For the furniture breakdown of Project Mono, go to the Furniture Room-by-Room, Part I.
Following Part I or if you skipped straight to Part II, this part will consist of the entire list of furniture stores that I purchased from and noteworthy stores that I've visited. Most of the stores are within the Klang Valley region and a few online stores.
The List of Furniture Stores in Project Mono:
In no particular order, here's a list of stores that I purchased from for Project Mono:
1. Urban Edge Home Gallery
Location: Lot 3-57, 3rd Floor, Quill City Mall, 1018 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
The origin of my Melanie Bed. Urban Edge is a bespoke furniture gallery; home to a vast collection of contemporary modern designer furniture. The items displayed are undoubtedly of high-quality with intricate workmanship. With luxurious products, comes luxurious pricing - so set your expectations and budgets accordingly. The staff are kind and happy to assist you if you have any inquiries. I would highly recommend you visit their showroom and view the quality of the items firsthand.
There are few places that as I enter and I immediately want everything being sold, Urban Edge is most definitely one of them.
2. Timeless Design
Location: 17-G, Jalan LGSB 1/4, Pusat Komersial LGSB, Off Jalan Hospital, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor
Timeless Design is a mid-to-high end store with a diverse catalogue; from retro to industrial to minimalist. Their 'urban store' holds a great selection of their products for anyone to view and Nick, who I inquired several times about certain products, was always happy and willing to answer my questions. Even though I only purchased the dining table from Timeless, their website always tempts me to make more impulse purchases - especially that Cassidy Mirror.
Location: Ground Floor, G52, Jalan SS 22/23, Damansara Jaya, 47400, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Ruma is home to a vast collection of chic, contemporary, cosmopolitan furniture and home decor. From full dining set to display candles, Ruma sells a wide variety of products at a reasonable rate. It's no surprise that, aside from IKEA, Ruma became the source of a lot of products purchased for the project including the L-couch which despite an initial hiccup with the delivery, managed to resolve the issue on the same day - excellent customer service. Their collection of products are updated quite regularly, so it's worth multiple visit or visiting their website regularly.
Location: 2, Jalan PJU 7/2, Mutiara Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Speaking of which... IKEA is such a staple to home furniture that I probably don't even need to talk about them; so instead I'll just share my experience. IKEA, by a mile, is the place I made the most number of purchases and had I known I'd buy so much, I would've joined their "Family" program. However, their customer service and delivery services (who I assume are an outsourced third-party) are atrocious. Anyone who follows my social media, knew I had a long rant about it BUT credit to IKEA, after 4 customer service calls and a next-day home visit, it was resolved.
Pro-tip: Go weekdays, never weekends. Always double check that you got the right items and required components before and after purchase (before leaving the premise). Always self-deliver, borrow a friend's truck or rent your own, anything but their delivery services.
5. Joy Design Studio
Location: 6, Jalan Setia Dagang, U13/AJ, Setia Alam 40170, Shah Alam, Selangor
Bang for the buck! is basically how I'd summarize Joy Design. With a wide selection of contemporary and Scandi furniture selection, the studio provides great quality products at a reasonable rate. Their large show unit at Setia Alam display is a joy (hah!) to visit especially with their welcoming staff. Best of all, they regularly host clearance sale to make way for new stock and it's a great way to score a decent bargain - like my Chesterfield. Often they do bundle packs of furniture at an affordable price, so if you're looking to fill up a room quickly, visit Joy Design.
Location: 1, Jalan Kajang Perdana 2/2, Taman Kajang Perdana, 43000 Kajang, Selangor
The reason I include my rug as part of my home furniture rather than just home decor because the rug tied the living room together and made it feel whole - and that is thanks to imhomestylist. Perhaps the only contemporary abstract rugs store [amongst the sea of Persian rug stores] in the whole region, imhomestylist selection was exactly what I was looking for. Despite the showroom being in mid-redecorating during my visit, their wall of rugs was a sight to behold and the customer service was friendly and helpful - even manage to help squeeze a 2 meter long rug into a Mini. imhomestylist started selling furniture recently and couldn't recommend them highly enough.
An online-only store, nesthouz.com is home to great-quality modern contemporary furniture at an affordable price. The VITO TV console I ordered was immaculate, beautiful, and met my expectations exactly without ever seeing the product in person - a worry from most online purchases. My only and biggest gripe is the poor customer service and delivery management was horrendous. Missing initial scheduled deliveries and unresponsive customer service ruined an otherwise amazing product. I would still recommend nesthouz for their products but warn would-be buyers to be patient, very patient.
Location: Bangsar Shopping Centre T112-115, 3rd floor, 285 Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandar Raya, 59000 Kuala Lumpur
BoConcept had always been known for high-end designer furniture and their BSC showroom is no exception. Beautiful selection of modern contemporary collection and great customer service, it was difficult to visit the showroom (during a sale event) and not pick-up anything - so I perhaps bought the most affordable thing there, the Tear Drop sculpture. Again, with premium quality comes premium price tag and if money was no object, BoConcept would be one of my first visits.
The List of Furniture Stores I Recommend to Visit:
Basically my honorable mentions list. These are the stores I had visited, and despite not purchasing from them, had a great selection and service that I would recommend:
1. Noir Home & Entrér
Location: S11, Level 2, East Wing, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur & L2-017, Level 2, MyTOWN Shopping Centre, No. 6, Jalan Cochrane, Seksyen 90, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Noir Home and Entrér are sibling stores/showroom to the previously mentioned Urban Edge and are both home to premium contemporary collection of home decor and furniture. Noir home to more contemporary classics and Entrér to slick Scandinavian design, I could get lost in these 2 galleries all day. The Noir Diffuser was a tempting impulse decor almost-purchase; had it not been for either stores' premium costs.
2. DoYoung Malaysia
Location: C-3-7 & 8, VANTAGE, Jalan Desiran Tanjung, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Pulau Pinang
Whilst technically not an online-only store [they have a showroom in Penang], DoYoung's website has a robust selection of contemporary furniture and decor including premium designer replicas at such affordable prices. Their online customer service are friendly and responsive - oh the amount of times I've almost purchased my dining chairs from DoYoung are too many to count. They do deliver to the Klang Valley region at a reasonable price. Though I can't vouch for the quality of the goods, I can say their website is a joy to visit on a bored weekend afternoon.
3. More Design
Location: 11a, Jalan Apollo U5/194, Taman Pinggiran Subang, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor
With good quality products and gigantic selection of items, More Design is a one-stop shop for all your furniture needs at an affordable price. The showroom in Shah Alam is a little remote but quantity of items displayed is astonishing. Any owners hoping to kit out their unit to an Airbnb accommodation need not go anywhere else. My only gripe, a minor gripe, is the quality. Whilst it is decent and very affordable, some of the items (especially replicas) felt a little 'cheap' materiality-wise and a little too stiff/firm. Though it won't be a cause of concern for anyone staying in the units in short-terms.
If you have any recommended stores or online-shops for me to visit, you can e-mail me at email@example.com or contact me at my Contact page.
Click here to return and read Part I for the room-by-room furniture breakdown of Project Mono so far.