Like a piece of coastal drift, my life-journey started in Malawi, then on to Europe, a short stint in Zimbabwe;
and I have been settled in Australia for sixteen years, most recently on Sydney's stunning Northern Beaches.
With over 20 years of buying, renovating and styling properties in the UK and Australia, and a career in design and marketing; in 2014 I combined life and career into business.
I had a vision to create a platform that would ensure global retail dollars reached the hands of the producers whose traditional designs and skillsets had crafted pieces. People who I had grown-up surrounded by and felt connected to. This would in-turn provide the artisans their own global window to showcase their incredible designs and talents.
I'm passionate about supporting the highly-skilled artisans of south east region of Africa; their families
and communities. I am equally driven to ensure our end-Clients and their customers receive high-quality, durable and genuine products made from sustainable natural materials.
Thank you for bringing these unique African pieces into your stores and homes and therefore protecting African traditions, heritage and livelihoods.
Founder & Director, Coastal Drift Interiors
Coastal Drift is an importer and wholesaler to the interiors industry and trade.
We want the world to celebrate and have access to the incredible handcrafts of Africa, whilst preserving the cultural traditions of indigenous master artisans, and supporting their families and communities.
Monique has curated unique luxury home and lifestyle collections from business partnerships in countries she has personal connection to. This ensures we focus on quality craftsmanship and design-differentiation, to provide point-of-difference for our end-Clients.
Rustic, contemporary, colonial, classic, tribal or bohemian; there are aesthetics to suit the many unique styles of Australasian country, coastal, and metro homes, hospitaliaty venues and events.
We look forward to supporting your home, store range or assisting you with a new interiors project or commercial hospitality fit-out.
a sustainable vision
Our commitment to sustainability influences all aspects our business. We are dedicated to sustainably producing each item, without compromising on quality, production method, or materials.
We believe by sourcing, promoting products that are produced slowly and responsibly, with respect for the environment; we can do our part to help promote mindful, conscious consumption with a positive social impact.