Rugs

DESIGNER RUGS

Yosi Tal is the rug icon. For three decades his company has Designed Rugs for Qantas, Google, Microsoft, …

(02) 9550 9933
Book Binding

NEWBOLD & COLLINS BOOKBINDER

Repairs and rebinds old books, book boxes, and also releathers old desktops. (They made the necklace …

02 9790 0177
Upholstery Rescues

TEXTILE AND CLEANING PROTECTION SYDNEY

Save the expense of new slip covers and get the Marrickville company to come and rejuvenate …

(02) 95645044
Upholstery Rescues

PANAMA JACK TOTAL CLEANING SERVICES

Coffee on your new stone-coloured linen sofa? No problem. Panama Jack specialises in cleaning and removing …

1800423042
Dye

CULLA CHANGE

Create a new look for weary slipcovers, tablecloths, curtains, bedspreads, outdoor umbrellas, and deckchair covers by …

02 9310 7766
Dye

SPECTRUM DYERS

Create a new look for stained, world-weary slipcovers, tablecloths, curtains, bedspreads, outdoor umbrellas, and deckchair covers …

02 9313 4466
Landscapers

GOOD MANORS

For traditional garden looks and a good design service, head here.

(02) 9818 3377
Landscapers

GARDEN LIFE

Richard Unsworth is your secret design weapon when it comes yo small outdoor city spaces.

(02) 9517 3633
Landscapers

SPIRIT LEVEL

Hugh Main specialises in garden design, contrsuction and maintenance with the focus very much on the …

(02) 8399 0660
Landscapers

SECRET GARDENS

Takes ordinary exteriors to the next level. A big firm that can handle big projects. Swimming …

(02) 9314 5333
Landscapers

WILLIAM DANGAR

For decades- trees, hedges, grasses and flowers have bent to the will of Dangar who provides …

(02) 9316 9044
Landscapers

ANTHONY WYER

Cultivating breathtaking landscapes with strong structural form. Defined layers. Sophisticated, refined stuff.

(02) 9362 3333
Landscapers

MYLES BALDWIN

A brilliant plantsman who draws on a wide palette of plants to suit every environment and …

(02 9699 2622
Landscapers

Parterre

Owner Richard Haigh probably has the most glittering client list of any Australian designer- creating exteriors …

(02) 9363 5874
Outdoor Furniture

BUNNINGS

Get your outdoor all-weather wicker chairs for less here.

Outdoor Furniture

DOMO

Statement-style and strikingly modern high-end Italian outdoor sofas and chairs loved by Simone Haag, Hecker Guthrie, …

(02) 8354 6222
Outdoor Furniture

JANUS ET CIE

Bigwig design and landscape names like Thomas Hamel, Paul Bangay and Myles Baldwin get their outdoor …

(02) 9380 6605
Outdoor Furniture

COTSWOLD FURNITURE

The big names in design and architecture shop here for smart, strong teak garden staples and …

1800 677 047
Lighting

STUDIO CAVIT

Stay ahead of the pack with beautiful lighting from major players such as Baker Lighting, Visual …

(02) 8018 8259
Lighting

SPENCE AND LYDA

This furniture showroom, a fave with architects, has beautiful pendant, table and floor lights, both mid-range …

(02) 9212 6747
Lighting

SPACE FURNITURE

Consistently provides fantastic, directional lighting designs that never let you down from the world’s brightest talents. …

(02) 8339 7588
Lighting

LIVING EDGE

Clean, architectural good looks, including one of the world’s most celebrated lighting collection’s, Flos. Also, ultra-cool …

1800 017 742
Lighting

LAURA KINCADE

Brilliant. Go for Visual Comfort and Ralph Lauren (seek out its Visual Comfort classic swing arm …

(02) 9667 4415
Lighting

HUB FURNTIURE

Loads of gifted interpreters of the medium here who are remarkable for the resourcefulness (not to …

(02) 9217 0703
Lighting

ECC LIGHTING

Architects, designers and well-heeled Sydney flocks here for high-end German, Dutch, Italian and Spanish lights in …

(02) 93807922
Lighting

DEDECE

The architects’ choice, with Belgian Kreon lighting (silver-grey or white in finish) favoured by Glenn Murcutt, …

