Why should eating at home be less special than eating out? We all know an excellent dining table is the heart of the home...
We take dining really seriously. I mean, we’ve pretty much eaten our way around Singapore. So when it comes to dining in, we’re set on getting the whole experience right as well, starting from a decent and beautiful dining table. So to help you on your furniture shopping mission, we’ve shared the showrooms and online home and decor stores you need to hit…
Soul & Tables
If you’re going for a more rustic vibe in your house, Soul & Tables (pictured top) is your best bet. Not only do they specialise in solid wood furniture that is beautiful and functional – their pieces are eco-friendly too so you’ll be doing the environment a favour by bringing one home. With space an issue for most homes in Singapore, their dining table collection includes tables that are stylish and extendable that can fit up to 14 people. The signature Slice Extendable Dining Table with its unique bevelled edges and elevated top is no doubt a favourite. If you’re looking to dine outdoors (lucky people with more space), their outdoor dining furniture range from French brand, Fermob is weather resistant, affordable and chic. Francophiles will love the Luxembourg dining table which is done in the French style of the 1920s. You can start doing your research now and get on lurking on their website before you drop by one of the showrooms to have a touch and feel of the actual products.
Soul & Tables, #02-01/03, Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074
Making a trip to Tan Boon Liat? Then this place should be your highlight of the trip. Journey East has hit our sweet spot with its mix of vintage pieces, industrial furniture and in-house designs. It’s easy to wander around this showroom and lose track of time, but it’s even harder narrowing down choices when picking a dining table (like I did). Between the award-winning trapesium dining table, a pong dining table that will be great for parties and the retro dining table with a metal frame, who can choose?
Journey East, #03-02, Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074
If a premium, well-designed dining table is what you’re after, W Atelier has you covered. This multi-label furniture store has an incredible portfolio of brands including Fritz Hansen from Denmark, Vitra from Switzerland and Zanotta and Lema from Italy, with over four decades of experience in curating the best pieces for your home. Look to the Plate Dining Table by Jasper Morrison (Vitra), or the Alamo Table by David Lopez Quincoces (Lema), which are sleek and minimal pieces that’ll fit right into any home.
W Atelier, #01-01 and #03-01, 201 Henderson Road, Singapore 159545
Nook & Cranny
2018 or not, sometimes modern and avant-garde pieces are just not your thing. If you’re looking for something with a lived-in look, Nook & Cranny are chock full of amazing pieces. From rustic dining tables perfect for large families to sleeker-looking pieces with solid wood and metal that would definitely stand out in a HDB flat, Nook & Cranny’s choices are aplenty.
Nook & Cranny, #02-02,39 Changi South Avenue 2, Singapore 486352
It’s a no-brainer. If you’re new to this whole home decor thing, head to IKEA for your entry-level education. You’ll be surprised at the range of dining tables they have, from compact space savers to expansive wooden-top tables that can accommodate a decent-sized dinner party. Best part, there’s a lot of affordable choices to suit your budget.
IKEA, two locations including Tampines and Alexandra.
When looking for a dining table, why not go all out on a statement piece? Specialising in solid (and beautiful-looking) suar wood, Wihardja’s dining tables are an absolute stand out. Best of all, you can customise your very own dining table – from the colour and grain of wood to the type of legs you fancy. The are also tables with a strip of coloured resin which gives a magical effect of a river flowing through your dining table. Trippy stuff.
Wihardja, two showrooms at Sungei Kadut and Kaki Bukit.
Crate & Barrel
Need inspo for your dream home? The Crate & Barrel showrooms are a great place to start collecting ideas. What we love: the layouts for the perfect dining setting. So it’s a good thing that we can pretty much purchase everything here, from the cutlery and accessories to the actual dining table. From solid wood tops to luxe marble dining tables, pick your table and then start shopping for setting the table as well…
Crate & Barrel, various locations.
Set on a modern piece for the dining room? Cellini stocks tables that are sleek enough to match your aesthetic. You’ll find a lot of glass-tops, metallic accents and dark wood dining tables in all shapes and sizes. Have a big family or a small space? Not a problem.
Cellini, various locations.
Grey and Sanders
Another Tan Boon Liat highlight is Grey and Sanders, which specialises in dining tables in premium old-growth woods such as black walnut, Burmese teak and chestnut for furniture that’s made to last a lifetime. Check out the beautiful collection of solid wood slabs that can be customised for your dream dining table. This place has an in-house workshop and a knowledgeable team to make it happen!
Grey and Sanders, #06-02, 315 Outram Rd, Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074