made from elm wood, it comes in various sizes, colours and designs to suit your existing décor.
Get a terracotta warrior for your table-top or home entrance. Made from soil clay and imported from China, they come in various sizes — from small ones at 35cm to life-size ones at 180cm.
Make a statement with a teak root table. The roots of the tree are used as the base and topped with a glass panel. These unique pieces come as coffee tables or side tables.
Specialising in Chinese furniture, Just Anthony offers a wide and comprehensive range of antique furniture, reproductions and accessories. Shop from modern reproduction pieces, hardwood classic reproductions, antique day beds, chests and cabinets. You can also find smaller items such as ceramic table lamps, lacquer trays and more. Each piece is hand-picked and lovingly restored.
Brighten up your room – and create a handy spot for storing your knick-knacks – with a long sideboard. Popular versions include those in aqua, white and grey.
To add some elegant flair, why not pick up a Tibetan-style long sideboard? These pieces are hand-painted with intricate detail.
Grab a ceramic table lamps for your table-top; they come in oriental designs and modern prints too.
“In terms of colours, white continues to be popular, along with colours like turquoise, grey, sea green and our newest colour, which is a dark bluish-grey. We also believe that antique and vintage pieces will not go out of style.”
Tip: Enjoy GSS promotions until mid-August.
Proof Living carries of host of prominent brands including Poltrona Frau and Baker Furniture. You can shop a range of furniture and accessories including dining tables, beds, rugs and more.
Add a touch of class with the Baker Heliodor Decorative Chest, a cabinet that boasts a soft silhouette, elegant antique bronze gildings and ivory gloss doors.
Rest in comfort in the Walter Knoll Healy Soft Highback Armchair. Plush and soft, this piece would work well on its own or paired with a desk.
The Poltrona Fran Ren Wall Mirror with Hangers is stylish and functional. Made from a mix of wood, brass and leather, it has two coat hooks and a handy key tray.
Tip: Look forward to the sale on Walter Knoll items in August and year-end sales in November and December.
Shop from some of the finest international brands at Dream Interiors, which carries a variety of furniture from well-known names such as Knoll.
Choose the Knoll Marc Krusin Chair for your dining room; it’s comfortable and understated, and fits well in any setting.
Unwind on the plush Living Divani Dumas Sofa at the end of a long day. The backrest and seat cushions are generously padded with goose down, perfect for sinking into.
Simple and versatile, the Maiori La Lampe Pose 01 Round Lamp works well both indoors and outdoors. The lightweight and wireless lamp lasts up to five hours on full battery.
Tip: Look forward to year-end sales in November and December.
If contemporary and modern is your thing, head down to BoConcept. Shop from a variety of quality furniture and accessories including sofas, tables, lamps and cushions.
Great for small spaces, the slim and light Osaka Corner Sofa provides a classic touch of the 60s, with beautifully tufted seats that will add style to your room.
Use the Rubi Table as a coffee table or a dining table. Boasting clean and modern lines, this expandable number can seat up to eight people.
Add the Ball Pendant Lamp above your dining table, for a simple and understated look that goes well with any room décor.
“One latest trend would be the use of botanical prints featuring fine details – from small plants to huge leaves. Another is the use of bold paint colours, which speak to our need to explore, experiment and reinvent.”
Tip: Look for their very own interior decorator, Rou Ying, who can provide expert styling recommendations.
Crate & Barrel
Pick up trendy furniture and accessories at Crate & Barrel, where you’ll find small pieces like dinnerware to larger items like dining tables – everything you need to spruce up your home.
Accommodate the whole family with your new Lakin Recycled Teak Extendable Dining Table. Its metal legs blend seamlessly with the table’s repurposed teak top, and it can seat up to 10 people.
Keep your precious reads on the modern Pilsen Brass Bookcase. It has five glass shelves set in a sleek brass frame, offering an urban and contemporary edge to a room.
Impress your dinner guests with the elegant Lux Dinnerware Collection, a stoneware platter with gold interior, with coordinating bowls and plates.
“For Fall and Winter 2017, the timing couldn’t be better for a sophisticated palette of neutral hues – a mix of monochrome styles and layers of natural textures. It provides a calming effect that suits the season.”
Tip: Check out their clearance sale from now till 13 August 2017.
Shop from an extensive collection of home décor accessories, home accents, curios and made-to-order statement pieces at Bespoke Living. All the pieces in-store are hand-picked or sourced from all over the world.
Get your hands on beautiful tea chests, bathroom sets and trays. Made from natural luminous capiz shells, these items are sure to catch your eye, just as they’ll catch the eye of visitors to your home.
Check out the Shagreen Collection which offers faux stingray skin in trendy colours. Get them as foldable “traybles”, jewellery boxes and more.
How about nests of tables and trolleys made of semi-precious stones? The stones (available varieties include quartz, malachite, lapiz, marble and agate) are laser-cut and polished to perfection and framed with gold or silver.
“This season’s biggest trend seems to be the nest of tables with interesting and unconventional tops – side tables that refuse to be relegated to the side!”
Tip: Enjoy up to 50% off selected items during the GSS, and get 5% off every purchase above $1,000.
Specialising in solid wood furniture, EDD+ offers pieces with form and function. Shop for dining tables, chairs, coffee tables and soft furnishings – you can even have them customised to your liking.
Pick up a handy wooden stool for your home. Made from solid suar wood, it can also be used as a side or display table; it’s also lightweight and sleek – great for small spaces.
Looking for a hardy dining table? The store’s solid suar wood dining table boasts an all-natural wood top and sturdy metal base.
Light up your outdoor space with an outdoor stool lamp; these double up as chairs, so you can mix and match a number of designs for some variety.
“Solid wood furniture reveals craftsmanship at its best; it’s a timeless and unique style that extends beyond functionality.”
Tip: From 4 to 20 August, enjoy 25% off storewide as part of National Day promotions.
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