Oh for the joy of hunting and shopping for homewares!! I guess all women are equally crazy about this stuff like me. Well, stores in Melbourne keep some real stunning products – some contemporary and some funky too. It is a matter of your choice and mood as to what I end up purchasing, but it is hard to go wrong at any of the many home décor stores. Some that I visited had exquisite and unique pieces. I just can’t get enough of shopping for products to decorate my home.
I often wonder why are there so many things to tempt me to part with my money. I know I can’t have them all, but wise buyers know exactly what to pick. I spotted some real cute stuff at After Store on Therry Street. They have a unique collection of handcrafted items collected from around the globe as well as sourced locally. There is a variety of houseware, jewellery, gifts and knick-knacks and furniture. Pan After on Franklin Street stores an excellent collection of internationally sourced homeware. They have exciting gift items too.
Have you ever popped into Rap on Little Collins Street? Oh my!! They have a fabulous collection of color-coordinated homeware, aromatic candles, body products and eye catching linen in vibrant shades. Rap Products have contemporary household and lifestyle products. You just can’t stop admiring their beautifully fresh and lively colored items.
Do stop by Urban Attitude. They have really some cute kitchenware. I really flipped for their oh-so-cute egg warmers. Their oven mitts are cool too – I loved that gingerbread man. Another interesting thing is the Dreamfarm Savel Food Saver. I must say, it makes sense to buy one. It keeps your cut fruits fresh and safe for next use. Their stock of funky huggable pillows is sure hit with kids.
Another store that intrigued me was Spoilt Gift and Homewares. Well, the gifts are not spoilt, but the store is all out to spoil and pamper you with their goods. They have 4 outlets in Melbourne and they keep everything under the sun, related to home and person. From accessories for fashion, travel, men, body care, etc. to gift books and stationery, they have it all. They have a fantastic collection of kids’ gifts ideas, food items, and sale items.
One unique thing that I found there were Ecoya aromatic candles. They are available in many perfumes like Vanilla Beans, Lotus flower, French Pear and Coconut-Elderflower. Their specialty is their soy wax candles, delicately poured in contemporary glass jars and beautifully packed in colorful boxes.
The glass jar holder renders them a burning life of almost 18 hours. In their kitchenware collection, I found the Index Advance Chopping board useful. It comes in a set of 4 different colored boards with a holder and has each board marked for different use to avoid confusion. But the thing that took my breath away was that cute heart-shaped mini pan.
What a perfect way to say “I love you” to your dear ones at the breakfast table by serving them their favorite eggs in a heart shape! Spoilt Gifts and Homewares store have the sweetest collection of enamelware. Colourful and trendy forms make for a perfect home décor.
For the camera enthusiasts, there is the perfect gift in the form of Into Focus mug. This cleverly designed mug in the shape of a camera lens is every photographer’s delight. Don’t miss that colorful tree in metal craft from Urban Products. It makes an interesting wall piece.
After having visited many stores, I realized that the more I see, the more I will be tempted to splurge. So as far as I am concerned this was enough of a homeware shopping spree in Melbourne for me.