Jason Grant's Insider Guide to Interiors Shopping in Melbourne
I may live in Sydney, but I grew up in Melbourne and I still spend quite a lot of time down there, which I absolutely love—both my book publisher and the MJG home collection are both based there. I’m find myself visiting the Victorian capital once a month, and not only do I love to visit my all-time favourite stores, but I’m also always on the hunt for the latest and greatest new spots. Love interiors shopping? Read on for some of my go-to haunts.
Patterned, colourful, and printed textiles goods with a distinctive Australian flare is how to best describe Bonnie and Neil's wares.
Scout is one of Melbourne’s best homewares stores—it's home to a mix of new and vintage furniture, and homewares. Store owner, Orlando, has one of the best eyes in the business.
Loom Rugs is the best rug store in town—the end.
Top 3 by Design
Top 3 by Design is Australia’s premier design store with a new Richmond store opening soon.
Scarlet Jones is a beautiful boutique concept store in both Hawthorn East and Albert Park for fashion and the home.
Pop and Scott is a collection of unique and quality furniture and homewares created by a talented creative couple.
Primarily an apparel store, but Husk is complete with charming, modern boho home offering.
Norsu is home to art and homewares with a minimal scandi vibe. A small store with a big personality.
Safari Living is a top design store featuring brands like Missoni Home, Tom Dixon, and Marimekko.
Gardner and Marks
This dynamic duo, Lyn Gardener and Amanda Marks, also offer an interior design service with a cute shop full of new and vintage treasures.
Loose Leaf has the best selection of plants in Melbourne—it is literally fiddle leaf fig heaven (yes, they never go out of style).
Mud Australia is Australian made signature porcelain—a brand I love!
Jardan furniture is designed and made in Melbourne with an Aussie-meets-Scandi style.
One of the best collections of vintage furniture complete with expert knowledge from the man himself—Dean Angelucci.
Montreux is a unique mix on new and vintage for the home.
After Online offers a delightful selection of homewares, gifts and goods sourced from all over the world—currently online only until the move to a new location.
Modern Times is an art, furniture and design mecca.
With two stores in Melbourne, Chadstone and South Yarra, West Elm is the best for modern home design.
Tarlo and Graham
Tarlo and Graham is a crazy awesome collection of wonderful hard to find vintage items.
Lightly is an Aussie design store with some of the best brands you can find.
Arthur G is an awesome Australian made furniture collection.
Mr Kitly is full of plants, an array of ceramics and tableware with a distinct Japanese slant—love it!
Criteria Collection has an outstanding design collection of furniture and lighting.
Fenton and Fenton is home to colourful and decorative homewares and furniture and an eclectic mix of finds.