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An ecocentric feast

For Botanica Bird’s Rachael Cullen, sustainable homewares are like a nourishing meal, evoking warmth and comfort, and fostering togetherness.

Step into BB at the Table and you’ll be embraced with a sense of warmth, intrigue and comfort. An array of sustainable homewares nestles on the shelves in a pallet of seasonal colours.

Located next door to a bustling café in Mayfield, BB at the Table is an extension of Rachael’s floristry business, Botanica Bird. Its success has surpassed Rachael’s expectations.

“My clientele is diverse, but my products specifically appeal to those who love mid-century style, have eclectic taste and are creators themselves, “says Rachael.

“My clientele is generally those who enjoy slow living.”

Slow living is defined as a lifestyle that focuses on mindfulness, reducing environmental impact and choosing quality over quantity. It links to sustainability, which Rachael fully embraces.

“I only buy and sell Australian made pieces,” she says.

“Nothing is mass manufactured or made overseas, and I use ‘dead stock’ fabrics from Sydney to make my tablecloths.”

When it comes to finding pieces for the shop, Rachael approaches the designers or creators directly. Her pre-loved items are sourced from around the Hunter and central coast areas and tie in with her circular economy focus.

“I source quality products that match my seasonal colour pallet but also add character and charm to any dining setting,” she says. 

“My focus is on putting together intimate table settings with art and special pieces to create interest, experiences and build memories around.”

My products appeal to those who have eclectic taste

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What initially started out as a trial has quickly evolved into a growing business. BB at the Table perfectly complements Botanica Bird and the future is looking bright.

“I’m loving it equally as much as I love doing floristry,” says Rachael. “I love combining flowers with homewares to create the perfect table setting.

I’ll continue to do this for as long as I can and continue working with creatives to curate table collections with sustainable ethics.”

WORDS | JO Hartley
PHOTOGRAPHY | Shan Rose Photography