Cotton Love Home

March 4, 2011

Would you like to go shopping with me for a moment today? We can… c’mon — let’s go visit Susan Sheller from Cotton Love Home in Woollahra, Sydney, Australia. This lovely shop is both chic and casual and specializes in Belgian interiors with an infusion of the Hamptons and a dash of ethnic chic. I love eclectic style – taking this from that corner of the world and combining it with something else from another favorite culture and boom – you have created a look of your own. How do you make it work? The common thread is usually the color palette that holds everything together.

Cotton Love Home

In the case of Cotton Love Home, it’s color (mostly neutrals), patterns (subtle graphic prints) and texture (objects that are very tactile from nubby linens to woodgrains and wools. And like me, Susan loves products from Flamant, a leading decoration and furniture brand in Europe, which she carries in her Australian store.

Cotton Love Home

Cotton Love Home

Cotton Love Home

Cotton Love Home

Cotton Love Home

Cotton Love Home

Cotton Love Home


I have to shout out Australian photographer Jillian Leiboff who shot all of the above photos for Susan and offered to share them with decor8 readers – beautiful work, Jillian – thank you!

(images: jillian leiboff)


  • Reply Laura@JourneyChic March 4, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    As if I needed another reason to visit Australia! The shop looks just as pretty as what’s being sold in it.

    Also, just wanted to tell you that I’ve really enjoyed week 1 of BYW. I’ve learned so much already and am looking forward to completing my homework assignment this weekend!

  • Reply Luciane March 4, 2011 at 4:38 pm


    Can we afford the whole store? :-)

    I’d be lost there, because I love everything I see! :-)

    Have a great weekend!



  • Reply hearttypat March 4, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    awesome stuff! i wish there’s a store like this in singapore!

  • Reply Cristina March 4, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    What a nice and unique shop!! :-)

  • Reply janis - pinecone camp March 4, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Happy Friday!
    Very cute shop – thanks for taking me shopping! I love that basket hanging lamp. Perfect for my office. ;)

  • Reply Giulia March 4, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    I want to buy all of that! Thank goodness she’s so far away from me. BTW my husband is not at all pleased that I follow your blog…you show so many beautiful things that I want for our house that I keep bugging him with new ideas ;)

  • Reply Alice March 4, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Awesome store! I can see why it so fun to visit – the color’s, the texture’s! I would certainly be lost shopping in this store! Beautiful!

  • Reply meenal @ maison marigold March 4, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    A must visit during my next OZ trip…what gorgeous stuff…i love the casual non fussy look of all the wares here…fabulous taste!! thanks for sharing, Holly…i hope to see you on my little blog sometime soon!! have a great weekend!! xx meenal

  • Reply Tara March 4, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Mmmm! I just want to spend all day strolling around!

  • Reply laura trevey March 4, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I would love to visit in person ~ great photos btw!

  • Reply Christine March 4, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Looks like a lovely shop!! I love those chairs hanging from the ceiling.

  • Reply Mrs Bok March 4, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    That’s my kinda store! Love the chopping boards/cheese boards made from wine barrel lids.

  • Reply Renee March 4, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    I think I could spend a week just in the shop! Thanks Holly & have a fab weekend!

  • Reply Shari March 4, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    What a lovely shop! I had to reread where it was at because it reminded me of a store I walked into in Paris. Very nice things… I’m glad there isn’t one nearby. I would need to be very rich because I’d want one or two of everything!

  • Reply Helena Lindberg March 4, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Very nice stor, and i like the armchair.

    Goodby Helena.

  • Reply Niki @ World In a Paper Cup March 4, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    That basket-ish light is AMAZING! I wanna stroll around that shop so bad!

  • Reply Jane March 5, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Ah, a shop to hunt down when I’m next in Sydney – thanks for the heads-up! J x

  • Reply Sheila Zeller March 5, 2011 at 1:22 am

    I love this! Everything! And I especially like the last photograph. It sparkles in a very understated way. Beautiful.

  • Reply Amanda {Mocking Bird} March 5, 2011 at 2:43 am

    Ooh, another new store for me to check out when I’m back home in Sydney. Thanks for the link, Holly!

  • Reply ARTiculateART March 5, 2011 at 4:07 am

    Absolutely adore the glassware!!! Especially the ones with the vertical lines!

  • Reply Rebecca March 5, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    I think I would like one of everything, the first photograph is particularly inspiring, the blues, greys and white of the ceramics are dreamy and make me want to add to my own collection.

  • Reply jenn March 5, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Ooo lovely! Just down the road Ill have to go check it out!

  • Reply Glenda Childers March 5, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Thanks for letting us go shopping with you, Holly. Now . . . where shall we have lunch?


  • Reply Justine March 5, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    LOVE this store! WOW, wish we had more like it in Toronto. Great photographs and cool finds, thanks for sharing

  • Reply kalanicut March 5, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Wow! That is a dream of a store. I love all the weathered wood and the beautiful glass. It is a store full of magic. I can see many things that would help me fill in those spots in my home where I feel I need something decorative. Delish. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply isavirtue March 6, 2011 at 12:45 am

    i’m sorry, are those chairs hanging from the ceiling?? cause that is AMAZING.

  • Reply Afi March 6, 2011 at 3:06 am

    What a pretty shop! I love those sea urchin glass vases :)

  • Reply Mallory March 6, 2011 at 6:16 am

    The whole shop looks lovely, but the suspended chairs from the ceiling is what really caught my eye! Way to save precious floor space for other displays! Hah!

  • Reply Lisbeth March 6, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Love, like, love, like… and on we go! Beautiful shop!

  • Reply julian March 6, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Great blog ! I’m interior designer
    hardly find store like that in Singapore. I like the products they carry.

  • Reply fee March 6, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    my bf sara is swapping manchester for sydney (for good!) on tuesday – gonna point her in this direction….thanks! fee x

  • Reply Diane March 6, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Beautiful store and beautiful photos. I love the peaceful “feel” to the store. Stunning! Drooling over all the goodies.

  • Reply Anita March 6, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Wow, this shop is gorgeous!! I would love to visit someday. Thanks for sharing! :)

  • Reply Karrie @ March 7, 2011 at 4:18 am

    The design aesthetic coming out of australia is just so perfect!

  • Reply BODIE and FOU March 7, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Beautiful shop! I really like the wooden chopping boards! I’m trying to find a few for my kitchen in London.

  • Reply linden March 7, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Just Beautiful….

  • Reply Radostina March 7, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Ah… gorgeous shop with million interesting things in it :) Thank you, Holly and have a great day.

  • Reply A CASA DA VÁ March 7, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Love love love it! Everything looks so precious, wish there was a store like that in Brazil!

  • Reply Margarida March 7, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Oh, this shop is so beautiful and so peaceful.

    Love it!!

    Have a nice week, Holly

  • Reply Rose March 7, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    it is so cool to be able to visit shops across the globe. Thanks so much.

  • Reply cecilia March 8, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Everything in this shop is what I love! The last photo with the glass vases on the extra long dining table is very cool. Love how the shelves are organized within the store! Thank you for introducing this awesome shop to us!

  • Reply Marie Nichols March 11, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    This was one of my fave propping shops when I was in Sydney. You’re making me feel “Sydney Sick” x

  • Reply Brugge Restaurant March 14, 2011 at 6:48 am

    this is a Very nice stor, and i like the armchair …..

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