4 homewares brands to give your space an upgrade

Image via Next of Kin
Words by Rosie Macquire

At home.

During the winter months, spending more time at home becomes all the more appealing.

And what better way to make your space even more inviting than giving it some TLC with a few hand-selected wares.

We’ve narrowed down four brands to get you started on creating your sanctuary.

Next of Kin (pictured above)

Next of Kin is all about handmade goodness. The brand’s range of ceramic mugs are slow and considered, created in Next of Kin’s North Queensland studio. Due to their handcrafted nature, each piece is slightly different from the last. However, every product is made with the same philosophy in mind– to slow down and appreciate the little things in life. Whether you prefer tea, coffee or something in between, drinking out of a quality mug should be a special experience. And that’s the ethos Next of Kin lives by. View the unique creations online.


Studio Onethirty 

If you’re on the hunt for furnishings that’ll brighten up your home, then it will be worth paying a visit to Studio Onethirty. The online store is a hub of colour and pattern, housing furniture, decor, textiles, bespoke tiles and art. Behind the brand is artist Sarah Kalidis, who develops each product from her original drawings. Taking influence from botanical colours and textures, Sarah merges her artistry with utility to form bold and playful pieces which are then produced locally. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, Sarah welcomes the opportunity to collaborate on custom orders.


Matilda Chambers 

In a world of mass production, there’s something special about items for the home that are made by hand. This sentiment rings true for Matilda Chambers, an artist from the south coast of Victoria who lovingly creates bespoke ceramics. Matilda finds inspiration from the Australian landscape and imbues this into her offering of jugs, water pitchers, planters, plates, bowls, vases and more. We’ve got our eyes set firmly on the ceramic travel cups (pictured) which come in three different colours. As well as being easy on the eye and kind to the environment, they’re made with a food, microwave and dishwasher safe glaze.



OneTeaspoon has entered back into the homewares market and, when you think about it, the move makes complete sense. Perfect for those who live in denim during the day, the release means you can now cover your bedroom in your fave fabric. The collection stays true to the brand’s Northern Beaches rock ’n’ roll aesthetic, with slogan-emblazoned cushion covers, blankets and bedding in OneTeaspoon’s signature distressed denim look. If you’re keen to deck out your pad, you’ll need to be quick about it. With some pieces having already sold out, the collection will be restocked this month. OneTeaspoon HOME arrives alongside the brand’s first kids’ collection.


This article was originally published in Fashion Journal 181. You can read it here.

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