A focus in this issue of Channel Mag is the home – particularly as we are now in to the Spring season. A time for home stuff. Takapuna Beach is home to no less than 11 stores that provide for the home. Bardsleys Lighting & Design in Auburn Street; Bed Bath n Table in Shore City; Citta in Como Street; Creative and Brave in Shore City; Duck Limited in Shore City; Farmers in Shore City; Kitchens By Design in Byron Avenue; Resene on the corner of Auburn and Huron Streets; Shut the Front Door in Lake Road; Wallace Cotton in Hurstmere Road; Yoyoso in Shore City.
Bardsleys Lighting & Design is a family-owned lighting store presenting premiere lighting imported from top designers around the globe, as well as products designed and made in New Zealand.
Leading brands you’ll find at Bardsleys include Switch, Halcyon, Hinkley, Feiss, Sea Gull, Generation, Tech, Hubbardton Forge, Allegri Crystal, Kalco, and innovative New Zealand companies such as Switch & Joug.
All around the world, clever designers craft lighting for more than just illumination. Decorator or designer lighting from Bardsleys can define your space, making your home uniquely you. Bardsleys also offer ceiling fans and table/floor lamps.
The team at Bardsleys can show you what the world of lighting design has to offer and help you find the perfect solution. Pop in to see Mark and the team in Auburn Street.
Bed Bath N’ Table on level two in Shore City is the complete home lifestyle destination store, where customers can find an inspirational environment and receive expert advice.
Manager Kerry Canham and her five-strong team have seasonally inspired indoors and outdoors home and giftware. This includes an extensive range of linen, bedding, towels, ornaments and embellishments for the bedroom, bathroom, home and beach.
More information on our This Month at Shore City pages in this issue. (www.bedbathntable.co.nz)
Citta Design in Como Street is a branch of this wonderful New Zealand design company that creates beautiful furniture and homewares for every room in the home.
The Citta design team, led by Imogen Tunnicliffe and David Moreland, starts with a blank sheet of paper. Through research, imagination, collaboration and inspiration, their furniture, lighting and textiles take shape. They create objects with purpose. Whether an object’s purpose is to be functional or beautiful, or a bit of both, this philosophy has remained at their core since day one.
They say their ‘Antipodean roots’ give their products that relaxed, lived-in and modern, yet timeless feel that they are known for. They love texture and natural tones, mixed with prints inspired by the wanderlust adventures and insatiable curiosity of their in-house creators.
A change of season means a shift in mood. Twice a year, Citta releases a collection of objects of lasting affection. These pieces are designed to be mixed and matched across collections as well as work seamlessly with cherished pieces you already have at home.
For enduring style staples you will use every day there is the Città Essentials range – from linens to soft furnishings, kitchenware, travel and accessories.
Citta’s latest season offerings are on display at their Como Street store in Takapuna. (www.cittadesign.co.nz)
Creative & Brave in Shore City was formerly Texan Art Schools, started 29 years ago by two adventurous Mums. They had a passion for local creativity and saw the need for a space to represent these talented individuals and retail their products. That philosophy has stayed and has been embraced by Belinda Fergusson, another hard working and inspired business woman (mum and adventurer) who is taking Creative & Brave into new and exciting territories.
Belinda’s vision involves it being a business for social good. The products stocked each have a story and a person behind them and Belinda wants those stories to be told and shared with the customers.
“We are a little chain of retail stores that care about our customers and we care about our artists and makers,” says Belinda. “We love connecting our customers to our creatives to create raving fans. By growing our community of raving fans for New Zealand creativity, we are helping to grow our artists and makers, allowing them to make a living from what they are passionate about.”
Pop in and see the Creative & Brave store in Shore City for beautiful new creative works for the home or workspace. Belinda says these are little shrines to creativity and infusing your home or workspace with art can have a transformative effect on your life. (www.creativeandbrave.co.nz)
Duck Limited, also at Shore City, is a store with an eclectic mix of fashion, gifts and homewares. A true destination store with a point of difference. The popular store has been in Shore City for eight years and is the sister store of Flying Saucers. Duck has recently re-located to a larger new store on level two near Farmers so make sure you check it out.
More information on our This Month at Shore City pages in this issue. (www.ducklimited.nz)
Farmers – the iconic Kiwi institution – and the country’s leading department store, has a wonderful store across two levels at Shore City with a full department dedicated to homewares. The first Farmers store opened in central Auckland nearly 100 years ago, and since then, Kiwis have been flocking through their doors to purchase everyday basics to design home, gift and fashion wear.
Home makers will not be left wanting with an impressive array of cookware, crockery, cutlery, linens and decorative items to transform any house into a home.
With extensive ranges of local and international labels, Farmers has something for every age, gender and home. Designer cosmetic and fragrance counters present leading brands along with accessories, intimate wear and active wear for men, women, boys and girls.
Kitchens By Design’s North Shore kitchen showroom is a truly premium kitchen and bathroom design studio. This is located in the heart of Takapuna on Byron Avenue – between Lake Road and the Spencer on Byron Hotel.
Visitors to this showroom will experience the latest in appliance technology from Gaggenau, Miele and Viking, plus get to interact with the finest drawer and cupboard hardware innovations from Blum and Häfele.
At least one of Kitchens By Design’s four designers is present at the showroom at any one time, and will be able to give you some first-hand, expert advice on your new project.
