About Us

Kiitos Living by Design was established as a lifestyle store, by Maria Malakellis in December 2009, and now operates from two locations; the former retro-style garage on Bridge Road in Barwon Heads, Victoria and Bell Street in Torquay, Victoria, and online.

Maria and her family have a long history in Barwon Heads, having owned a business in the town from the mid 1970s until the early 80s. The opportunity to return to Barwon Heads and convert what was a neglected, but prominent site in the town was a challenge that Maria could not resist!

The result is a bright designer homwares, gifts, fashion and textile gallery store. High ceilings and stark white walls and floors provide the perfect backdrop to showcase products from some of the world's best known and loved design houses, including the ever popular Marimekko!

Maria's selection of stock is based on aesthetic beauty, design merit, recognition and functionality.

At Kiitos Living by Design, we simply adore designer homeware products that not only bring joy to everyday living but will, in time, become much-loved and treasured family keepsakes.