If you’ve decluttered your home, and have been inspired by these stylish HDB apartments, yet you are still finding it a challenge to find a unique piece of furniture to call your own? The good news is you’ll have some luck at these furniture stores. From vintage finds to the bold and the classic, we’re sure you’ll be able to find something special for your nest. What’s good about the stores these days, is that you can buy practically anything online and have them conveniently delivered right to your door.
Looking to spruce up your living space, or replace that sagging couch or faded shelf? Shop these 16 stores for gorgeous furniture pieces, unique decor items and more:
This post was first published on 6 November 2017.
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For vintage and cool retro pieces, you might want to head to Lorgan’s. They have a strong selection (anyone wants a full standing jukebox?) of awesome pieces from the mid-century, particularly focused on pop art and retro, along with Scandi modern designs. They feature timeless furniture that are in fantastic condition too. From international designers to pieces that are unique, Lorgan’s is bound to have something you’d fall in love with.
At 29 Ubi Road 4, #04-00, Wangi Industrial Building, Singapore 408619. Tel: 9455 0133. Open daily 10.30am-6.30pm. Visit www.facebook.com/lorgans
Head over to their website and you’ll realise how many people adore the pieces stocked by Mad About Vintage — most of the pieces are sold out. Started by a vintage lover who left the corporate world to pursue this passion full time, you’ll often find items here that you simply can’t source elsewhere, such as an Art Deco (authentic) circular mirror wooden dresser. To avoid any disappointment, the brand owner has even created a reservation online section where you can reserve first before heading down to check out your future pieces in real life.
At Extra Space, 7 Kaki Bukit Road 2, opposite the Ubi Driving Centre. Unit 1-6009. Tel: 9155 1337. By appointment only. Visit madaboutvintage.wordpress.com/
Second Charm specialises in vintage furniture with a strong lead from the Scandi and retro movements. If you love minimalist pieces, this is the shop for you. They showcase re-issued and custom-made pieces for both your home and working space, delivering a great customisation service in which you can request pieces to be changed to fit a particular space. They’re also keen on upcycling old pieces and restoring antique pieces, such as an old sewing machine into a marble top table. Pieces can be amended in both colours and fabrics, as chosen by their customers.
At Blk 21 Kallang Avenue #05-165, Mapletree Industrial Building, 339412. Tel: 6294 2919 Open Tue-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm. Visit https://secondcharmfurniture.wixsite.com/secondcharm
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Starting way back in the 1970’s, this family-run furniture company is well known in Singapore for their pre-owned and second-hand furniture – with used hotel furniture as their speciality. You can expect to find anything and everything, from glassware, silverware, lights and art work to bedroom, lounge and kitchen furniture.
At 153 Kampong Ampat, #01-03 Junjie Industrial Building, Singapore 368326. Tel: 6281 8338. Open daily 9.30am-5.50pm. Visit www.facebook.com/hocksiongco/.
Set up in 2007 after the owners spent some time living and immersing themselves in India’s rich culture. Majority of the pieces are made of wood, save the bone china accessories and tableware, with heavy influence of Indian Colonial furniture pieces. On their website, every item is dated along with a hefty description so you can work out what you’re after before visiting.
At 896 Dunearn Road, 02-01D Sime Darby Centre, Singapore 589472. Tel: 6737 3078. Open Tue-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm.Visit www.pastperfect.sg
Started by an interior designer, Audrey, as she often struggled to find unique and vintage pieces to finish off her interior designs. Named after warehouse spaces known as “godowns” in East Asia from the 19th century, they were designed for the loading and unloading of international goods.
Whilst the store does stock vintage pieces, it also houses modern furnishings and newer items that are unique and not mass created. This means you can find treasures ranging from a vintage Portuguese wood planer to modern day air diffusers. Expect to find bedroom, living room and kitchen furniture, quirky accessories and many more.
