A home’s look is never really finished. It’s a constant work in progress, as your tastes and needs evolve. Even with a concerted effort, it can take years to bring a room close to the idealised, magazine-ready version in your head. But then, isn’t that part of the fun? There’s always the next thing to research, track down and acquire. Or better yet, stumble on serendipitously. Here are our favourite spots in Melbourne for finding beautiful tableware, furniture, plants, bed linens and more.

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Cibi

“Cibi” is Japanese for “little one”. But this cafe and homewares store is not so little anymore.

31-39 Keele Street, Collingwood

Modern Times

Furniture, jewellery, textiles and more await you at this tasteful design store.

331 Smith Street, Fitzroy

Monolab

Bringing the best of Japanese design to Melbourne.

36 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Jardan Flagship

Defining Australian style.

522 Church Street, Richmond

Made In Japan

Packed with handmade Japanese ceramics.

1-7 Wynyard Street, South Melbourne

Craft Victoria

Showcasing the most exciting and unexpected new local designers.

Watson Place, Melbourne

Tait

Furniture and homewares crafted from local materials.

209/211 Smith Street, Fitzroy

Dinosaur Designs

This Australian design favourite can invigorate any home.

Shop To6, The Strand Melbourne 250 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

The Boroughs (3057)

Stocking mostly local talent, this Lygon Street entry caters to an array of tastes.

345 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

Scout House

European antiques, handcrafted Australian furniture and plenty of miscellaneous homewares.

161a Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

Little Salon

A small boutique selling homewares, clothing and accessories, by mostly local labels.

71 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Mr Kitly

The focus here is detail: find beautiful ceramics and textiles among the hanging garden.

Upstairs 381 Sydney Road, Brunswick

Lightly

Colourful and decorative pieces that hark back to simpler times.

3 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood

Wingnut & Co.

Ceramics with an artistic sensibility.

47 Baillie Street, North Melbourne

Third Drawer Down

Paying homage to illustration and print design in fantastical ways.

93 George Street, Fitzroy

Mud Australia

Minimalist sensibilities collide with high-calibre craftsmanship and design in this colourful space.

181 Gertrude Street , Fitzroy

Cottage Industry

Offering florals and yarn to spare, this shop is for creature comforts.

67 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Great Dane

Stocking the best of Scandinavian design.

175 Johnston Street, Fitzroy

White Water

A small-living specialist.

162 Sackville St, Collingwood

Ivy Muse Botanical Emporium

For all your indoor plant needs.

1250 High Street, Armadale

Tiger & Peacock

A vast array of imported treasures.

187 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North

The Woodsfolk

You could stock every room in the house with a single trip.

39 Church Street, Hawthorn

Turner & Lane

Everything from pillows to body products.

1391 Malvern Road, Malvern

Mark Douglass Design

Find your next statement piece at this classy glassware shop.

240 Burnley Street, Richmond

Marimekko

Bold patterns and sustainability sit at the core of this Finnish brand.

Level 1 / Shop 143 287 Lonsdale St, Melbourne

Shelley Panton

Handmade pottery, plants and plenty more.

440 Malvern Road, Prahran

fenton&fenton

Inspired by a backpacking trip through India.

471 High Street, Prahran

The Nomad Society

Minimalist while maintaining a colourful flair.

128 Greville Street, Prahran

The Supercool and The Supercool Kid

A diverse array of products inside the South Melbourne Market.

Stall 152, South Melbourne Market 322-326 Coventry Street, South Melbourne

Vincent Design

From crockery to lighting design, everything here is simple and functional.

269 Coventry Street, South Melbourne

Post Industrial Design

Where recycled materials become exceptionally original wares.

638 Barkly Street , West Footscray

Chef’s Hat

Packed with hyper-functional kitchen gear.

131 Cecil Street, South Melbourne