It’s easy to get lost amongst the inspiring stores that line the streets of Potts Point, especially when it comes to bespoke homewares and design inspiration.
That’s why we’ve narrowed down some of our favourite spots to bring out your inner stylist.
Potts Point has long been a melting pot for different cultures, individual styles and people from across the world. Similar to the diverse collection of bars, restaurants, cafes and galleries, Potts Point also unites some of the best homewares and design stores in Sydney. And there are plenty to choose from.
From eclectic antiques to modern boutiques, there’s something for everyone’s taste, which is what makes Potts Point a favourite amongst renowned interior designers. Take a walk through some of our local favourites and grab the best finds to refresh your home this Spring.
The best for antiquing: Deco Divas Antiques
With a range spanning 20th-century collectables to art deco homewares and glassware, Deco Divas offers a constantly growing collection of antiques and rare homeware finds. Some of the brands and big names that can be found at Deco Divas include Royal Doulton, Goldscheider ceramics and Katzhutte Hertwig.
The owner’s network of European antique dealers and private collectors means that there is a continuous influx of unique pieces that will make a statement in any space.
The best modern muse: Becker Minty
Located in the Ikon building on Macleay Street, Becker Minty not only offers a standout selection of modern homewares, but also regularly hosts launch events for its featured brands and artists. Their home decor collection includes locally-hand poured candles, handmade Australian sculptures and unique vintage pieces.
Along with home essentials, Becker Minty also stocks local art, gifts for children and fine and costume jewellery collected from all over the world. There’s one thing for sure when you step into Becker Minty – you’ll come out with something everyone else will want to have.
The best for one-of-a-kind-finds: Macleay on Manning
Thanks to far-reaching supply circles and a focus on discovering pieces designed with quality and creativity, Macleay on Manning is one of the best places for homewares in Sydney. Their range incorporates everything from art and fragrance/beauty items to exquisite crockery and rare glassware and they also have an excellent selection of hard-to-find European pieces.
Some of their featured brands include Fornasetti, Baccarat, Missoni, Creed and Seletti. There’s an air of unity that ties together the eclectic selection, which likely comes down to the fact that each unique piece is selected for its individual character and appeal. Macleay on Manning is sure to delight those who seek something special.
The best for the luxury lovers: Arida
Adding to the home decorator’s delights along Macleay Street, Arida is a designer maven’s haven, stocking men’s and women’s collections from brands such as Lanvin, Givenchy, Rick Owens, Celine, Alexander McQueen, L’Wren Scott, Superfine, L’Agence and James Perse to accompany its range of homewares and decorative items.
Just walking into the thoughtfully decorated open space is enough to inspire a new style. For a taste of the international fashion runways in your home, you can’t go past Arida.
The best bespoke cosy finds: Nest & Nectar
As a store that offers to source that special item you’ve been hunting for if it’s not actually in store, it’s no wonder that Nest & Nectar has a devoted customer base. They offer a range of trendy furniture in a variety of styles and textures and unique homewares that you never knew you needed until you saw them.
Nest & Nectar also provide the option for you to get involved in creating your own masterpieces, offering classes to create macramé. This local favourite really is the perfect spot to soak up some home inspiration, as well as gift ideas for a lucky receiver!
The best holistic interior design service: Bradford
Bradford, run by internationally renowned interior designer Neil Bradford, offers a holistic approach to designing spaces that takes note not only of the physical characteristics of the home but also of the personality of its owner.
Bradford’s retail studio exhibits his favourite artists and designers along with his own collection, including handcrafted, bespoke furniture that was created for his exclusive client list. With services such as 1-1 interior design appointments and gift registries, this all-encompassing interior design service will have you feeling part of the “in” crowd.
If you’d like to make a Potts Point property your canvas to design, get in touch with our team of local experts today.