We have just completed a move into our new house, well saying completed might be a tiny lie since there are unpacked boxes in most corners of the house, but we have moved and we are making a new home. The house we bought is slightly bigger than our old one and we find ourselves with empty rooms and empty spaces (I’m sure these are lyrics to some song…) and that hollow sound effect produced by unfurnished rooms. So yes we need to buy new furniture…Another problem is that some of our original furniture pieces are too small for some of the spaces, like say our dining table which is being swallowed up by the slightly larger dining area.
So being the designer that I am (finally as I just graduated…with a distinction might I add) this gave me the opportunity to investigate firstly what we would like the house to say about us and what is out there in terms of affordable but stylish furniture. So I went online and troweled the net for shops that have what I want and can delivery in my area. The main reason I went online is that we are leaving for a months trip within a week to Belgium/France for the festive season to visit my husband’s family and maybe get to experience a white/ish christmas, so I really do not have the time to drive around looking for what I need, besides the internet is really your friend (most times 🙂
So with the minimal amount of time I have had to search ( a week, maybe 4 days) I would like to share my list online furniture/accessories shops in SA (that I have come across). I am positive that there are many many others that I have not yet had the pleasure of seeing, but these are the ones I have. One of these stores I have physically been to and it really does not disappoint, I dare say you have to go to the physical store as the website does not do it justice. Anyways, here goes in …
By the way we are in love with the marriage of modern/contemporary clean lines/look with the comfy yet stylised look of the midcentury furniture pieces, and this is what I was searching for.
1. ESQUE: http://www.esque.co.za/
I loved this shop the minute I laid eyes on their clean (form follows function) website. They are a homeware online shop, mainly supplying accessories or small to medium sized furniture pieces. With delivery everywhere in SA ( for a price) you can order anything from a Hans Wegner inspired shell chair (read replica) shown below to ceramics, childrens nursery furniture and most importantly dining tables.
The team is said to be a collection of interior designs and stylists inspired by both international and local trends so you get the best of both worlds. I am interested in their Ray and Charles Eames inspired wooden leg chairs.