Spice up your pad
Forget mainstream furniture shops with boring bookcases and bland beds. Try these local vendors for furniture, DIY gear, and more.
1. Wood Farm Lifestyle
Bring a bit of China home with beautifully restored antiques and authentic furniture pieces and ornaments at affordable prices. Wood Farm Lifestyle also offers solid teak fittings, outdoor synthetic rattan furniture pieces and a range of quality reproduced furniture in both classic and modern designs. Those who prefer environmentally friendly furniture will love Wood Farm’s recycled teak pieces with raw finishing.
Block 13 Dempsey Rd, #01-03, Singapore 249674
Tel: 6472 3398
2. Woody Antique House
Also in Dempsey Hill, Woody Antique House is where you’ll find furniture and antiquities from all over Asia, including China, Tibet, Mongolia, India, Myanmar, Thailand and Indonesia. Each original piece is meticulously restored, while the reproductions are carefully made to replicate the same feel as the originals. Choose from recycled elm and teak furniture range or the popular Suarwood dining and console collection.You can also customise furniture pieces to suit your home.
Block 13 #01-05, Block 15 #01-11/12, Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249675
3. Chaba Leelawadee
Say it three times fast: Chaba Leelawadee, Chaba Leelawadee, Chaba Leelawadee! Now, you’ll remember the name of the brand that expertly crafts home décor and tableware using 100-percent organically grown bamboo. Strong, solid and easy to clean, the colourful tableware makes for a fun conversation starter and a lovely housewarming gift.
4. Zener DIY Store
Taking care of your home is much easier when you have access to innovative tools, gadgets and supplies. Zener carries it all: tools for DIY home repairs, home improvement projects, kitchen remodelling, plumbing and electrical work, painting, home decoration. It even has useful items like torch lights, laser pointer and magnifying glasses. With three locations to choose from, you’ll be able to get your gear conveniently any time.
By Hazel Joanne Vincent de Paul, The Finder, April 2016