Photo: Alpine Abode
Restore grace came together as a sister-in-law duo in 2015, offering earthy, classic contemporary, Australian handmade soft furnishings. We are owners and founders, Katrina and Nicole. We both have Diplomas in Interior Design and we wanted to pursue our passion of home styling and decor, while raising our growing families, bringing to life this family-operated bush business in Cooma, country NSW.
Since being established, restore grace has transformed into a full-time small business, supported by our loyal customers and stockists. After wearing many different hats for many years, we have now been lucky enough to have the opportunity to employ three beautiful women and friends from our community who have brought even more knowledge, experience and opportunities to restore grace.
Surrounded by mountains, snow, bush, and the Australian southern coastal beaches, we draw inspiration from our beautiful surroundings, to form our comforting aesthetic homewares collections. These designs, tones and patterns are moulded into a product to suit the look and feel of any home.
Our ever-evolving collections are handmade by us in small batch productions. Our passion is designing and producing exclusive homewares, you won’t find anywhere else, through a process from sourcing the material, cutting, sewing and creating the product you style in your home. Every step of the way is carefully collaborated, made and handled by our small restore grace team of makers and creators, while always having a chat and laugh together, in our regional studio in Cooma, NSW.
What does being a small business mean to you?
We are proud to be certified Australian Made. The green and gold Australian made logo attaches trust and quality to a product for consumers. This is not only important to us, but also supports our small business stockists by providing authenticity to their customers.
As a licensed Australian Made business, our customers can be assured of the quality of our products, meet some of the world’s strictest safety and quality control standards. Buying products with the Australian made logo is committing to the Australian economy by creating and keeping jobs on our home soil, injecting money positivity into the community, by supporting each other and uplifting Australian businesses. There is something truly wonderful about that. Oh, and did we mention that it usually means you will receive your goods much faster and have more opportunities to work with the maker, to customise your perfect product!
As a small business, we have had the ability to choose the way we do things. Sustainability is so important to us, both personally and for restore grace. We choose environmentally friendly wherever we can and we focus on building that ethos all the time. We 100% offset our carbon emissions in our orders through Shopify, Etsy and Australia post.
We are proudly certified with Australian brand, Hero Packaging and use 100% compostable mailers, compostable sticky tape and compostable shipping labels. We also use Australian brands, Zero Co around the office, and Australian brand, How we roll co.
What is important to you about owning your own small business?
Photo: The Corner Nook
We are thrilled you have joined us on our handmade journey, we hope you love our pieces as much as we do. Thank you, we love having you style your home with us!