Scout House

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Tuesday 2nd November 2010

Images from new St Kilda store, Scout House

Scout House opened just a couple of weeks ago in St Kilda.  HOW CUTE IS IT!?  The shop belongs to local creative Orlando Mesiti, who has made the leap to boutique retail after many (ie 20!) years working for big business, designing and sourcing textile product for some of Australia’s major retailers.

For this new venture Orlando has sourced an eclectic mix of pieces both locally and internationally – there’s a beautiful range of textiles, home fragrance, books and homewares, both new product and vintage / recycled pieces, and a unique combination of industrial and French antique finds.  Somehow, Scout gets the balance just right!

Orlando likes the idea that people might pop in to buy something for themselves,  and has positioned the store in stark contrast to those typical gift stores which sell generic mass produced throw away things – things you see time and time again at so many outlets!  Instead Scout House brings together a carefully edited selection of pieces you’re unlikely to spot elsewhere… well worth a visit before the Christmas rush sets in!

Scout House
125 Grey Street,
St Kilda

Open Wed – Mon 10.00am – 5.00pm
Tue Closed

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Tuesday 2nd November 2010


  • Anthony 6 years ago

    Its a shame but im a long way away from this beautiful shop! It looks great!!

  • sarah 6 years ago

    lovely lovely! delicious, even ^_^

  • Tammy 6 years ago

    Looks like a great shop, and I agree – the balance looks just right, not too heavy and not too light! Thanks for sharing this find.

  • Kittty 6 years ago

    Oh my, just perfect. Thanks for the tip.

  • Ooh, so pretty!

  • It is beautiful. Will have to pop in one weekend. I need a shop like this for some props for my blog photos. Running out of props. Charmaine

  • April 6 years ago

    I wish the inside of our house looked like this!

  • ickle Kids 6 years ago

    I’m so glad I’ve come across your blog! We’ve just renovated an old Edwardian home and we’re always on the look out for shops with eclectic wares. Thanks for sharing this shop. I’ll put it on my list to visit!

  • Little Lady H 6 years ago

    This place is gorgeous. I will have to catch up St.Kilda’s cafe scene as well as this store!

  • Kate Kelleher 6 years ago

    It looks divine. One day I would like to visit for sure. Love the lighting.

  • Lynn 6 years ago

    Orlando is such a talented designer and I knew he would make a beautiful shop.

  • gabriella 6 years ago

    i popped in on Monday and LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! Mt macedon – tea pot is the key find!!

    best of luck Orlando

  • Melly 6 years ago

    Great addition to Grey/Inkerman St. Lovely pieces from all over the world and still understated. Refreshing! Good luck Orlando.

  • tali 6 years ago

    lovely looking shop – i’ll have to check it out!
    It’s amazing how Grey St is changing the last few years!

  • Penny 6 years ago

    Orlando has lovely taste. This shop is full of treasures. I love the beds you can have custom made.

  • Heather B 6 years ago

    This looks fantastic I’m so glad i found these pictures i know with you great eye and fantastic talent you can only be a success. Keep up your great work Orlando.

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