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Gorgeous Creatures: An oasis of opulence and style in Hawke's Bay

In the beautiful Art Deco city of Napier in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, a retail gem exists that is not just an online store but an experience. Gorgeous Creatures, a home-based business nestled in this picturesque region, is more than just a place to shop; it's a haven of beauty and elegance that beckons to those who appreciate the finer things in life.

With an unwavering commitment to quality, a passion for natural beauty, and a personalized touch, Gorgeous Creatures has become a well-known brand in the world of high-quality animal skins and homewares in New Zealand and Australia.

A beautiful beginning starting with cowhide rugs

Gorgeous Creatures had its humble beginnings over two decades ago, starting small after a visit to Brazil inspired the first import of cowhide rugs to New Zealand. The original cowhide company was called Debandada, but this name changed to Gorgeous Creatures in 2010.

Founded by Kirsty Mason, a visionary with a deep love for aesthetics and a knack for sourcing the most exquisite natural fibres and animal skins. Kirsty's journey was partly driven by childhood memories of gaudy brown and orange 1970s floral wallpaper that "scarred her for life", and ignited her passion for interior design.

Kirsty Mason from Gorgeous Creatures Hawkes Bay New Zealand

As you step into the world of Gorgeous Creatures online, you're welcomed by an array of enchanting textures, colours, and options that reflect Kirsty's refined taste. Kirsty only sources and sells things that she thinks are beautiful. The store's motto is "Transforming homes with extraordinary pieces of nature".

Unveiling a world of natural texture for your home

Gorgeous Creatures has carved a niche for itself in the realm of tactile home decor, fashion, and gifting. Their collection of cowhide rugs, animal skins, and natural fibre products is nothing short of breathtaking. Each piece exudes quality and craftsmanship, making it the perfect addition to any home or wardrobe.

One of the highlights of Gorgeous Creatures is its world-leading exquisite range of custom-made cowhide ottomans. These unique creations are designed to not only elevate your interior but also become statement pieces. Rectangle, round, or oval ottoman shapes, these cowhide ottomans are meticulously crafted locally in Napier, and their beauty has transcended borders - they now adorn homes across the globe.

A commitment to sustainability

Gorgeous Creatures takes pride in its commitment to sustainability. Many of their products are sourced from trusted New Zealand brands, which ensures ethical production practices and exceptional quality. The store's offerings extend beyond cowhide, featuring New Zealand-made possum fur products, sheepskin, alpaca, mohair blankets, and possum merino knitwear, all responsibly sourced and exuding natural beauty. Gorgeous Creatures was an early adopter of the CO2 Neutral website scheme, which helps to reduce the carbon footprint of the company.

Kirsty Mason: The creative force & designer

At the heart of Gorgeous Creatures is Kirsty Mason herself. A typical 'Taurus' with an eye for beautiful things, Kirsty's expertise spans retail, design, advertising, and online marketing. Her extensive knowledge of the entire product range, acquired over two decades of sourcing animal skins, and designing furniture, is an invaluable asset to customers. Kirsty loves colour, pattern, and texture.

Kirsty's design talents include cost estimation and custom product design, ensuring that every piece leaving Gorgeous Creatures is a reflection of the customer's unique preferences. Whether you seek advice on the best products for your home or personal style, Kirsty is dedicated to providing you with an unparalleled customer experience.

Gorgeous Creatures Retail Shop Hawkes Bay New Zealand

Global reach with a personal touch

While Gorgeous Creatures may call Hawke's Bay home, its reach extends far beyond New Zealand's shores. Their beautiful home décor products are shipped worldwide, with a strong customer presence in countries like Australia, Canada, and the USA. This global reach is a testament to the universal appeal of their products, which harmoniously blend luxury with nature's beauty.

A small destination shop worth exploring

Gorgeous Creatures isn't your typical retail shop; it's an enchanting destination, a typical small home-based NZ business that invites you to explore and indulge in the world of fur, wool, hair, and softness.

For those seeking to elevate their homes, wardrobes, or gift-giving, it's a treasure trove of options that cater to the most discerning tastes. If you want to take a small piece of New Zealand home with you, you will probably find it here at Gorgeous Creatures.

In a world where mass production often prevails, Gorgeous Creatures stands out as a beacon of quality, craftsmanship, and sustainability with New Zealand made at the forefront.

With Kirsty Mason's guiding hand and an unwavering commitment to excellence, this Hawke's Bay gem continues to dazzle and inspire, one exquisite piece at a time.

Whether you're a local or a traveller passing through, a visit to Gorgeous Creatures in person or online should be on your to-do list (phone or text 027 222 6230 for an appointment and address details).

Visit Gorgeous Creatures while in the Hawkes Bay
8 Otatara Rd, Taradale, Napier 4112 (by appointment please call or text first)
Kirsty Mason Ph 027 222 6230 
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