It’s what’s on the outside that counts for these happy customers, who explain how they picked key outdoor pieces for their home and what they love about them.
Liz Caton, British, and her sons Sam and Joe
“We’d just moved to Singapore from Switzerland and into a new house with a large outdoor terrace. We needed new furniture so we could really make the most of the outdoor space and the climate!
We weren’t sure what we wanted, but a good balance of quality, design and price was important. It had to be durable so it could stand up to both the rain and the sun. And we really wanted delivery as fast as possible.
We ordered an L-shaped sofa with coffee table, cushions and matching storage from Woody Antique House. Wei Chin and her team were so helpful and friendly, making it very easy. They offered great advice on our decision, plus the ability to deliver quickly; and there was no hard sell, just genuinely great customer service. Finalising the order was quick and easy too, and the delivery came on time with no hassle.
We were so happy with the purchase that I’ve already been back to buy more from the store! It’s a very helpful, customer-focused and friendly place to buy from. I enjoyed the shopping experience and the furniture is beautiful. Plus, nothing was too much trouble for the team.”
Neil and Cheryl Sullivan, American
“We recently moved to Singapore and our condo had a nice outdoor space that we wanted to furnish, as we didn’t bring any outdoor furniture with us.
We have two dogs (Basset Hounds) that love to be near us all the time. We required a sectional sofa so they could share the space with us, without us all being on top of each other! We also wanted a table and chairs for outdoor dining. After doing a lot of research online and visiting a few stores, we decided that OHMM had the best quality and range for us.
We ordered a sectional sofa with accent pillows, and a square dining table and four chairs. The furniture has held up well to constant use by our dogs, and it dries very quickly after rain.
The team at OHMM was really easy to work with and we’re absolutely happy with our purchases – we would definitely buy from them in the future.”
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Candy Han, British, Marco Giammatteo, Italian, and their daughter Gaia
“We had just moved into a new flat in Sentosa with a beautifully spacious terrace and wanted to furnish it comfortably and with style, so I set about searching for some new outdoor furniture.
We were lucky to have a big space to play with, so we ordered an L-shaped, five-seat sofa with two coffee tables and a six-seat dining table from Boulevard Outdoor Inspirations. What attracted us to the store was the quality of the items on offer.
The team showed us the whole range available, including some interesting offers, and guided us through our choices. We would definitely buy from Boulevard Outdoor Inspirations again. Now, we’re really enjoying the whole experience of terrace living – it’s blissful!”
David Nixon, American, Idie Si from Hong Kong, and their daughter Emma
“We moved to Singapore in February 2019 from London and leased a flat in Sentosa Cove. It has a fantastic patio that we wanted to use frequently, and the table we bought from Taylor B is now a big part of this.
I wanted something that was not only rugged enough for kids, but also corrosion resistant as we live near the water. My wife wanted something modern and stylish.
We ordered an outdoor dining table with six chairs. The chairs and table frame are powder-coated cast aluminium, and the table top is made from reclaimed teak planks.
It’s actually a funny story why we chose Taylor B. A friend recommended them over Sunday brunch when I mentioned we were looking for outdoor furniture. We stopped in on the way home. As we were finalising the purchase at the store, we realised we had met Florence and her family at a birthday party that my daughter had “crashed” a few days before!
We love the table and chairs, and would absolutely shop there again and recommend them to others, even without knowing they are our neighbours!”
Audrey and Andrew Choong, Malaysian, and their daughter Alessa
“We have a pretty large balcony and for the longest time we didn’t know what to do with it! We’re lucky to enjoy a gorgeous breeze in the evenings, and we always thought it would be lovely to use that space to relax with a glass of wine after a long day at work and to entertain friends; we just never got round to it. Andrew also does jujitsu and spars with his instructor every morning on the balcony, so that was one of the challenges we presented to Arete Culture – and they delivered!
We asked for a space where we could entertain friends, relax and ensure the space was maximised in terms of function and use. Our little daughter, Alessa, who’s now two, also loves sitting and playing with us there, so it had to be child-safe too.
We were impressed with Arete’s portfolio, and after meeting both Caroline and Jeanette, we could tell how passionate they were about their work. They’re very skilled at using spaces wisely and practically while also suggesting great ideas and respecting your own sense of style and taste. They were always contactable and offered practical advice (and reassurances!) when we needed it.”
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Chu Hui Wen, Singaporean
“I recently moved into a new apartment that has a huge balcony with a gorgeous view. I wanted good-quality, fuss-free and comfortable furniture so my family, friends and I could spend lots of time enjoying ourselves outdoors.
I went a little crazy in Soul & Tables buying a bunch of Fermob furniture; a Luxembourg 10-seat table and fourseat bench, five Oléron armchairs, a Luxembourg low armchair and footrest, and several Envie D’Ailleurs and Trèfle outdoor cushions. I also got an Ethnicraft leather three-seat sofa for the lounge!
I first heard of Soul & Tables as Ethnicraft some years ago, and heard how great their commitment to customer service was – from fixing any problems to re-staining wooden furniture. My friends had bought a dining table from them and an initial difficulty with the extension mechanism was fixed with little disruption to the owners.
When I placed my order, some items were only available five months later, which was just too long a wait when my friends were begging to see the new flat and amazing balcony. Soul & Tables demonstrated their customer service by lending me a smaller Luxembourg table and bench while I was waiting for my order.
I absolutely love my purchases and would definitely buy from Soul & Tables again. Fermob’s powder-coated aluminium tables and chairs are perfect for Singapore’s hot, rainy and sunny outdoors, and come in so many colour options. They’re so comfortable that I haven’t been able to discourage my guests from lounging at the table well into the night (the view helps!), instead of retreating indoors for coffee and dessert.”
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