After working in Real Estate for many year I developed a strong interest in property and homes.
Always passionate about beautiful things for the home, I would scour through magazines reading every fine detail. Falling in love with the homewares on each page of the magazine, I often wondered why I couldn’t find these locally and always dreamed of opening my own homewares shop.
After having my two boys and building my own home, I met Donna who told me all about the Hunter Design School. I was immediately interested and decided to follow my dream and enrol in the Certificate of Colour and Design back in 2009. I then continued on to complete Colour Planning and Consulting and Interior Design. During my 3rd year, as part of the Interior Design course, I set out my business plan and vision and established my business, Chrysalis Interiors.
After a few years of consulting and styling, Chrysalis Interiors became Chrysalis Interiors and Homewares and I opened my first lifestyle retail shop in my home town of Redhead in March 2014. I was quite particular about what I wanted… no shopping centre or strip, just a cute little building I could transform. Its funny actually, as part of the Colour Planning course one of the projects was to draft a colour scheme for our own shop and if I look back at the picture now it is almost exact to what Chrysalis looks like.
I currently stock a varied array of furniture, homewares including cushions, throws, artwork and home decor. I have a small clothing range and also stock jewellery and accessories. I strongly promote local designers, artists and craftspeople and have a number of unique products in my shop from local creatives. I love the feedback that I get from my customers who are now coming from far and wide and spreading the word that Chrysalis is a great one stop shop for gifts and homewares.
We also offer an interior design and styling service from the shopfront. This, for me, is the most exciting part of the business as I am able to now source some amazing products from large furniture pieces to cushions and lighting and help peoples vision for their home come alive. The knowledge I gained from my studies now assist me on a daily basis from colour placement and presentation in the shop to my interior design and consultancy business.
Chrysalis Interiors and Homewares is located at 1/18 Steel Street, Redhead and is open daily from 10am.
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