Tarlo & Graham – Fitzroy
Whatever your wildest antique, art or furniture desire, Gertrude Street’s latest homewares mecca, Tarlo & Graham has just the wonderful oddity to fill it.
Business partners William Tarlo and Philip Graham’s store houses an impressive array of vintage furniture, one-off artworks and collectors items, sourced predominantly from Victoria and handpicked by the duo. While stock is widely varied in nature, a consistent and distinct sense of style is evident.
The expansive, light filled space differs from its Windsor outpost via its focus on showing and selling visual art, showcasing the vibrant work of Keith Haring alongside the haunting brushstrokes of painter Rhys Lee, and much more.
Like the covetable items it holds, the duo took their time in selecting the right building for their store which had to meet a set of criteria – think high ceilings, good details, a big window, large floor space, good businesses and nice trees on the street.
This treasure trove of goods is a testament to the love (or, perhaps, obsession) both Tarlo and Graham share for their collection. They trawl auctions, markets and shops looking for items with that specific, intrinsic quality that keeps them that bit ahead of the game.