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We’ve already established that Melbourne is a melting pot for great design. So it comes as no surprise that the city is also abuzz with great homeware stores to suit any type of living space. If you are shopping for homewares in Melbourne, we suggest paying a visit to one these eight boutique shops. From Scandinavian styles to quirky home accessories and homewares created by artisans in India – your abode will be looking like it was ripped out of an interior decor magazine. Presenting our guide to homewares in Melbourne.
Your answer to quirky, laboratory-inspired glasswares
8/2 Dingley Avenue Dandenong VIC 3171 | Also available at various stockists
Looking to add that special touch to your dining table? Look no further and pay a visit to 2K Labware a homewares shop, where you’ll find quirky and laboratory-inspired glassware like beakers and conical flasks to vintage-style concrete furniture, apothecary bottles, lighting and ceramic pots and planters. 2K Labware is available at various markets and stockists across Melbourne.
Gives your space a feeling of relaxation and luxe
Born out of a passion for interiors, Cabin Co Interiors takes you from the cabin of your boat to a cabin in the woods with its range of nautical inspired homewares. Jute baskets and rugs, cushions covers and pillow cases with striped prints and anchor shape patterns, wooden stools, Australian-made sheep’s wool throw blankets, and a small collection of clothes, fashion accessories and jewellery are just an introduction to the many items you’ll find here.
Beautiful and intriguing interiors for your abode
From importing and distributing homewares to focusing on sourcing high-quality contemporary furniture for residential and commercial interiors, Exhibit Interiors has certainly come a long way. This homewares shop now carries everything from beds to desks, dining tables, consoles and clothing racks. But the main highlight is Elmo, an award-winning furniture collection designed by Italian product designer Giordano Caldarini.
Dares to mix and match themes and concepts
During her travels around the globe, the founder of Fenton&Fenton, Lucy Fenton was immersed in a wide variety of aesthetics mixed with classical antiques and contemporary Australian style from home. The interiors shop is now an extension of her adventures so do not be surprised if you come across an eclectic collection that dares to mix and match various concepts and designs. From vintage to avant-garde, the furniture collection accords with vivid textiles, one-off curios, artwork and jewellery to create a highly sought-after look.
One-stop online marketplace with nearly 100 brands
Hunting for George was conceived in 2010 when sister-duo, Lucy Glade-Wright and Jo Harris desired to create an online space that offered more than just the norm. Fast-forward seven years and the brand has now grown into an online marketplace featuring nearly a hundred local and boutique brands. The brand also has its own collection of prints, handmade clocks, pure cotton bed linen, textile accessories and Australian-made furniture.
Soft furnishings with clean lines, geometric shapes and monochromatic tones
Shop online and at various stockists.
Kate & Kate is the brainchild of sisters-in-law Kate Pascoe and Kate Pascoe Squires. Together they have created a brand that offers a range of Australian designed textiles and soft furnishings for the home. The Kate & Kate design aesthetic varies from clean lines, geometric shapes to monochromatic and complementary colours.
Accessible Scandinavian furniture and art
The idea behind Norsu Interiors transpired when founders Nat Wheeler and Kristy Sadlier noticed the lack of accessible Scandinavian furniture in Australia. Today, Norsu Interiors specialises in emerging designers from the Nordic region including two brick-and-mortar stores with the Norsu artLAB, a gallery space dedicated to Scandinavian art at its East Malvern location and a style suite at its second boutique in Hawthorn.
Homewares made by artisans in India
Available online and at various stockists.
Tribe Home was born out of the desire to decorate, and a belief that a good room always starts from the ground up. What you get is a range of beautiful handmade rugs, storage baskets, ottomans, cushions and metal ware produced by artisans in India. Tribe Home’s signature style tends towards sophisticated, elegant, bold, textural and layered designs in muted tones.