Create your home sanctuary with Suci Living
Bennetts Green says hello to a new furniture and homewares store; Suci Living.
Home interior lovers, rejoice! A new furniture and homewares store has recently opened its doors in Bennetts Green. The store in question? Suci Living! Boasting hand-crafted woodwork and unique designs you need to take your space to the next level.
As a lover of furniture and homewares herself, part-time maths teacher and owner of Suci Living, Alana Morgan, started the brand as an honorary extension of her home. Inspired by a visit to a close friend’s lifestyle store in Bega, the decision to open a business of her own in the Hunter region was natural.
“I just loved her shop and couldn’t get anything out of Bega. So, I thought, maybe I’ll just have my own shop as an outlet where I can get furniture from, whilst also creating something on the side,” Alana said.
Opening Suci Living’s brick-and-mortar storefront in July, the retail space is located in homemaker’s haven, Bennetts Green, she says that working in the area was a no-brainer.
“I had my heart set on Bennett’s Green. I wanted somewhere that was a bit of a homemaker’s hub, where people could shop for more than one thing at a time. I felt like I had to be somewhere that was easily accessible.”
Upon walking in, Suci Living’s collection of furniture stands out instantly. According to Alana, the unique designs are created in Indonesia from boutique timber, meh timber, and teak; all sourced from sustainable plantations.
“Every single piece is used, and nothing goes to waste. It [the furniture] is so unique and such good quality, which I will always come back to because lots of furniture nowadays is veneer and not solid timber. It’s hard to find, it’s timeless, you can’t go past it, and it will last forever.”
Because of their natural composition, each piece is a one-of-a-kind creation. While designs can be ordered in, due to their handcrafted construction, each rendition will possess its own individual touch.
Alongside their impressive furniture range, Suci stock everything from vases and cushions to artworks and fruit bowls. These are primarily housed in the store’s eye-catching alcove shelves.
“Most of my homewares are local but the candelabras and fruit bowls were imported from Morocco. I wanted to offer a point of difference with the homewares.”
As for the store name itself, Suci Living is representative of the furniture itself.
“I wanted a name that reflected the origins of where the furniture is coming from. Suci is an Indonesian word for safe space, sanctuary, and just what home means to me. Or just what a space can mean to someone.”
Creating that safe space is a priority to Alana, who says, now, in particular, people are open to experimenting with décor.
“After COVID, I think people are putting more time and money into their homes. It’s not just a space you come in and out of all the time. You spend more time there, you entertain more, it’s a reflection of who you are, and it makes you feel good. I think that people are now more open to creating special spaces and investing in unique pieces for their homes.”
The store is currently open Thursday to Friday, 10am-4pm, and Saturday, 10am-1pm. Visits throughout the week are available by appointment.
So, if you’re needing anything from a table to headboard or shopping around for a new decorative piece to spruce up your room, pop in to the Suci Living store at Bennetts Green.