Pronounced Groh-greyn, the name came from my childhood love of grosgrain ribbon and all things related to home and craft. I was always inspired by my mothers constant love of moving the furniture around, and her mantra of "a change is as good as a holiday". I went on to renovate several houses while my children were small before a chance coffee with a friend who shared my love of homewares, saw us starting the business from my home in 2007. A year later the business moved to premises in Wahroonga and the website was launched.
The shop is very unique in the way that it is not a shopfront, and it is made up of several little rooms, so it is almost like going into someones home, and I have tried to get that feeling across in the website, firstly by photographing a lot of the stock in situ and by changing the stock online constantly, as it does in the shop, I buy from a large amount of suppliers both local and overseas, and have a real soft spot for the young artisan, I just think that mix of vintage, new and handmade is a great combination, that makes for a really authentic home.
The aim of this new website is to give new and existing customers a convenient way to shop for the products that they know and love as well as the opportunity to be suprised and inspired by new and exciting pieces and to have them delivered to their door, secure in the knowledge that they will be of the quality they trust and beautifully presented.
I, like most mums, am time poor and as much as I love the experience of instore shopping, I do love the convenience of internet shopping and how it can simplify my life.
I hope you enjoy your Grosgrain online experience, I would love to hear your feedback, and next time you are in Wahroonga, please drop in and say hello.