We flip through magazines and go online, browsing through Pinterest and other design websites, in order to seek inspiration on how to make our house into a home. But more often than not, though seemingly perfect, those glossy pictures online and in the magazine spreads are not what we want our homes to “feel” like. They may look good, but deep down we want our homes to reflect more of ourselves, to embody and express the unique personalities of the owners.
You can buy basic, staple furniture and decor pieces at your nearest mall. But for those who are looking for something truly unique, it may take some extra effort and time.
Fortunately for you, we’ve gathered some great places in the metro that specialize in one-of-a-kind pieces. Whether choosing decor and furniture for the brooding artist, wanderlust traveller, or refined socialite, these places are a treasure trove of great finds.
Fun, quirky and eclectic. The hipster homeowner will have a field day rummaging through the stores, revelling at the vintage-inspired chairs and tables, bold art pieces and sculpture, and pastel colored knick knacks. Pieces from Heima will undoubtedly make your home photo-ready.
For the adventurer and the discerning traveller, W17 handpicks the best finds from the four corners of the world under one roof. Catering more to the high-end clientele, W17 showcases a sophisticated mix of antiques, bespoke furniture and handcrafted pieces. Great purchases include classy coasters cut from stone, capiz shell utensils and gold-dipped ostrich eggs.
Think “Sex and the City” and you get Shelter. As a whole, Shelter’s selection of furniture and decor is the perfect balance of modern fun and luxury. You can imagine Carrie Bradshaw sipping a margarita in one of their ultra-comfortable lounge chairs. They also have a great selection of coffee table books, perfect additions to your library, family room or receiving area.