About us

Hampton inspired homewares stores based in Collaroy & Bundall.

Alfresco Emporium is one of Australia's leading specialty retailers of lifestyle and dining products, supplying well-known and highly respected brands.

Celebrating its 15th anniversary in April 2013, Alfresco Emporium started from what was no more than a small gift shop in Neutral Bay, Sydney Australia. Since those early days, owners Janice and Kevin Hore have proudly developed the Alfresco Emporium identity and experience to offer unparalleled service and products. A family run business, Janice and Kevin's three children, Linda, Karen and Michael are all equally involved in the business development and success. Each shares the passion for delivering quality products, a friendly customer service and creating a 'shopping experience' for other families to enjoy.

Alfresco Emporium has a considerable presence online offering its products and services Australia-wide. We supply high-quality and stylish products for every room in the house: from the kitchen to the living room, bedroom, home office, the garden and an array of unique gift ideas.

Alfresco Emporium's flagship is located in the beautifully designed and award-winning store in Collaroy, on Sydney's northern beaches. This 'Hamptons' inspired store showcases all the latest innovations in home and kitchenwares, and includes fresh flowers, a fully operational kitchen that hosts cooking demonstrations, a play area for children, car park, a lounge space for reading books and even a cafe.

In 2012 Alfresco Emporium opened in Queensland's Island Emporium, Bundall.

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For enquiries please call our head office at Collaroy on +612 9919 0601 or fill out our contact form. We strive to exceed your expectations whenever possible, and are available 7 days a week to assist you.

 

The Alfresco Emporium Family

Janice HoreJanice Hore
CEO & Founder
After managing a successful home wares store for five years, Janice realised her dream of opening the first Alfresco Emporium store in 1998. Her natural talents, exquisite taste and desire to create a memorable shopping experience has seen Alfresco Emporium grow from a small, single store, into a unique shopping destination experience. Janice’s eye for detail, design talent and merchandising approach has seen Alfresco Emporium grow to become a leader in the home and kitchen wares industry for many years.

 Kevin HoreKevin Hore
Director
With years of business experience behind him and a strong desire to grow Alfresco Emporium, Kevin still maintains time to enjoy life with his family and local surfing community. Kevin’s role in Alfresco Emporium is somewhat hard to identify; varying from chatting to customers in the storefront, managing the finances and delivering orders to our customers at their home. Kevin’s catch phrase is ‘Jan’s inspiration is my perspiration.'

Linda JonesLinda Fitzgerald
Marketing Manager
Linda's passion for interior design and home wares is complimented by her completion of studies at the International School of Colour and Design. After completing her studies and some experience in the world of interior styling, she oversaw the design of The Café at Collaroy. Linda manages the day to day marketing of Alfresco Emporium, along with the annual catalogue. Linda has recently relocated to the Gold Coast to oversee the development of Alfresco Emporium’s latest venture, Island Emporium.

Michael HoreMichael Hore
General Manager
With a keen eye for detail and a love for design, Michael travels all over the world, together with Janice, to source the unique, quality products Alfresco Emporium are known for. Michael plays a key role in the layout of our stores, the creative direction and the continued development of the Alfresco Emporium brand, ensuring customers are always embraced and enthralled by what is new at Alfresco Emporium.

Karen BlackbourneKaren Blackbourne
Manager
Karen loves interacting with our customers and over the years has developed strong relationships, especially with our Collaroy regulars. Karen’s gift of ensuring a fantastic customer experience makes her the perfect person to train and oversee our sales staff and managers. Karen is also responsible for our local ordering and inventory.