Bungalow 55 Dempsey Hill Review: Unique rugs, cushions, & home decor

No home is complete without accessories. “We have everything that can pull a room together and make it beautiful,” says owner of Bungalow 55, Nina Beale. 

Bungalow 55 has wicker baskets filled with beach-inspired decor and plush, colourful cushions. At the centre of the shop stands a table adorned with blue and white Chinoiserie porcelain, seashells, electric candles (with timer function) and cheese knives. The selection at the store is classic, timeless, and it’s style is rustic, yet modern.

Bungalow 55 Dempsey Hill Review: Unique rugs, cushions, & home decor
The assortment of glassware includes hurricane lamps, lolly jars and stormlights.

Besides offering products from her home country (these include Armadillo hand-woven rugs and Bellamee beach towels), Nina carries a selection of exquisite items from Europe and the US, too.

About 70 per cent of the store’s stock, however, comes from Flamant – a family-run Belgian homeware brand that Nina is a loyal fan of.

Thanks to its good mix of ornaments and soft furnishings here, you’ll be happy to know that they can be easily used in isolation to deck out a home of any style. 

Bungalow 55 used to be located at #01-05A Cluny Court before it moved in 2019 to 8D Dempsey Rd, #03-04.

Bungalow 55 Dempsey Hill Review: Unique rugs, cushions, & home decor

Bungalow 55 at Dempsey Hill

Having spent seven years in Cluny Court, Bungalow 55 moved to a larger 1,350 sq ft space on a third-floor unit in 8D Dempsey.

The main reason for the move? Bungalow 55’s interior styling service.

“The home styling consultations have now become a significant part of Bungalow 55. We needed a larger space to accommodate our furniture, and to design a better client experience. When I saw the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the jungle, I was sold!” she says.

Bungalow 55 Dempsey Hill Review: Unique rugs, cushions, & home decor

Nina’s collection consists of unique items that are hard to find in Singapore, such as nature-inspired pieces – for instance, the Costa Verde hanging lamp constructed out of plant fibres – as well as customisable furniture like the X-Desk, named after its crossed wooden legs.

Costa Verde hanging lamp constructed out of plant fibres

Bungalow 55 Dempsey Hill Review: Unique rugs, cushions, & home decor

To maximise the space, Nina used her signature round tables to create a figure-of-eight flow. This fits the counter and client consultation area and creates a relaxed, happy atmosphere.

Bungalow 55 Dempsey Hill Review: Unique rugs, cushions, & home decor

When asked how she would describe Bungalow 55 customers, she says: “Someone who is discerning, interesting, fun and has a sense of humour!”

Bungalow 55 is located at 8D Dempsey Rd, #03-04, Singapore 249672. Tel: 8318 5358.