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If you’re fond of handmade treasures, one-of-a-kind homewares and an interior scheme that gives a generous nod to the nomadic, bohemian vibe, you’ve found your own private heaven in online store When the North Wind Blows. Here’s why you’ll be head over heels for this local biz!

North Wind Blows Below: The Vintage Kantha Throws are hand-stitched by up to five women, taking three or four days to make.

Peacock chair from North Wind Blows

Established in February this year, When the North Wind Blows is your go-to destination for handmade homewares and accessories with heart. Nicole Jones, who’s the talented creative behind the store, tells me that she spent a lengthy amount of time researching artisans around the globe who really had a story to tell through their work.

Moroccan Pouffe from North Wind Blows

“I wanted to select products with a conscious, products that have a history and products that could somehow be functional and fashionable in 2014,” she tells me. “Everything we sell has a story…a beautiful story”.

The handmade aspect of When the North Wind Blows is what appeals to me most, and Nicole’s dedication to this ethos is an inspiring one. She is all about supporting the artisans who make the products, with a strong focus on empowering women.

“The business I hope, communicates that no matter the race, colour, creed – women around the world love creating, art, fashion and style and that sisterhood should be communicated and celebrated”.

The homewares themselves are pretty dreamy – and I love that they can be worked into a variety of interior schemes. I’m losing my mind over the Vintage Kantha Throws and Moroccan Pouffes, which Nicole is also a fan of.

“They are versatile. Great as side tables, extra seating or for the purpose they were made for…the feet!”

North Wind Blows Textiles

Below: The Kilim Boots are made from hand-loomed Kilim Rugs, by Berbers in the Atlas Mountains. Nicole admits she wears them a lot, “the Kilim boots don’t come off!”.)

North Wind Blows Boots3
When asked to elaborate on where the name of her business comes from, Nicole’s explanation really cements what her venture is about.

“When The North Wind Blows…it signals a Gypsy’s spirit to move on. That is exactly what we do… travel from village to village and seek new and amazing things and then, move on to the next”.

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Outside of writing the TLC Interiors blog, Chris is an interior stylist and author. You can also catch him on your TV screens as a designer on Channel 10's Changing Rooms. If you'd like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

Comments (37)

  • Andrea Christie

    I LOVE them all! But if I had to pick one it would be design 22. The colours are amazing!

  • Natasha Andrews

    Wow another divine find – yo find the best places – their products are fabulous!

    Number 20 would be my pick, closely followed by 25 – both equally fabulous!

  • Maria

    I love boho throws, especially no.23 it has all the colours of summer, winter, autumn & spring. CaCan be used all year round.

  • Louise

    Love this range,it has enough to make a bold statement in any room without being over done,very prompt online service with a personal touch…I look forward in seeing where the Wind blows next.

  • Jacci Brusaschui

    I am absolutely in love!!!!!! They are all gorgeous but my favourite is design 23! The colours and patterns work together so well!

  • Samantha

    Love number 23…

  • Aja Scarborough

    Of course they are all gorgeous but I think number 27 is especially lovely and would give my grey mid-century couch an amazing pop of colour. I love the pink, green and yellow palette.

  • centaine walters

    I love number 23. It’s gorgeous and would work a treat on the peacock chair I just put on layby. ♡♡

  • Sharyn Williams

    Number 27 is so awesomely bright
    And for me and my personality it is oh so right
    It would certainly make colourful and cheery
    My lounge room which is dull and dreary 🙂

  • Barb Buda

    All very lovely but my pick would be no. 23 … love its subtle vintage look and it includes my fave colour orange.

  • FiforFiona

    Wow hot! I love number 22, it looks like it has the most colours in it which suits me perfectly.

  • Sarah

    Gorgeous, all of them!
    I especially love number 9 … I live by the beach and love the nautical, coastal boho vibes from those colours and prints…. Superb. Beautiful things, congrats on your website it looks fab! X Sarah

  • Carly

    I love 22! It would be perfect across the end of my bed to add colour during the winter and would quite possibly end up on the couch too!

  • Julie V

    No. 23 is my pick. It would look beautiful draped across my daughters bed

  • Anne

    The Kantha Throws are all beautiful. My favourite would have to be number 22 but 23 is a very close second. I think they are just so special because they are hand made by some very talented ladies.

  • Nicole Chiswick

    Number 4 is exquisite the colours are divine and the thread is luxurious ….. I can see me wrapped up with the winter sun a cup of tea and a good book xxx

  • Lisa Stephens

    Design 4, my eye is drawn to those beautiful bright colours, has boho written all over it.

  • Michelle Ni Dholain

    Design no 4 is my fav, I love the mix of pink and green!!

  • Michelle

    I love design 4 best, it would go perfectly with my Moroccan inspired bedroom. 🙂

  • Design 27 because the bright colours are just gorgeous.

  • Aimee Laramore

    Love them all but Design 25 is by far my favourite. The pop of colours are so gorgeous. It would be the star of my vintage tropical garden patio. Love your work!

  • Courtney Dettman

    I’ve fallen in love with Vintage Kantha Throw – Design 23. It’s just beautiful and romantic.

  • Elise Hinkley

    All gorgeous, surprised that I like #27 because I don’t normally go for pinks!

  • Mel champion

    I’m in love with no.9 – it’s gorgeous!!! It has my favourite colour blue in it!!!!! Blue makes me feel calm and serene!!!!!

  • Alicia Parish

    Design 14 . It reminds me of all the seasons – new growth in spring, green grass in summer , leaves falling in autumn and snuggly warm in winter

  • Loren

    I loved looking through these pictures. What makes each one special is that each one is unique And handmade by talented ladies. Its nice to know that by buying one we are also helping someone. My pick would be 9, i love the rich colours And patterns.

  • Jaala Corcoran-Cave

    They are all fabulous! But I love design 4 the most, those lovely purple feminine colours would go perfectly with everything I own!

  • Jo Burey

    I adore the earthy and organic tones of the Vintage Kantha Throw design 9. But I especially adore the mandala print that runs through the pattern……I love to draw mandalas and immediately felt a connection which is so important with homewares you’ll live with and love for life!

  • Krishanie Perera

    Definitely the Vintage Kantha Throw – Design 20, it’s mixes of green and yellow times work perfectly on the natural base. Perfect as a statement throw for nuetral room!

    • Krishanie Perera


  • Nicole chiswick

    Number 20 is gorgeous rich in colours that make me think nature…..such unique and honourable rugs individual and perfect in their heritage I’m in love with all these beautiful creations

  • Bianca

    I absolutely love them all, the colors and patterns are stunning giving a sense of calm boho feel mixed with modern glam. If I were to choose I would go with number 6 to go with my earthy coloured decor in my home.

  • Billyjean

    I absolutely adore no 22. It reminds me of an amazing piece my late grandfather brought back for my grandmother many years ago. A cherished item it was somehow inexplicably lost when my grandmother moved from their family home to a supported unit. This would bring back many happy memories indeed.

  • Im

    Wow, they are all stunning! But no 6 tickles my fancy with the crisp citrus-y tropical summery tones appealing to my endless summer yearnings. A little piece of sunshine in the house all year around is worth it’s weight in gold! Love it!

  • Madeline Batch

    Definitely design 4! It is just devine! Its classic, beautiful and the colours go perfectly with thise in my bedroom. Gorgeous statement piece! I cant take my eyes off of it!


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