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Vivian Panagos Shops SCMP

By September 9, 2015INSPIRATION

Vivian Panagos Shops SCMP

I have been visiting Supa Centa Moore Park for years. When I first started hunting for furniture for our home I would hit the centre weaving in and out of each store filling up my shopping bags and mentally noting those items I would come back for later. I still shop here regularly, only these days I mainly shop for clients as we have basically run out of space in our home!

My first stop on this visit was Wintons Teak with their impressive range of outdoor and indoor furniture. The designs are made of A-grade teak that is taken from the centre and more mature part of the teak log. The honey colour of the wood and modern lines would work well in so many Australian exteriors and interiors. My mind was racing knowing that some of the pieces would work really well in a ‘modern coastal’ home I am working on at the moment. I was especially drawn to the Ava indoor rocker and the Alt Alu bar stool in white – both of which I tested out, of course.

Contents International Design was my next stop and this store never fails to inspire me. It is literally filled to the brim with goodies from dining chairs with gorgeous shapes, luxe marble items, large mirrors, artworks, accessories and stunning lighting. They had me at ‘hello’ when I spotted an amazing chest with a geometric design on the cabinet doors and long thin handles. If I could only find the space for it! I would store all my wines in here and live the rest of my life as a very happy lady. I also loved the use of dark marble tops on a nestled collection of tables, which I think, is a nice change from white marble that I commonly see. They looked beautiful topped with black and gold candleholders. I had a great conversation with the staff here, talking all things design and the trends we are seeing in interiors these days. They told me that they have access to a huge collection of products so if there is anything you are looking for it is worth having a chat with them to see if they can find it for you.

Top 3 by Design is a must visit for all design enthusiasts and anyone that just likes a well-made product. I picked up the hanging brass planter with the leather straps, made by Melbourne designers Lightly. I know this will look amazing hanging in my son’s room with its four walls of gold patterned wallpaper. The vegan leather animal heads would make an adorable gift and I’m keeping this as a mental note because we have a few kids’ birthdays coming up. We also lingered over the beautiful plant pots and Missoni-everything.

Bo Concept was next and this store is a haven of beautiful modern Danish furniture. In addition to their knockout furniture I was captivated by their impressive lighting collection and art. I would do just about anything to find the right home for the Cuban lady – what a smile! I just love the flowers in her hair too – isn’t she great? I also discovered while shopping in this store that my youngest son has an obsession with fabric. I just don’t know where he gets it from?

We completed our visit with a swing through some more favourites – Freedom Furniture, Jimmy Possum, Orson & Blake, Coppola Home and had a coffee at Dish before taking a look in one last store before heading home – Weber Specialist BBQ Ranch, where we spotted a beautiful outdoor fireplace that has found its way to our home. The staff were amazingly helpful and answered all our questions about how it works and never once rushed us out the door even though it was time to close up shop. Thank you so much! And thank you Supa Centa Moore Park for allowing me tour your centre.



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