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10 spots for interior design inspiration

Helena Game and Sarah Nolen

Choosing what to put inside your home can be a delicate task.

We want our space to reflect who we are, but it can be difficult to know where to start, and how it will all turn out. The good news is, we’ve got you covered with 10 of our favourite places for interior inspo. 

Meet Gather Collect


From brightly coloured prints to geometric pot holders, cushions to ceramics and even stunning Canberra-made furniture by Curious Tales – you’ll find it all at this little piece of homewares heaven in Aranda. It’s pretty much impossible to leave empty-handed.

Find out more in our full article here.

Aranda Shops, 68 Bandjalong Crescent, Aranda | meetgathercollect.com.au


Image by Martin Ollman

Image by Martin Ollman

Recently opened in Fyshwick, Cloth & Paper specialises in stunning fabrics and wallpaper for the home. They can customise everything from lampshades and quilts to blinds and curtains, using products they source from the top wholesalers from around Australia.

Read more here.

9 Lyell St, Fyshwick | clothandpaperstudio.com.au


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Bisonhome builds on its original base of homeware ceramics, also stocking beautiful, Canberra-designed glass, timber and linen pieces for around the home. Bisonhome works with studios in parts of Asia, including the Philippines and Indonesia, for production.

Read more here. 

6/8 Beltana Rd, Pialligo | bisonhome.com



Southern Innovations is the place to be  for bathroom, kitchen and laundry appliances and design. Whether you’re looking for a statement piece for the shower or a balance between function and design in the kitchen, they stock lovely, sleek appliances from top Australian and International brands.

Read more here.

21 Lyell St, Fyshwick | southerninnovations.com.au



Sympatico Interiors will make you swoon you with its unique designer furniture, wallpapers, fabrics and accessories.

The showroom is on the smaller size but what they lack in space is only made up for with their divine products and displays. With gorgeous fabric and colour combinations, you’ll be well on your way in creating a beautiful home.

Read more here.

80-82 Kembla Street, Fyshwick | sympaticointeriors.com.au



Timber & Tailor

It’s too hard to single just one of the Ori Building’s gorgeous purveyors of beautiful interior inspiration. Browse Timber and Tailor for handmade homewares and furniture; Handsomepretty for quirky homewares, vibrant art, clothing, furniture, and so much more; and Hive Gallery for endless eye candy.

Read more here and here.

30 Lonsdale Street, Braddon



If you have furniture you would rather revamp than replace, Dream Design Furniture & Upholstery offers great upholstery services so you can give new life to your loved pieces. They also stock a range of furniture, from luxury to retro and everything in between.

6 Yallourn Street, Fyshwick | dreamdesignfurniture.com.au



Image via adairs.com.au

Located at the Canberra Outlet Centre, Australian manchester specialist adairs have a range of homewares for the whole house. It’s a one-stop shop for linen, furniture, homewares and bathroom accessories.

Read more here.

11/337 Canberra Ave, Fyshwick | www.adairs.com.au



If you’re fitting out a new business or corporate space, Stylecraft have a variety of furniture and design options, with an Australian design focus. With everything from office accessories and shelving options to outdoor set-ups and dining arrangements, Stylecraft specialise in beautifully designed, modern pieces for new spaces.

Level 1, Mode 3 22 Lonsdale Street, Braddon | stylecraft.com.au



Inside Story is a magical haven for all things wallpaper and fabrics, and also sells covetable homewares, lighting and furniture. You can find us nestled in one of their corners surrounded by pages and pages of dreamy patterns, textures and colours.

Read more here.

27-29 Collie St, Fyshwick | theinsidestory.com.au

Helena Game

Helena is a wannabe journalist studying Communications and Journalism at the University of Canberra. Canberra born and bred, she is hopelessly in love with writing, stories and travel. She recently wrote her way around Japan for a creative writing study tour, and spent another two weeks in the Middle East on a journalism exchange, both of which have left her with a proper case of the post-travel blues. While she plots her next adventure, Helena is hoping to gain as much industry experience as humanly possible, and somehow finish her degree at the same time. More about the Author

Sarah Nolen

Growing up in Canberra, interior designer with BIRDBLACK Design, Sarah enjoys nothing more than having people put their trust in her to transform their homes from drab cluttered boxes into beautiful masterpieces. She is a true believer in what you get is what you pay for. Constantly on the lookout for new trends and innovations she could never get bored with what she does. Find her at http://birdblackdesign.com.au More about the Author

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