About Us

About Us

Alfresco Emporium is a leading Australian speciality retailer of lifestyle and dining
products, supplying highly respected brands as well as their own exclusive lines.

Hampton inspired homewares stores based in Collaroy & Bundall.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in April 2018, 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 a classic collection of soft furnishings, decorator items and furniture. A great shopping destination, the store also includes a florist, a play area for children, car park and the Alfresco cafe..

In 2012 Alfresco Emporium opened in Queensland's Island Emporium, Bundall. Island Emporium is a tranquil shopping and dining experience, a true destination to enjoy fashion boutiques, luxurious salons, fine food and of course, our homewares. You will find it hard to leave this relaxed shopping precinct.

Find directions, store hours and more information about our stores.

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. 

CEO & Founder

Janice Hore

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 Hore

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.'

General Manager

Michael Hore

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 Blackbourne

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.