Each season we bring you the latest and greatest in interior design. As Spring approaches, we are sharing the things that we love most right now from our friends at Wisteria Design, one of the most exciting furniture designers in the country.
We hope the Queensland-based company is on your radar. For the uninitiated the brand is renowned for its natural rattan, bamboo and luxury timber classics that are for keeps, inspired by the best hotels in the world, offering opulence with soul.
“The pandemic altered our homes beyond return,” says founder Chris Sayers, “not only are people living in new ways, they also have higher expectations from furniture now,” which makes Wisteria one of Australia’s 2022 design winners with standout collections like Montego, Ming, Raffles, Cunard, Caribbean, and Cunard.
Expect furniture that reflects what we really want for our homes and wellbeing.
Last month the company, which has seen record growth in the past year, released its biggest ever range at Decor & Design, to rave reviews and opens a new Sydney Co-Op in Annandale this week, where you can check its impeccable edit of pieces for living, dining, eating, working, entertaining, sleeping and relaxing outdoors.
Expect beautiful timber dining tables to essential dining chairs, sofas, armchairs, consoles, chests, chandeliers, desks, tallboys, luxury woven chaise lounges, garden seating, and playful seat pods produced by Danish, Dutch and Swedish makers in India, Vietnam and the Philippines. You won’t go wrong with the Laurent, or the Emile dining tables paired with Cairo, Boho or Harper dining chairs loved by top designers.
And for lighting opt for Selene, (a monster hit since its recent launch), Piatos, a Wood Candlestick Chandelier or Eden in driftwood or coconut shell, and Moroccan selenite. Oh and stay ahead of the pack with chic, outdoor pieces such as Avalon, Sorrento, Whitehaven, Airlee, Hayman, Iluka, or Cuba that stand resplendent in the best houses and hotels in Australia.
Also timber tables that are unlike anything else around and totally in tune with our current craving for tactile, handcrafted global pieces.
Investing in the right furniture, lighting, and outdoor items can go a long way toward making a house (or apartment) feel like a home.
These are attractive, affordable timeless pieces that offer great value and performance which can be mixed and matched.
Wisteria designs, an architect and designer favourite, works well, looks beautiful and injects quality into everyday life, which has a profound effect on happiness.
These are timeless staples that can be mixed and matched, but also are a particularly great way to express your personal aesthetic. It’s a brand that accurately reflects what we really want- pieces for easy, uncomplicated, undemanding living that give your home the holiday vibe.
These pieces inject attitude and glamour.
Most are affordable, and come in honest materials from solid timber to rattan and bamboo, satisfying consumer demands with sustainability. Not to mention come in a variety of finishes – natural, white, walnut, coffee bean, or deep charcoal – ideal for Australian living, and make your home even better.
You will find dining tables that pull everything together – a mix of sophisticated and simple tables that are made for dinner with friends, which also let you do what you want to do (work, entertain, nothing at all). No other piece of furniture will serve you like these solid, quality dining tables in amazing finishes.
Opt for new releases such as the Renaissance Emile, handcrafted in solid timber finished in walnut grey or the grand Establishment round table with hand carved base in walnut or biscuit finishes.
There’s the Caribbean round dining table in salvaged European oak that comes in deepest charcoal or natural finish – perfect for breakfasts, dinners, conversations, work, projects, and homework. We love other new designs: Laurent, (round or rectangle) and Pedro too.
The charm of these timber dining tables is hard to define and impossible to replicate – and are all extremely versatile style-wise.
Comfortable, chic dining chairs just like dining seating should be. You’ll be spoilt for choice.
Check our faves including the Harper with a fully removable fabric cover in ivory or charcoal, which has just been launched. A great classic look.
Don’t forget to check Ming, too, a classic Chippendale plantation timber chair, the style set have used in their homes for generations – including us.
You might also like the Boho – a clean, classic look, not to mention comfortable.
A fantastic selection of lighting in driftwood, coconut shell, Moroccan selenite, timber, and glass, that will bring grace to any interior.
Find a big, well-made range of pendants, sconces, and chandeliers.
We recommend Duo Jute natural pendant in four different colour options, for a beautiful, affordable easy update, $299.
AN OUTDOOR RANGE
Stay ahead of the pack with chic outdoor furniture that is tough and flexible in almost indestructible all-weather weaves that come in natural or white – and designs that fulfill your exterior living needs for longevity, capacity, and simplicity.
They are the ultimate functional garden furniture of your dreams – and a hit since launching earlier this year.
The new Avalon woven range has been a monster hit, since launching recently. Choose from simple, subtle sofas, chaise longue, armchairs, and dining seats that are easy to relax in, with lots of nap-friendly options you can sink into. You also can’t go past the Sorrento sofa, which feels like a soul mate, is incredibly comfortable, and looks beautiful. Take a look at Whitehaven, Airlee, Hayman, Iluka, and Cuba – many of which apparently sell out as soon as they land.
It comes with matching armchairs, dining seats and chaises that are similar to the kind of pieces you see in Architectural Digest.
Marley is another classic synthetic weave in natural, white grey, or anthracite with seat cushions in UV, stain, and water-resistant fabrics.
You won’t go wrong with the newly released St Barts in rattan that is available in amazing finishes.
Also, well worth checking is the brand’s best-selling Cape Town in plantation rattan in mud grey or coffee bean that comes with matching armchairs and dining chairs.
There’s plenty of rattan armchairs with flair that will instantly liven up a room. Most of us don’t want to match our chairs back to our sofa.
We want the chair to be the jewellery of the space.
Wisteria Design has chairs that make everything else look right.
These are timeless staples that can be mixed and matched but are also a particularly great way to express your personal aesthetic. They inject glamour while being understated and undemanding – the vibe most people seek from a holiday.
These are the most fundamental furniture staples you can buy – to suit most needs. Essential items you will always use.
Wisteria has opened a Sydney Co-Op at Ruby Star Traders, 6a Reserve St, Annandale NSW. Appointments are necessary.