At Claymore Connect, 442 Orchard Road, #01-11, Singapore 238879. Tel: 6333 8966. Open daily 11am-7pm (except Sat 9am-5pm). Visit www.thegodownstore.com
What first started as a common love for car boot sales, paint charts, home magazines and material swatches slowly grew into what is now Rockett St George, an online store that launched in 2007 by moms Lucy and Jane who needed the flexible hours to raise their kids. Today, the brand boasts a collection of over 3,500 of the coolest products we’ve seen, ranging from unique light fixtures to furniture to covet-worthy art. Think quirky Alice-in-Wonderland meets gothic cool meets Scandinavian-chic – trust us when we say you’ll have a hard time buying just 1 piece!
This Singapore-based online store offers a well curated mix of modern, vintage and contemporary pieces catering for a wide range of budgets. Whether you’re looking for the next funky decorative piece for your shelves (see Unicorn Skull ring holder), unique kitchenware or show-stopping furniture, you should definitely hit Decordinary before your next house party.
PS: they offer free local shipping on orders above SGD$150 (not counting furniture), if you need even more reason to shop.
Inspired by countryside French living, Angel and Boho offers a beautiful collection of rustic yet contemporary homeware that provides a dose of cosiness to any home. Their wonderful hand-painted French furniture aside, we love this site for its stunning fabric collection – think throws, pillows and actual fabrics that you can have made into curtains or upholstery.
With an emphasis of quality, Such & Such features a curation of sleek, minimalist homeware designed and handmade by artists from all over the world. Products on their website are unique, as they have been selected not just for their aesthetic value, but also their production process – S&S offers nothing that has been mass made in a bid to do their part for the environment.
If you can’t get over your last trip to Bali, then bring that luxe villa vibe into your home with Bungalow Bali. Featuring a beautiful collection of bamboo, woven rope and wicker everything from the island of the gods itself (throws, cushions, furniture, baskets – you get the idea), we love the contemporary nod-to-the-beach pieces that are equal parts form and function.
This Japanese-inspired homeware shop based in New York offers contemporary homeware accessories that oozes Japanese elegance. We love that the products are so understated, they’ll fit in virtually any home! Made of a mix of high quality materials typical to Japanese products, let the light from the land of the rising sun shine new life into your home. Be warned, it is one of stores where you’ll end up buying things you never knew you needed, until now.
Shop rice bin, cast iron teapot and lantern here.
Cool threads aside, did you know that Urban Outfitters has an incredible selection of homeware, ranging from kitchenware to furniture to decorative accessories to lighting? In typical Urban Outfitter style, everything is whimsical, gorgeous and 100% covetable – you’ll wonder how you’ve lived so long without having some of these items in your life. It’s also a great store to shop for gifts, as they offer a gift option upon check out and ship to almost everywhere in the world.
Why settle for ordinary when you can outfit your house with conversation starters in every room? From quirky kitchenware to out-of-this-world modern light fixtures and crazy furniture pieces like this giant teacup stool, Redcandy offers a huge collection of fun homeware and living items that will surely bring a smile to your face even just browsing the site.
If vintage is your thing, then you’ll want to book mark Pineapple Retro. This authentic vintage online store features an eclectic mix of carefully handpicked homeware and accessories that are legit vintage – not vintage inspired, with their dates of origin clearly indicated in every item description. From lamps to shag rugs to china, brighten up your home and add an element of fun with the crazy colours of the mid to late 20th century. Do note that they don’t ship directly to Singapore, so you’ll have to use a forwarding service.
This concept store is all about bold designs and brave colors, and strives to make good design accessible while ensuring consumers think outside of the box when it comes to designing their home. Darkroom started as a brick-and-mortar store in 2009, and has since expanded online. Think graphic patterns, geometric designs and textured surfaces that come together for a truly unique aesthetic.
Text: Mona Teo, Her World Plus & Nicola Watson / Additional Reporting: Elizabeth Liew & Seah Pei Jun