Supermama believes in supporting homegrown talent, so it’s no surprise to find that their 1,076 sq ft flagship store is a treasure trove for all things local. What it curates: homeware accessories and clothing that represent Singaporean culture, all so that “everyone can own a piece of heritage”.
Besides the brand’s in-house range of beautifully designed bowls, some other labels to keep an eye out for include Little Drom Store (for their adorable trinkets) and Time & Style, a Japanese brand specialising in furniture that’s clean and structured. 265 Beach Road
#2: Scene Shang
Founded by Singaporeans Pamela Ting and Jessica Wong, Scene Shang scored the President’s Design Award in 2014, and it’s not difficult to see why. From the pastel-hued gourd-shaped vases to its bamboo ladder shelves and kitschy cushion covers of iconic Singapore buildings, every item will undoubtedly lend character to any interior.
Located right next to the Supermama store, its 1,000 sq ft-wide space offers a similarly tranquil experience, thanks to a cosy indoor courtyard and skylights that allow plenty of natural light in. 263 Beach Road
With over 20 international furniture and lifestyle brands under one roof, we’re betting that HomesToLife will give Ikea a run for its money. Housed in a four-storey building, this serves as a one-stop-shop for all your home interior needs, from bed frames to dining chairs and sofas.
Every floor is arranged according to four themes – “Inspire”, “Artisan”, “Design” and “Dream” – which will feature a unique interior design style, from contemporary to quirky. Customising your furniture here is also another big draw – at the “Design” floor on Level 3, you can choose the type of leather you want for your home, while you can choose the colour and material of products in the “Artisan” area on Level 2. Our verdict? Expect to spend at least half a day here. 65 Mohamed Sultan Road
The local furniture store specialising in bespoke sofas and solid wood customisation has opened a larger showroom in the Tai Seng area. Here, you can put together contemporary furniture pieces that are tailored to your needs and specifications, with over 100 fabric swatches to pick from.
The store also showcases homewares designed by local brands, from cushions in the shape of traditional local treats like ang ku kueh to minimalist trays made of concrete and marble. 3 Little Road
#5: Arete Culture
Tan Boon Liat Building houses many furniture stores including Arete Culture, which is well known for its soft furnishings collection. It’s also recently expanded its product offerings to include outdoor furniture and accessories.
Stocking everything you need for a perfect set-up in a garden or balcony, from stylish coffee tables to outdoor rugs, the space will also offer a range of bespoke outdoor furniture pieces. #06-04 Tan Boon Liat Building
#6: Plain Vanilla Home
You may know them for their cupcakes, but Plain Vanilla has now ventured into the home interior business with a showroom at Tan Boon Liat Building. The store here exudes the same rustic vibes you see at its Tiong Bahru bakery, with little ceramic wares, candles and other knick-knacks displayed prettily on wooden shelves.
Snap up designs by local and regional brands here, including Singapore furniture label Hewn (it makes chic stools woven from natural fibres) and Australian pottery label Robert Gordon (it’s a pro at beautifully sculpted dinnerware). #08-06 Tan Boon Liat Building
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