So, here you are, living in Singapore. You’ve moved across the globe, bringing some special things you love from your home country. Now? It’s time to bring some of Asia into your world. Where should you start? The Dempsey Hill stores, of course!
The trick of decorating is to find special pieces that make your house feel like a home. Choosing a few items from the country you live in is the true secret to personalising your space. And now that you’re living in Asia, it’s time to start hunting. Dempsey Hill has a variety of stores with items from across Asia where you’re sure to find something you love.
Hedger’s Carpet Gallery
13 Dempsey Road, #01-02
When you decorate, you start from the ground up, so a carpet is really important. Hedger’s retails carpets from Afghanistan, Central Asia, Pakistan and India, all with a Certificate of Authenticity. Don’t know much about carpets? No worries. Hedger’s also conducts regular carpet appreciation classes and auctions.
Woody Antique House
13 Dempsey Road, #01-05
One of the largest stores in Dempsey, Woody offers a diverse range of furniture and antiquities, sourced from all over Asia including Mongolia, India, Myanmar, Thailand and Indonesia. The furniture is diversified and includes not only real antiques, but reproductions, too, meaning you can decorate at any price point.
Pasardina Fine Living
13 Dempsey Road, #01-01
This beautiful shop specialises in high-quality, teakwood furniture, with all the products designed in-house and handcrafted in Indonesia. You can find a wide range of home furnishings, ranging from dining sets to bedroom furniture; plus, in addition to the ready-to-buy range, the team can customise and design furniture according to your heart’s desire.
13 Dempsey Road, #01-03
This 19-year-old store offers beautifully restored furniture and ornaments from the farthest corners of China, with an extensive range of antiques and items of cultural significance. It also specialises in custom-made pieces, along with weather proof, synthetic rattan for outdoor spaces.
26 Dempsey Road, #01-03
If you’re craving a Buddha statue for your home, don’t miss Shang Antique. The store imports its statues from different Southeast Asian locations, and carries a range of other great products including curios, art pieces, paintings and one-off antique furniture.
13 Dempsey Road, #01-06
Love natural wood? Then Maywell’s one-of-a-kind handcrafted pieces are for you. Since 1996, Maywell has been creating unique, functional furniture as well as restoring older pieces including antiques. Their artisans specialise in carpentry, fabrication, customisation and modification. All to say, if they don’t have what you want, they can make it for you.
Lotto Carpets Gallery
26 Dempsey Road, #01-04
Did you bring a carpet from home that now needs some TLC? Let Lotto Carpets Gallery be your saviour. This family owned business has been in operation for 150 years and they know everything when it comes to washing, repair and restoration of rugs. They also sell carpets from around the world including India, Kashmir, Turkey, Nepal and Iran.
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