The best online stores to hit up for homewares in 2017

From mid-century modern and Scandi-cool, to handcrafted ceramics and tribal treasures, here are some of the best online stores to hit up for homewares in 2017.

Design Stuff

“A total want, need, must-have moment every time you visit,” says Kim Pearson, interior designer at Kim Pearson Interior Design and Decoration. Stocking well-designed homewares, furniture and art by local and international design talent, standouts include Bondi-based homewares brand Zakkia, illustrator Michelle Carlslund and Israeli print design studio Mikabarr.

Cultiver linen from cranmorehome.com

Cultiver linen from cranmorehome.com

Envelopes by Olympia

Gracious, inviting and sophisticated, pick up elegant tips for event organising, while shopping for decorative but unfussy stationary, including envelopes, gift cards, save the dates and invitations.

Modern Times

Brimming with fabulous flights of fancy, there is something here to suit all tastes. “I am renovating,” says Alex Van Der Sluys, designer at Kip and Co., “and headed straight to Modern Times for my sumptuous leather couch – I love it!” A great spot to fossick for cool mid-century pieces, as well as eclectic furniture, art and home decor of Dutch, contemporary Australian and vintage European design.

Modern Times. Stylist: Marsha Golemac.Modern Times. Stylist: Marsha Golemac. 

After Online

An assemblage of wonderful handmade, one-of-a-kind works by artisans from all over the globe. “Basically I want everything from After Online,” says Van Der Sluys. “We love the functional works of art on offer, from the woven lampshades and African milk pails, to the richly woven wall hangings. A real find.”

Scandilove Gift Co.

“Perth-based Scandilove Gift Co. is a new one to watch,” says Morag Barron, owner of The Little Leaf Co. Merging gift-giving and clean Scandinavian design, choose a delightfully presented gift for him, her, home or baby, boxed-up and ready to send to loved ones near or far. All products are sustainably sourced from Scandinavia, including coveted brands like Cam Cam Copehagan, Funkis and House Doctor.

Koskela

A unique shopping destination for the cognoscente who has everything. “I especially love the woven lights from Elcho Island,” says Van Der Sluys. Browse cool home additions, like indigo denim beanbags with tan leather detail, chic leather modules and luxurious “glamping” essentials.

Greenhouse Interiors

A place to quietly browse an impressive list of designers and the wares. Check out whimsical object d’art by Twiggargerie, handmade wall hangings by Three Queens Interiors and beautiful hand-painted ceramics by Mornington Peninsula artist Karen Morton.

Open homes:

Kaz Morton ceramics.

Antler and Moss

For the purist – a concise collection of beautiful ceramics, timber homewares and simplistic textiles, crafted by Australian artisans in a palette of black, white and earthy neutrals. “I source many objects here and my clients always love them,” says interior stylist Vanessa Cribb of Indigo Jungle. “The pieces are edgy and delicate and the shapes, textures and tones are timeless and functional.”

Cranmore Home

“A great site to shop for Australian-made homewares,” says Barron. Shop for well-designed furniture by HK Living and Ethnicraft, as well as luxe bed linens by designers Kip & Co., Cultiver Linen, Bonnie + Neil, Castles + Things and Hunting for George.

Criteria Collection

Former New York art director Rachael Fry has curated a collection of modern furniture and design objects from studios all over the world. Swoon over beautiful lighting installations by Apparatus, chic coffee tables crafted by Fred Ganim and homegrown tablewares by Dinosaur Designs.

Apparatus Studio.Apparatus Studio.

The Society Inc

Steal leading stylist Sibella Court’s enviable style at her online store. You will find everything imaginable here, like dip dyed mosquito nets, anchor door handles, seafaring flags, handblown apothecary jars – even surfboards. Truly a site for the senses and the stylish.


Article by: Elizabeth Clarke
Images by: criteriacollection.com; Armelle Habib; Brooke Holm; Annette O’Brien

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