Mohamed Sultan Road is not just for eating and drinking; we highlight some specialty home stores in the neighbourhood
16 April 2015
Remember the time when Mohamed Sultan Road was the undisputed hotspot for nightlife activities? Now that the dance clubs and pubs have vacated the area, restaurants and bars have moved in, turning the stretch of road into a bustling enclave for dinner and drinks. But walk past the eating and drinking places and you’ll find several major showrooms of international brands, ranging from kitchen appliances to bathroom essentials. Yes! Another hotspot to head to when you’re renovating your home! Here are some of the specialty showrooms that caught our eyes!
Step into the Romanez showroom and find yourself surrounded by beautiful swathes of fabrics, rolls of rugs and carpets, and gorgeous wallpaper samples. The designer collection comes from all parts of the world and includes renowned international brands like Christian Lacroix, Pierre Frey and Designers Guild. We spotted bold prints, vibrant colours and eye-catching designs for homes that aren’t afraid to stand out. But if you prefer something more conservative or conventional, you’ll also find quieter colours, muted tones and more traditional prints and patterns.
Apart from fabrics for curtains and upholstery, carpets and wallpaper, you’ll also find accessories such as trimmings, curtain rods and bedding materials.
Even if you’re not looking for anything in particular, we recommend hitting up Romanez to get a dose of inspiration. The room settings are constantly updated, proving that a simple change of fabrics can instantly transform the look of your home.
9 Muthuraman Chetty Road
Head downstairs from the Romanez showroom and you’ll find yourself at the APS Lifestyle Gallery, a two-storey showroom that specialises in kitchen essentials. We love the fact that APS Lifestyle doesn’t feel like a cold, boring showroom. Instead, there are “live” kitchens, a private dining area and plenty of cosy nooks and crannies for you to duck into should you need a breather.
The two-storey gallery houses big kitchen brands like Smeg, Whirlpool, Kuche, Vintec and Transtherm, covering all your major appliances, including the refrigerator, oven and wine cabinet.
The 67,000-sqft space also hosts both private functions and public events, including live cooking workshops and pop-up markets, making this a prime destination for more than just your home shopping needs.
APS Lifestyle Gallery
9 Muthuraman Chetty Road
Level 1 & 2
If you’re on the hunt for a feature wall or a flooring solution, visit the GF+A Global showroom to take in the splendour of tiles imported directly from Europe. We’re amazed at how GF+A uses these little tiles to create masterpieces on the walls and floor – a look that you can have in your own home!
Take a walk through the two-storey space and check out the exquisite Italian tiles and handcrafted artistic mosaic features. These fine interior materials range from classic collections (inspired by marble and stone) to modern designs (inspired by modern art). The showroom also has a dedicated cafe/bar that serves a full range of beverages – coffee, tea and even an afternoon tipple or two!
24 Mohamed Sultan Road
Since it was first opened in 2005, the Hansgrohe showroom has been a prime destination for high-end bathroom fixtures. here, you’ll find bathroom essentials like faucets, mixers, showers and tubs from Axor and Hansgrohe. The German brand exemplifies high quality and good design, and is a champion of environmental sustainability.
There are beautiful bathroom setups scattered around the showroom, great sources of inspiration if you’re looking for ideas for your own bathroom space.
69 Mohamed Sultan Road
Want more? We scouted the area and found these home stores.
This showroom and design studio is home to a wide array of hard-to-find fabrics from all around the world. Here’s where you can find artisanal fabrics including handwoven, blocked and screen-printed textiles.
46 Kim Yam Road
Customise your own space with the modular wardrobe and kitchen systems at the BI&L showroom. There is also a retail space where you’ll find well-known Scandinavian and European furniture, kitchen utensils and lifestyle accessories
12 & 13 Mohamed Sultan Road
Test-drive the latest innovation in mattresses and pillows at the Tempur Sleep Boutique. The store welcomes the “try before you buy” policy, so kick off your shoes and lie down on one of the mattresses before you make up your mind.
20 Martin Road
Seng Kee Building #01-01
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