There are many benefits to living in Australia: Perfect summer days and, of course, a signature laid-back design aesthetic. But the only setback from living so far away from design hubs dotted around Europe and the U.S. is how hard it can be to gain access to international furniture brands.
While we have a plethora of home-grown designers that are setting the stage for world class interior design, sometimes, your home needs a slight touch of opulence inspired by other cultures. Enter, James Said. Starting in Perth, the local brand not only creates Bespoke, luxe pieces for customers (think a twelve-seater velvet couch) but also stocks rare brands from all over the world, giving us access to unique items that would otherwise be ridiculously hard to source—like we said, the Net-A-Porter of the design world.
So, whether you’re in the market for a petrified-wood coffee table from the heart of the Netherlands, or, a hand-knotted rug ready to ship immediately, you’re bound to find a one-of-a-kind item you’ve long been searching for. Recently opening a store in burgeoning interior hub Paddington, the brand not only boasts a fully-furnished showroom with some of the most amazing pieces you'll ever see (guaranteed) but it also, provides styling and customisation services in store, helping you make all your interior dreams come to life.
Scroll on for some of our favourite items that we've instantly added to our bucket lists.