Each time I enter Indie Home Collective, I’m always taken back by the serine ambience that I’m welcomed in to. Perhaps it’s the vast array of green foliage and succulents throughout the store, the muted colours and wash whites or simply that laid back earthy feel. What ever it is, I imagine that if this store reflects the taste of the owners, Claudia Kozub and Neel Giri, then their home would no doubt be a favourite place to visit amongst friends, so that they too could soak up that relaxed vibe.
Claudia is a well-established interiors and food stylist here in New Zealand, so opening her own homewares and furniture store to mirror her personal style was a natural extension from that, and I have to give it to her, she has managed to fill an enormous space with beauty!
Much of the furniture in store is sourced in Indonesia, interestingly from the Dutch colonisation era. Other items, such as the contemporary sofas are designed by Claudia herself and manufactured here in New Zealand.
Dotted elegantly around the store you’ll see beautiful artisan Ay Illuminate lights hanging that she has imported from the Netherlands, along with a huge array of ceramics including the beautiful Wonki Ware, that are handmade in South Africa.
I really admire the point of difference Claudia and Neel have brought to the store and it’s very difficult to leave without snapping even a littlest of something up, be it a sweet scented candle, something living or a gorgeous scarf like I did.
If you happen to be in Auckland, a visit to the Nuffield Street store in Newmarket should definitely on your list. I hope you enjoyed taking a little peek inside today.
Happy weekend everyone!