Since the weather is starting to cool down and we will be spending less time at the beach and more time inside, it’s totally the season for a little spruce up of your humble abode.
Whether you rent an apartment, own your own home, or are still shackled up with your parents, a visit to these beautiful stores is certain to ignite the interior designer in all of us.
Do yourself a favour, shop local and show your support for the best furniture and homewares stores on the Gold Coast.
The first thing you will think upon entering this space is “when can I move in?” No, but seriously all of your homeware dreams have come true with Trader Trove. Products sourced from all around the globe including Moroccan cushions and blankets, Afghan rugs, rattan furniture from Indonesia, fair trade African baskets, Turkish ceramics, and pieces like vintage Hawaiian floor lamps, is evidence of a true love affair with interior design. Avalon, the owner, wanted to introduce a creative space where the community can get together with the likes of yoga classes and workshops on offer to forge conscious connections with like-minded souls. Heaven, we tell ya!
Kira & Kira
Simone and Grayson Kira are a talented duo who are driven by a desire for thoughtful, timeless, and sustainable design. Their workshop and retail space is situated in Miami and showcases true craftsmanship through their signature style pieces. These are all stocked alongside homewares from local designers whom all happen to be friends of theirs. No biggie. At Kira & Kira you can seriously kit out your home with everything from vases, jewellery and cushions, to homemade wooden serving boards, tile wall hangings, and larger crafted pieces all with clean lines, beautiful finishes, and designed to suit almost all interiors.
Maison & Maison
A 'Village Market' success story and now with a new beautiful shopfront on Burleigh’s iconic James Street, Maison & Maison is a store that takes you around the world and back. Filled with imported furnishings such as handmade Moroccan wedding blankets and cushions, leather pouffes, traditional Turkish rugs, tribal shell necklaces, Bali-styled Buffalo skulls and Vietnamese baskets, it’s a cultural feast to say the least. Upon entering, prepare to be overwhelmed with an earthy yet modern look and feel; enough to make a bohemian’s bank balance become non-existent, yet her dreams come true.
Gather is the eclectic boutique that dreams are made of, and the friendly new neighbour to Dust Temple in Currumbin. Stocking fine home wares, ceramics, organic skin care, and enough exotic plants to fill an entire rainforest, you’ve gotta get to Gather. Macramé wall hangings, handcrafted furniture and intricate wood works will have budding decorators in serious décor heaven. Gather is the perfect place to open your wallet for one-of-a-kind gifts or treat yourself splurges.
The Sun Lounge
The Village Markets
Not technically a store, but definitely worth a mention is Heidi and Jim Bartholomew’s inspiring collection of vintage and modern seaside home décor, most of which hails from their favourite place in the world—Hawaii. Offering a unique range of ply prints with the words “Aloha” and “Let The Sea Set You Free”, they’re bound to turn your house into a holiday home. Buy online or keep an eye on The Sun Lounge’s social media as Heidi often opens up her home in Tugun for people to browse and buy some of her personal treasures. Otherwise, she’s a regular at Burleigh’s bi-monthly The Village Markets and Heartfill in Miami. You will seriously feel like you are sunning yourself on the sandy shores of Oahu…
If you’re wanting to turn your home into a rustic paradise full of unique pieces, you’ve come to the right place. The Bundall store prides itself on their range of carefully selected pieces, inspired by a love of travel. Here you’ll find everything from reclaimed timber dining tables to hand-carved totems from Cameroon. And rest assured everything is purchased with an ethical mindset so you can rest easy knowing your item is sustainably sourced.
Emporium On James
Home is where the heart is, and whether your humble abode is on the Gold Coast or you’re just dropping by for a visit, Emporium on James in Burleigh's James Street is the kinda one-stop shop we adore. You’ll find a stunning collection of statement furniture and homewares, plus plenty of gifts and breezy fashion pieces to make any last-minute present-buying situation a total breeze. If you find yourself around the northern end, Village also has a flagship location in Bundall.
Heartfill is the passion project of local teacher-turned-sustainable living queen Corinne Russel, who believes in filling your heart, not filling the land. And this is the ethos she’s embodied through Heartfill, a one-stop-shop for flowers, clothing, art, craft, homewares, and vintage pieces. Most of the products sold at Heartfill are hand-made, made to order, or completely one off, so there’s no generic and mass-produced products in sight. Everything in store is sourced from local creatives, so by making a purchase you are not only treating yourself to something fabulous, but also supporting local talent.
Born from a love of the Caribbean with an intention to unearth a sense of that wanderlust feeling from your own home, St. Barts is an idyllic and inspiring place full of carefully collected pieces from travels around this glorious globe. An abundance of natural wood and a palette of neutral hues, it’s paramount the product mix is perfect for the luxe lifestyle connoisseurs. Large copper urns, shell-detailed baskets, and oriental hand-painted vases are just some of the beautiful offerings which all range from $40 to pretty much your entire fortnightly pay check.
The Beach Furniture
A family owned and operated furniture and accessories store, with a team of designers who have a passion for bespoke pieces reminiscent of a seaside setting, The Beach Furniture is a store that should be high on your must-visit list. Light, bright, and airy, these nautical and coastal-themed showrooms will prove there can be many shades of white. So, bring a piece of the beach into your abode and you can count on always feeling at ease.