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Design Store Boh & Ivy Expand

Boh & Ivy homewares store in Wānaka was conceived by owner Kate Findlay’s enthusiasm for interiors particularly classic European timeless items.

Kate spent 15 years in the industry both as a designer and New Zealand sales representative in the Wānaka, Queenstown Lakes District and Central Otago regions before opening Boh & Ivy.

With her expertise and hands-on approach to design Kate’s aim, through Boh & Ivy, is to share her love of interiors and display products that are unavailable elsewhere.

“We have a curated selection of design-led unique homewares including European linens and bedding, furniture, ceramics, glassware, original art pieces and prints, clothing, lighting, candles and small giftware. With a focus on classic European timeless items the store also offers a collection of vintage one-off pieces sourced from around New Zealand along with exquisite imported European antiques.” 

“Blending together hand-picked vintage and antique pieces with globally sourced natural contemporary products the Boh and Ivy selection reflects a homely worldly charm to beautify living spaces,” says Kate.

“Boh and Ivy was born from my desire to give Wānaka residents and visitors a store that would offer a unique and tactile experience to enliven and inspire. With the physical store successfully established we launched Boh and Ivy online in 2021 and more recently opened a new store in Cromwell.”

“It is situated in a beautiful old cottage in the Cromwell Heritage Precinct and we have drawn from the history of the Cromwell area, the raw natural beauty and appealing architecture to create a  European farm style in the store,” she says.

With an emphasis on quality, longevity and timeless design Kate’s ethos is to provide an approachable, curated and considered space by mixing antiques and one-off pieces with natural fibres, Japanese pottery and sumptuous linens.

“New Zealand artists, traditional patterns, colours and motifs inspired by the likes of William Morris, Liberty and Anna Spiro are showcased throughout the store allowing it to create its own identity, while remaining in keeping with our Boh & Ivy brand.”