(02) 93602722
Lighting

DOMUS TEXTILES

The showroom stocks Vaughan Designs, the Rolls-Royce of lighting, with a full range of high-end, British hall …

(02) 9380 6577
Sofas

LOUNGE LOVERS

A regrettable name, but the brand earns a place on our list as the place influencers …

(02) 9310 7922
Sofas

JAMES SAID

The net-a-porter of Australia recently opened a store in Sydney’s burgeoning interiors hotspot Paddington, where you …

1800 077 704
Sofas

DEDECE

Bigwig architects get their sofas such as the famous Hamilton here, seeking out brands like Minotti, …

(02) 9360 2722
Sofas

ANIBOU

Almost every living design hero lists the Gervasoni Ghost as their favourite sofa design. It’s chic, …

02 9319 0655
Sofas

MCM HOUSE

Sofas to suit Australia’s low-key relaxed lifestyle , from it’s best-selling slip-covered linen Joe to Lowlife …

(02) 9358 0800
Benchtops

CAESARSTONE

Caeserstone has taken off phenomenally since it was launched here in 1999. (Apparently we buy more …

(02) 90912900
Furniture Restoration

GRANVILLE SMITH RESTORATIONS

Jeremy Granville Smith is a young conservator and restorer (weighted more to the conservation end of …

0415 572529
Antiques

POTTS POINT GALLERIES

Good pickings and good names like Janet Niven, Wendy Varley, among others.

(02) 9357 2033
Antiques

GRAFTON GALLERIES

Put together as well as any museum display, the family business stretches back 70-years, and is …

(02) 9361 3567
Antiques

Greene & Greene Antiques

Get beautiful silver, jewellery, photo frames, silver-plated drinks trays, ivory beakers, 19th century porcelain, and goblets …

(02) 9328 1712
Nurseries And Garden Supplies

HONEYSUCKLE GARDEN

Hardly a secret, but an essential stop for those short on time and green fingers. Grab …

(02) 9387 8786
Nurseries And Garden Supplies

GARDEN LIFE

One of the Sydney’s chicest plant nurseries with an impressive list of clients. Terraces, courtyards and …

(02) 9517 3633
Nurseries And Garden Supplies Outdoor Paving

JG COBBLESTONES

You know those black granite pavers that councils love to fan around special trees? Architects get …

(02) 9817 8666
Floor Cleaning and Repairs

SLIQUE

Grease stain on your limestone floor? Slique can fix it, as well as repair other tragedies …

1800 754 783
Benchtops

STONE BANK

The Reserve Bank, The Country Trader and Martyn Cook Antiques all use Stonebank to restore their …

(02) 95678960
Nurseries And Garden Supplies Outdoor Paving

BORAL

The secret source of those composite pavers that look like nineteenth-century cobblestones.

(02) 98941325
Benchtops Outdoor Paving

STS STONE

Architects and designers love the quality stones here.

(02) 93876616
Nurseries And Garden Supplies Outdoor Paving

ECO OUTDOOR

Eco Outdoor  Where A-list landscape and interior designers from Paul Bangay to Peter Fudge, Thomas Hamel …

1300 131 413
Benchtops Outdoor Paving

GRANITE AND MARBLE WORKS

Kitchen and bathroom specialists, favoured by top-end architects and designers. Import only Italian and Spanish marbles …

(02) 95199900
Benchtops

ART DOMUS

A boutique market leader in rare, consistently high-quality limestones and marbles, especially in an Armani palette …

1300 278 336
Benchtops

CLASSIC CERAMIC IMPORTERS

This business, which does floors as well as benchtops, has ridden the stone wave for more …

(02) 95606555
Upholstery

O’HEHIR & SONS

The concept of the well-made sofa takes on new meaning in the hands of the O’Hehirs, …

(02) 93891972
Upholstery

EDWIN AHLFORS INTOO

French-trained upholsterer Ahlfors can custom-make sofas to any size and specification, create built-in banquette seats, or …

(02) 97000117
Upholstery

Carlos Malta

A trade secret. Malta’s know-how will instantly update a pre-loved piece, using all the traditional methods …

(02) 97992820
Framing

GRAPHIC ART MOUNT

Mount your art on Perspex plinths, blocks, stands and cases to make it look important. This …

(02) 95504232
Framing

FIDOSO PICTURE FRAMING

This is the place to head for all sorts of very good general, affordable framing work. …

