Hello and Welcome...

First things first...I would like to introduce us, the Collins family

Our little family of five consists of Luke, Emma (2), Zeke (7 months) and me (Alison) plus our quite mad Kelpie Lab cross Hudson who believes that chewing on stones is a great idea.

To say Luke ‘loves’ surfing is a gross under-representation of the degree of his obsession. Checking the swell is the first thing he does every day, he heads out rain hail or shine, and sometimes even when there is no one else would bother be paddles out just to “get wet”.  Prone to very time consuming and expensive hobbies, Luke is also a very keen mountain bike rider, beer maker / drinker and vintage surf board collector.

Emma, our very energetic, bubbly and fun two year old, loves her little friends, making things in her play kitchen, jumping in puddles, eating yogurt and making her little brother laugh.

Zeke, 7 months old, loves anything that moves and makes noise. Loves a good old game of peek-a-boo and being as rough and tumble as Mum allows.

I , Alison, love to cook in my favorite toy the Thermomix, flicking through interior design mags just for the pictures, reading a great book of the can’t put it down type rather than literary genius type and  unashamedly all things reality TV (one born every minute’s the current fav)!  

Together as a family we love heading off into the great outdoors for a “glamping” adventure.   Wye River is our current favorite spot…. Amazing location (and only 45 mins from our place) with nothing there but what we need… a pub with an amazing view, a café serving delicious French pastries and Melbournesque coffee, a beautiful child friendly beach and most importantly as far as Luke is concerned “sick” waves! 

Introducing a new look for Bombora

It has been just over a year since we first launched the Bombora Custom Furniture website and so much has happened in that time.  We have two new staff members on board, expanded the workshop, brought baby number two into the world and made lots of beautiful furniture for lovely clients both near and far.  We now have a clear picture of who Bombora is, what we want to provide for our customers and what our customers want from us on our website. Together with paring back the design of the site to better exhibit the beautiful images, we have improved the navigation and layout.  We have introduced several new functions such as the customer care section containing maintenance instructions, FAQ, delivery options, contact details as well as a special login for designers to access a catalog of all our designs.

Alongside a fresh new look for the website; we are also re-birthing the blog.  The usual updates on the latest happenings at the workshop and our favorite Bombora pieces will still be there and in addition we will discuss sustainable design, interior trends, the metamorphosis from timber to furniture as well as guest posts from local interior designers, stylists and artists.  

So hello, welcome and thank you for reading. We invite you on board this blogging adventure with us, to share in our journey as bespoke furniture designers, as craftsmen of beautiful things, as hunter gatherers of precious timbers and as business owners loving living our coastal dream. We will be sharing our inspirations, ideas and information with tips and tricks along the way including opportunities for members of the Bombora inner circle to win a bespoke piece. To ensure you get our monthly love letter direct to your inbox, be sure to sign up to our newsletter.