If you have just moved to Australia and now consider yourself a Sydneysider, start to feel at home with these 10 of the best homewares stores in Sydney.
We scoured the city seeking purveyors of pretty things for your home to suit different styles and budgets.
The real deal when it comes to Scandi style, Good Dane stocks a few of the premier brands in Scandinavian furniture. Believe Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl, Arne Jacobsen and much more in an emporium of expertly curated furniture, accessories, lighting and fabrics.
Lighting with a handmade, industrial border shares space with classic one-piece trinkets and some of the most intricate beach style furniture Australia has on offer. The majority of the lights are designed in Sydney and handmade in India using solid aluminum, brass, hand-blown glass, salvaged wood, silks and other interesting materials.
The New Zealand-based brand provides fresh, relaxed homewares with an international flavour. Each seasonal collection is inspired by textures and colours from a different area of the world. Latest stop: Mali. The contemporary furniture range will not date any time soon — and will not break the bank, which is why a lot of interior designers in Sydney opt for contemporary style.
Stunning sustainability is a hallmark of the furniture and homewares in Koskela, housed in a huge former industrial area in Rosebery. The brand has serious ecological and social credit, cooperating with Native American weavers from Arnhem Land, by way of instance, to generate drop-dead gorgeous lampshades.
With its neutral colour palettes and earthy textures, Papaya is a silent achiever among the chain shop crowd. You’ll discover shimmering hand-hammered Egyptian lights, lace-cut metal outside stools and fine ceramic bottles one of its wares. There are kitchen items, toys and fashion accessories also. Papaya has arguably some of the best interior styling Sydney has seen as far as a chain design store.
Receive a hit of Hamptons style without leaving Sydney at this northern shore hub of coastal cool. The shop showcases coastal beach furniture, homewares and kitchen accessories, including a vast array of rattan furniture. There is also a cafe, play area for the children, lounge area for those grown-ups, and fresh flowers to go.
Promising international paintings for the contemporary bohemian, Table Tonic has an 4clectic and wallet-friendly choice of fabrics, soft furnishings and jewellery from far-flung places. Think handmade Moroccan leather pouffes, feather juju hats from Cameroon and organic cotton beach towels out of Tunisia.
Inspired by France, made for Australia. Tucked away in the backyard of Camperdown, Le Forge specialises in galvanised steel furniture for inside and out. There is also an intriguing choice of European architectural accessories, homewares and enjoyable statement pieces from far-flung places. Anyone for a rustic barber’s chair?
The Country Trader
An Aladdin’s cave of decoration, The Country Trader has a mind-boggling collection of classic and new homewares, furniture, artworks and curios in addition to posh-meets-rustic bits from the Ralph Lauren Home Collection. Locate 18th-century Italian serpentine-fronted chests of drawers, tequila bottles shaped like flamenco dancers and much, much more in the 2000-square-metre space.
Fashion to your own wardrobe … and your dwelling. Becker Minty provides furniture, Home decor and light alongside men’s and women’s fashion, accessories and perfume in a fashionable boutique in the heart of Potts Point. Brands include AERIN, Blainey North and Akar p Nissim.