Elizabeth from  Walk Among the Homes is a mum and first time renovator who has combined her love for homes, design, styling and photography on her blog.  Elizabeth showcases some amazing unique homes and creative spaces from where she lives in Brisbane, Australia.  Today on Diy-Decorator Elizabeth shares her favourite places to shop.


Elizabeth from Walk Among the Homes for DIY Decorator

As much as I am obsessed with homes and their interiors, I’m not a huge consumer or follower of trends when it comes to decorating my own home.  I do like to keep a ‘finger on the homewares pulse’ but I’m more interested in collecting and curating much loved pieces that tell a story or remind me of where I was when I purchased them.

I especially like shopping when I am on holidays!

Walk Among the Homes – My favourite homewares stores

One of my favourite places to shop in Brisbane would have to be the Woolloongabba Antique Centre. Almost without fail, each time I photograph a home on the south side of town, I will pop in here on my way home for a quick shop!


Housed within the walls of a gorgeous industrial style warehouse, the WAC is 1500 square meters of shopping heaven, combining the wares from Brisbane’s best antique dealers.

As you wander around listening to great old tunes, you will uncover some amazing vintage and retro treasures or beautiful antiques.  If it all gets too much, you can refuel with a coffee in the 1950’s style cafe.

My favourite shops within the WAC are Dansk Vintage for gorgeous Danish pieces, Shop 17 ‘The Old Boathouse’ (http://www.theoldboathouse.blogspot.com.au) where I purchased my beautiful TH Brown coffee table and Shop 88 – ‘Mid Mod Oz‘ for mid century inspired pieces.

Woolloongabba Antique Centre.

If you’re looking for homewares, great gifts and love supporting independent designers, Showroom on Latrobe Terrace is a great spot.

Set in a gorgeous old Queenslander, the showroom is like a real life Pinterest board, except you can feel it, buy it and take it home!  They also offer workshops if you are feeling creative or need some inspiration.



Ivy and Bird is another great independent retailer who can be found just around the corner from the James Street precinct in Fortitude Valley.

They have beautiful towels, candles and homewares, along with an excellent range of gifts for everyone from newborns and beyond as well as some clothing and accessories.



My favourite place to window shop is the Modern Furniture Store in Fortitude Valley and when I grow up, I’d be more than happy to shop for homewares here!

I just love all things Marimekko (even though I can barely afford the tea towels!) and this stocks a good range of their dinnerware, cushions and fabric by the meter.

They also have a covetable range of lighting, furniture and rugs that ooze of simplistic mid-century style and will have you mentally re-decorating your spaces.



When I am hunting on-line, I always go to Gumtree, Made it.com.au and Etsy.com and search for local Brisbane sellers to see what goodies are on offer from collectors and creative people near by.

Thank you Elizabeth for writing about your favourite stores for Diy-Decorator, to learn more  visit Walk Among the Homes.

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