Homewares Stores We're Loving Right Now
refresh your space thanks to the curation of these stylish locals
Toowoomba may be famous for its gardens, but the homes are not too shabby either.
Maybe its the disproportionate number of homeowners – or just the fact that we are fabulously stylish – but there’s plenty of local boutiques catering for furniture, homewares and gifts. We’ve rounded up some of our favourites from across the city. We recommend stopping by them all, of course.
The Bungalow & Basket is a dream gift store. There's everything: jewellery, homewares, clothes, skin care... The store is owned by Jodie and Sally. Jodie curates the beautiful selection of products. Sally, an accountant-turned-baker, is the lady to thank for the ever-changing menu of delicious, housemade treats. The pair dreamed of creating their perfect space in their favourite city, and so emerged a lifestyle store that doubles as a café.
A design institution since its inception in 2011, Harold's is owned and curated by Aaron Bourne. The tiny boutique offers an ever-changing range of gifts and small homewares – think vases, cushions, coffee table books, lamps, candles and ornaments. Aaron, charmingly, opens the store at 9.15am each morning to allow himself time to get coffee first.
Jo Donaldson’s shopfront is full to the brim with unique furniture and textiles. Whether you’re looking for a new settee or a new lamp, the range of styles available is luxurious and considered. You can also customise your items – say the lamp base but with a different fabric, or cushions specifically chosen to match your new wingback chair. It’s furniture shopping like you’ve never experienced before.
The range here is slightly breath-taking. There's a cooking section, a children's section, a stationery section... There's candles and cards and clothes and jewellery and art and cushions and furniture. Magnolia is also the exclusive Toowoomba stockist of New Farm Confectionary, which is reason enough to go in itself.
This cosy store feels like an art gallery gift shop in all the best ways. In fact, you’ll find many of the brands you’ll find at the V&A or National Museum of Australia shops – Liberty, William Morris, Wavertree & London. Filled with tea towels, soaps, tableware and gardening goods, it’s all very English with pops of French Provincial.
Jeremy and Pauline Green are the second-generation of owners of Range Antiques. The local icon is renowned for tge finely curated selection of furniture, jewellery and silverware. Whether you’re looking for a show-stopping dining table, an engagement ring or a curious knick-knack, you’ll find a beautiful selection of high-quality items here without all the clutter.
Run by a mother-daughter team, Luxe & Humble has Bespoke Press wrapping papers, knick knacks from The Society Inc, and a curated selection of one-of-a-kind vintage pieces. Occasionally open to the public, Teresa Spark runs the studio in Toowoomba and sources pieces of unique furniture that she puts the Luxe & Humble touch on.
A design institution that has been thriving in the CBD for over 20 years, Mary’s lovely store is full to the brim with gifts and homewares. Think everything from beautiful coffee table books to Glasshouse Fragrance candles to small ceramics. The style here leans towards colourful shabby chic, with plenty of French influence as well as a healthy smattering of locally designed accessories.