We tour you through the neighbourhood’s best furniture & lighting shops, decor boutiques and kitchen & bath showrooms
“We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavours and furniture polish is made from real lemons.” – Alfred Newman (1901-1970), American composer.
Uptown is every home-renovator’s dream, offering never-ending options for fixtures, fittings and furniture. With 58 stores to browse, you’ll find everything from Spanish ceramic tiles to remote-controlled bidets. Click a pin on the map below to get more information about any of this fashionable design district’s hottest shops.
Seven standout discoveries from our favourite design shops
Newy sofa by Beltá at 18 Watt
Neverending Glory pendants by Lasvit at AM Studio
Metris faucet by Hansgrohe at Roman Bath Centre
Bee barstool by Bross at Funktion Interiors
Stuv fireplace at Igne Ferro
Wall oven at Monogram Design Centre and Cooking Studio
Manhattan bookshelf by Jesse at Palazzetti
Two top showrooms that always impress
With natural light pouring in through a central skylight and large potted plants lining the perimeter, Amala’s super-serene new space feels ready to host meditation classes. Instead, it’s home to gorgeous Nepalese wool and Thai silk rugs sourced by Amala’s team from skilled artisans. We’re especially big fans of the budget-friendly new Core collection, which includes a design inspired by fossilized dinosaur eggshells.
The expert staff here have the design chops to assist with any tile project. Their seminars and planning services help to guide shoppers through the on-trend selection of countertops, flooring and exterior cladding. The range of offerings is extensive. While plenty of muted traditional options are available, we love the kaleidoscopic look of the hexagonal tiles in the new St-Barth range.