Only once in a while do you find a shop that is so beautiful that it blows you away. Harold’s Finishing Touches in Toowoomba is one of those shops.
Harold’s Finishing Touches is a small corner shop, located in Toowoomba, about 90 minutes drive from Brisbane, on the Darling Downs.
The store is owned by Toowoomba local, Aaron Bourne. No his name isn’t Harold, but that was his nickname and it stuck. You couldn’t meet a more talented interior designer, and all round nice guy.
After working as a visual merchandiser for a large retail furniture chain, Aaron decided it was time to set up shop and Harold’s was born. That will be 5 years ago this Christmas.
Aaron has always been drawn to things that are a little bit special and curious, and it shows in the product range he sources for the shop. He has become so well know for his signature style of decorating, that recently a customer drove from Brisbane to Sydney via Toowoomba just so she could visit the shop.
No sooner had Aaron posted this cabbageware on his instgram account, it was snapped up and only a few pieces remained on the day of my visit.
I love that Harold’s is filled with curiosities like these framed butterflies by the front door.
Decorating trends come and go, but you will always find black and white at Harold’s. It’s a classic, chic and timeless style.
Aaron’s background as a visual merchandiser can be seen in the beautiful arrangements he creates in store. His displays are a visual treat.
Here’s a sneak peek of Aaron hard at work. When he’s not in the shop or helping clients, you’ll find him on instagram, where he’s built a loyal following. It’s a great way to see his latest products and to peek inside his stunning home.
If you’re planning to visit the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers from 16-25 September, 2016, I highly recommend you plan a visit to Harold’s Finishing Touches. For those further afield, Harold’s will be launching their online shop in late August.
Harold’s Finishing Touches
Corner Bridge and Hume Streets, Toowoomba 4350
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