Art & Design

New Farm’s Best Homewares Stores

By Lauren Kavanagh
13th Apr 2014

Does your home need a revamp? Maybe you're after a new rug, a one-off showcase piece, or you want to tear the whole lot down and start again. With the seasons changing and winter fast approaching, now's a great time to rethink your space, so we've done the hard work for you and made a list of the best homewares stores that the New Farm area has to offer. Check them out!

Ambience Store

This gorgeous store features imported furniture specifically designed to suit the Queensland lifestyle and aesthetic. If you're looking for a limewashed timber dining table big enough for a family function, or outdoor furniture that won't blow away in a light breeze, you need to put Ambience on your decorating list. The Ambience style mixes classic pieces with a modern twist, and their cane furniture is second-to-none. If you don't have the time to mull over fabric swatches and colour schemes, the girls will happily do it for you!

Black & Spiro

Black & Spiro is the brain child of Brisbane-based interior designer, Anna Spiro. Anna's designs integrate both the life and personal style of the people she works with, and the results are unique and totally charming. Whether it's a small room or an entire house, Anna can provide her expert advice for every aspect of your home. The Black & Spiro aesthetic involved lots of colour, bold patterns, and welcoming spaces, and her Brunswick Street show room is a delight! 

Magnolia Interiors

Situated in the James Street precinct is Magnolia Interiors, where the girls go crazy over a bit of colour, and know exactly how to use it to make the most of your space. If you're after a vibrant wallpaper, or maybe a gorgeous table lamp, welcome to interior design heaven. If you love the idea of re-vamping your humble abode but need a little help (or maybe a lot) the girls at Magnolia Interiors will gladly do all the hard work for you. Immerse yourself in Magnolia Interiors and you'll walk away feeling inspired.

Cotswold Furniture

Cotswold have been leaders in the furniture industry since the '80s, so it's no wonder they are our go-to for hard-to-find, stylish pieces. Cotswold's range of furniture suits any home or lifestyle, from apartments to the largest estate, housing brands like Fermob, Vincent Sheppard and Cotswold Teak. Think woven loom and fun french metal, as well as stunning teak items. With a gorgeous showroom on James Street (entry via carpark), Cotswold is not just for the homemaker — they can also furnish commercial properties and restaurants. 

Kova Lifestyle

An eclectic mish-mash of cultures and textures find a home in the inviting Kova store on James Street. Bone-inlay furniture, linens, accessories, one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture, and stunning textiles sit side by side, reading for the plundering. Owner, Bianca de Luca's distinct style and a flair for colour makes this one store not to miss when redecorating.

Commercial Road Antiques

One of Brisbane's oldest antiques stores, Commercial Road Antiques is home to a mish-mash of covetable antique pieces from a variety of recognised and respected sellers. Also home to fabulous art and jewellery, there is a hidden treasure waiting for you in this Teneriffe store.

Matt Blatt

Matt Blatt specalises in reproducing classic designs and has several stores across Australia (and was one of our first furniture retailers to go off online). While they are known for their high quality replicas, they also love originals and stock a range of their own quirky, creative and fun designs in store.

French + English

French + English are an interior design store that specialises in cultivating style and practicality in your home. If you are after a provincial touch, French + English showcase classic pieces for the avid interior lover, which also give the practicality factor a big tick! They have everything from ottomans and side tables to couches and beautiful cabinets; The showroom is full to the brim with covetable furniture. French + English also comes armed with a team of experts ready and eager to assist you in making the tough decision. Macro suede or leather? (We're team macro suede, all the way!)

Image credits: Daniel Maddock

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