It is rather unlikely that you have ever driven down Williams Road. A small backcountry lane on the outskirts of Gisborne, it’s where Kate Thorpe spent her childhood. A quiet, rural pocket surrounded by farmland and citrus orchards, she always considered it to be a little piece of paradise — but not quite enough to contain her.

An avid traveller, Kate’s career quickly took her across the world, from where she would always return with a few extra curio-stuffed suitcases in tow. However it wasn’t until a holiday to Bali, however, that Kate came across the means to turn her passion/obsession into something more. Uncovering exquisite, handcrafted furniture and homewares unlike those she could find at home, Kate’s interest was piqued, and Williams Road was born.

Celebrating beautiful, quality homewares and furniture, our boutique brings Kate’s carefully curated finds to New Zealand. Internationally sourced and all made by hand, the collection aims to deliver a sense of texture, colour and personality to the home. A philosophy that doesn’t comply with compromise, we also offer a made-to-order Custom Design service that allows you to tailor pieces to suit your home and aesthetic.

With an ever-changing product line, Williams Road is the fresh interior solution for those that covet fine design but with a casual tint. Kate and Williams Road HQ are now currently based in Auckland.


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