Orson & Blake, Balgowlah
The Boathouse Home, Palm Beach
Armchair Collective, Mona Vale
These Northern Beaches homeware stores are a must if you’re revamping your home.
A step-up from your run of the mill nautical themes and shell-filled bowls, the homewares stores gracing the shores of the Northern Beaches are essential visiting if you’re in the market for a home styling revamp. Be it chic lighting, elegant furniture, serving ware or something special for the mantelpiece, these stores hold treasures aplenty for you to discover.
Offering luxurious bits and pieces to personalise your home, this boutique is just brimming with beautiful objects. Handcrafted ceramics, candelabras, vases and chic storage baskets and basket bags come together to create a store that will give you serious lifestyle envy. Baskets of handmade soaps and lounge throws in neutral shades just ooze French provincial and, handsome armchairs will have you craving a European getaway.
Fairlight and Freshwater
Styled in an editorial room-to-room experience, a perusal of the Smith Made store is like walking through a high-end lifestyle magazine. Owners Nicole and David Dunbar and Drew Heath have created a curated offering of elegant furniture and artisanal, locally made textiles, rugs and homewares. Brands including MCM, Rubn and Tom Dixon fill the store attracting lovers of a luxe yet understated style, and with personalised styling services available you can leave the decision making to the professionals.
14/28 Roseberry Street, Balgowlah
Located in what used to be Palmy’s adored Cranky Fins, The Boat House Home pop up store opened late last year, offering a stunning range of homewares and gift ideas that are in line with the coastal-chic vibe of the entire Boat House group. Woven beach bags, Turkish towels and a rich offering of tableware make for a refreshingly laidback take on interiors, while neutral linens and white washed furniture create the perfect backdrop for vibrant splashes of colour complementing the seaside atmosphere.
1 Beach Road, Palm Beach
Casual beach elegance is the catch-cry of this Warriewood institution, having provided locals with a bespoke range of homewares and furniture since 2004. Jute cushions, hammocks, beach accessories and decorative pieces that make for gorgeous gifts give the store an undeniably relaxed beach-village ambience. We dare you to try and leave without a charming white-washed basket or a Palm Beach Collection scented candle. An impressive range of wall hangings in neutrals, pastels and prints will provide the perfect addition to a bare bedroom or bathroom wall, and all-fall within a very reasonable price range.
Shop 56, Warriewood Square, Warriewood
Specialising in high-quality custom made timber furniture; Beachwood has long been a Northern Beaches go-to for locally made pieces that set a room apart. Their range doesn’t stop at furniture, with a huge range of lighting, cushions, rugs, and homewares, you’ll find it hard to justify leaving without an armful of new table linens or a wicker occasional chair that will work perfectly on an outdoor deck.
10/57 Avalon Parade, Avalon
Homewares, furniture, entertaining and a host of other lifestyle accoutrements comprise the stock of this Northern Beaches institution. Renowned for their impressive offering of rattan and bamboo furniture, you’ll feel instantly transported to the Bahamas when you step foot into the store. If country chic is your preferred style fear not, you’ll be spoilt for choice with rustic pieces that just ooze laidback living. The Hamptons inspired store in Collaroy also has its own café serving cakes, pastries, tea and Allpress coffee to sustain you as you browse.
1021 Pittwater Road, Collaroy
Utterly unique and undeniably cool, Armchair Collective is a Beaches favourite for one of a kind pieces and vibrant homewares. Armchairs, lamp shades, cushions fill the charming store, with its airy courtyard café providing a welcome place to take stock of your purchases over a latté. Onsite interior styling consultations take the hard work out of revamping, while their re-upholstery service is an ingenious way to breathe new life into your most loved furniture.
9A Darley Street E, Mona Vale
Exotic homewares and irresistible knick-knacks make up an eclectic mix of pieces for the home. You’ll no doubt be tempted by the range of Oriental ceramics and jungle inspired pieces perfect for a coffee table or mantelpiece. Candles, jewellery and accessories for the bed and bathrooms make perfect gifts, and if you happen to be thinking of selling, the store provides a home styling service that will undoubtedly make your selling process much more pleasant.
21 Lawrence Street, Freshwater
Bespoke homewares with an impressive display of unique, individually designed and crafted pieces to suit a myriad of decors awaits you at this Balgowlah store. Plush cushions, wall art and elegant furniture are all on show and will undoubtedly be the root of any new revamping inspiration you set your mind to. Wicker lampshades, driftwood, pot plants and wood serving dishes provide the perfect addition to a styled, rustic home.
306 Sydney Road, Balgowlah
This Avalon emporium houses a range of furniture including French, retro, country chic and industrial styles and is packed to the rafters with beautiful homewares. A mix of custom made and antique pieces fill the store, with plenty of energy going into selecting only the finest pieces with bold character. Cushions, serving-ware, bookends and candles are just some of the homewares available for purchase, providing plenty of unique gift options.
45A Avalon Parade, Avalon
Scandinavian inspired homewares, interior décor, clothing, accessories and sweets, Nordic Fusion stocks an extensive range of internationally reputed brands including George Jensen, Normann Copenhagen, Klippan and more. Cushions, floor rugs and fabrics in neutrals and crisp-brights are ideal for a light yet understated home. Whimsical bath accessories and aprons are hard to resist while their collection of vases, candleholders and clocks are perfect for a thoughtful gift.
2 Wentworth Street, Manly
If you’re looking for an instant injection of life into your home, Orson & Blake is the answer. A melange of styles from Japanese to African to minimalist to classical, the eclectic array of pieces at this Balgowlah store ensures there is a piece suited to every home. Tableware, wall decoration and soft furnishings also abound and make for successful shopping expeditions with every visit.
2/14 Roseberry Street, Balgowlah