If you’ve just arrived in Singapore and are gagging to start shopping for gorgeous home furnishings, but need a hand with finding the best stores on the island, you’re in the right place. This full guide to beautiful furniture stores caters for all areas, budgets and decorating tastes. So whether you’re after a cheap sofa, antique lamp, modern dining table or cute kids’ bed, get stuck into the below.
Best recycled and reclaimed furniture stores
315 Outram Road, #03-02 Tan Boon Liat Building, 169074
Journey East’s huge 8,600 sq ft showroom is an example of all that’s right with eco-friendly furniture and furnishings. We’re talking reclaimed teak wood pieces, retro upcycled treasures, designer vintage one-offs, and quirky art, lighting and accessories from right across the globe. Shop for gorgeous art deco desks, industrial shelving units and recycled wood dining tables from fair trade brands such as d-Bodhi, Vintage and District Eight Design. The trendy pieces are handpicked for their teeny carbon footprints and will give your space instant edge – with no new trees lopped down in the process. We’re smitten with the quirky, creative interior collections from House Doctor and XLBoom too, and don’t leave without checking out the sleek seating and tables for the patio from Mamagreen. if you like what you see in the gallery above, drop by for a squizz and a cup of coffee or, preferably, a glass of wine with the lovely team. Ginger the resident cat will be waiting to welcome you!
315 Outram Road, #04-03 Tan Boon Liat Building, 169074
Known for its solid recycled teak wood furniture, Golden Teak offers a wide range of furniture for living and dining rooms, bedrooms, studies and outdoor spaces. There are many styles on offer, from contemporary and minimalist to retro and industrial-chic. If you’re looking for a one-of-a- kind piece or have something specific in mind, opt for the bespoke service where you can have items customised in your preferred finish, colour and design. Best of all, this comes at no additional cost
315 Outram Road, #08-04 Tan Boon Liat Building, 169074
Once a window, door or boat in India or Indonesia, now a gorgeous stained cabinet that’s just waiting to receive heaps of compliments in your hallway. That’s Artful House’s collection of reclaimed and recycled wood furniture. Check out their colonial furniture while you’re there, crafted from the finest hardwoods such as rosewood, mahogany, ebony, teakwood and satinwood.
896 Dunearn Road, #02-03 Sime Darby Centre, 589472
With recycled furniture from India and Java as well as more contemporary teak pieces, this Bukit Timah showroom is one of our top spots for showcase items that are oh-so pleasing on the eye. And psst… they’ve just had a new container arrive from India – see you there!
278 River Valley Road, 238319
Credenzas, platform beds, lounge chairs and more – browsing around Gallery 278 ain’t no hardship. From contemporary to rustic, their furniture is crafted from from recycled teakwood from old kudus houses in Indonesia (something of a talking point over dinner then). You can rent furniture from them too, so drop by for a chat.
Best outdoor furniture stores
Teak & Mahogany
100E Pasir Panjang Road, Century Warehouse, #07-02/03/04, 118521
You’ll want to totally overhaul your outdoor space when you set eyes on Teak & Mahogany’s fab furniture range in teak, wicker and stainless steel. From dining tables and sun loungers, to day beds and director’s chairs, T&M work the whole alfresco, laid-back vibe brilliantly. Plus, shop for parasols, lighting and homewares while you’re there.
30 Merchant Road, Riverside Point, #03-09, 058282
Snap up a few of OHMM’s all-weather synthetic weave furniture pieces for your patio for low-maintenance chic. Their sun loungers and side tables can be spotted poolside at Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, and if it’s good enough for them…
Best antique furniture stores
379 Upper Paya Lebar Road, 534972
Shop a huge selection of fine Chinese antiques – benches, tables, consoles, chairs, you name it. Gorgeous wooden carvings and stone statues, too.
The Past Perfect Collection
896 Dunearn Road, 02-01D Sime Darby Centre, 589472
For one-of-a-kind antique furniture from India’s bygone Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial eras, check out The Past Perfect Collection.
315 Outram Road, #01-10 Tan Boon Liat Building, 169074
Tan Boon Liat Building is home to some of our favourite interiors stores, including the gem that is FairPrice Antique. You’ll find quality Chinese antiques as well as reproduction pieces handpicked by owner Helle Espersen. Chat to them about customised pieces, too.
Malcolm Road and Sin Ming Road
A carefully chosen Chinese antique mixed in with more classic and contemporary pieces can give a room real personality, and you’re bound to find something you’ll love at China Collection. Be warned: you may come away with table lamps, outdoor stone statues and interior accessories, too.
Taylor B Design
43 Keppel Road, Floors 1, 2, 3 and 4, 099418 and online at www.taylorbdesign.com
Ah Taylor B… browsing your showrooms is our sneaky weekend habit! Alongside Chinese antiques, you’ll find designer brands such as Ralph Lauren and Andrew Martin, with price-tags that won’t send you running for the AYE. They get upwards of five containers of new stock every week, so you can totally justify poking your nose in for a regular look-see.
Woody Antique House
Blk 13 and Blk 15 Dempsey Road, 249674 and 249675
Strolling around Dempsey of a weekend ain’t no hardship, especially when there’s furniture stores like Woody’s to keep you in modular sofas and day beds. Pop into Jones’ once you’re done for a cuppa and a pastry or two.
Best teak furniture stores
9 Tagore Lane, 9@Tagore, #02-05, 787472
Burmese teak and simply designed furniture make up Teak Avenue’s range, from bookshelves and dining tables, to consoles and chests of drawers.
