Curated vintage furniture & décor pieces
The ever-changing world of interior design, homewares, and lifestyle products mean that we’re often bombarded with a million new things that we can add or change in our homes. But, over recent years, there seems to be a bit of a boom when it comes to finding and filling our homes with preloved, secondhand, and vintage pieces.
One local business that goes by the name, High Lustre, has taken the hard work out of finding those unique, character-filled pieces for your home, and has created a constantly growing collection of thoughtfully curated vintage furniture and décor pieces, ready to be cherished once again.
Created by good friends, Kate Corbett and Annalisa Kelly, who connected through their love of vintage and interior design, High Lustre launched in July 2020 and has been filling the homes of people far and wide with their curious collection of finds ever since.
“We’d always loved thrifting and toyed with the idea of opening a vintage business, but the timing was always off. When Anna became a mum in 2020, she found herself in a rut and a creative outlet offered the perfect reprieve.
“But, with the influx of vintage homeware and furniture stores on Instagram, we wanted to offer customers something different; a whole aesthetic, if you will, rather than just individual pieces. Enter High Lustre,” Kate said.
The brand is solely run through social media for the moment, where keen shoppers can browse and purchase their incredibly bespoke range of finds. You’ll be able to find anything from 80s Art Deco-inspired ceramics and Murano glassware to furniture with chrome and brass accents, to statement lamps and so much more.
“Our style varies from Hollywood Regency and 1980s-era Miami to the Y2K aesthetic of the early noughties. Sometimes gaudy, but never boring!”
The girls have created an incredible aesthetic on their Instagram grid and it doesn’t stop there. The High Lustre brand itself has had some serious thought gone into it.
“We wanted a name that would evoke the glitz and glamour of the late 20th-century design. We also had a few lustreware items at the time, and there’s some wordplay there too; our pieces are to ‘lust’ over, so to speak.”
Keen to always find the best pieces, sourcing the goods for High Lustre will take the girls literally all over. From garage and estate sales to scouring antique stores and private dealers; nowhere is too hard!
“We’re also not afraid to get our hands dirty or go far for a find!”
The Instagram page is High Lustre’s virtual store, where customers can comment or direct message ‘SOLD’ to secure their favourite piece. So, if you find something you love, get in quick before someone else snatches it up!
“Postage is offered Australia-wide or our Novocastrian customers have the option of free delivery. We are also currently building a website that customers can purchase directly from, so stay tuned!”
In addition to their soon-to-launch website, the duo are working towards expanding their offering to include styling work and even prop hire. They’re also in the stages of planning a pop-up retail space, so be sure to follow along on Instagram here to stay up to date with all things High Lustre.