Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned spend up in a beautiful home wares store, right? I know I certainly do, and finding Montebello may have been one of the best, but more dangerous missions I have been sent on so far!

Not only is delightful storeowner Kate, a color nut like yours truly, but she also happens to stock some seriously cool brands such as Kate Spade’s accessories alongside a killer fashion range (including my favorite Australian label Briony Marsh). Tick tick! House and wardrobe sorted all in one foul sweep!

Starting out with one store in Balwyn, Kate soon realized that her ability to curate beautiful and colorful collections to suit people’s homes was in fact embraced by the wider community, so another store in they busy strip of Burke St Camberwell, was born. And both are now bustling hubs of hype and activity.

“Our customers love the fact that both stores offer a feast for the senses and are bursting with color texture and fragrance- and a mix of price points so there is something on offer to suit everyone’s budget,” says Kate. Throw in a beautiful gift-wrapping service with happy helpful staff, and this store offers more than just luxury shopping- it’s an entire experience and one I highly recommend.

So make sure you add Montebello to your must see list when in Melbourne, and If you can’t make into the store physically, be sure to keep an eye on their instagram feed, and their website where you can admire (and purchase) from afar!

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Story by Julia Green, Greenhouse Interiors, Contributing Interiors Editor


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—— Credits ——

Annette O’Brien (photography): @annetteobrien

Julia Green (styling): @greenhouseinteriors /

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