I remember living out of home for the first time at 21, in Waterloo, and heading over to IKEA at the Supa Centa Moore Park to buy furniture. A lot has changed since then (what a difference 11 years makes), but the retail complex is even bigger and better now than it was when I first discovered it. Let’s take a look at five exciting retail changes and arrivals happening at the Centa. Prepare to go wild!
Orson & Blake is the first stop on the express, found in its brand spankin’ new location on the gallery level. It’s a much larger space for the retailer, giving it the room to really spread out its eclectic mix of furniture and homewares. I did a Store Tour of their pop-up shop when it was located on the first floor last year, and must admit that the new space suits its brooding and luxurious aesthetic far more than the last setting did; its global pieces truly shine in the new digs.
Below are snaps from the second store – the one and only Bo Concept. It shames me to admit that I’d never come across their retail setting before (their flagship is in Crows Nest) but good golly did I make up for lost time. This haven for all things lush and modern is a must-see destination if you’re into colour paired with a serious sense of sophistication. I feel like Bo Concept spoke to me a little bit; gave my heart a little flutter, if you will. I mean, where else can you find a massive art piece featuring a badass mumma smoking a cigar? I want it and I need it ASAP if not sooner! Bo Concept it also located on the gallery level.
King Furniture is where it always was but has expanded significantly, giving the stunning and versatile furniture pieces the room they need to allow customers to take in their beauty. The massive show room was truly one to behold, and it took all sorts of restraint not to dive into the futuristic blue armchair you see above. It’s my Jetson’s fantasy come to life and I would die to sit in it with a book or homewares mag in-hand.
Up on level one, where Orson & Blake used to be, is now the beyond amazing Urban Couture. I interviewed the creative couple behind the brand last year and was beside myself to see them expanding into a retail offering like this.
Urban Couture is one for lovers of a monochromatic palette featuring hints of metallic, dusty pinks and chalky blues. It’s a Scandi lovers paradise without being literally Scandi, with enough warmth and blonde timber to counteract any potential minimalistic chill-factor.
From sofas to lighting to stunning art and even outdoor furniture, this little haven was a delight to be in and I highly recommend you take it in if you’re going to the centre!
Related Read: My interview with the couple behind Urban Couture!
Related Read: Check out OZ Design’s stunning new furniture collections.
Last but certainly not least is the amazing Taste Living, which is a renovators dream destination for sorting out your kitchen or bathroom. This store has the whole kit and caboodle and certainly had me experiencing heart palpitations with the glorious bathroom setting you see below. I wanted to ask the staff to leave and jump in the tub there and then. Aren’t you going bonkers for the relaxed, subdued vibe this scene is giving off?
As I mentioned, they can sort out your kitchen needs too, but for me it was all about the bathrooms (just look at that stone work!).
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