Monsoon Living is a beautiful little furniture and homewares store based in the beachside city of Newcastle, NSW, Australia.
With a love of timber and natural fibres, a passion for interiors and design, we steer away from trends to focus on furniture that is rich in history, contemporary designers that inspire us, and unique products that are both beautiful and sentimental.
Our furniture and homewares range is a thoughtful collaboration of tone and texture. From Rajasthani palace doors to camphor chests, Persian rugs, pure linen bedding, elmwood daybeds and screens, exquisite products from Maison Balzac and the finest quality pashmina from Kashmir. Our range is small and exclusive, and we want you to fall in love with your purchase and enjoy it for years to come.
Where we have come from…
Monsoon Living all began with Tash Ireland after a career in broadcast media and a move from Sydney to Hong Kong. “I found myself looking to decorate my apartment in Happy Valley and started heading to Mainland China on the weekends to source stunning items for my new home. I had quite a few expats enquiring about the process of sourcing furniture and it dawned on me that if there was an interest from expats living abroad, maybe there could just be a business in it. It wasn’t until a few years later that I decided to return to Australia and make it happen.”
Our first furniture and homewares showroom opened its doors in March 2004 at ‘Peppers Creek’, a stunning property in the Hunter Valley Vineyards.
After six incredibly busy and wonderful years with Monsoon Living, we decided to put the business on hold and shift our focus to renovating our home, starting a family and swapping the vineyards for the beachside city of Newcastle.
Where to from here…
We have spent the last few years trading from Newcastle’s most petite store located in King Street (next to the cinema). But in February 2018 we shifted just across the road to 174 King Street, a beautiful late 1800’s heritage terrace we spent months lovingly restoring. The new space we created pays respect to the building, and offers us a much larger showroom and extended trading hours Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am – 5pm, and Saturday 10am – 3pm.
If you are based elsewhere in Australia there is no need to miss out, you can shop a selection of our home and lifestyle range online through the Monsoon Living online store that operates 24/7.
So welcome to the next stage of the Monsoon Living journey!
Tash, Maddison and Alexandra
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