Walking into this somewhat unassuming antique interior shop, Nyary in Prahran, you can instantly tell that husband and wife team, Jenny and Peter are collectors of all things beautiful.
Sourcing stunning vintage finds from France, Turkey, Italy, Brussels and everywhere in between, Nyary is a treasure trove of pieces from all over the globe.
The building itself has served many purposes over the past 100-odd years, including once upon a time, a butcher shop, more recently a bookshop and it’s also rumoured that Sotherby’s once held antique auctions here.
Upstairs, hidden among vintage wooden row-boat paddles and handcrafted furniture pieces, an old mid-century safe sits bolted to one of the walls, probably used to store the day’s takings from the butcher shop all those years ago.
Peter, a furniture designer by trade, has handcrafted most of the furniture pieces in the store, including the recycled hardwood display wall which houses a collection of quirky porcelain animal-head wall mounts and light features.
Scattered around this beautiful space are a number of old wooden verandah posts. When asked if there are any plans to create something out of these wooden masterpieces, Jenny replies ‘no immediate plans, although Peter always says “someday we’ll build a house around them”’. Judging by this couple’s style and eye for detail, sounds like it would certainly be a sight to behold.