Cool NZ Based Homeware Brands to Elevate Your Space

BY GEORGIA ROSE

We are obsessed with interiors. Sophie in particular has been on a mission to overhaul her lounge, and we have been on many excursions across town to pick up her online finds!

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4 MAR - 2021

When their newest release landed on our doorstep, we just had to put their claims to the test.

I’ll find a beautiful piece of home decor, only to read the price, add to cart and then, sadly, exit tab. But shopping for homewares doesn't always need to be such an expensive task.

My #1 rule for homeware shopping (that I don’t always stick to - do as I say, not as I do) is to invest more money on pieces that will last the test of time. Think, your couch, a dining room table, or the bed. Those larger pieces are meant to stay with you. My mum owned a dining room table for over 20 years before she recently sold it. It stood against toddler years and right through multiple teenage parties - it’s a great investment, if you ask me. But when it comes to the smaller items, it's easier to spend a little less and then pass on via the likes of TradeMe, when it no longer suits your style or home.

Considering we’re knee-deep in homewares right now, I thought it would only be fair to share a few of our favourite New Zealand based stores to jazz up your own space.

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Full Circle Goods Vintage

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Sam Young Art

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Vintage Goods

Full Circle Goods: Based in Tauranga, they source vintage and second-hand items.All items are listed in drops on @fullcirclegoods so we recommend turning on notifications so you never miss out!

Her Harvest. Travertine and stone galore - Her Harvest is the queen of sourcing dreamy fossil coffee tables, travertine plinths and small vintage goods to decorate your home. Things go quick so get in while you can or send a sourcing request via Instagram.

Junk & Disorderly. One of the most well known second hand and vintage stores in Auckland. J&D is a treasure trove of homewares, you could spend all day exploring their Mount Eden store.

Soia Vintage. Glassware heaven! We were lucky enough to come across Soia while doing content creation for the brand, and trust me, I wish I could have kept the lot!

Trinkets

PS Accessories. Based in Auckland, Paula Scott makes us wish we had a larger house. Turn notifications on and reap the benefits. My favourite of Paula’s offerings is her travertine trays!

Naaytu. We could have all the candles in the world and still not be satisfied. Naaytu’s range of shaped candles may just hit the spot. My personal favourite is the ‘Wiggle Candle’. And as a bonus, Naaytu also has a curated collection of homewares - both vintage and new!

Sam Young Art. I have fallen in love with Sam’s handmade ceramics. Crafted in Tauranga, the checkerboard print has become a staple amongst SYA’s mugs, dishes, vases and candleholders. Bonus art: Sam’s cute prints are available from $10!

"When it comes to the smaller items, it's easier to spend a little less and then pass on via the likes of TradeMe, when it no longer suits your style or home. “

Furniture

Onceit. If you follow Sophie on Instagram, you’ll know her latest prized possession is her new white linen couch courtesy of Onceit. Stocking George Collective, Me & My Trend and other furniture brands, you’ll find everything you need to set up your new home at great prices.

Mocka. Think freedom on a budget. Although I recommend investing in lifetime pieces like the dining table and couch, seasonal pieces like dining chairs are perfect from Mocka!

Kindred Road. If someone wants to buy me an occasional chair from Kindred Road, I’ll happily accept. Beware, while browsing for furniture, you may get sidetracked by all the other homewares, linen and art. And if you happen to slip, we will happily back you up that it was a ‘need, not a want!.

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For Art

Maiko Nagao. Sophie recently had a full gallery wall created by Maiko for her living room, and damn am I jealous! Prints start at $39, so are a super affordable way to add some colour to the room!

Poi Room. I love to support local Kiwi artists, and the Poi Room has a great curation of prints, paintings, sculptures and more. I specifically love Simon Lewis Wards and Tess Costil.

Endemic World. Another great print store, based in Ponsonby, Auckland. With an extensive range, you’re likely to find exactly what you’re looking for.

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