Sometimes an off-the-shelf piece of furniture won’t work for your home in Singapore. Don’t just settle for something that isn’t right; get it custom-made instead. It could be a regular item made to fit with your room and existing décor, or something unique. These experienced furniture stores can make customised furniture, from a customised sofa to a cat-house shoe cabinet (yes, you read right)! All crafted to suit your size, style, material, shape and colour needs.
Woody Antique House
Not only is this store a must-see at Dempsey, the lovely team at Woody Antique House can make customised furniture from a variety of different timbers such as elm, recycled teak and Burmese teak. All you need to do is bring a drawing or picture of what you would like; or you can even choose to alter an existing piece from their showroom.
Over the past 20 years, the store has had a number of unusual requests: a solid teak plaque for the Singapore Army, for example; a pair of sword stands for a private collector; cabinets to conceal a washing machine and a safe; and matching cabinets for dolls!
The store’s customised bed frames are among the most requested items. They can be made in any size – especially helpful as off-the-shelf frames in Singapore often don’t fit mattresses of an international size. One happy customer ordered two customised daybeds with a unique lattice design and later, a customised half-moon table for their lobby, a made-to-order shoe cupboard and a customised sofa.
13 Dempsey Road, #01-05
6471 1770 | woodyantique.com
Kulturë Home Décor
At Kulturë Home Décor you can request specific designs, dimensions, colours and finishes when ordering a piece of furniture such as a dining table, bedside table or chairs. There are also plenty of home décor pieces to make your own, including mirrors, decorative panels and wooden sculptures.
If you’re looking to make a statement in the bedroom, the customised Balinese bed headboards are so unique and eye-catching. Choose from a regular single, queen or king size, or made-to-order dimensions.
The same goes for the design, from traditional Balinese motifs that include flowers and birds, to more contemporary looks. Typical colours and finishes include white, white-wash, antique-wash, but also more striking colours like blue-wash or gold. Simply chat with the owners through their website, and let them know what you fancy! The customised furniture can be delivered within four to eight weeks.
WTP – The Furniture Company
WTP can make a range of items to suit your needs, including customised furniture with upholstery, such as customised sofas, armchairs, upholstered dining chairs and beds. Choose from an extensive fabric library that includes stain-resistant fabrics as well as embroidered fabrics in a range of colours. Fun curtains and padded walls are also proving popular with clients.
They’re also the exclusive carrier of Lotus Homes fabrics in Singapore. Tie these in to your choice of curtains, cushions and other soft furnishings to complete the look. WTP can also work with metal and marble or marble and wood combinations for pieces like coffee tables and side tables. Upholstered bedframes have also become a frequently requested item of the store.
The customisation process can take anywhere from 15 minutes to several hours; it just depends on the scope of the design, as well as your decision-making prowess. The most unusual piece of customised furniture the WTP team has been asked to create? A cat house that doubled as a shoe cabinet! So, they really can make customised furniture for anyone.
3 Kung Chong Road
6235 2760 | wtpstyle.com
Gallery 278 by Esco Leasing
Gallery 278 specialises in quality, customised furniture crafted by hand, and with wood sourced from renewable origins. That means the forests and plantations are farmed with strict ecological management. The company supports the Tree4Tree programme that grows another tree for each one that’s cut down. This means future generations will have access to the same resources that we do.
Recently, the European Union Ambassador came to Gallery 278 to request a dining table that could seat 10 people but be extendable to seat 20! The team designed it here in Singapore and assembled it on site at the Ambassador’s Residence.
They’ve also designed and built the Argentinian Ambassador’s dining table in two modular pieces that can be assembled for entertaining a bigger group as well as separately for smaller group gatherings.
Gallery 278 is also well-known for lifestyle customised sofas with generous depth of seating and feather-filled back cushions. You can choose your preferred back height, the number of back cushions, seat density, seating depth, the width of the armrest and different leg heights and materials to your specifications. The store’s re-upholstery services can provide new covers for your customised sofa or custom-sized pillow shams. Plus, you can even use your own material such as a psychedelic coloured silk saree to make accent pillow covers. How cool is that!