I started my interior decorating company “French & Country” twenty years ago following the sale of our beloved country holiday house in the Blue Mountains outside of Sydney, Australia. When the time came to sell our weekender, the many pieces I had spent years collecting and restoring, were relocated to the Sydney Antique Centre where I had a small French themed stand.
The business then relocated to a gorgeous Paddington Terrace where my collecting extended to European pieces, with a preference to original painted furniture and the faded greys, whites and sage greens that are still a common thread throughout the showroom. Over recent years, a Belgian influence has been introduced, adding a more contemporary, masculine balance to the rustic collection.
In 2007 our family embarked on a new adventure in the form of a tree change. We left Sydney for the beautiful NSW Southern Highlands town of Bowral, where we expanded the business and occupied the idyllic setting of the old stables at the historic Hopewood Estate and through a series of Open Days and private appointments, customers and guests were welcomed to our little piece of France in the Highlands.
After several years spent renovating Hopewood, hosting weekly weddings and bi-annual French & Country Open Days, it was time for another change, so we closed that chapter in our lives and began a new one!
My partner David and I started to travel beyond France, searching for new products that encompass all that I love about creating a home environment … a tribute to all the senses. To this end David and I created our first Lifestyle Store, Suzie Anderson Home in Moss Vale. An emporium of 10 rooms that reflect my personal style and love of creating home. Both our Moss Vale & Bowral stores offer furnishings, candles, dinnerware, lighting, fashion, accessories, fragrance, rugs, books, even pet accessories! All designed to bring beauty to our daily lives.
We hope you will come and visit us in store at Suzie Anderson Home, 409 Argyle Street Moss Vale or Shop 101, Green Lane, 13-15 Banyette St, Bowral.
We look forward to meeting you.