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Re: Moving to Singapore, will need furniture

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Re: Moving to Singapore, will need furniture

Postby ts77fox » Wed, 22 Jul 2015 7:55 pm

We are looking for quality furniture. Now living in a Serviced Apartment. About to sign a lease for an apartment. Checked out a few places - SPACE, Crate & Barrel etc last weekend. SPACE is extremely expensive to us, although they have a good selection. My wife and I like the price points in Crate & Barrel - about $3,000-$5,000 for a living room settee. But their style is rather "modern country" if there is such a term. We are looking for something less "country" and more "city" chic sort of furniture, without paying too much. Any suggestion?

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Re: Moving to Singapore, will need furniture

Postby ts77fox » Wed, 22 Jul 2015 8:02 pm

We moved here very recently and still staying now in a Serviced Apartment. Went to Crate & Barrel - quite a bit better in terms of quality compared to Ikea. I think their style (at least those pieces we saw in Singapore) tends to be "modern country". It is good value if that is your preference. But would be a waste if you had to dispose of them just after two years.

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Re: Moving to Singapore, will need furniture

Postby jennifer.conrad » Thu, 23 Jul 2015 9:57 am

totally agreed with the comments, IKEA is the best place to get furniture! affordable and modern

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Re: Moving to Singapore, will need furniture

Postby mella » Wed, 29 Jul 2015 1:45 pm

Hi there. My husband and i just moved here too and I have been spending some time looking at furniture.. So far, the one thing that I enjoy a lot is the variety of artsy, unique, cultural accent items here..... A couple good popular ones:
Just Anthony http://www.justanthony.com/ and
FairPrice Antique http://fairpriceantique.com/, etc to spruce up my home decor..

I like to mix vintage and modern together... A good home design always carry a balance between the two. A home should not look too old and too much from the past... My decor sense anyways... And my experience from some dinner parties here.. Anyhow.. I discovered a few shops that could combine these elements well. You might wanna check them out... I love stuff from:
Finn Avenue http://www.finnavenue.com/collections/squarely-grid ,
Marquis http://www.marquis.com.sg/ProductDetail ... &slider1=4,
Minotti http://www.minotti.com/#/sofas/allen_en_0_2_4407.html

I enjoy Ikea too... more for its little useful organizers.. the quality is well... Ikea. Crate and Barrel is something like the higher-end of Ikea. Functional but a little too plain for me.

Enjoy your furniture shopping! I have a larger list here if anyone is interested.

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Re: Moving to Singapore, will need furniture

Postby mella » Wed, 29 Jul 2015 2:33 pm

Hi carismomuk, it takes time to find everything you want. I'm finally almost there but still working on filling up the home. However, it gets way easier once you are here. Do bring your basic essentials - it takes a a couple of days to get yourself oriented... So.. Basic skincare, shampoo, make-up and some cool clothing like summer dresses, shorts and of course, flip flops or slippers! It is hot here! And sun lotion! For me, most important thing, a bed! Everything else can wait. If you have children, your considerations would be greater. For furniture, some shops do immediate delivery while others a 4-6 weeks wait, maybe longer. Make sure you ask that first. Ikea would be my back-up plan if i could not find anything better. Try shopping around first... I listed a couple of my favorites in another post. I bought my sofa, coffee table and mirrors from Finn Avenue http://www.finnavenue.com/collections/squarely-grid or should i say, almost the whole look. It was delivered to me the next day. Great service and you can buy online or at its gallery. I popped by Just Anthony http://www.justanthony.com/ a few days ago and bought a cabinet. It will be delivered to me early next week. It is really quite easy. The tough part is making the right design choice really. I would hate to have rushed and bought something out of fret. I'm picky though. And oh yes, bring a set of your favorite bedding!

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Re: Moving to Singapore, will need furniture

Postby the lynx » Fri, 31 Jul 2015 3:49 pm

Taylor B at Tanjung Pagar is worth checking out for a step-up above IKEA and cheaper than Crate & Barrel.

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Re: Moving to Singapore, will need furniture

Postby ts77fox » Mon, 03 Aug 2015 7:26 pm

Thanks "the lynx" - we checked out Taylor B; it is massive and offers quite a wide selection. We bought some dining chairs; superb. "mella" also gave a good tip - we visited www.finnavenue.com online and then went to their showroom - somewhere north Singapore; 15-20 minutes in a cab. It was quite a hidden gem. We bought our sofa, finally, plus a gorgeous mirror.

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Re: Moving to Singapore, will need furniture

Postby American » Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:25 am

the lynx wrote:Taylor B at Tanjung Pagar is worth checking out for a step-up above IKEA and cheaper than Crate & Barrel.


looks nice. looking for a new dining table/chairs, bookshelf/display case, and tv console. will check it out this weekend.

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Re: Moving to Singapore, will need furniture

Postby ts77fox » Sun, 11 Oct 2015 2:17 pm

Does any one know of furniture sale right now in Singapore? Do they have Thanksgiving sort of sale here?

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Re: Moving to Singapore, will need furniture

Postby nakatago » Mon, 12 Oct 2015 1:08 pm

ts77fox wrote:Does any one know of furniture sale right now in Singapore? Do they have Thanksgiving sort of sale here?


There are sales every quarter, the value of which are deflated because sale means adding higher original price stickers.

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Re: Moving to Singapore, will need furniture

Postby maquiberry » Fri, 01 Jul 2016 6:43 pm

Tell your expat friend to used the classified section of this site and not the forum for advertising.- Capisce?

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Re: Moving to Singapore, will need furniture

Postby covesg » Thu, 18 Aug 2016 5:05 pm

IKEA has always been my top choice because of its pricing and simplicity.

I highly recommend craiglists and carousell app too to pick up some bargains!

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Re: Moving to Singapore, will need furniture

Postby novage888 » Fri, 26 Aug 2016 2:00 pm

You can buy furniture here: http://www.offitek.com.sg/
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Re: RE: Re: Moving to Singapore, will need furniture

Postby ecureilx » Fri, 26 Aug 2016 4:45 pm

novage888 wrote:You can buy furniture here:


Is it your company ?


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