It’s not often that we come across an original retail concept here at Interiors Addict, but this week is an exception. The creation of the celebrated plant ware brand IVY MUSE, Melbourne is now home to the IVY MUSE Botanical Emporium – a beautiful retail space on Armadale’s High St that is brimming with pots, plants and a gorgeous curation of botanical-inspired homewares and art.
Brands such as Bonnie & Neil, Studio Twocan, Sophie Jane Moran, Uashmama, Zakkia and Armadillo and Co sit alongside a lush selection of plants in the gorgeous, light-filled 65 square metre space that includes a four-metre high, 24 carat gold-plated feature display wall too.
The space also features custom joinery, created by Aarden Design and Yard Furniture and its buttery oak flooring is by Godfrey Hirst. Local Melbourne glass artist Amanda Dziedzic created the store’s hand-blown lighting and a handcrafted installation by paper artist Amanda May Lee adorns the space too.
The inspiring botanical emporium will also make full use of its gallery feel with regular art exhibitions, showcaseing botanical-inspired works. Each artist will exhibit for a period of six weeks and artist Robert Bowers has been selected to kick off proceedings – his works are on display now.
In case you’re unfamiliar with the brand, IVY MUSE design a covetable range of functional plant stands and botanical wares that are hand made in Melbourne. The creation of long-time friends Jacqui Vidal and Alana Langan, the label was launched after its founders struggled to find high quality plant stands without compromising on design or quality.
To coincide with the store opening, IVY MUSE has released a new range of 1970’s inspired wares titled ‘Boheme’ that includes three new plant stands and the ‘Planter Petite’ – a delicate handmade ceramic pot with matching drip tray for smaller species.
Photography: Annette O’Brien | Styling: Alana Langan of Hunt & Bow
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