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Shop Local!


This year has been like no other for everyone. There’s been fear, clarity and appreciation and awareness in home life and in work-life (which became one this year too!)

In our business, we have seen an amazing increase in clients updating their homes as a result of having spent much more time there. We have become aware that our personal environments play a huge part in our everyday life. People have become more mindful of the importance of ensuring their spaces are lovely and comfortable. It has meant the importance of space, and the pieces in the spaces have been brought to the forefront.

As a result, we at Tailored HQ have been brought in to many homes this year to improve the home space. Full house renovations have exploded. Quality finishes, fixtures and décor have been prevalent. It’s always been part of our ethos to ensure each client has a ‘tailored’ design to their own brief and not a cookie-cutter finish that matches everyone else.

Usually, we specify pieces and order them for a specific customer. However, despite most being relatively understanding of the freight delays this year, it seems this time of year is where it has all come to a head. Suppliers aren’t flying stock in, and there are port delays for container ships due to the sheer number, as well as strikes.

As a result, we have increased our offering of accessories and objects into our showroom to allow for an easy pull for clients and shoppers. We’ve brought in fun things for every age, including kids! Our newest brand you’ll see too is Ferm Living. A stunning Danish brand whose pieces are both beautiful and functional. In their own words:

“Our soft forms, rich textures and deep colours allow you to create an authentic and composed atmosphere, while avant-garde shapes, striking patterns, and curious details add a touch of the unexpected. From our base in Copenhagen, we work with artisans around the world, fusing our Scandinavian mindset with global skills and traditions. We take our responsibility to people and the planet seriously and expect the same of our partners. We create collections of furniture, accessories and lighting, so you can create space to feel comfortably you.” – Ferm Living

So why am I telling you this? Because Christmas is coming! It is something we can look forward to. Our showroom will be Christmas-ified this week to bring joy for the rest of this crazy year. And this year, spend the time to shop local when you can. Ordering products now means they may not arrive in time.

Support a local business, explore new places and shops, and give experiences to your loved ones. The city this year won’t be closed down for Supercars, so the local businesses have the chance for a full Christmas trade. Please support them. Let’s finish this year off together on a high note.

Words: Lara O'Donnell - Tailored HQ

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