Comfort calls…

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 The nights have begun to grow longer and I don’t know about you, but we are nesting. A touch of chill to the air is making us reach for our much loved soft throws, candle light & endless cups of … Continue reading

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A special Easter treat for you!

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Easter weekend for us is about one thing in particular- sharing food with family and friends.  We might be a little messier than we care to admit, especially with all of that gooey delicious chocolate… What do we need? Napkins! … Continue reading

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You, me and Uimi

Roisin shrug, dove RRP $239

We don’t just adore homewares here at southwood, we are also suckers for beautiful clothes!  All knitted locally with the same attention to detail as their well adored cushions & throws, Uimi has an irresistible range of womenswear.  We are proud to stock (and love to wear!) a selection of relaxed and gorgeous sweaters, cardi’s, hats & scarves. We think you’ll love them too!

Sarah shrug, silver RRP $169

Pippa top, snow RRP $219

A couple of our faves are the Sarah shrug (left) & the Pippa top (right).  Both perfect for right now, they are knitted from light & lovely pure merino wool.

If it’s something a little cosier you’re dreaming of, the Willow (below) will have you all wrapped up and ready to welcome in the wintery days. With a touch of silk and cashmere added to merino wool, the Willow cardi is luxe-casual to a tee.

Willow Cardigan, RRP $299

 They are all one size, with a super easy fit. Have a look at the rest of the range on our online store at or come in and have a play with us in-store.

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The watchful tree

Here at southwood we love beautiful Birch!  Oft referred to as ‘the watchful tree’ because of it’s beautiful eye-like impressions on the long and lean limbs of this beautiful silvery timber.

So inspired we are by this stunning tree that we have hand screen printed a collection of beautiful birch cushions on Belgian linen!

Beautiful Birch, inspiration for our Birch range of cushions & lampshades.

Our serene dove grey could not be more perfect to bring the stillness and elegance of the Birch forest into your home.

Blissful bed in Bemboka wrinkle bedspreads; hand screen printed Seed (left) and Birch (front & right) linen cushions in dove grey

These are beautiful to use as a neutral base with a pop of strong colour, or do as we have done here and take a tonal route with rich charcoal, soft grey & fresh white.  Alongside our  Seed range, it brings a little touch of botanical essence to your home.

southwood small oblong birch dove on white linen cushion

southwood birch promted 50cm cushion dove on white linen

These beautiful cushions come in two sizes 50cm square and the small oblong and are printed on white linen with a gorgeous contrast of white print on oat on the reverse.  The linen is all natural and screen printed by hand with water-based inks.  All are made with love in Melbourne and filled with a plump feather inner.  Each hand crafted cushion has a slightly unique look and feel, have a look online here to see our range.

Bemboka wrinkle bedspread. From top- white, dove, charcoal.

A sudden chill in the air this week has us wanting to snuggle in bed for that little bit longer, and pull on an extra blanket or two! A recent arrival of wrinkle bedspreads from purveyors of luxury linen, Bemboka is just the perfect solution for right now! These are absolutely gorgeous with our birch & seed range. Matching pillow cases are also available here.

Soft combed cotton gives these bedspreads a sumptuous feel and adds the perfect extra weight to keep cosy as the nights draw cooler. Woven on jacquard looms and stone washed, they create a sense of casual luxury. They come in one size which is suitable for a king or queen size bed and are available to purchase here online and also in store for $349.

Nothing better for a restful night’s sleep than a luxurious new bedspread and some cosy cushions. Relax and enjoy!










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Fulfilling, Rich, Ample.

‘Fulfilling’ is one way to describe a wanderlust driven European adventure.  The memories of travel captured in the hearts (and on film) of those with a wandering spirit can inspire great things upon the return home.  Such is the case with this vivid new cushion brand that we are so excited to stock exclusively.

Suitably named ‘Ample Sufficiency’, this designer range is inspired by the lasting impression of fleeting moments captured in foreign lands.

Vivid memories of adventures past

 Photographs of cobblestones in Scandinavia, reflections of wrought iron balconies in Venice and banks of stunning hydrangeas in Berlin captivate our imagination and take us to a faraway place, where dreams run wild.


