The other week I had the chance to visit Kova Lifestyle in James Street, Fortitude Valley. I have to admit that despite frequenting the James Street precinct, Kova had totally slipped my radar. What I found was a store brimming with beautifully curated homewares and knick knacks. I was greeted by owner Bianca and we chatted about how Kova came about (she bought it off the previous owners 8 years ago after working there) and how her personal design ethos is reflected in the store. Kova stocks a range of Australian and international labels and recently launched its own in-house label, One in Six. The beauty of the store is that there's something for all budgets and you can be just as comfortable going in and buying some stationery as a you would a statement piece of furniture. Despite only discovering its existence a few weeks ago, I'm sure I'll be a frequent visitor from now on.
I was instantly drawn to this colourful set-up. The dining table from India features intricate bone inlay and holds a colourful display of Mud Australia ceramics (click here to see what the tabletop looks like bare). Also, check out the painted antlers.
More store details. You'll find everything from stationery to skincare to clothing. It's a gift giver and self gifter's paradise.
Colourful entrance greetings, pineapple lamps, and Acapulco chairs! It's Queensland living down to a tee.
You can find Kova Lifestyle at Shop 9a, 23 James St, Fortitude Valley, QLD.
Or check them out online at: http://www.kovalifestyle.com.au/