(02) 95172057
Framing

ANDREW BASSETT FINE FRAMING

The expert framer, in business since 1988, specializes in quality fine art, photography, works on paper …

(02) 96988591
Framing

PARKERS FRAMING WORKS

The dealers favourite. Olsen Gallery’s go-to for bespoke framing as well as an exceptional range of …

(02) 96988591
Framing

JIMS CROFT STUDIO

For serious art. Some of our best artists and designers head here- lots of Archibald entries …

(02) 96999579
Fireplaces

Laura Kincade

A small yet beautiful selection of hand-carved mantels in Italian and French-styles. This place sells the …

02 96674415
Fireplaces

Chiminee Philippe

Expensive, high-end, slow combustion woodburners surrounded by about 230 kg of cast iron. The ones with …

02 95642694
Fireplaces

EcoSmart

Winner of the Australian Design Awards DesignMark, the EcoSmart Fire is a flueless open fire that …

02 99973050
Fireplaces

Real Flame

The company has a Pure Vision pebble fire that you can bang into the wall, even …

(02) 89050189
Staff

Stedmans Hospitality

Wedding? Milestone birthday? Dinner party? For good help, get Stedman’s on speed dial. Sydney’s A-list fave, …

(02) 9281 2433
Blinds

SIMPLE STUDIO

Blinds (from rollers to romans, venetians, even awnings) are sourced from top suppliers or custom-made. The …

(02) 95574322

Wynstan Blinds and Doors

Wynstan Blinds and Doors in business since 1968 produces 60mm blade timber venetians with an ultra-deep, …

1300 667 679
Florist

SOPHIA KAPLAN

If you’re looking for flowers that offer something out of the ordinary, Kaplan could be your …

Florist

My Flower Man

Kieran Birchall’s oversized, dramatic bunches often combine classic flowers with mod foliage and natives so expect …

(02) 83770600
Florist

My Violeta

The secret is out on this little Redfern-based workshop, which is like looking through a keyhole …

0405910029
Florist

JARDINE BOTANIC

If you like your flowers to look as natural as possible, not as if they have …

0412890841
Florist

SEED FLORA

This Glebe florist is responsible for the annual epic David Jones flower shows. Proper flowers, a …

(02) 95526667
Florist

MR COOK

You’ll find amazing inspiration here. The place does classic, classic blooms in a contemporary and organic …

(02) 96931593
Florist

HERMETICA

Long revered by magazine stylist, this hotspot located in Darlinghurst is as modern as the name …

(02) 93804725
Florist

TRACEY DEEP FLORAL SCULPTURES

Much more than flowers. Deep, who holds regular exhibitions of her work, brins an artist’s sensibility …

(02) 9318 1177
Florist

POHO FLOWERS

This florist creates modern-looking displays from its airy art Deco space that houses a contemporary, cool …

(02) 9331 4333
Florist

Grandiflora

Queen of blooms, Saskia Haveeke’s statement-making branches, succulent leaves and fab flowers have inspired books, photographic …

(02) 93577902
Florist

MANDALAY

The kind of flowers that look good anywhere. Fresh-cut, relaxed but dramatic enough. A fave with …

(02) 93625000
Blinds

Freedom

A variety of off-the-peg roller and roman blinds in smart textiles, from finely woven bamboo in …

1300 135 588
Fireplaces

Jetmaster

Gas fireplaces so fantastic that real-estate agents feature them as selling points in house ads. Gas …

(02) 95058505
Dry Cleaner

2020

In business for 25 years, the three Ford brothers’ client list reads like a roll call …

02 99692020
Dry Cleaner

No-D-Lay Professional Dry Cleaners

The service isn’t flashy, but the no-frills 25-year-old family business with a staff of nine services …

02 98101231
Dry Cleaner

Jeeves Dry Cleaners

A bridal gown mecca. It specialises in the fancy stuff (feathers, lace, beads) and services some …

02 94166123
Dry Cleaner

Florida

Well-heeled Sydney get their rags cleaned here, and there’s a fleet of swish cars permanently outside …

02 93275594
Awnings

Blinds by Peter Meyer

Here you will find the quality German Weinor brand of awnings for everything from doorways and …

