You may have heard of Hunting For George from design-savvy friends. It’s an online homewares and styling store—basically apartment porn for consenting adults. It was started up by two sisters, Lucy Glade-Wright and Jo Harris, way back in 2010. And now, finally, it’s got its own bricks and mortar store.
They’re calling it an ‘experience store’. A cutting-edge Highpoint retail space, but also somewhere you can come for home styling advice, exclusive brand showcases, workshops and events. Pretty much everything you need to get your house looking like a bedroom from The Block.
The new store has been designed by the acclaimed Therefore Studio, with break-out areas for regular creative workshops and home decorating demos. The fit-out was crafted from re-useable materials (Glade-Wright and Harris are pretty big on sustainability).
“We want our customers to really enjoy their experience with us and we’ve created a space that allows them to be inspired, chat to our consultants, have a cup of tea and just relax and enjoy the moment,” Lucy says.
The experience store will showcase 50+ homewares brands, including George’s own line of prints, textiles and furniture (you probably know them best from their signature ‘Oh The Places You’ll Go’ print). Expect other on-trend brands like Uashmama, Pop&Scott, Normann Copenhagen, Armadillo & Co, Milk & Sugar and Marimekko.
Bonus points: you can sip on T2 iced tea while you browse the store. It’s kind of the homewares equivalent of Bunnings: you come in, get some advice, pick up a few statement pieces, and plan your next big Project. And drink tea, obvs.
Image credit: Hunting For George