December 1, 2022
The place to thrift residence decor, in response to 4 vogue folks

“It could be really easy to go to Ikea and simply purchase one thing new. However as a substitute, you might be reusing one thing and giving it one other life with you.”

I’m at all times in awe of an eclectic, heat and welcoming abode. They radiate a sense of authenticity and act as a dwelling extension of the human (or people) that dwell there. I really like the best way a good friend’s persona may be embodied in residence decor kind.

And whether or not it’s a three-bedroom home or a compact studio condominium, the allure of somebody’s dwelling area is all within the particulars. What stumps me is simply how intelligent some folks may be in relation to snooping out pre-loved items for his or her properties.

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Fortunately, these 4 creatives are going to allow you to in on some Naarm-based homewares goldmines, and the mainstay items they’ve discovered there. 

Jess Brohier, Artistic Director at Alt Home

The place to thrift residence decor, in response to 4 vogue folks

Fb Market

I’ve discovered numerous objects from right here – bedside tables, beautiful checker tables, espresso tables, plinths, chairs, the checklist goes on. It’s the perfect useful resource for secondhand, underpriced residence bargains. The one catch is that it’s a must to verify it flat out morning and night time and be tremendous fast to nab one thing. Often, it’s a must to be prepared to choose up the day of or the subsequent day to be able to not miss out. So, in case you have entry to a automotive, this makes issues a lot simpler and cancels lots of potential consumers out from faraway places.

Excessive Road, the place Northcote meets Thornbury

Alongside Excessive Road (on this a part of city), there are a number of secondhand ‘hoarders’ (if I could), who’ve every kind of wonderful bits and items. Certainly one of these retailers is the place I discovered an unbelievable sculptural vase. It jogs my memory of one thing I noticed in Italian artwork galleries. It’s made from darkish purple, virtually black, glass and is one in every of my favourites. I scored it for $20 from this place! I used to dwell on this space, so would at all times be strolling by. 

Waverley Vintage Bazaar, Clayton

This place is an actual gem. Somebody informed me about it years in the past, it’s fairly far out from town however unbelievable for random residence deco bits. I purchased heaps of colored glass items ranging from as little as $4. There are 100 or so stalls, and most are moderately priced. It’s largely wonderful for glassware, sculptures, vases and such. Generally, you will get fortunate and discover lamps and issues there, too. 

Frankston Savers

That’s proper pals, this can be the perfect one of all of them. I went right here as soon as after a woman’s journey down the coast and I used to be feeling artful that day. I noticed all of the bits that make up an extremely wavy lamp. They had been all mendacity in separate sections, however for some motive the imaginative and prescient was sturdy and I managed to steer the employees to let me go to the again of the store. They lent me a bulb so I might piece this factor collectively. And it labored! In all probability my brightest thrift second ever. This place may be hit or miss however has the potential for very nice stuff from individuals who dwell additional down the coast. 


Simonette Boekel, Advertising and marketing Supervisor at Lé Buns

Salvos Retailer, Rosebud

I really like thrifting in regional op retailers – you at all times discover the perfect and most unusual items, they usually’re typically much less picked over! I really like this explicit Salvos Retailer in Rosebud, and there are a few others close to there, too. I obtained the best twisted inexperienced candle sticks there, in addition to some unbelievable vintage-coloured glassware. Assume Hay Design/Maison Balzac, however classic! I got here throughout this retailer on my manner residence from a photoshoot out that manner final 12 months and have gone again to go to it a few instances. I by no means go away empty-handed.


Nicole Williams, Artwork Director of Filly’s Steady

I’m a sucker for nostalgia. I really like items which have historical past and inform a narrative. Items that already really feel like yours.  I lately went again to Paris for work and the Parisians know the way to do it completely. All the pieces is a sensory overload – organised litter, books, artwork and lights. All the pieces feels worn, nostalgic and so lovely.

I’ve had lots of my items for fairly a while and I really like issues that really feel bizarre, timeless and delightful. My espresso desk is one in every of my favorite items in my residence. My good friend ended up handing it over to me as she was transferring again to the Coast. I’m virtually sure she discovered it on Gumtree/Market. It’s my most treasured piece.

Ma Home, Collingwood

That is essentially the most well-curated retailer stuffed with unbelievable items of all totally different worth factors which suggests you’re positively leaving with one thing. I managed to choose up some lovely candle stick holders and a candy little bug that sits in my toilet. 

Chapel Road Bazaar 

I really like what number of totally different stalls there are and the way every represents the stall holders. I discovered this bizarre wacky ceramic couple ingesting martinis on the sofa and I ummed and ahhed about it. Ultimately, I couldn’t resist how quirky it was.


Sophie McIntyre, founding father of Membership Sup

Waverley Vintage Bazaar, Clayton

That is Melbourne’s worst-kept secret. However I discovered a vendor on Fb Market for a facet desk for our new condominium and it led me there. After that I used to be hooked and now that place has furnished my whole condominium. I’ve discovered some actually nice glassware, a number of mixing bowls, limitless candle stick holders and a few beautiful vases. I’ve this huge glass vase that’s simply my fave. It’s like this huge urn, at all times ready for flowers. 

All of the items I’ve discovered are linked by lovely character and provides my residence a lived-in feeling. It’s not one thing that’s utterly model new. For instance, my mixing bowls and platters. It could be really easy to go to Ikea and simply purchase one thing new. However as a substitute (for fairly actually a number of {dollars}), you might be reusing one thing and giving it one other life with you. 


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