From a new antique country store in NSW’s Bungendore with a focus on French, vintage, marble, metal, pots, pillars, and French candles to a moody Vincent Van Dysen Sydney showroom. Even a modern must-visit in Melbourne that can lift your whole life. Here’s a rundown of four shops we’ve sourced things and found inspiration. They’re the places that will enable you to bring out your individual style.
Remember a really interesting house is rarely one look or period. Here are the newcomers of note. Get out there and make the most of them.
BUNGENDORE, NEW SOUTH WALES
MANON & MOSS A chic addition to Bungendore, this shop in a heritage-listed building will transport you straight to Provence. You will find architectural, decorative and antique pieces for house and garden including contemporary lanterns and lighting by Roger Pradier and Il Fanale as well as antique tables, chairs, mirrors, chandeliers, commodes, etegere and garden furniture (from a hand-carved old English stone tables to French antique metal chairs, Fermob seats, lead fountains, metal planters, old urns, and garden benches). Plus beautiful French and Italian colognes, creams, candles, soaps, and scents by famous names: Santa Maria Novella (Lead image), Cire Trudon, Carriere Freres and Laduree. A great example of its kind. 64 Ellendon Street, Bungendore, NSW, www.manonandmoss.com.au
APPARATUS STUDIO – Luminous loft space in the Hollywood design district that’s punctuated with archways, the Los Angeles outpost of Apparatus Studio typifies the brand’s flair for creating aesthetically appealing designs. Apparatusstudio.com; available at criteriacollection.com.au
The department store institution, David Jones is elevating its home offerings and adding a suite of directional designers to its stable, all showcased at a glittering new space within the Melbourne flagship. Boasting its commitment to the homegrown talent the brand has partnered with Nau Design with spirited, contemporary pieces by local talents such as Adam Cornish, Adam Goodrum, Tom Fereday, and Kate Stokes. Find daybeds, screens, tables, armchairs, barstools, and more.
The latest Molteni & C and Dada showroom is a serene, sumptuous showcase for the brand’s luxe pieces thanks to Vincent Van Duysen’s moody interiors in travertine, marble, and walnut. Moltenigroup.com; available at hubfurniture.com.au