About us

Lianne and Daniel Pepperell are the driving force behind the Tauranga based furniture and homewares business that is The Styling Republic NZ. Their vision is inspired by travel and their love of luxury.

Since Covid put the brakes on their future travel plans, they wanted more than ever to transform their home into a place of relaxation and a place to enjoy being a family with their two young children.

While searching for items to create and compliment their desire for resort style living, they were surprised to find a lack of high-quality rattan furniture and homewares available in NZ. The phrase “Aussie always has all the cool stuff” was used multiple times and it was disheartening to find some wonderful pieces and learn they were not available in NZ. We made it our mission to bring these fantastic pieces and The Styling Republic brand to NZ so we could share the love with you all.

Designer Mel Medley creates every item and brings them to life from an idea to the finished product. Her ability to create bespoke pieces is what makes The Styling Republic unique and her eye for detail created our famous and sleek signature frames on our stools and dining chairs.

The Styling Republic owns it’s factories in Indonesia which allows us to manage the production of each item and ensure that materials are ethically sourced and handcrafted. We see all our employees as family and so we ensure that all their children get the opportunity to go to school. We provide them with everything necessary to succeed to support the future of our children and Bali as a community.

With new items being produced all the time, The Styling Republic’s repertoire continues to grow, but if there’s something you would like for a particular project, we’d be more than happy to work with you to design your perfect piece.

Welcome to our whanau x