The Colombo, 363 Colombo St, Sydenham
03 365 2446
Abode sits snug in the middle of The Colombo in Sydenham. This is a well-curated homewares and gift store, where each item gracing the shelves has gone through a careful selection process. This is where you’ll find pieces to create a beautiful environment for your home without breaking the bank.
The ladies behind the business are firm believers in hygge, the Danish philosophy, which places cosiness and comfort at the centre of wellbeing. And what better way to heal the soul than by enjoying an inviting, warm home? Customers feel instantly welcome stepping into this cheerful store and will find it hard to leave without a purchase or two. Keep en eye out for Abode’s own jewellery range Tomoko, featuring beautiful earrings, necklaces and rings. The near future will see this label extending to include simplistic, beautiful & affordable clothing as well.
Supporting other local businesses where possible is important at Abode, and the store stocks the full range of local Lyttelton Lights scented candles and locally made ceramic Flying Pigs by Oink. There’s also a great range of quality drinking vessels, stunning mirrors, pots & baskets to help you bring the outdoors in, and a multitude of small kitchen utensils so pretty you won’t be hiding them in drawers.
Once you’ve picked out that perfect gift (or perhaps a treat yourself), write a message inside Blenheim made beautiful Little Difference cards, which contribute to reforestation by one tree per every product sold.
Words by Petra Nyman & Photography by Nancy Zhou