1800 254631
Dry Cleaner

Haberfield Dry Cleaners

How to clean your Jimmy Choos? Its a nuisance, isn’t it. But if you have an …

02 97989945
Dry Cleaner

Avant Garde Dry Cleaners

Unidentified gunk on your Prada best? No problem. The 31-year-old hands-on family business specialises in technical …

02 99694402
Dry Cleaner

Blue & White

Play like a celebrity at the drive-through Blue and White, where they fabric-test almost everything from …

02 9955 6044
Door Hardware

Keeler Hardware

One of the biggest and best ranges of door hardware in the city, with over 50 …

1300 533500
Door Hardware

Mother of Pearl & Sons Trading

Seeking those drop-dead Regency-look door knobs in Ralph Lauren’s New York flagship store? Head here for …

(02) 8332 6999
Awnings

Sunteca

Wide choice of folding-arms, telescopic arms and cassette awnings, fabric tension systems, canopies, straight-drops, made to …

1300 853518
Awnings

Quantum Awnings

This company specialises in cassette-style, retractable and folding-arm awnings, as well as straight-drops for balconies and …

1300 138230
Awnings

Outrigger Awnings

Put your house under sail with these top-notch made-to-measure awnings, including its best-selling batten designs and …

02 99058473
Awnings

Goodearl Fabric Systems

This company is the grand old man of the Sydney awning business (it was established in …

02 96692311
Awnings

Blindmaster

This family business has been doing internal blinds for 35 years, but  branched into customised external …

02 99096700
Fabric

SPOTLIGHT

The chain has great pinwale cords to cottons in cherry, stone, khaki and navy that would …

1300 305 405
Fabric

No Chintz

The little mecca that changed the way Sydney shops for textiles is always a good place …

(02) 9958 0257
Fabric

GOODEARL & BAILEY

A canvas kingdom. The wholesale institution, which supplies canvas for everything from outdoor furniture to awnings, …

02 93161300
Fabric

E & M Greenfield

This wholesaler, which supplies Opera Australia, sells direct to the public but does charge a small …

02 82171900
Fabric

WESTBURY TEXTILES

An incredibly smart upholstery range, and a favourite with our A-list designers. Seek out Luxembourg linen …

(02) 9380 6644
Fabric

THE TEXTILE COMPANY

The place to find Clarence House and Hill Brown, a firm fave with the design crowd.

1300 852994
Fabric

TIGGER HALL DESIGN

Hall has made US names like Rose Tarlow and Kathryn M Ireland her own, but is …

Fabric

SENECA TEXTILES

A fabric heaven with names like Osborne & Little, Marvic, Etro, Nina Campbell, and Elitis. Also …

(02) 9362 3044
Fabric

ORIENT HOUSE

Schumacher. Need we say more. It’s a winner on all counts.

02 96603895
Fabric

MILGATE

Go for Pierre Frey, Jim Thompson, Holland & Sherry and Braquenie linens, damasks and silks.

(03) 9421 2122
Fabric

JULIA GARNER AGENCY

Lewis & Wood linens like Benaki.  Also Ian Sanderson tickings (Pippi Stripe in Swedish Grey, French …

02 95521121
Fabric

ELLIOT CLARKE

A fabric kingdom for acclaimed fabric brands like Lee Joffa’s Oscar de la Renta to Aerin …

1300 355 468
Fabric

DOMUS TEXTILES

A godsend for those who want perennial classics from Manuel Canovas to Colefax & Fowler.

Metal Windows And Doors

All Metal Projects

Sergio Mino specialises in making architectural steelwork including bespoke steel-frame windows as well as sliding, bi-fold …

02 80949230
Blinds

Bunnings

Ready-made style for less. Choose between ivory and mesh roller blinds in long drops and a …

(02) 9846 7100
Blinds

Blinds by Peter Meyer

Make the most of your windows with everything from made-to-measure roller blinds and romans to timber …

1800 254 631
Blinds

Blinds by Bayliss

Give your rooms a view of hand-woven textured bamboo, flax, silk, leather, even polyester to suit …

(02) 9360 7244
Fabric

ASCRAFT TEXTILES + WALLCOVERINGS

A showroom, with famous international fabric houses in the one place, from Lisa Fine to Peter …

Blinds

No Chintz

Chrissie Jeffery was one of the first to make upmarket bespoke blinds accessible. Her shops have …

(02) 9958 0257

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