The Black Pebble journey began in 2012 operating as a solo freelance designer from our little home fondly referred to as ‘the love shack’. Although picking up the odd project by word of mouth, it was difficult for customers to find us, and equally for customers to know exactly what we could do.
In early 2014, we officially launched Black Pebble Design and gratefully moved into Richmond, NSW to join studios with our friends at Natural Focus Photography. Here our little studio proudly stocked Porters Paints and our furniture painting workshops kicked off.
Before long, within that same year, we moved onto the Richmond main street, launching Black Pebble Design as a fully fledged design store, offering furniture and homewares to compliment our Porters Paints range and our workshops continued to blossom. We fell pregnant and before we knew it, the complete family of three were working in the store. This was a fun time, Jo offering in-home consultations and Matt finding his new talents in the studio painting up a storm, delighting customers with his creations, friendly service and thorough attention to detail.
In 2017, we relocated to Windsor, with an opportunity for a larger store we just couldn’t resist. The store as it is today was established, a most suited space perfectly fitted with workshop, little paint shop, design service and a retail space much bigger and better that we could have imagined. These days Jo runs the store, sometimes with baby in tow, and Matt has returned to his professional career in Real Estate.
The Face behind Black Pebble
Meet the Designer
Jo Wilbow is the founder of Black Pebble Design. She appreciates all things earthy and rustic, and gravitates to items of organic origin. Her style is indefinable, an effortless and eclectic way of pulling old and new, and naturally beautiful elements together.
Jo has a real appreciation for upcycling, and loves nothing more than seeing old appear new again – she finds joy in giving old treasures new life. She will stretch the limits to work with what you already have, giving a fresh approach and inspiration to bring your interior to life. Her speciality is to see the potential in every project and her hands on nature will see her becoming involved in every aspect ensuring the detail is as it should be. Her ideas will make you feel alive and the workshops are a testament to her ability to teach and inspire.
A qualified interior designer and decorator, Jo is full of creative inspiration and her helpful and energetic nature is always obliging. You will find Jo in her element tinkering around the workshop in her paint splattered jeans and comfy boots. You can count on a warm smile to make you feel welcome, and her down to earth approach will promote a level of comfort which is refreshing in today’s busy lifestyle.
Bespoke and Boutique
We are not your usual style. We are not shiny new. We love mixing traditional and contemporary styles, we love warmth and texture, we love natural elements, and we love our planet too.
A mecca of all things earthy and rustic, it is bespoke and boutique. You cant help but appreciate our love for one-off, recycled and vintage pieces.
We are a place to inspire you, to create, to make old things new, and new things old. Old fashioned paint shop meets home decorating store meets design studio. You will be delighted in a creative whirlwind, you will find treasures, and your mind will be buzzing.
Our workshop and studio is where all the magic happens and new ideas are born. We open this space for you to join us through one of our workshops, you can create with us, enjoying our crazy creative chaos, and for just a moment step out of your lives and into ours. We’ll give you your creative licence and share all our tips.
We find pleasure in finding out all about your project, we like to help you. We cant help but share our knowledge of colour and style, and find a solution just right for you.
If you like our style, then you will be happy to know that we also offer an in-home design service. We come to you with our creative brain, and you’ll be left with an action plan and a sense of ease to complete your home.