More than a nightlife, foodie and trendy boutique destination, Surry Hills lays claim to some of Sydney’s most enviable designer homeware stores. Arguably Sydney’s go-to for all things interiors, in Surry Hills, you will be stopping by the likes of HAY, Hub, Planet and La Maison. Whatever your style is, we’ve rounded up 9 of the best designer homeware stores that are a must visit.
The go-to for textiles, furniture, furnishings and lighting, Spence & Lyda is a Surry Hills (and Sydney) interior design institution. Fiona Spence is the creative force behind this sophisticated and carefully curated showroom, which showcases not only Spence & Lyda’s furniture collection, but also collections from renowned brands such as Bertozzi, Missoni Home, Modernica, Matthew Hilton and Artesania De Galicia. Whether you’re in the market to buy or simply peruse, Spence & Lyda is distinctly their own and will leave you inspired.
184 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills
If your design style is a bit of this and that with a touch of French country flare, Ici Et La has your name on it. Meaning ‘here and there’ in French, Ici Et La has one of the largest collections of vintage twentieth-century French furniture in Sydney, along with oh so chic deckchairs, rustic homewares and country style collectables straight out of Provence. Ice Et La colourful, yet understated, striped fabrics, canvas deckchairs and unique Objet de Charme has put this beautiful store on the map.
255 Riley Street, Surry Hills
Vampt Vintage is all about modern mid-century designs sourced from Australia, Scandinavia and across Europe. Bred out of a love affair for quality vintage designs, couple Maxine and Dave have been sourcing some of the rarest pieces of mid-century furniture and collectables since the early 2000s. If you too have a passion for exquisite one-off pieces or genuine designs from the likes of Hans Wegner, Borge Mogensen, and Charles and Ray Eames, Vampt Vintage is your first port of call.
486-490 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills
If Scandi style is plastered all over your Pinterest board, Urban Couture’s elegant showroom in Chalmers Street will make you weak at the knees. Interior stylist Katriarna Rogers and her partner Thomas are the creative duo behind Urban Couture and have spent the last four years sourcing the highest quality craftsmanship from Italy, Scandinavia and other parts of Europe. Clean lines, natural materials and muted colours are a trend throughout their stylish and carefully selected furniture pieces, homewares, and fashion accessories.
188 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills
Yes, we’re talking about that HAY Shop. While it’s the first retail store of its kind in Sydney, HAY, the cult Danish furniture brand, has been gracing retail shelves for some time. Managed and operated by Cult Design, Sydney’s first HAY Shop showcases the finest quality Danish furniture and homewares across two elegantly decorated floors on Crown Street. Much like it’s flagship store in Copenhagen, HAY Shop will excite shoppers with its modern furniture pieces, colourful homewares, bold lighting, and other oh so Danish accessories.
285A Crown Street, Surry Hills
If you’re looking for contemporary designs with an organic badge, Planet Furniture is the go-to. Planet’s philosophy has been focused on environmental consciousness through sustainability, integrity and intrinsic appreciation for all design materials. With this creed in mind, designer and owner, Ross Longmuir continues to produce exquisite standard and bespoke furniture pieces in a range of Australian hardwoods. Unsure of what you’re looking for? Lose yourself in Planet’s wide selection of locally and internationally sourced artisan furnishings and homewares at their Surry Hills-based showroom.
114 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills
dellis furniture has fast established itself as the centre of contemporary Australian-made, customisable furniture. Showcasing the latest trends in their showroom, dellis boasts a wide range of homewares accessories, dining room, bedroom and living room furniture. Not limited to residential, you will see the work of dellis in the commercial realm from corporate offices to hotels, including Sydney restaurants Los Vida and Cafe Mint.
656 Crown Street, Surry Hills
Family-run and proudly Australian, Arthur G has been producing high-calibre furniture since 1979. Starting off with leather lounges and sofas, their product line has expanded to include fabrics, chairs, beds, ottomans and custom designs. With a core range of unique and timeless pieces, Arthur G partners with renowned designers, like Diane Bergeron, Henry Sgourakis and Alexander Lotersztain to produce fashion-forward, capsule collections.
1/8 Hill St, Surry Hills
If you’ve ever fantasised about embracing slow living, then you need to stop by Provider Store. This homewares destination is a curation of daily tools for the home. You can expect everything instore and online to have been handcrafted by owner Tara Bennett or local and international artisans, whose design philosophies are centered around reducing waste and promoting sustainability. From candles and cushions to art and ceramics, each product is unique in both design and purpose, with a timeless, simplicity which defies any trends or fads.
381b Riley Street, Surry Hills