I'm Karen! Owner and founder of Whitepepper Homewares. I am a mum to two gorgeous girls, wife to one amazing human, creative and interior addict.
A dream of mine to have my very own gorgeous shop & now its a reality in the most beautiful art deco building in the high street of Caloundra. Heres our story of how it all came about...
Whitepepper Homewares actually began as "Whitepepper Imports" and was run by my sister and I. Our job was basically to travel around sourcing and designing beautiful stuff to sell onto homewares and furniture stores! Pretty cool right?! This was fantastic until I realised I wanted a shop of my own to stock our wares in.
It had always been a dream of mine to have my own Homewares shop since I was a young girl. I remember spending all day hanging out in my cubby house moving everything around, painting the walls + styling up a storm. Nothing has really changed, except now my cubby house is my home (and the shop!)
Now, after many years of pop up shops all over the Sunshine Coast, we have nestled into our favourite shop of all time and we are lucky enough to call it our own.
The old Cominos Drapery building is an AMAZING Art Deco building with gorgeous floorboards, beautiful ceilings and a stunning atmosphere that is unlike anywhere else..
Fun Fact: In fact 30 years ago when I first moved to Caloundra, I walked into the Cominos Building with my husband and said
"If I ever have a shop, this is where I want it to be"
Isn't it amazing how things work out.
Pop by to say hello to our lovely girls and I,
and have a look at our gorgeous wares, our "Pods" that we lease to small local businesses, and explore the lovely little town that is Caloundra.
Love, Karen x