Discover King Street’s beautiful homewares and furniture collection
This King Street-based boutique has been a namesake in the Hunter’s homewares and furniture industry since its inception at Pokolbin’s Peppers Creek back in 2004. In 2016, the Monsoon Living adventure took on a new role on Newcastle’s King Street.
Owner, Tash Ireland, lives and breathes quality design. Take one step into this carefully curated boutique to discover unique fabrics, textiles, and one-off furniture pieces that are displayed meticulously throughout the terrace space.
The light-filled front of the store, complete with the original fireplace, is brought to life with soft furnishings, rugs, artwork, and the odd big-ticket items.
“I’m really tight with the curation of the store and some of my suppliers have literally been with us for close to a decade. I have learned over the years to really trust my instinct when it comes to selecting products.
“I really wanted to bring something different to Newcastle, with ranges that were not already available in the city. Most of our range has an understated elegance to it, with a touch of old-world nostalgia and charm.”
Across the exposed brick wall, you’ll find signature rugs hung to showcase their full design, furniture fittings, plus candles for you to take a little bit of the Monsoon Living atmosphere and inject into your own home.
Tucked away in what would have been the original stairwell location is a grand selection of pure linen bedding from Sydney-based brand Cultiver.
Take in the expansive antique shop counter that dates back to the late 1800’s. As expected, Tash has this styled to a tee.
Moving towards the back of the store, you can’t help but notice those gorgeous brass doors. On the other side is a small design studio, but it’s the doors that will really have your attention.
“I was so excited to restore this beautiful old building but like most terraces, it was long and dark so needed something special at the back to entice you to wander through the entire space. I was lucky to come across these antique brass and glass doors from the 1920’s and they sit so perfectly in the space.”
The elegant collection of items is of the highest quality and includes brands like Thonet, Tribe Home, Maison Balzac, and Frama – just to name a few.
Whether you're in the market for some beautiful interior items or you want to browse some unique homewares, Monsoon Living is a must-visit.