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Shopgirl Visits davidmetnicole in Sydney

I have a few shop tours to share with you, one today and another for Monday, both shot by brilliant Australian photographer Jillian Leiboff who photographed this inspiring Sydney shop shown below called davidmetnicole (yes, all one word). I love a good shop tour and davidmetnicole is certainly a place I’d love to visit and rummage through one day so I simply must take you virtual shopping with me! C’mon, let’s go!

davidmetnicole

Husband and wife duo, David and Nicole Page, are the creative minds behind this gorgeous shop which specializes in items for the well dressed home and according to David and Nicole, that means everything vintage from furniture to lighting, accessories and more. Each piece is well considered, curated, and quality pieces can be found from the UK, France and America with vintage and antiques ranging from the 1850s – 1950s.

Old clocks, tags, letters, enamelware – what’s NOT to love in this place.

This fun shop is always changing and is both intimate and charming but also, “with a bit of theatre as every good retail store should be,” says owner Nicole. I personally love all of the textures and how each piece seems to have a story hidden within.

I love the crisp black storefront, it calls to me… “Come, spend money, leave happy…

More bulbs for your buck? Sorry, bad joke. And psst did you hear, wire frames are all the rage.

Industrial pendants (a huge trend of the moment), globes, frames that you can paint or just hang as they are, shelves of delicious vessels for flowers, cooking, collecting…

I love mismatched vintage silverware. There is nothing prettier in my opinion and in some cases, it’s super affordable.

Suitcases, especially vintage and antique ones, are also a huge trend item right now but they will no doubt stick around for awhile because they are both practical and beautiful. Stack them as your bedside table, place them on top of your cabinet for storage, put them in your little boy’s room to store legos and things…

Thank you Jillian for these lovely images that for me, inspire a whole slew of decorating ideas. I love looking at each photo and imagining how I would use the item either as is in my own home, or as something else – repurposing things is so much fun as it presents an exciting challenge I think. Jillian photographed another gorgeous shop that I’ll show you on Monday so stay tuned for that. A special thanks for giving me the permission to share your store on decor8, David and Nicole – it’s amazing!

(images: jillian leiboff)

Posted by decor8 in Shopgirl Visits on April 29, 2011

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  1. Stoney Creek commented
    April 29th, 2011 at 5:43pm

    The photographs alone have made my day! Thanks for sharing these great shops with us!

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  2. alex commented
    April 29th, 2011 at 6:18pm

    OMG, I looooove this shop! I see so many gorgeous must-haves, sigh… Thanks for sharing!
    alex´s last blog post ..Proclaim Your Love for Mom- customized tattoo with initials or a name 11×14 matted print

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  3. Nix commented
    April 29th, 2011 at 6:57pm

    What a lovely shop, Holly!!
    When you tour in the US, you should travel to San Francisco in the North Beach District. There is a fantastic little shop called Aria Antiques.

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/aria-antiques-san-francisco

    It is quite the treasure-trove!

    Did you find anything for your home in this lovely shop?!

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  4. hena tayeb commented
    April 29th, 2011 at 7:34pm

    What a great shop. My husband would love the globes and I am loving all the alphabets
    hena tayeb´s last blog post ..Featured on Pictory Mag

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  5. Nat@ dear little house commented
    April 30th, 2011 at 6:09am

    Totally a must-visit shop! They have the most intriguing of pieces. I agree with what Nicole said about texture. That’s what draws me most to vintage and antique pieces.
    Nat@ dear little house´s last blog post ..Royal wedding in review

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  6. Tina Kent commented
    April 30th, 2011 at 12:44pm

    Hi Holly!I live in Aus & this shop is awesome- how good that you did a tour. I’m a big fan & absolutely love watching your styling & craft projects. Have just started blogging & can’t wait to buy your book when it hits Aus . .or maybe online if I can’t hold out! lovT

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  7. Clare Pirie commented
    April 30th, 2011 at 4:52pm

    How I wish this store was not so far far away! It looks incredible……love the vintage collections and display, it just looks fab.
    Clare Pirie´s last blog post ..Pad and Quill…and an anniversary

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  8. Andrea commented
    June 4th, 2011 at 4:49pm

    I live in Australia and love the industrial look – must get to this store!

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