Need some recommendations for outdoor furniture stores in Singapore. These happy customers explain how they picked key pieces for their outdoor living space and what they love about them. It’s always good to hear readers’ recommendations and what they think are the best outdoor furniture stores.
Arete Culture Outdoor Living
Nina Huang, Australian/Taiwanese
“We had just moved into a new home on Sentosa and were looking for an outdoor dining and lounge set. We had a large balcony and gorgeous views overlooking the ocean and knew that we just had to have an outdoor living and entertainment area!
After moving into our new apartment, we called on Arete Culture to help with the interior home styling. They gave us a few options for our outdoor furniture, including other third-party furniture suppliers, but we fell in love with their in-house collection.
We loved the casual elegance of Arete Culture’s pieces, and when we found out they were produced in Bali we loved them even more. They clearly know how to make good, long-lasting outdoor furniture there.
We are very happy with the outdoor furniture we’ve purchased; they are not only functional but look great. Living by the water in Sentosa, we have 90 percent of our meals outside on the balcony, so having the best outdoor furniture was essential! We’ve had many friends over and they have also loved sitting on the lounge set looking out at the beautiful ocean views.”
Boulevard Outdoor Inspirations
Nicola Plenderleith, Australian
“We had recently moved to Singapore and were looking for a sofa set and bar stools for our balcony area. I found out about Boulevard from our leasing agent and decided to purchase from them as we couldn’t find a comparison for the design, customer service and price in other stores.
After visiting their showroom, I was immediately drawn to the range (which we ultimately ended up purchasing) as the pieces were so comfortable, and the design was something a little different than what we would find in Australia. The deep charcoal colour was also ideal for a family with two children and a small dog. They also offered a great discount for a large purchase.
I would absolutely recommend Boulevard Outdoor Inspirations to others, not only for the range they sell but also because their customer service was fabulous! Our bar stools were delayed in delivery due to the COVID-19 situation, but the Boulevard team provided us with temporary chairs, which they delivered and collected free of charge while we waited. Boulevard Outdoor Inspirations (various showrooms)”
Konopi Outdoor Furniture
Yvonne de Klerk, British
We’ve lived in Singapore for nearly 10 years. After growing our family to include three young children and two dogs, we decided it was finally time to take the plunge and move from condominium living to a landed property that offered a bit more space and an outdoor area for our energetic bunch.
Once we found our new home, the search was on to find the right outdoor furnishings to suit our diverse needs. Since we have young children and pets, we needed outdoor furniture that would be easily maintained and forgiving. We were also very conscious that our outdoor area is very exposed to the elements; this meant looking out for sturdy pieces that would withstand Singapore’s extreme weather. Finally, we wanted items that were comfortable, light in colour and not too bulky, so we could easily move them around to accommodate groups and gatherings.
While flipping through a copy of Expat Living, I was intrigued by an advert for Konopi. We took a drive down to their showroom in Shaw Centre and found a large range of quality outdoor furniture, many of which ticked all the boxes for us! What’s more, the prices were incredibly reasonable; and the staff really sealed the deal for us, with their helpful and extremely accommodating service.
We ended up going home with an Uno Lounge sofa set with additional side coffee tables, and a large Mia Pouf that’s a hot favourite with the kids! Konopi also offers beautiful decorative items for the outdoors; I couldn’t resist buying a few extra items to make the space feel more like home.
The furniture we purchased has lived up to all my high expectations and withstands the daily punishment thrown at it by my busy little family. I would absolutely recommend Konopi to others; the service and the quality of furniture are both fantastic.
Alicia Seah, Singaporean
We were looking for a number of outdoor furniture items, including an outdoor sofa set for our front balcony to enjoy the ocean views, outdoor furniture for our back balcony to take in the greenery, and a day bed for relaxation.
I had spotted the OHMM retail outlet in the building where I park my car for work and knew I would make a visit to it once I had my new house. When I finally went to the store, the service was impeccable, and the products were not only high quality but also fitted into our overall interior design and concept – simple and stylish. We purchased the Cala two-seater sofa, which is woven in Rehau fibre materials. As this piece was for our front balcony, an area which gets both the sun and rain, it was crucial for it to be highly water-repellent.
Our back-balcony furniture, from the new Pesaro collection, is made from natural top-quality teak wood. Then we have the Calico sun lounger, again a new collection. This is my husband’s favourite; it’s aesthetically pleasing and a great place for reading, relaxing and snoozing.
All products come with a five-year guarantee, which is a great benefit. I would highly recommend checking out OHMM’s products to anyone looking for outdoor furniture.
Woody Antique House
Alexandra Jaritz, German, Shaun Smithson, British/ American, daughter Caroline and dachshund Maxi
We were initially looking for more traditional seating arrangements for our outdoor area, but we ended up finding décor pieces that were unique and also gave us different seating areas for different occasions. The space required more thought and planning, and the pieces we bought make the area feel more customised and whimsical.
I came across Woody Antique House while dining in the Dempsey area and was really excited to discover a mix of both traditional and modern Asian designs integrated with Western styles. They helped us curate several pieces that worked well together and helped us ensure that all of the pieces fit with our style and were great value for money.
We purchased two bamboo ladders, a carved wooden standing lamp, a teak root table, a drum-style side table, a traditional four-piece seating table, a moon bed, a hanging swing and some yellow ceramic drums. One of the more special pieces we found was a terracotta warrior that greets our guests at the door and really sets off the entranceway. These pieces were eclectic yet subtle and complemented both the internal and external spaces of our home.
We are extremely happy with our purchases as we really feel they embody our journey through Singapore and the Asia Pacific region. They work well with our furniture from around the world as well as our styles, from modern to traditional. The team at Woody Antique House not only made shopping with them easy, but they enabled us to try different items to see how they fit with our space and our home décor.The selections that we made at Woody Antique House were ones that we took to heart, and we are excited that they help us tell our story and bring us comfort and great memories for many years ahead.
This article first appeared in the June 2021 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!