Mention Bali and one is immediately reminded of a tropical paradise; of the balmy breeze, soothing sounds of gentle ocean waves lapping on the shore and the profusion of colours with each sunset and sunrise. Bali is so much more than an island getaway, it is a longing for a simpler life, a carefree dream framed with rattan and wood.
While most of us would love to live out our best ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ dreams without a care in the world, there are easier ways to reach a state of zen than travelling to Bali. The essence of Bali is a seamless blend of nature and culture. To recreate the same sort of relaxed luxury, try decking your home in Balinese inspired homeware, and you will find resort-living much more accessible than it was before.
We’ve gathered a couple of spots in Singapore for you to incorporate a little bit of this Indonesian haven in your home. From textured rugs, bamboo baskets to rattan everything, we’ve got you covered.
Kulturë was founded by Indonesian-French couple Esi and Charles, formed thanks to a shared passion for beautifully handcrafted homeware. Enamoured by the creativity of Balinese artistry, Kulturë highlights quality Balinese homeware and decor. Each piece is made in collaboration with native Balinese artisans to weave a touch of Balinese magic into your home. They specialise in gorgeous wood carvings, perfect for decorations or even as headboards.
The designs from Inbali speak to traditional Balinese styles with a touch of contemporary. Each piece is handcrafted using solid hardwood found in Bali and Java, designed to form authentic yet unique creations for your home. Every collection is also produced in limited quantities so as to ensure the best quality possible. The philosophy behind the brand is particularly heartwarming too: it highlights making beautiful homeware that supports and empower small local businesses through sustainable and natural processes.
The star products at Living DNA are textured rugs — loads and loads of them. Textured rugs are the perfect way to add a touch cosy Balinese spirit in your home without changing too many details. Rugs also create a wonderful balance to the room by highlighting the pieces that lay on top of it, be it your sofa or your bed. The pieces at Living DNA have a sort of raw artistry to them that bring out the laid back nature of Balinese design. If you are looking for other pieces of homeware, charming pieces like lanterns, artworks and woven baskets are also available.
Co-founded by Karin Rysgaard of Cocoon Styling, this new island-inspired store aims to help their customers create textured layers in their home and to reimagine what it means to live on a tropical island. Available both in stores and online, the brand offer a plethora of items including hand-carved stone pieces and luxurious textiles with sustainable rattan and reclaimed teak wood. Each piece is made more contemporary with its design and colours, suitable for those who prefer a modern island lifestyle.
Elements Concept stands for lovingly handcrafted furniture and homeware dedicated to an elegant tropical style. The local establishment handles every single step in the company — from development and production all the way to delivery of their products. This is also the reason why their pieces come in such excellent quality and design. Everything is handmade, giving each piece a character of its own with the tiny imperfections that add a human quality to their products.