If you’re looking for a handmade ceramic bowl to adorn your new dresser, or a personalised piece of art to decorate your new home’s walls, there are plenty of offerings around Singapore for you to choose from. The secret is simply knowing precisely what you want and where to find it.
Lucky for you, we’ve spotted six great stores that stock some truly unique home accessories that would suit a wide range of styles and tastes.
BODE. Not only does this home furnishings boutique offer gorgeous fabrics, wallpaper, trims and furnishings from across the globe, it also offers styling services. Their specialised team will help you decide how to work with your new home’s space and aid in any upholstery, cushion or curtain making needs you might have. In addition, BODE offers a selection of outdoor fabrics, deck chairs, directory chairs and beanbags.
Bowerbird. In a world where hand thrown ceramics have become increasingly rare, Bowerbird defies the trend and offers them anyway. Each stunning vase, bowl, platter, pot and urn, is hand crafted and painted by Vietnamese artists, making every piece one of a kind, with subtle differences in colour and finish. Designed by a New Zealand designer, Bowerbird Ceramics are a fusion of Eastern and Western influences, resulting in distinct pieces in stunning colours and patterns.
C+S PRINTS AND POSTERS. No home would be complete without artwork hanging on its walls; art always has this amazing way of setting the mood of the area. But just imagine a piece of art completely personalised to you and your family – wouldn’t that be so much more meaningful for your home? Enter C+S PRINTS AND POSTERS, which offers customisable art posters such as Keep Calm posters, and bus rolls – collages of words that are entirely up to your choosing. Each piece is printed on museum grade imported cotton canvas, treated to stand the tests of time. And since every piece is customised to your specific tastes, you’ll never have to be afraid of going to a dinner party and finding an exact replica of your artwork there.
For Me By T. While the quote “Let them eat cake” may have been a rather contentious saying once upon time, it has, fortunately, become pretty harmless in this day and age. So placing a quirky art block printed with the phrase, along with an illustration of a cake slice, in your kitchen could be pretty palatable – in fact, it actually sounds kind of appetising. In addition, the online store constantly updates their art offerings with new designs, and currently offers two other designs for their art blocks: an image of a food mixer with, “Baby You Spin Me Right Round” as well as a rather romantic piece titled “Kiss the Cook”. The store also offers canvas and poster art from nursery prints to bus rolls and retro posters that are entirely customisable to suit you and your home perfectly.
Hides4Home. Just as its name suggests, Hides4Home provides, well, hides for your home. The CITES certified animal hides (which means they’re taken from socially responsible suppliers in South Africa) are sure to add an exotic, yet stylish, touch to any home. From black and white Nguni cow and zebra hides to artfully dyed animal hides, these cushions and floor coverings effortless blend contemporary with traditional, breathing a luxurious sophistication that is both tactile and easy on the eyes
Jules & Jim. At Jules & Jim, you’ll find the usual furnishing materials: fabrics, wallpaper, paints and so on. But at the same time, the interior design atelier offers so much more than just products – it creates atmospheres, concepts, textures and colour combinations to create a home for you and your family. With fully customisable cushions, curtains table cloths and other home fabric needs, as well as advice and tips on interior decorations, you’ll definitely be creating a comfortable home with Jules & Jim.
Korla. With beautiful collections of original textiles that are both colourful and contemporary, this online store is a destination-inspired design partnership that offers a wide enough range of fabric patterns to satisfy just about any one with any taste. Korla also provides made-to-measure curtains and blinds, as well as bespoke home accessories for an international customer base, as the Singapore-based store gladly ships worldwide.