When the mother-daughter duo of Rhonnie Straney and Bridie Hayes relocated to Brisbane from Sydney, it was to start a business that was an extension of their inspirations and influences. The duo decided to draw upon their extensive travel experience to open Flock Home – a repository for interior design influenced by Indonesian culture. Located in the space formerly occupied by The Botanist, Flock Home stocks a range of beautiful items sourced from artisans from Java, Ubud and Jakarta. Pieces were sourced over a period of two years to ensure proper research was conducted and also to foster connections with local traders.
The store stocks items including decorative statues, pure silk kimonos, ceremonial headdresses, pillows, and gratitude bowls, as well as larger items such as totem poles. Flock Home also places considerable importance on being socially conscious, donating a portion of proceeds to Orange Sky Laundry and to the villages that have provided inspiration. The coming months will see Rhonnie and Bridie expand their Flock empire to physical health and wellbeing – establishing Flock Fit in Newstead. The fitness studio will offer a range group classes from boxing to meditation in a zen space. If you are seeking more information, click over to the Stumble Guide.