By Sasha Foot
Upon opening in 1996, Chee Soon and Fitzgerald was situated on Crown Street in Surry Hills. Today, it is held in a small terrace house on Redfern’s Regent Street.
Combining an eclectic mix of striking decorative materials, it is a hub for textile lovers. Two years after opening, they began wholesaling and stocking Marimekko, a Finnish home furnishing company that specialises in bold textile prints. Since expanding its textile roots, the store houses a selection of ceramics, cushions, lighting choices and other home decor items within its ambient space. The designs are sourced from a mixture of Australian designers, curated antiques and imported pieces that largely concentrate on Japanese decor.
173 Regent St, Redfern. 02 8399 1305. www.cheesoonfitzgerald.com