A “salad bowl” rather than a melting pot of cultures, Singapore is a diverse city-state known as one of the world’s top destinations
Recent years have shown an emphasis on showing off personal style when it comes to one’s living space. With most people opting to stay indoors during the pandemic, now is the best time to look around and redecorate! Shopping for the right homeware can be a daunting task, but fret not—whether it’s a unique centerpiece or a vintage chair you’re looking for, here are some noteworthy furniture brands you can check out!
In Singapore where space is premium, downsizing one’s home has become quite a phenomenon. born in colour carries a vast array of affordable and trendy designs fit for the humblest of abodes! If you’re into industrial-chic aesthetic, snag some pieces from their Tinwood Industrial series, which combines an elegant combination of solid wood and black metal inspired by the fictional land of The Tin Woodman of Oz by L. Frank Baum.
201 Henderson Rd, Apex@Henderson, #07-11/12, Singapore 159545
Launched in 2014, The Cinnamon Room hits the sweet spot in grounding living spaces with its contemporary and handcrafted rugs. Visha Nelson, the brand’s founder and designer, left corporate life as a lawyer for her creative pursuits. Now, her brainchild has received various recognitions including 2019’s Singapore’s Best Carpet and Rug Store award! Aside from their locally manufactured products, they also work as a stockist for sustainable lifestyle pieces, including handwoven baskets made by skilled weavers of the Penan tribe.
43 Jln Merah Saga, Singapore 278115
Channel summer’s chill vibe at home with items from Bungalow 55, a brand known for its tropical bungalow aesthetics. The company, which was founded by Nina Beale in 2012, sources its beautiful collection of bespoke furniture from places across the globe. If you’re torn which pieces to pick, Nina also holds consultation services to help your dream interiors come to life!
8D Dempsey Rd, #03-04, Singapore 249672
Fans of bright and exquisite interiors of India will find noteworthy pieces at Artful House, which offers one-of-a-kind furniture finds made from recycled structures. Retain the nostalgia of a traditional door or window and let their skilled artisans turn it into a bespoke piece made for your compact Singaporean home. If you think there’s no such thing as too much detail when it comes to a stunning abode, this shop is the way to go.
315 #08-04 Outram Road Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074
Emulate the classic Asian-style home with beautifully restored vintage finds at Woody Antique House. Husband and wife duo Chris and Wei Chin Ang personally source their pieces across the Southeast Asian region for unique and high-quality furniture that lovers of vintage are sure to appreciate. If you’re fond of meaningful pieces that embody Asia’s cultural allure, check out their extensive collections updated bi-weekly.
Dempsey Rd, #01-05 Blk 13, Singapore 249674
For design-savvy consumers, it’s no news that the Internet is raving about Scandinavian furniture. The association between the Nordic region and the era of design persists through neutrally styled furnishings, which Scanteak specializes heavily in. If you’re going for that pared-back, minimalist home, pay a visit to one of their 11 stores located across the island, with each branch featuring their signature functional and ready-made pieces.
Henderson Industrial Park 211 01-04, Henderson Rd, 05, Singapore 159552
In decorating a home, most people will argue that the curtains play a huge part in functionality and aesthetics even though they are usually the last to be considered. What sets mc.2 apart from other brands is its diverse range of smart blinds, which lets you control it through voice recognition using Google Home or Amazon Alexa. If you’re interested in having a smart home yourself, why not start with the windows?
33 Ubi Ave 3, #01-28, Singapore 408868
Give your home the elusive grandeur that rivals those of New York’s Upper East Side penthouses with Finn Avenue’s exquisite collections. Known for refined yet unpretentious styles, the brand offers an assortment of sleek pieces from a sophisticated Chesterfield sofa to a cultured Marble Table Collection. It’s a haven for lovers of designer furniture sans the hefty price tag!
#04-18, Apex@Henderson (Next to Lift, Henderson Rd, Lobby 3 201, Singapore 159545
The experience of traveling never gets old with Living DNA, which sources furniture and home accessories across the globe. Expect to find enduring styles made using time-honored techniques by skilled artisans from Kenya to the Philippines. Showcasing ethical pieces from kid-friendly rugs to scented candles and laundry baskets, this store is a great place to find something that will add a warm character to your home.
01-10B Space@Tampines, 18 Tampines Industrial Cres, Singapore 528605
Singapore’s Crate and Barrel store located at Orchard Turn is obviously a go-to for European-style furniture, but that’s only part of the famed store’s appeal. The internationally renowned brand offers an assortment of ethically sourced sofas, chairs, and bookcases made from renewable materials that are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Look out for the vibrant and clever designs in their Trove collection, inspired by the striking colors and fresh energy of modern cities.
2 Orchard Turn, #04-21/22 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801