Change up your existing home décor by picking up some new cushions, replacing your blinds or curtains or upholstering your existing sofa. You’ll be surprised at what a difference it’ll make! We spoke to six furniture stores about their favourite styles and top picks this season.
Singapore Trading Post
Find a wide range of tropical and vintage décor items, furniture and memorabilia at the Singapore Trading Post.
“I live near Kent Ridge Park so a tropical theme is a must. Verdant green with strong splashes of colours from Singapore flowers – frangipani, heliconia and hibiscus. A lover of Liberty London (luxury departmental store) and a keen seamstress, florals have always been important to me. I indulge myself with a floral theme at home to balance out having three teenage boys!” – Jo Harrison, co-founder of Singapore Trading Post
Top picks: Add a splash of colour with their Ohana cotton canvas cushions or Tropical palm and Heliconia cushions made from cotton bark crepe that exude a tropical vibe. Tone it down a notch with the Palm frond cushion in blue and green. You’ll also love the clean blues and whites of their Indian cotton block print cushions.
What’s more: They’ve started to design their own cushion fabrics and are keen to hear from fabric designers and floral artists in Singapore.
The Curtain Boutique
Dress your windows in style with the extensive collection of curtains, blinds and window films from The Curtain Boutique.
“We would definitely opt for a home with a modern style. Curtains made from natural fabrics such as linen material or automated blinds will go well, making for a clean and sleek touch to the living space. It creates the perfect ambience for relaxing after a long day’s work.” – The Curtain Boutique
Top picks: Sourced from Turkey, the iZipScreen Premium Zip Blinds are perfect for patios, balconies and outdoor areas. Keep out heat and noise with their Hunter Douglas Duette Honey Comb Shade. Get their MySmartBlinds Automated Blinds that can be controlled by a remote or even your smartphone. If curtains are your thing, opt for their luxurious Acacia Fine Fabric curtains from Europe. Add a touch of class with their wooden blinds.
All of their products are made to measure for the perfect fit and they even offer free onsite measurement services at your home. Alternatively, try their roll-on, removable Sun Shield DIY Solar Film, a form of window tinting which reduces glare and improves privacy.
Crate and Barrel
Explore gorgeous home décor accessories, furniture, homeware and more from American furniture store Crate and Barrel.
“Classic would definitely be the style I would love to have in my own home. I appreciate its timeless touch which is more formal and elegantly styled. With silvers and a touch of glamour, it sets the perfect tone for having guests over on the weekends.” – Jill St. John Jeremiah, Merchandising Manager at Crate and Barrel
Top picks: For something neutral, opt for woven pillows like the Fionn in earth tones and the Avi in a mix of ivory and toasty brown. Go luxurious with the velvety Brenner which has a rich beet tone. The turquoise Linden offers a textured look and is woven with traditional looms. Also, check out the Trevino made of hand-spun blue silk and reverse it for soft cotton velvet.
What’s more: Achieve your dream look with the help of professional in-store stylists at their upcoming Crate Styling Centre.
Do up your home with the help of Arete Culture which offers bespoke interior styling services, home accessories and soft furnishings.
“I would go for timeless, elegant and classic designs for my home. It would be a mix of soft inviting hues for the bedroom and stronger pops of colour for the common areas. I love oversized throw cushions paired with smaller ones and an occasional odd shape. I tend to go for clean lines with geometric prints and a mix of solids to pull them together.” – Caroline Chin-Geyler, Founder of Arete Culture
Top picks: Mix solid and prints from the in-house Luxe Hotel collection which also carries patterned cushions in various sizes and shapes. Get some playful and bright prints for the kids’ rooms. For your outdoor space, add some colour with coastal and tropical-themed patterned pillows from the Archipelago collection.
What’s more: With over 350 homes styled, leave it to their interior stylists to create your dream home.
Drop by E&A Interiors for quality fabrics, wallpapers and rugs from over 35 international design houses.
“For my own home, I like an eclectic, boho and cozy feel. I love layers of patterns and colour. If you choose them wisely, they create a calming effect. I also love antique and vintage furniture with the odd modern piece thrown in. I wouldn’t like my house to be recognised as a definite style as I like to think of it as uniquely mine!” – Elizabeth Acland, Founder and Director of E&A Interiors
Top picks: Pick out block printed Blithfield fabrics for cushions or some funky Raoul textiles from LA to upholster your sofa. Or go eclectic with patterned fabrics from the Martin Lawrence Bullard’s collection (Kim Kardashian’s interior designer!). New in store are a mix of geometric print cushions by Arum Fellow, a London-based design studio.
What’s more: Choose from over 50 brands of fabric, including traditional hand block ones with different designs.
Offering sofa upholstery, customised furniture and maintenance services, visit Zeena Furnishing for your next home revamp.
“We would opt for a retro style paired with wooden furniture in earth tones to exude a soothing feel. After a long day at work, those neutral colours will be calming and help us rest our minds.” – Zeena Furnishing Team
Top picks: Have an old comfy sofa in need of a facelift? Opt for their customised upholstery service and have them make it look as good as new. Get some recommendations about what will work best with your existing décor and pick from a wide selection of fabrics of vibrant colours and neutral tones. Their cushions are also custom-made and are matched according to the style of the home and sofas. Go simple with basic colours or make a statement with intricate textures or a mix of two fabrics.
What’s more: Have them refresh your leather sofa with their leather cleaning services.
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