Check out Ethnicraft’s website for contemporary and eco-friendly solid teak furniture, or make an appointment and head to their showroom in Eunos to view the range before swiping. All Ethnicraft furniture is crafted from sustainable solid teak sourced from teak plantations or reclaimed Javanese timber. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
#07-02, 315 Outram Road, Tan Boon Liat Building, 169074
Contemporary teak designs hand-assembled using recycled and reclaimed materials and European hardware. Shop the Mountain Collection for beds, shelving and sideboards, and save space for a little something from the Designer Collection by Italian brand Karpenter, too. Also, check out their new rattan and water hyacinth furniture in store.
Best furniture store chains
Crate & Barrel
Ion Orchard, #04-21/22 and #03-25, 238801
Prepare to drool over pretty much everything in C&B. Quality furniture displayed with some of the most gorgeous interior accessories we’ve ever seen – love, love, love!
Alexandra and Tampines
Who doesn’t have a bit of Ikea dotted around their home? From family-friendly sofas with removable covers, to bold rugs and storage galore, you’ll probably find yourself nipping here more often than you’d care to admit.
Locations across Singapore
Scanteak needs no introduction, and they’re easy to track down in SG. Go forth and furnish in teak!
Best Italian furniture stores
1 Venture Drive, 608521
In the market for a leather sofa? Castilla’s got Italian style nailed, with their range of sweet sofas, from recliners and L-shaped, in a bunch of colours.
30 Hill Street, #01-02, 179360
Minotti’s ‘made in Italy’ furniture range is the stuff that interior design dreams are made of, complete with a Cortina armchair and Jorn dining table lining!
16 Tai Seng Street, Level 1, 534138
If you’re a snob for Italian design, you’ll forfeit your morning espresso for this place, with sofas, tables, beds and shelving from brands like Emu, Meridiani, Cierre and Porada all under one (uber-stylish) roof.
Best Scandinavian furniture stores
Century Warehouse #08-01 , 100E Pasir Panjang Road , 118521
Scandi chic! Head to Danish Design for indoor, outdoor and kids furniture from brands like Erik Jorgensen, Skovby, Gloster and Gubi. Special mention must go to the Oliver Furniture loft beds – just dreamy!
Best designer furniture brands
16 Tai Seng Street, #01-00, 534138
If brands like Kartell, Donna Wilson and Muuto make you drool just a little, then Lifestorey is where it’s at. From playful to simple, it’s a little drop of seating-tables-storage-accessories heaven. Just look at The Nubilo sofa from Petite Friture if you don’t believe us.
1 Scotts Road, #02-24 Shaw Centre, 039596
Among fab’ living accessories from Tine K Home and Campomaggi you’ll find Sika-Design’s wares. Think wicker and rattan design classics from the likes of Arne Jacobsen and Viggo Boesen, 50s and 60s-inspired rattan daybeds, dining chairs and sofas for indoors, and rattan and polyrattan outdoor furniture.
2 Alexandra Road, #01-01 Delta House,159919
For glam’ furniture in lush fabrics, hit up Pure Interior. If you’re after an art deco or contemporary classic piece, you’ll go gaga for their upholstered Baroque armchairs, cabinets with fab finishes and chocolate leather Chesterfield sofas from American and European brands such as Ralph Lauren, Baxter and Creazioni.
Best quirky and eclectic furniture stores
Singapore Trading Post
315 Outram Road, #07-01 Tan Boon Liat Building, 169074
Distinctive furniture and homewares sourced from Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh as well as Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar. Find antique chairs, leather armchairs and distressed occasional tables, plus gorgeous bed linen, lighting and artwork.
Best for bespoke furniture
7030 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 NORTHSTAR@AMK #06-62, 569880
Make an appointment and pop in for traditional and contemporary furniture styles, plus customised made-to-order sofas and upholstery services.
315 Outram Road, #14-03 Tan Boon Liat Building, 169074
Teak and mahogany designs with subtle edge – that’s OriginAsia. Many of their pieces can be custom-made to your specs, too.
And a heap more brilliant stores for everything else!
House of Anli
163 Tanglin Road, #03-17 Tanglin Mall, 247933
You’ll no doubt have seen Mathybybols’ Le Lit Cabane loft bed in Expat Living magazine. You’d remember – it’s that gorgeous. House of AnLi Interiors is the exclusive seller of this quirky children’s furniture brand, as well as other must-have Belgian pieces. Plus, you’ll get to nose inside owner Anne-Jean Lietaer’s gorgeous Mount Pleasant black-and-white where the showroom is housed…
1 Venture Avenue, Level 7, 608521
Fancy giving your home a ‘resort-ish’ feel? Don’t we all – that’s why you’ll likely bump into us nosing around one of Natural Living’s showrooms, checking out their living, dining and bedroom ranges, plus outdoor furniture and accessories.
#01-01 The Furniture Mall, 608838; HQ Sofa Centre, 416205; and flagship megastore at 601 Sims Drive, #01-13/18 Pan-I Complex , 387382
Shop Lorenzo’s two collections: Dante for classic leather furniture and Enzo for wood-based pieces. And if we were only able to choose one thing? The purple leather sofa would be coming home with us!
Window to The Past
3 Kung Chong Road, 159141
Three storeys of finely constructed desks, chairs, sofas and cabinets! WTP also offers flexible leasing and customisation if that’s what you’re after.
32 Eng Hoon Street, Level 2, 169780
Head to European Bedding to try out a bunch of different mattresses and bed bases. They offer a 30-day trial of the mattress, so you can, as they say, sleep on it…
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