hi Koyo, I also thinking of Balinese/resort style furinishing...I saw some in Natural Living - Park Mall. You may want to check it out, of course, there have quite a number of other furniture shop as well
You may want to try Pasardina at Dempsey Road. Last dec, was scouting around for teak furniture (Balinese). I dare to say I have conquered at least 95% of teak shop in Singapore and none of them has the quality and finishing of Pasardina.
However, do note that their furniture is very pricey. I bought a TV console, coffee table and dining set from them. No regrets till today.
Hi happywei, let me try to dig it out tonight. Not sure if it is still available.
Yes, Pagoda i have been there. To really enjoy teak furniture, one must be able to see the grain patterns. Only old tree has nice natural grain patterns. Dun go for teak furniture with dark color tone cos you can't see the grain patterns.
Secondly, have a feel on the furniture. It must be heavy. Nowadays, in order to cut cost, the teak wood they use are very thin. The result: too light and does not look grand.
A few shops have quite good quality teak furniture (off my head):
1. Pasardina Living(that is obvious)
2. gallery278 along river valley road
3. Sister's dream at Joan Road
4. Leyon Collections at East Coast
Pasardina was the first shop we went to and we regretted going there. Cos we used Pasardina as the reference to guage we want. In the end: Pasardina. BTW, I'm in no way related to them and I have no vested interest. I just feel that if you really like natural living, go for the best. Good furniture last you a lifetime.
Of primary importance when buying furniture in Bali is the moisture content. You want to avoid shipping home a bunch of really wonderful furniture, only to have it quickly crack due to the climate change. Most reputable furniture dealers will have a moisture meter, which will measure the moisture content of the wood. If you are serious about buying a lot of pieces, it would be a good investment to get a meter before you come. Ideally, high quality teak or other hard wood export furniture should have a moisture content of 5 or less as measured by the meter.
The majority of the furniture offered in Bali is actually made in eastern Java. If you can afford the time to go there, you can save quite a bit, especially on large bulk orders.