BY WAY OF INTRODUCTION

 
ObjectUnion-BecTougas-21.jpg

Hi I’m Bec. Creative soul, home body, insufferable perfectionist, lover of all things interior design, and owner of this little online store. I live in Fremantle, WA with my husband, three little monsters kidlets and our bulldog, Angus.

I’ve always loved interiors. When I was a kid I was forever changing up my bedroom and styling my shelves with my favourite books and toys, my room was always a complete mess, but my shelfies were on point, (Sorry mum). So back in the day, when it was time to decide what I was going to do with my life, I went and got myself a Diploma of Interior Decoration and I’ve been kicking around in the industry ever since. Minus time off for babies and a short-lived career change into the world of business administration, as you do. 

I have had a variety of roles in my time, from interior designer, retail assistant and home stager, to a freelance stylist, buyer and creative director you name it, I’ve pretty much done it all.  And while I have had some great experiences (international buying trips!) and learnt a lot along the way, the dream of owning my own homewares store has always stayed with me.

 

Since my days, fresh out of college working in a quiet little wallpaper store, I have dreamed of owning my own shop. I’ve thought about what I would do if I had the freedom to do things my way, and what it would be like to put something out in the world that I created. So when the planets aligned and I had the opportunity to actually make my big crazy dream a reality, I figured it was time to put up or shut up, and Object Union was born.

 

My vision for Object Union is a brand that embodies our relaxed coastal lifestyle. Bringing together unique pieces from around the world that create a laid back, timeless style that reflects our lifestyle here in Australia. It’s about real homes, and bringing pleasure to people's lives through the most important place in their life - their home.

 

As I began sourcing pieces for my first collection I found I was drawn to homewares that are handmade by artisans from sustainable practices. One of a kind, ethical, pieces with a rich history, that are kinder to our planet and to global communities who make them. I mean, who doesn’t want to buy beautiful things and know that their purchase is doing some good in the world?

 

Object Union is about investing in your home and creating an environment filled with character and warmth. Pieces made with love by an artist who learnt skills passed down from past generations, and has roots in their culture and way of life. It is about staying away from trends and sourcing quality pieces that have a story and a history, and won’t end up in land fill when a trend fades. 

 

I’m also passionate about supporting local creatives. Artists and makers who are passionate about their craft and put so much time and effort putting so much of themselves into their work. Whose work reflects our way of life and surroundings and tells other cultures who we are. 

 

If any of this interests you, I’d love it if you would follow along. You can subscribe to my newsletter here. You’ll get updates of what’s happening on this here journal, special offers, new products and other fun stuff. You can also follow along on our socials which you’ll find down in the footer.

 

I also offer an e-stying service. If you love my style and want me to help you implement the Object Union aesthetic in your home I’m happy to help. Find that here

 

Thanks so much for being a part of Object Union, I can’t wait to show you more! 

Bec x

 
 
Rebecca TougasComment