Shopping list: Darren Palmer’s favourite stores for homewares

Shopping list: Darren Palmer’s favourite stores for homewares

Globe West Geo Round Dining Table & Chase dining chairs. Photo: Supplied by GlobeWest

I'm constantly surrounded and inspired by design and scouting materials to include in my own projects. If you find you need to update some old and tired essential items in your home, here's what I'm loving right now and where to get them.


Bed frames
They say we spend a third of our life asleep, so you want to make sure you're spending this precious time in a gorgeous bed worthy of a Sunday morning sleep-in.

Zuster is right up there in terms of the best and widest range of authentic Australian design. The Echo bed with its leather upholstered bedhead is beyond perfect. It looks equally gorgeous in velvet or fabric. Pair it with the Halo or Profile bedsides to add a little natural stone glamour in the bedroom.

MRD Home have several standout yet simple designs that add drama and impact in the bedroom. I have a Cubic four-poster bed at home, and there are the Juno and Mon bedheads, both made from rattan, that will work in a variety of Scandi or plantation-style spaces.

Not many companies come close to the range offered by Globewest. If you have a particular look in mind, chances are you’ll find everything you need here. There are forms to suit all interior schemes and styles.

Globe West Austin Buffet, Shelter Ripple Coffee Table, Sketch Sloopy 1 Seater Sofa & Aura Tassel Rug Photo: Suppled by GlobeWest

Coffee and side tables
The Contour coffee table by Zuster is as perfect as it gets. Right on trend, perfect for contemporary interiors and with enough glam to be the star in any living space.

Man & the Machine is Blainey North Collection's latest range, which is Australian-designed but with global appeal. Check out the Chasm coffee table for its masterful play of materials, light and form.

Couches and armchairs
When it comes to sofas you don't get better in Australia than Jardan. My favourite sofa right now is the very retro-cool Valley Curved Sofa. The puffy '70s and '80s inspired lines are on trend. I want one – or maybe two.

Castlery have a really interesting approach to meeting a design and price-conscious market. I particularly love the Wayne and Bambu ranges as they have lovely detailing in the timber arms and backs.

Globe West items Juno Ari 3 Seater Sofa, Juno Orb Sofa Chair, Elle Nest Coffee Tables, Amara Round Leg Side Table, Aura Neptune Rug Photo: Supplied by GlobeWest

Dining settings
While you’re drooling over the Jardan range, be sure you check out the Hunter table. The rectangular planes and curved dowel-like supports and legs make for a very adaptable and unique piece.

It's also hard to go past Poliform. Check out their Henry and Kensington tables – both stone and wood with chic, striking curves.


Throws and rugs
If you want to feel warm and fuzzy because you're doing something to fight the "war on waste", check out the range of the same name from Koskela. The Seljak recycled whipstitch blanket is made in Tasmania from material offcuts and for every 10 sold, one is sent to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

For rugs, Armadillo & Co continue to produce interesting, hand crafted designs.

I can’t help but direct you to Myer to check out my range of bedding and cushions.

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