Lonely

lonely boutique wellington ponsonby minimal interiors rufus knight
lonely boutique wellington ponsonby minimal interiors rufus knight
lonely boutique wellington ponsonby minimal interiors rufus knight
lonely boutique wellington ponsonby minimal interiors rufus knight
lonely boutique wellington ponsonby minimal interiors rufus knight
lonely boutique wellington ponsonby minimal interiors rufus knight

It’s not often that I walk into a store and am absolutely floored. But visiting Lonely’s recently opened Wellington boutique during a trip home earlier this month was nothing short of special. From the unassuming shop front – a marbled concrete wall with the words ‘lonely’ inviting you in, to the minimal and industrial interior, complete with plush velvet sofas and curtains which beg you to stay and shop a while, it’s hard not to find yourself browsing the racks a little longer than you’d intended (or in my case – leaving with a shopping bag in hand…).

Designed by Rufus Knight, whose artful eye for detail and quality has captured the essence of ‘Lonely’ in this beautiful fit out, I’d go so far as to say that it makes for a truly intimate shopping experience – and one I didn’t want to leave; let’s just forget for a moment the fact that it was pouring with rain outside. Equally beautiful is Lonely’s Auckland boutique, and with a trip there on the cards for June, it’s pretty safe to say that I know where one of my first stops will be…

all images via homes to love and designers institute of new zealand

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