Is your home or office due for a refresh? Explore Alexandria, Sydney’s design hub. Over the past few years, some of the biggest names on the scene have been moving into converted industrial spaces, making our design shopping easier and oh-so-stylish. These are our favourite spots.
With its own range and global brands (think Jonathan Adler, Oly San Francisco and Ralph Lauren) in store, Coco Republic showrooms are seriously stunning. The Alexandria one is no exception. It’s beautifully styled, and made up of chic yet cosy furniture, as well as homewares. If you need help nailing the Coco Republic aesthetic for your home or office, the brand also offers interior design and decoration services. Sign up, and wait for the compliments to roll in.
34 O’Riordan Street, Alexandria
To get a taste of what’s trending in design around the world, head to Space Furniture, which stocks great global brands such as Kartell, Zanotta, B&B Italia and Maxalto. While other design stores have specialised styles, Space caters to all kinds of tastes and needs. The furniture is cool and creative, and we guarantee you’ll want to pick up some of the styled rooms and install them into your own home, just as they are.
84 O’Riordan Street, Alexandria
For designer furniture and homewares, check out Matt Blatts’ beautiful showroom. There, you’ll find a carefully curated range of items that work to create gorgeous, uplifting spaces. Most of the pieces are contemporary, and the brand has a team of qualified stylists in-store to assist with any questions and design dilemmas.
88-92 O'Riordan St, Alexandria
After the wild success of its New York and Los Angeles showrooms, Blu Dot decided to open up its third location in Sydney town, and it’s made a real splash on the design scene. Blu Dot creates mid-century modernist furniture that’s not only pretty, but practical and reasonably priced – three terms that aren’t often heard together when talking about design. Better yet, the brand is all about making the most of smaller spaces, so if you’re decorating a not-so-large apartment, you’re in the right place.
69 O’Riordan Street, Alexandria
Alexandria’s heritage Woolstores building is the lucky location of Living Edge’s new flagship store. The expansive space showcases interior design and office wares from luxury labels like Muuto, Pierre Paulin, Mark Newson and Established & Sons. There’s a mix of classic and accent pieces on display, and plenty of pops of colour. It’s an inspirational go-to for designers and architects, who love the quirky and modern pieces in each mini room.
The Woolstores, Shed 74, 4D Huntley Street, Alexandria
A true one-stop-shop, Alexandria Homemaker Centre houses some of the most well-known names in the design and homewares world. Whether you’re looking for furniture and bedding, floor coverings, or electrical and light fittings, the two-level centre has a store that sells it. Its major tenants include Brescia Furniture, Baby Kingdom, Bing Lee, Lincraft, Osman Outdoor Furniture, Forty Winks and Bay Leather Republic. How’s that for convenience?
49-59 O’Riordan Street, Alexandria