Inga Stallan’s dream of owning a homewares store has become a reality with Mulberry and Stone recently opening in Childers.
The store provides the community with a unique shopping experience, offering homewares, gifts and clothing from the space on Churchill Street.
Inga said the timing felt right to open the store, with her children now older and the space lending itself to being the business she had always imagined.
“It has been a dream of mine for many years now to create a beautiful space full of pieces for the home and filled with gifts for loved ones, a space that you can just escape into,” Inga said.
“Now my children are at a good age and the shop came available, it just felt like the right time and place.”
The store stocks a large range of items, with something for everyone from clothes and jewellery through to a range of homewares and gifts.
“We stock everything from glassware, dinnerware, home decor, furniture, clothing, jewellery, crystals, and also men’s gifts,” she said.
“We have tried to have a bit of everything.”
Inga said community support for the business had been fantastic.
“We have had a great start to the business, everyone has been so supportive and complimentary on the space and pieces that we have,” she said.
“Everyone says Childers needed something like this and we are thrilled to provide it.
“We thank everyone for all the support.”
Inga has lived in the region for many years, first moving to Childers two decades ago from Bundaberg, before again returning back to the region to raise her children.
“I moved around a bit only to return 12 years ago when my son started school. It has been the perfect place to raise my children,” she said.
“Childers has such an amazing feel about it, always friendly happy people and such a pretty main street, filled with travellers and it has plenty to offer to tourists to stop over and spend time.”
As time goes on, Inga is looking forward to seeing the store continue to grow while hoping to offer the opportunity to stock a number of other local suppliers.
“We hope to continue to grow and hope to support more local suppliers in the future,” she said.
“We have some exciting events in the making for supporting local women in small business also.
“For now, we are enjoying the process and love meeting all of our beautiful happy customers and learning what they are looking for.”
The store is located at 91a Churchill Street, Childers.
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