These stunning images are digitally screen printed in Melbourne in vivid hues onto generous square cotton-linen cushions encasing a soft and full feather inner.  Each is backed in elegant monochrome that allows us (and the cushions) to settle in easily back at home with full hearts and ‘Ample’ memories.  

Ample cushions priced at $150 each and are available online here and in-store.

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Our lovely little wool felt gingerbread people would like to join us in wishing you a very  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

With many thanks for your support during 2013 from the southwood team



We will be open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New year’s Day  - our on-line store will be open right through at


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Introducing new Southwood Napery range

We’re all going completely dotty in the heat today over our new Mummadot and Minigrid napery ranges.

These fun designs are variations on our popular Dot and Grid designs and look just perfect on table cloths, napkins, tea towels, table runners and even place mats!

All our ranges are hand printed on white or natural 100% linen here in Melbourne. These designs are printed in fresh bright colours or more traditional red, silver, green and white – perfect for your Christmas table.

Our bright coloured place mats and coasters from Hey Sign also look great mixed in with the southwood ranges

All designs are available in store and on-line now!

Don’t forget our on line store is open every day and our Fitzroy store is open every day except Christmas day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day so pop in for those last minute gifts this weekend!









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Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

With Christmas just around the corner and two weekends to go, we have lots of great gift ideas! We have so much colour in the shop right now that everything looks so bright and cheerful, just like Christmas! We have lots of small gift ideas perfect for friends, families, teachers and work colleagues ranging from $10 – $50 and over.

We are open right up to Christmas Eve and reopen on Friday 27th. Any enquiries give us a call on 03 9077 5474.

Don’t forget our online store is of course open 24/7!


Our lovely new felt range from Germany was a huge success at the Big Design Market. From coasters, to keyrings, to bags, they make perfect little presents which are individual and unique and exclusive to Southwood!


Our new range of colours  in our popular grey ‘Edge’ felt range have just arrived from the maker and look so fresh and fun!


New ceramics in an assortment of different colours make fun presents as well as our colourful bed linen range in bright, happy colours.



We are so excited to have a new range of lovely soft towels by Ziporah, a local Melbourne company. The colours are exquisite and look good in any bathroom! They are available in a bath sheet and hand towel.


Bonnie & Neil fans will love our new boxes which make great presents. We also have a large range of their cushions and napery.


And when it’s all over you can look forward to having lots of good sleeps in some Bemboka linen!

To all our loyal customers and blog post readers, we wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful safe and lovely New Year!

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The Big Design Market is finally here!

Come on down and say hi at The Big Design Market at the Royal Exhibition Building in the Carlton Gardens! After months of planning, weeks of preparation, days of packing we have finally arrived and we’d love you to come by! We are just near the main entrance on Nicholson Street. It is our first ever market stand so we are all very excited!

You will see some of our new exciting ranges of napery, cushions, bedlinen fresh off the press plus heaps of Christmas gift ideas, all available to purchase! We have an EFTPOS machine so no need to worry about cash!

It is open till 9pm tonight and Saturday and Sunday from 10-5pm.

Here’s a quick peak………….





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The Big Design Market is coming!

We are very excited to be a part of The Big Design Market at the Royal Exhibition Buildings next week for the first time. With only 7 days to go we have lots to do! We will be showcasing some of our brand new ranges as well as some of our old favourites. Remember you can buy everything at the show, so get organised for those Christmas presents or treat yourself and your home with some great new products for the coming Summer months.

Our brand new napery range will also be revealed for the first time at the market!! So please remember to come by and say hi, we’d love to see you.

We are stall B07, just near the main entrance on Nicholson Street.

Here is a glimpse of what we’ll be showing……


Our very own “Shhh” bedlinen range in fun colours for kids and grown-ups!



Lots of cushions and lampshades from our popular grid, wave and dot designs…….



And some of our occasional furniture……….


A new wool felt range from Germany has just landed! Makeup bags, keyrings, baskets, placemats and even felt vases make wonderful presents!


Sweet and colourful ceramics for all kinds of uses – the tiny bottles are exceptionally cute!


And other bits and bobs!!

Hope to see you there!

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