Tropical style is all the rage right now – with lush palms and verdant florals pictured on everything from fashion apparel to home decor and stationery. The trend is typically tied to island living, naturally enhancing the sun-drenched landscapes and clear blue skies. We take the trend for a fresh spin, applying it to home finishings and decor for that soothing and relaxed villa feel. Find out where you can lay your hands on tropical style home decor to add a refreshing burst of colour to your home.
Decorative corals and botanical prints
Bungalow 55 is a tropical haven for all your home décor quirks and needs. A wonderful expanse of natural wood furniture, wicker lamps, hemp rugs, decorative corals and botanical prints fill the store, which is painted with elements of preppy, nautical and tropical. Browse through the store for printed pineapple and palm tree cushions, beach-inspired décor objects and elegant porcelain chinoiserie that are perfect for bringing out the classic style and breezy comfort of a tropical abode.
Vibrant, handcrafted homewares
3 Namly Grove, Singapore 267298. Also available online.
Shiva Designs Bespoke presents beautiful handcrafted homewares, jewellery and gifts with an emphasis on quality, design and craftsmanship. Blessed with an impeccable eye, owner of Shiva Designs Bespoke, Rima sources products made by dedicated and passionate artisans all over the world. We rue the magical moment we laid eyes on the resplendent cockatoo lamp from Have You Met Miss Jones (it almost looks as if it’s beaming right at us) and the vibrant painted florals plastered all over the plush cushions from Bonnie and Neil. We also have painted tiles splashed with sunny pineapple prints from NSW artist, Jai Vasicek and framed pineapple mirrors for an extra dose of tropical flavour.
Colonial home decor with an asian touch
#07-01, Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074 | Also available online and at various stockists.
Filling a gap in the market for affordable, and distinguished furniture and homewares, Singapore Trading Post provides an array of colonial furniture with a tinge of Asian colour. In a nod to Singapore’s past as a major trading post for the East India Trading Company, Singapore Trading Post sources vintage and antique furniture and homewares from areas along the ancient trading route such as Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, as well as Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar. Home accents evocative of the balmy tropics include lush palm print cushions, rattan chairs, wicker baskets and resort-inspired table lamps.