Created - Homewares, Gifts & Furniture – Who Are We?
Created is NZ’s greatest home décor store. Proudly owned by Jono and Damo, it’s the most fabulous online and physical homewares store. We specialize in offering the best of the best New Zealand & overseas made & Designed décor & furniture for your home, and gifts for your friends!
We love design and we love style, so what better way to spread the love than to open our own homewares & furniture store here in Upper Hutt, Wellington. Hi, we’re Jono and Damo, your two interior design gurus. When you need design advice, some home décor ideas, a new sofa or even a good old gossip, you can’t go past Created Homewares, Gifts & Furniture.
Local Upper Hutt guys through and through, we’ve got 30+ years of retail management experience between us, with the passion and drive to make it to 135! But how did we get started in this amazing industry?
Jono has always loved design and studied it from high school right up until he achieved a Diploma in Digital Design. He then took this knowledge and worked as a visual merchandiser. Damo was the bright spark in that he entered the world of lighting and created the most amazing lighting design plans NZ had ever seen.
Then as we were beginning to renovate our 1950’s house, Jono decided to make the art for it and style the house to suit ourselves. Turns out our friends and family also loved Jono’s creative style too, so we set up our own home décor business. We began making more and more fab art and posted photos on our Facebook page. Businesses started contacting us to stock our products and we even had our concrete candles, planters and foiled prints displayed on The Block 2015 Villa Wars, which was a real treat.
Things were happening and it was time to pull out the big guns. We approached a realtor and started looking for an actual physical store. We’d decided that it was time to take our style and finesse to new levels and display its glory for everyone to see. But we didn’t just want our products; we wanted to offer a place for other NZ artists like ourselves to display their work, as well as the trendiest goods and furniture from NZ & abroad.
Created - Homewares, Gifts & Furniture is changing every day. Time doesn’t stand still and neither do our products. We are always on the look out to bring our customers more accessories and design inspiration for their homes and of course our own too!
We’d love to help you style your home, so pop in or flick us an email. Just think of us as your home décor besties.
Read more about us HERE in our Your Home & Garden article, yes, we are that good!