And just like that, summer is leaving us and it's autumn's time to shine - a favourite season for many. If you're looking to spruce up your home spaces this season, check out these city centre stores. From mood-setting candles to cosy blankets for when the weather eventually turns, dried floral arrangements celebrating autumnal colours, vibrant storage solutions and more.
Shut The Front Door | 23 High Street
Boasting an eclectic, fun and ever changing range of the coolest homeware, gifts and other cool products from all over the world, Shut the Front Door is a great place to visit when you're looking to add something quirky to your spaces this season. If it's more storage you're looking for, check out their awesome range of lockers. We love their Shorty in Berry locker, $269, that works great next to your desk, in your lounge or by your bedside. If it's a smaller pop of colour you're keen on, these plenty of eye catching vases to choose from too. We love this warm mustard Gatsby Vase, $36.99, that is sure to bring a smile to your face every time you walk into the room.
Creative & Brave | Commercial Bay, 7/21 Queen Street
Creative & Brave connects customers with New Zealand's amazing creative artists, designers, jewellers and ceramicists. Inside their Commercial Bay space or online you'll find a stunning range of art prints, jewellery, homewares, apparel, gifts and more, perfect if you're looking for a new addition to any space at home or work. We're loving these ceramic creations by JS Ceramics - their Pink Sand earthenware Oil Burner, $48.50 with half dipped transparent glaze on pink clay is great for adding ambience to a space, while their Utensil Holder, $52.90 makes for a cute practical ornament - whether it's used for storing cutlery, office pens, toothbrushes or more.
Citta Design Concept Store | Commercial Bay, 7/21 Queen Street
Autumn is a great time to start adding some more textures to your home, beit through rugs, throws, cushions, or even a new piece of art for your wall. We love this Piha Wall Hanging, $129 from Citta, with warm tones revealing an abstract landscape, reminiscent of a New Zealand beach scene. It's designed in-house by the Citta textile design team and can be displayed in either landscape or portrait. While the Commercial Bay Citta Concept Store is smaller than other main Citta stores, items you see online or other stores can be ordered in to the concept store, making it super easy to shop if you're living or working in the city centre.
Gorman | 16 High Street
Love cooking, and excited for the new produce and recipes that come with autumn? Celebrate the season with a stylish new apron from Gorman. Renowned for their colourful designs, we love this Taucon Tango Apron which features a front patch pocket. Because cooking should never be bland or boring!
Flo & Frankie | Commercial Bay, 7/21 Queen Street
Whether you are looking for a new statement piece for your spaces this autumn, a new cushion, throw, or book for the coffee table, you'll find what you're looking for at Flo & Frankie. We can't take our eyes off their gorgeous dried floral wreath arrangements (from $89.90) which will adorn your spaces long after autumn has been and gone. They're made using New Zealand grown and foraged flowers and foliage, dried and wrapped onto a minimalist metal hoop.
Ecoya | Commercial Bay, 7/21 Queen Street
Have you paid a visit to Ecoya's Commercial Bay store yet? Prepare for a sensory overload in all the right ways! Crafted from natural soy wax, using lead-free 100% cotton wicks, ECOYA candles offer the most luxurious home fragrance experience. We're loving their Juniper Berry and Mint candle featuring fresh basil and matured blackberry, muddled with mint to make up a green-floral fragrance. There are also notes of peach and orange to remind you of seasons past, and seasons to come!
H&M Home | Queen Street
Located inside H&M's flagship store on Queen Street, you'll find quality homewares for fantastic prices at H&M Home. With a constantly evolving range, treat yourself to something new this season, like this Airy linen-blend blanket for the bed or couch, to cosy up with as the days and nights get cooler.