MELBOURNE’S HOMEWARE HAVENS
THE BEST HOMEWARES STORES IN MELBOURNE ACCORDING TO ONE VERY EXPERIENCED MELBOURNIAN SHOPAHOLIC.
Living room need a revamp? Bedroom a sight for sore eyes? Follow this must-try guide to Melbourne’s most stylish homewares stores to find the perfect pieces to spruce things up a notch.
Clear some space in the car and take a sticky beak at five of the most swoon worthy homeware havens in Melbourne. Scouring the city for stand out purveyors of pretty things for the home, you won’t get too far in this neck of the woods without stumbling across a clever decor or design idea to stick in the memory bank.
Loaded with sensational style and design, Melbourne can be more than a little dangerous for anyone with a design-eye and a penchant for browsing. So you don’t have to waste every weekend dragging your significant other through stores across town I’ve whittled down the list of homewares stores you need to visit to just a few. Whether you’re relocating, redecorating, window shopping or shopping up a festive cyclone, these are four of the best homewares stores in Melbourne.
FENTON & FENTON
OOH LA LA. SEE WHERE COLOUR, CULTURE & STYLE COLLIDE.
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471 High Street
Put a burst of Bohemian Rhapsody into your life, and your lounge room, at Melbourne’s renowned home of style. Beautiful and rambling, classic and modern, all at the same time, Fenton & Fenton carries an eclectic and diverse range of furniture, linen, wall art, rugs, fashion, artwork, jewellery and taxidermy.
Stepping off Prahran’s High Street and the showroom is like marching into another universe, where Morocco meets tribal Africa, meets India. The brainchild of sought-after stylist, Lucy Fenton, Fenton & Fenton’s eclectic signature style seamlessly combines the vintage with the avant garde and the contemporary with the traditional, never failing to deliver a statement.
LIGHT & BRIGHT LIFESTYLE PRODUCTS THAT OOZE WITH TRENDY SOPHISTICATION
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Malvern Store – 1A Llaneast Street
Hampton Store – 313 Hampton Street
The ultimate gift and homewares haven, Crate Expectations really is a treasure trove of gorgeous bits and bobs perfect for that friend with a design eye. A modern Australian offering with a touch of Scandi design, Crate Expectations is light, bright and oozing with swoon worthy stuff you’ll find it hard not to fall in love with. Drop into one of the two Melbourne stores – in Malvern or Hampton – and get lost browsing the gorgeous selection of lifestyle products.
Offering a huge range of Australian and international brands, in store you’ll find everything from books, women’s accessories and scarves, to furniture, artwork, soft furnishings and kitchenware. Proprietor Georgie Bird is a big believer in Australian design and supports many local brands and designers you might recognise – she’s also a whizz when it comes to merchandising! Not to be missed.
FRANKIE & COCO
MAKE LIFE MORE BEAUTIFUL AT FRANKIE & COCO
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398 Hampton Street
Get inspired by the Frankie & Coco concept; to create a stylish lifestyle and home, you simply can’t wait to come home to. Who doesn’t want to love where they live? Brimming with a range of trendy and unique homewares, giftware, furniture, art and fashion sourced from all over the world, a trip to Frankie & Coco is all about making life more beautiful.
Forget following the rules when it comes to styling, step out of your comfort zone and embrace the interesting range of beautiful and bold bits and pieces stocked in store; you won’t find them everywhere, so if it’s a statement piece with a bit of individuality you’ve been hunting for, here you will probably find it! Frankie & Coco also provide a home styling service for those who need a bit of a push in the right direction when it comes to making a house, your home.
THE FAMILY LOVE TREE
HOMEWARES & FURNISHINGS THAT PUT THE FUN BACK IN FURNITURE
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508 Malvern Road
If you’re ready to embrace all things bright and beautiful, you need The Family Love Tree in your life. Bringing bohemian back with a jaw-dropping, head-turning collection of eclectic homewares and unique handcrafted furniture, The Family Love Tree is an Australian based lifestyle brand and lush one-stop-shop for impressive boho statement pieces that can spruce up your home’s style factor in an instant.
Stumble upon this store and its bound to steal your heart. With a brand new concept store on Malvern Road in Hawksburn, The Family Love Tree a rainbow mecca for rainbow home styling. With the signature bold colours, unusual textures and clashing you’ll be able to give any room a magical makeover. The website also has a superb online shop so stylish shoppers from far and wide can feast their eyes on the incredible collection.
HUNTING FOR GEORGE
ONLINE BOUTIQUE THAT’S BEEN MAKING YOUR HOME AWESOME SINCE 2010
If you’re after an online interiors store that offers something a little different to everywhere else, look no further than this fabulous online boutique. Known for procuring the coolest, hippest, funkiest contemporary homewares for your nest, the Melbourne sisters behind Hunting for George have spent the last five years carefully curating their boutique collection from the best designers and artisans around the world.
Sourcing a wide selection of the finest giftables for the home, women, men and kids, it’s always a thrill to find a fresh batch of covetable creations appear in stock on this uber-cool online store. Lately, Glade-Wright and Harris have branched out into offering their own Hunting for George-branded items, including things for the bathroom, kitchenware, bed linen, prints and clocks, handmade in Melbourne. Answering our festive prayers, fans were thrilled to see the Hunting for George pop up shop appear earlier in December at their Richmond studio. Encore. Please. L.O.V.E.
OVER TO YOU!
KNOW OF A STORE THAT’S LIKE HEAVEN FOR HOMEWARES?
For more style and shopping tips to spruce up your home check out these posts on Fenton & Fenton, The Family Love Tree and Pop & Scott. They’re three of my favourites when it comes to shopping in Melbourne. For the city’s most loved jewellery label you’ll want to check out Nicole Fendel.
For more inspo on my hometown here’s a look at the Best of Melbourne. For design ideas from all over the globe get a load of the incredible style tips in this infographic of 13 interior design trends from around the world. Enjoy!
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