The town of Dalby is in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, about an hour’s drive west of Toowoomba. On bustling Cunningham Street, you’ll find the beautiful and historic Quambi House, built in 1909 and lovingly restored to accommodate fashion and homewares store Milli & Robe, and Urban Paddock Cafe. Milli & Robe fills the front two rooms of the charming Queenslander, with one space dedicated to clothing and accessories, and the other to gifts and homewares. Gabrielle Turner took the reins of the business earlier this year and is bringing her eye for spring colours, modern homewares and fun gifts to the shop. “Getting local brands on board is something I love doing, along with finding small labels that are unique,” says Gabby. Popular brands include luxe yet affordable linen by LJC Designs, hand and body products by Australian line Huxter, ceramics by Carla Dinnage and bold, handpainted pots by Clare Whitney. Gabby cites art as a top-seller, too – namely large canvases by Sunshine Coast painter Amanda Brooks. The house is a hive of activity, with plenty of tables in the sunny garden – just the spot for coffee before browsing the Milli & Robe collection.
138 Cunningham Street, Dalby, 0400 974 566, milliandrobe.com
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