It’s botanical prints and rattan furniture galore – we love.
Wistfully daydreaming about your next island vacay? Us, too. Combining that with our recent pastime of home redecoration has spawned a new stay home project: Creating a resort-style home. Here, we let you in on the furniture stores to shop online for tropical bohemian decor.
Affordable Style Files
Are white, emerald and blush your type of colours? Take inspiration from Affordable Style Files’ social snaps or pop by the studio at Dempsey (you wouldn’t wanna leave!) after the pandemic blows over. And if you’re hesitating to invest in a complete refurb but wanna add tropical elements to your decor, we suggest snagging a couple of delightful cushions with leafy motifs.
Affordable Style Files, available online, studio (currently closed) at 6A Dempsey Road, Singapore 247661
Shop from coveted furniture brands under this multi-label store. Beyond the timelessness of the designs, we’re digging the breezy island aesthetic in many of the collections. We can’t finish scrolling through all of them, but for now, we have our eyes on the teak dining chairs from Vincent Sheppard and the vintage carved shelf from Nomad India.
Originals, available online, studio (currently closed) at #05-02/03 1 Bukit Batok Street 22, Singapore 659592
Taste the resort life at home with Island Living. Wine and chill in the Madrid chair, a synthetic rattan piece that you can place indoors or at your balcony. For a beautiful feature that doesn’t take up any floor space, hang up the villa door framed print – and voila, there’s your new Instagram wall! There’s also a section with gifts under $100 if you’re thinking of brightening someone’s day with bohemian decor finds.
Island Living, available online, studio (currently closed) at #02-05 Henry Design Centre, no. 5 Eunos Avenue 8A, Singapore 409459
Natural, handcrafted furniture reign supreme at this Jarkarta-born store. Nurturing a green thumb for your bohemian home? House your plant babies in Elements Concept’s gorgeous terracotta pots. Then, take a break in an airy rattan lounge chair that wouldn’t look out of place at an actual island resort.
Elements Concept, available online, studio (currently closed) at The AC Boutique, 420 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427641
It’s all about that luxurious ‘jungalow’ vibe at Bungalow 55. A staple for resort-style homes, the range of rattan furniture is one of the highlights at this furniture store. The cherry on top? Many of these picks are both pretty and roomy – perfect for decluttering your space. Case in point: The spacious Haiti console and the Jamaican side table that doubles as a nifty storage box.
Bungalow 55, available online, studio (currently closed) at 8D Dempsey Road, #03-04, Singapore 249672
Arena Living specialises in outdoor furniture such as swing chairs and balcony tables. But if you didn’t exactly luck out on the square inches, wall art is the way to go. Create your own version of a tropical bohemian decor with botanical and seaside prints to tide you through till your next island vacay. In our cart: The Nordic Banana Leaves and Rest to Retreat designs.
Arena Living, available online.
Fancy a good basket? DoubleJoy has some breezy designs to offer. If the name rings a bell, perhaps you might have spotted it at the Geylang Bazaar in previous years. Even though street shopping is off the cards this year (tour these streets virtually instead!), fret not. You can still support this local boutique and many others thanks to the Geylang Bazaar Online initiative. (P.S. Here’s how to support local businesses during Covid-19.)
DoubleJoy, available online.