Dreamy Décor: Eastern Suburbs' Hottest Homeware Stores
Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs is home to a bounty of beautiful homeware stores, with shelves stocked to the brim with all kinds of artistic, decorative adornments. So, if you’re in the market for a new addition, complete overhaul or just a touch of interiors inspo, these stylish home stores cover all bases.
Interior stylist Nicole Vatselias is the women behind this Double Bay beauty. A destination for designers, decorators and stylists, LuMu has a well-earned reputation for its bespoke, one-of-a-kind pieces from Europe, Asia, Africa and of course, Australia – think antiques and contemporary, handmade and designer pieces. Nicole also offers styling services for the fans of the LuMu look.
14 Transvaal Avenue, Double Bay
With a curated offering of high-end Australian and International labels including Missoni Home, Modernica and Matthew Hilton, you’ll be transfixed by interior designer Fiona Lyda’s attention to detail and natural eye. You’ll find a new appreciation for the beauty in everyday objects and will likely leave with a trunk of new pieces for your home.
184 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills
A mainstay in the creative precinct of Surry Hills, Hay had originally set about bringing contemporary furniture with an eye for modern living to our interiors, but this international sensation has since grown to be so much more. Their sophisticated yet fresh offering covers the full spectrum of furniture to homewares – so you can kit out your entire home.
285A Crown Street, Surry Hills
Taking a cue from the antipodean philosophy of life and travel, each piece from Commune’s elegant collection brings a freshness and originality to every room they inhabit. From furniture to bed linen to art and objects, you’ll be loath to leave the store without an armful of treasures to enliven your living spaces.
1/96 Glenayr Avenue, Bondi Beach
Turning our attention to the outdoors, Terrace Outdoor Living fits perfectly into Woollahra’s exclusive surrounds. They have curated a beautiful selection of outdoor furniture, soft furnishings, pots and plants, homewares and designer gardening tools. If you want the Terrace look in your home, they also offer a styling service.
47 Queen Street, Woollahra
Dunlin Home, Paddington
Totem Road, Paddinton
This Paddington showroom is a beautiful curation of minimalist designs sourced by founder Charles Hinckfuss. Influenced by classic contemporary and tasteful simplicity, MCM pieces come from all corners of the world. With a belief that the designed environment enhances the personal experience of living, you’ll want to transplant the stores tranquility straight to your own home.
16/20 Oxford Street, Paddington
Their recently opened Sydney flagship store on Paddington’s Oxford Street is a must-visit for ardent fans of interior design and luxe living. Bringing their luxuriously understated designs to Australians since 80s, this revered brand is synonymous with sophisticated living and effortless glamour.
42 Oxford Street, Paddington
In their new home along Paddington’s Oxford Street, Totem Road has made a name for themselves for being a very chic sustainable furniture store that focuses on solid oak. Striking the perfect balance of being on trend, yet timeless (think mid-century design meets Scandinavian) Totem Road has your living, bedroom and dining area’s covered.
Shop 3, 188 Oxford Street, Paddington
Classic essentials for the home with pieces sourced from New York to London are the backbone of Dunlin Home’s stunning offering. Beautiful objects, unique lighting and glamorous furniture all work to provide you with the background for a well lived life. Their online store is comprehensive and perfect for gift shopping.
3/2-8 Oxford Street, Paddington
A destination in itself, Parterre is teeming with European brands including Domani, Gardeco and Fuera Dentro. The ever-changing mix of handpicked pieces for the home and garden is as comprehensive as it is beautiful. Drop in to peruse their latest arrivals and stay for a coffee and brunch in their stunning courtyard café. [link to beautiful cafés of the ES]
33 Ocean Street, Woollahra
For modern designer furniture and homewares with an aesthetic tendency toward the sleek lines and minimalist styles of Scandinavian and Danish design, Urban Couture is your go-to. Bringing linen, lighting, rugs and a host of accoutrements together, Urban Couture is a one-stop shop for those in need of a living room lift.
189 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills