I always love to hear about new retail shops, especially those that stock beautiful Scandinavian inspired homewares. One such store is Design Quarter, recently opened in Remuera, Auckland by self-taught interior designer, Carrol Sandston. Carrol specialises in helping clients with the placement of beautiful things in their home, and working with colour (or lack thereof). She has always had a love affair with white, and likes clean, strong lines with a touch of whimsy.
Design Quarter is Carrol's first foray into retail, but it's something she's always dreamed of. She fell in love with the old David Elman shoe shop and had visions of transforming it into her own shop selling gorgeous products. And in May this year her dream became a reality when Design Quarter was formed.
Over the years Carrol has followed and appreciated many trends, but she has a special love of Scandinavian design, and feels it's here to stay. "Their furniture and homewares suit our New Zealand light and our lifestyle".
Carrol has hand-picked an amazing range of products from some fantastic Danish companies, including Madam Stoltz, Hubsch, and Bloomingville, as well as the best of locally sourced New Zealand goodies. She also goes on regular shopping trips to Sydney and Melbourne to complete her envious collection. If you're in Auckland, pop in to see the full range for yourself at 339 Remuera Road, or check out the Design Quarter Facebook page for all new arrivals, including lots of divine Christmas treats.