Today was beautiful and sunny so boyfriend and I took the opportunity to jump in the car and take a mini road trip to the Blue Mountains. A visit to Leura is always a pleasure but I’d been meaning to visit the new Peponi Home ever since it opened in February. I’d heard great things from the lovely Jane Frosh, who styled the windows.
It was totally worth the trip. Owner Lisa Wright (who also has a store in Penrith) undoubtedly has a great eye. I could happily take one of everything, and that includes homewares (largely), clothes and jewellery.
Described as homewares with soul, Lisa sources many of the unique homewares on her trips to Africa but also stocks many local brands like Bedouin Societe (the most amazing linen), Palm Beach Candles and Perfect Pieces. Everything homewares is neutral enough to easily fit into most homes but it certainly isn’t boring beige.
The term ‘African-inspired homewares’ would usually strike fear into my soul. I was really worried there might be some of those hideous masks or bad zebra print (you can go too far with a theme), but don’t worry, NONE of that! Lisa has brought only the most beautiful and tasteful handmade, fair trade things to Australia that will make great additions to your existing furniture and accessories.
Hand woven baskets from Zimbabwe, oversized glass beads (which I’m already regretting not buying), juju feather hats for the wall, cushions full of texture, ceramics, beautiful rugs, bracelet sets, bowls, candles and much much more. Well worth a browse next time you’re in the area. And I couldn’t help but notice some dip-dyed hessian by Shibori turned into a curtain for the changing room. Just gorgeous.
A beautiful shop full of beautiful things. Well done Lisa. Next stop, an online store please?!
Zuri Homewares next door is also well worth a look and I picked up some very cute marble bowls from Inner Space Furniture down the road.
PEPONI HOME | Skiptons Arcade, 541 High Street, Penrith NSW 2750 and 82 Railway Parade, Leura NSW 2780 | www.facebook.com/Peponi.Home