Dwell In a Day

We often write about other businesses on the NSW South Coast in locations such as Milton, Berry, Gerringong, Kiama, Port Kembla, Coledale and Thirroul. We write about boutiques, cafes, florists .... we have an extensive list of 'must see' places but we're not telling what's next - not yet!

So I figured we should write a little about ourselves and some of what we do. When we visit a Client we ask them about who lives in the home, what their lifestyle is like, what their interests are, what colours they like & it's important to know what they don't like too! We look at the orientation of the house, sunlight, environment & the age of the house. The client often gives us a full tour of their home, sometimes a cup of coffee & then we get our brief. Usually the Client has a good idea of what they want but ... well ... they're a bit stuck!

Being so familiar with your own home it's often refreshing to get someone else to cast their eye over the conundrum, offer their educated opinion, gather their advise and set off in a renewed direction.

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Compilation by Dwell South Coast

Alternatively Clients can come to one of our Work Shops. These gatherings are a mix of home owners, renovators and lovers of  homewares. Below are some mood boards put together during a WorkShop we held earlier in the year in Berry

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Autumn in Coledale & Thirroul

So on a recent visit to Coledale and Thirroul on the NSW South Coast we stopped for refreshments and a spot of sourcing. The piccies below are what we saw ... but there is so much more to spy.

The first stop was at Cocoon on Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Coledale. It is closed monday and tuesday so avoid the disappointment and venture here on the other days or you can always phone Karen on 0411 480 365 for an appointment .  Cocoon sell the unusual, eclectic and primitive which includes furniture, gifts & recycled glass 

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Retro Wombat was next on our list of places to visit ....

Their aim is to stop usable things going to land fill … and help add a bit of old world charm to your life.

If you used to love it, own it but threw it away it will probably be here ....

Visit Retro Wombat at 228 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul

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Nest Emporium was the finale - this trip anyway!

Nest was established in 2003 by 2 sisters Donna and Angie. They have created a hub of homewares, gifts and over 10 years have designed a range of homewares exclusive to them. 

They are at 287 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul and also sell online www.nestemporium.com.au

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