They can also show you through their vast library of materials and surfaces, so you can view the full range of the colours and textures that are available to create your new kitchen or bathroom. (www.kitchensbydesign.co.nz)
If paint is on your home list then we’ve got the best in the business, with Resene ColorShop located on the corner of Auburn and Huron Streets in Takapuna. It’s there where you can ask an expert!
Need advice on what paint colours will match other colours, will evoke a mood, or look great in your particular project? Get free advice, just take your decorating or colour question to Resene’s colour experts. Where possible take photos of your project with your query as this will help their experts provide the best advice.
2021 marks Resene's 75th birthday. Resene was started in 1946 by an Eastbourne (Wellington) builder, Ted Nightingale, who needed an alkali resistant paint to cover his concrete buildings. There was nothing available at the time, so he developed his own – in a cement mixer in his garage!
In response to demand from other builders, Ted commenced producing his paint on a commercial basis
Resene has been family owned since it started in 1946. Ted Nightingale started Resene in his garage, later passing the reins onto his son Tony, who passed the reins on many years later to his son, Nick.
They’ve taken Resene multinational, introducing new products, processes and colour systems – all available right here in Takapuna. (www.resene.co.nz)
Shut the Front Door on Lake Road is becoming a favourite gift and homewares store. One of six stores that are proud to be New Zealand owned and operated.
Behind the front door is an eclectic, fun and ever changing range of the coolest products from all over the world. You are guaranteed to find a gift for everyone and definitely something for yourself and your home!
Some of the key homeware brands include Middle of Nowhere, Sage & Clare, White Moose, Mustard, Ethique, Ashley & Co and Beauty Sleep. For the kids there is Pretty Brave, Play Pouch, Two Darlings and Halcyon Nights.
If you are looking for gifts Shut the Front Door have a vast range of easy gift ideas with some top brands in store including Blunt Umbrellas, Kollab Bags, Frank Green or Huskee coffee cups, S'well Drink Bottles, and Socksmith. (www.shutthefrontdoor.co.nz)
Wallace Cotton is another family-owned New Zealand business, founded in 2006 right here on the Shore. Bed linen and homeware is their focus, celebrating beautiful designs, great quality and living with a little luxury every day. Wallace Cotton has a store in Takapuna, on Hurstmere Road, near Hurstmere Green.
In the early days Wallace Cotton began with the founders making a duvet cover as a gift for a friend. That first duvet cover was so well loved that it inspired them to start a bed linen business based on beautiful designs and quality cotton.
14 years on they are more excited than ever to bring more designs from New Zealand to life in customer’s homes around the world. The inspiration for their collectable range of bed linen, homeware and nightwear comes from their love of nature, the gentle pace of our seasons and the relaxed lifestyle of living in New Zealand. The Wallace Cotton team believe in beautiful designs, natural textiles, attention to detail, enduring quality and being kind to the planet.
See the Wallace Cotton Takapuna team for Bed Linen, Homewares, Sleepware, Daywear and Gifts.
Yoyosa is a wonderful general merchandise store on level one at Shore City, beside New World. One of their eight categories is home accessories.
Yoyosa learns from nature, pursues high quality and pays attention to the protection of natural resources and environment, efficiently making the products closer to nature and our lives with its exquisite, fresh and well-designed characteristics. Their products are simple, natural, high-quality, and on-trend.
Yoyosa offers a variety of general merchandise, including cosmetics, home accessories, fashion accessories, fashion bags, digital accessories, stationery and gifts, seasonal products and more. They have a gift idea for every occasion. (www.yoyoso.nz)
So there it is folks, if you are shopping for the home this spring there is a very good chance you will find what you need right here on the Shore in Takapuna. Do it local to support our local businesses. For more info visit www.ilovetakapuna.co.nz or see our directory of outlets that follows with their contact details.
Takapuna Beach for the Home – Directory of Stores…
Bardsleys Lighting & Design – 3-5 Auburn Street, Takapuna Beach. Phone 09-489-9099. Visit: www.bardsleyslighting.co.nz
Bed Bath N’ Table – Level 2, Shore City Shopping Centre, Takapuna Beach. Phone 09-489-7930. Visit: www.bedbathntable.co.nz
Citta Design – Shop 2, 6-10 Como Street, Takapuna Beach. Phone 09 972 9147. Visit: www.cittadesign.com
Creative & Brave Takapuna – Shore City Shopping Centre, Takapuna Beach. Phone 090-489-8671. www.creativeandbrave.co.nz
Duck Limited – Level 2, Shore City Shopping Centre, Takapuna Beach. Phone 09-489-8125. Visit: www.ducklimited.nz
Farmers – Shore City Shopping Centre, Takapuna Beach. Phone 09-486 2004. www.farmers.co.nz
Kitchens By Design – 3 Byron Avenue, Takapuna Beach. Phone 09 379 3084. Visit: www.kitchensbydesign.co.nz
Resene ColorShop – Corner Auburn & Huron Streets, Takapuna Beach. Phone 09-489 1540. Visit: www.resene.co.nz
Shut the Front Door – 464 Lake Road, Takapuna Beach. Phone 09 486 7771. Visit: www.shutthefrontdoor.co.nz
Wallace Cotton – 34 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna Beach. Phone 09 551 7767. Visit: www.wallacecotton.com
Yoyosa – Level 1, Shore City Shopping Centre, Takapuna Beach. Visit: www.yoyoso.nz