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A FEW OF COTE’S FAVOURITE SPOTS TO SHOP FOR HOMEWARES IN BYRON BAY.
Whether you’re browsing, buying, or just looking for some inspiration, Byron Bay is the place to shop for homewares. The coastal town has become a hub for artists, makers, creatives, and people who genuinely love their craft. And the retail scene reflects the impeccable taste and keen aesthetic eye of Byron’s residents. There is a beautiful shop around every corner making it hard to choose where to go and what to buy. That’s why we have highlighted 4 of our favourites for you to add to your shopping list.
While Pop & Scott is considered the go-to brand for gorgeous hand-painted pots, a visit to their showroom is a delightful introduction their other incredible offerings. It’s no secret that, here at Cote, we are suckers for a clever colour combination and Pop & Scott delivers those in spades.
The first hint of their propensity for blending hues is the front living room display complete with their Dreamer couch in ochre linen and complemented by dusty pink accents. This deftly combined pairing can also be spotted in clusters of pendants and stacks of their famous pots.
A few steps further into the showroom reveals an inspiring palette of earthy terracotta, bold sapphire blue and verdant green. And, of course, the stripes caught our eye!
From the plethora of pots that line the shelves to the tiled bench, the orangey-pink hues pop against the clean white walls.
The beauty of the terracotta tiles is augmented further by the jewel-toned blues and greens of perfectly place velvet cushions, vases filled with native blooms and plenty of painted pots.
A trip upstairs reveals a simple bedroom set up against a timber clad wall. The bed is swathed in an ochre and cream coloured rug. Those colours are mimicked in the adjacent seating area set against a deep hunter green wall.
The neutral tones are accented by bold burgundy, red an pink artworks with perfectly coordinated leaves. It is all just so right!
Located just outside of central Byron Bay in Centennial Circuit, their two-storey showroom is well worth the time away from Byron’s beaches. Check them out in person or at www.popandscott.com.
Pampa’s showroom is light and airy, yet feels incredibly grounded. The double height ceiling, crisp white walls and generous windows create a sense of spaciousness that forms the ideal canvas to showcase their awe-inspiring products.
Without question, the woven wool rugs are Pampa’s standout item. They are handcrafted on traditional looms by rural artisans in Argentina. You can practically feel the care the has gone into every fibre. The colours are earthy, the patterns geometric, the textures real yet refined.
Sculptural cacti in terracotta pots are dotted around the space adding to the natural landscape. Gorgeous black and white photographs of wild horses bring a graphic quality to the earthy ambience.
To round out the Argentine assortment, they offer wool cushions, handmade baskets, and other traditional items. They have recently added gorgeous leather butterfly chairs and stools that feel even better than they look. Visit their showroom or check them out at www.pampa.com.au.
The mat at Nikau’s front door very aptly proclaims “Welcome to the Jungle” and that’s exactly what you feel when you walk into their shop. It’s a botanical oasis with a tongue-in-cheek twist. It is lush. It is generous. It is good vibes in retail form.
Don’t get me started on that wallpaper! The hand-drawn, gilded palm trees lining the wall behind the terracotta tiled counter are a subtle hint of luxury. The light from the various gorgeous pendants pick up the hints of glinting gold of the wallpaper, as well as in the brass hangings, pots and ornaments around the store.
The shelves and tables are overflowing with a plethora of perfectly curated vessels and covetable objects. Emerald leaves fill the space and vines cascade down from their perches. The myriad scents of essential oils and candles linger in the air without being overwhelming.
There are plush cushions, woven baskets, and art oozing with personality. And if that’s not enough, their assortment of handmade ceramics are enough to make you swoon. Speckled glazes, earthy colours, organic shapes. What more could a humble houseplant ask for?
While not the biggest boutique on the block, Nikau is Byron’s not-so-secret garden that you would love to get lost in. Visit them in store or wander over to www.nikaustore.com
A trip to Hope & May is a lesson in how to do neutrals right. Their restrained palette consists of whites & creams, various natural tones, hints of black, and not much else. It works. It really works. But what makes it sing is all of the texture! From open weave straw baskets to raw timber, from glossy ceramics to chunky knit textiles, their assortment is a feast for the eyes and for the fingers.
The light linen of the clothing, the straw fringe on the hats, the timber smoothed by hand. You just want to reach out and touch everything. There are sumptuous waffle weave towels contrasted by rough coral in the same display. Baskets of every weave imaginable line the shelves.
The materials are so humble, yet the obvious craftsmanship and the adept layering makes them feel elegant. Items are not relegated to sit only within their categories but mix and mingle in a way that feels oh-so-real.
There is a sense of authenticity and generosity throughout Hope & May’s shop. It would be hard to visit and not be inspired to embrace their unique aesthetic of plentiful simplicity in your own home. Find your inspiration in store or at www.hopeandmay.com
We cannot wait for our next Byron Bay getaway! We’ll make sure to keep sharing our favourite finds and would also love to hear where you love to shop in Byron Bay and beyond. Cheers!