Ormeau Road has become much of a foodie hotspot and now they have the arrival of high end retailers Neptune, housed in the iconic Ormeau Bakery – once the largest independent bakery in Ireland. It’s building dates back to 1875 and while it’s been renovated (with roof gardens by designer, Diarmuid Gavin), the original façade has been preserved along with various architectural heritage elements, such as the carved mouldings and the landmark clock.
It opened its doors just over a month ago and is a welcomed addition to the ever busy and growing Ormeau Road. Neptune is an interiors store specialising in exceptionally designed and carefully crafted timeless collections for all areas of the home. Wood is an integral component of Neptune’s DNA which is used within all their classic and modern designs.
Believe it or not Neptune’s very first product was the hammock, focusing on the great outdoors and as they have grown over the last 21 years they have successfully progressed into all areas of the home. They have become best known for their excellent craftsmanship, developing a signature look over the years and now recognised for their extraordinary kitchens.
As you enter the Belfast store there is a feeling of calm with a restful atmosphere – like entering a beautifully styled home… elegant and understated. The palette is very easy on the eye with muted tones, natural materials and textiles. The styling is impeccable and its the little details which make it feel like home! I guess the devil is in the detail!
Photo – My Yellow Jumper
As a lover of all things botanical… I was instantly drawn to the abundance of flowers! I must say I was pretty impressed with the exquisite range and quality of Neptune’s beautiful handmade silk flowers – in many colours and extremely realistic! More recently they have introduced most convincing – ‘life like’ pot succulents and olive trees. Perfect if you don’t have green fingers!! I could cover my entire house in flowers, so I think I will manage to find space for a few more! The best thing – these little beauties won’t wilt!
So if your looking for quality and timeless luxury for your home, to last a lifetime then Neptune is definitely worth a visit to explore! Of course with all their beautiful tableware, accessories and amazing flower shop you will not come out empty handed! Even a browse for inspiration will do the soul wonders. Enjoy!