Seminyak is so chock-full of locally crafted house ware stores it’s hard to know where to begin. Hand-made pieces from carvings and candle-holders, to ceramics and cushions, sell for a fraction of what they would back home. Whether you’re looking for an antiques cabinet salvaged from a royal court, the perfect little Buddha or a bling-bling mirror, these 10 stores have you covered.
Deceptively spacious and elegantly eclectic, Lemari is a treasure trove of unique pieces sourced from across the Indonesian archipelago and beyond. The mix includes modern items juxtaposed with plates, sculptures and curios, like framed Indian court paintings.
Looking to add that finishing touch to your Hamptons beach house? Look no further than D2 Detail Deco. This vast warehouse is a wonderland of screens, candlesticks, vases, picture frames, rocking horses, baskets, bird cages and Buddhas, all painted in airy, lightly aged candy hues.
Purveyors of contemporary style to hotels and villas across the world for almost 30 years, Warisan is a Seminyak landmark. This curated selection of antiques and contemporary furniture features bronzes, sculptures, ceramics, fabrics, mirrors, vases and even paintings.
If you’re looking for vintage, junk and upcycled goodies, then Tangkuban Perahu is the street to head. Mixed Furniture offers a great sampling of up-cycled style, from skiffs converted into bookshelves and oil drums transformed into chairs, to painted cabinets, salvaged junk and signs.
If you love all things kitsch and fabulous, then Toko Emporium is likely your dream store. A wonderland of all things exotic and bling—from mirrors adorned with feathers, shells and beads to hand-carved buffalo skulls and painted conical hats—it’s the perfect hybrid of tropical and glam.
You don’t have to plough through the welter of stores on bustling Jalan Raya Legian for your dose of Balinese and Indonesian details. Head to Carga, right next door to Biku, for pretty candle-holders, rattan baskets, batik, cushions, crockery, glassware and cards, as well as furniture, generally in elegant, timeless neutrals.
Looking for that authentically Asian design detail? Head to Masa, for your choice of Buddhas, bells, ceramics, gongs, sculptures and carvings, both wood and stone. There’s a mix of contemporary pieces with authentic salvaged items.
The swimming pool and café impress at Kim Soo Home, an airy concept store. So do the exuberant but largely monochrome interior goodies: Think vases, baskets, lampshades, chandeliers, place mats, sculptures and cushions, in hues from black to cream via raw wood, silver mesh and shells.
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Designers of ceramics for Locavore, one of Indonesia’s best restaurants, Kevala also has retail stores across Bali. Head to its Batubelig branch for the perfect melange of elegant stoneware in neutral shades and fun Mediterranean brights that wouldn’t look out of place on a Greek island. Pop next door to Kado for handmade papers to wrap your gifts and perhaps a pressed-flower photo frame or two.
Want something a little bit different? How about a neon orange wire-work Vespa, a sculptural seven-branch sconce, or a hot pink buffalo head from Rainbow Ironwork. From functional pieces—like tables, chairs and the inevitable candelabras—to exuberant flights of fancy that look more like abstract sketches, everything here is crafted from iron.