Never to be one dimensional, here at Charcoal Interiors we are so much more than just an Interior Design business.
Our upstairs retail showroom boasts a virtual Treasure Trove of hidden, seductive finds, many of which you will be hard pressed to find anywhere else.
We have been described in the past as an Aladdins Cave of treasured finds. We like to think that our offerings are a balance of the modern, the antique, the contemporary, the traditional....but always quality pieces that are hand picked by our team.
Here is a mere smattering of what we currently have to tempt you. We welcome you to come into our showroom at 41 Brookes St. Fortitude Valley for a spot of fossicking the most covetable of riches for your home.
INDIAN HAND CARVED WOODEN PRINTING BLOCKS
Block printing is the process of printing patterns on fabric, using wooden blocks with incised patterning that has been intrically carved by hand. Indian blocks is the earliest method of textile printing.
We have a variety of Indian hand carved blocks in all shapes and sizes available in our showroom. These blocks have their own individual beauty and can be used for the traditional method, mounted on a wall or displayed as you prefer.
These blocks are a wonderful way to own a piece of history with soul. We love the history of these pieces. I can smell the incense and Sandalwood every time I hold one of these...close my eyes...and dream of an India long, long ago.........
This beautifully shot and presented link offers an insight into the intricacies of luxury quilt making using traditional Indian Block Printing techniques.
SOLID STONE HAND CARVED DISH
Carefully hand crafted out of solid stone, yet retaining its impressively rustic essence this large water dish exudes cool, earthy luxe.
OLD JAPANESE RICE SCOOPS - SHAMOJI
These cleverly crafted old wooden rice scoops are of a primitive design, and used traditionally to scoop rice, grains, corn and rice etc....
We love the colours. These look amazing mounted and grouped together, or as an interesting display piece.
BRONZE CANDLESTICKS CIRCA 1640
Possibly one of our most coveted items in the showroom are these two Bronze Louis XIII candlesticks. Circa 1640 and from a bygone era, this precious pair will impress the most discerning of collectors.
MIDDLE EASTERN POTS AND URNS
There is something about holding a beautiful piece of hand created earthenware. Their patina, a memoir of the past.
From our old Pottery Pickle Jar circa early 1900's and its alluring design, to the beauty of our Turkish Yoghurt Jars and their interesting staining....the permanent scar of their redundant purpose.
To the rustic allure of our (just in stock below) Turkish Urn.
We have a selected range of these Urns and Pots in various shapes and sizes available in the showroom now. However, they do tend to run out quickly, so we advise popping in to have a look or you can contact our helpful team for more informaiton - 07 38526002
KWAN YIN - THE FEMALE BUDDHA
Perched resplendently in the showroom, Kwan Yin welcomes you to Charcoal Interiors when you walk through our doors.
According to legend, Kwan Yin, who is often referred to as the female Buddha, was a beautiful Indian princess, who forsook marriage and the good life to live in a convent in order to become a truly enlightened human being, or 'bodhisattva' (is it just me or can you not say or see that word without hearing Steely Dan in your head??).
By turning her back on a life of luxury and seeking out spiritual enlightenment, her life story is similar in theme to that of the historical Buddha, Prince Siddhartha Gautama. Both individuals eventually became thoroughly enlightened and compassionate spiritual beings, who sought to alleviate mankind's sufferings.
Kwan Yin's name means "The one who hears the cries of the world"
Hand carved and still with remnants of her original paintwork, our Kwan Yin is available now in the showroom.
WOODEN COBBLER MOULDS
Reminiscent of something out of a Grimm Brothers Fairytale book, these wooden cobbler moulds are a thought-provoking alternative for those who love collectibles and interesting finds.
OLD CHINESE LEATHER EMBOSSED TREASURE BOX
This precious leather embossed Chinese trunk box just gets better with age. Indicative of the Asian cultures love for precious, decorative boxes, this treasured piece has as much character as it does charm. Perfect as a gift for the person who has everything. A stunning, unique jewellery box....an impressive wedding gift for the couple who are hard to buy for.
TRADITIONAL ASIAN TIMBER STOOL
Diminutive in stature, yet solid enough to be sat on, as they did in times gone by, this original hand crafted asian stool works well in the bathroom, kitchen etc....
We look forward to welcoming you to Charcoal Interiors and assisting you with finding your Treasures.
The Charcoal Team
41 Brookes St. Fortitude Valley. Qld. 4006
Ph. 07 38526002