I must start this post with an apology; Koskela, I’m sorry it took me so long to discover you. However, now that I’ve experienced the magic of your store, I’m declaring my love for you and intend to serenade you with that John Mayer song, Your Body is a Wonderland. Because, truly, that’s how I feel after having walked around the space last weekend. Creatives, have a medic on standby for this store tour. It’s colourful, it’s quirky and it’s a whole lotta lovely!
Koskela was on my ‘I have to go there’ list for a few months now and I finally high-tailed it there at the weekend. I was a tad unprepared for just how magical it was going to be. As a fan of colour and with a strong allergy to all things beige, this mecca for bright hues and unexpected homewares was truly something to behold. Furniture, art, soft furnishings – Koskela has it all, priding itself on showcasing the finest Australian-made products available.
The showroom, as you can see from the pictures, is warehouse style with high ceilings and exposed brickwork. The cement floor is the stuff dreams are made of and really allows each piece to shine. The Koskela motto is Follow your heart, trust your judgement, do it with joy – and this is so very evident in the enormous space. The products in this store I’ve seen nowhere else. That’s because owners Russel Koskela and Sasha Titchkosky work with a variety of artists and suppliers on a continual strive to present something unique to their clients.
It has to be said, Creatives; Koskela is one of my greatest finds to date. I don’t know what took me so long to discover this gem, but I know that I’m going to be going their endlessly for decor inspiration. With a cafe on-site and a gorgeous garden courtyard to sip a coffee in, it’s the kind of place you can go to on a ‘me time’ day and just get lost for hours.
Let me know if you’ve been to Koskela and what you love about it in the comments below.