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the gorgeous humble beginnings in randwick


There’s a homewares store I’ve been going to for years now, every time a birthday rolls around and I want to present a gift to someone that oozes heart and warmth; it’s called Humble Beginnings and it’s quite possibly my favourite homeswares store (and ok – you got me – sometimes I go there when there are no upcoming birthdays and I just want a wow moment!).

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Humble Beginnings has a real sense of traditional charm – they don’t even have a Facebook page or website which I kinda love the idea of. Everything in this store is about the experience. From the smallest soap to the largest desk, every piece feels loved and precious. Just recently, they started stocking fresh flowers, making it a true one stop shop for birthday gifts (excuse the cliche!).



Run by a team of dedicated gals, the store is so wonderfully put together. It’s merchandising at its best because it doesn’t feel at all staged. Pieces lay side by side and work beautifully together. Get a load of the yellow chair above – hello sunshine!



The space itself is quite cosy, so they’ve packed a tonne of wares into a small space. With this in mind, you have to do a few rounds to take it all in (pure bliss) and with each lap you find something new that catches your eye, like the awesome tea towel bundles above. See how they work effortlessly together?

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There’s an abundant baby section toward the back of the store – packed with gifts, cards, clothing, blankets and more. You’ll want to get preggers just so you can register here for your shower! Notice how they colour code a lot of their wares too – it’s just genius.



Female creatives will adore their long jewellery bench with bangles and earrings and necklaces and brooches, while lovers of earthy hues and decor with a natural feel will go a little gaga over items like the canisters below – complete with rope!


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Their card range is also pretty amazing – they source them all over the place and there are gems there I have not seen anywhere else – some very artistic, one-of-a-kind cards. They have some in stands and some scattered randomly about the store with matching items, so you can put together an entire gift pack that has a sense of cohesion (I told you they are genius!).



As I mentioned, Humble Beginnings has no Facebook page or website, so the only way you can take in all the glory of this amazing homewares store is so head there in person. Trust me, it is well worth it and near impossible to go there without walking out with something amazing!


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 (4)

  • Alana

    You are too right about all of this! Definitely have to do a few laps of the store.

    • Isn’t it a gorgeous store Alana? I am also kind of fond of the fact that they aren’t online – you really have to go into the store that way and experience how phenomenal it is!

  • A late comment however just had to drop a line to say you nailed the beauty of this store completely! It is gorgeous…


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