Welcome to House of Cardoon

rainbow paradise. 

We scour the globe to find vibrant and interesting wares to delight your homes with the joy of colorful objects. We celebrate authentic handmade goods juxtaposed with hand-selected vintage finds. Notwithstanding the inhabitants, we believe art is the soul of any home, and our rotating gallery of brightly framed art is the heartbeat of House of Cardoon. We champion color, curiosity, and above all else, fun.

Established in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California in 2019 and creatively helmed by Nora Cavallaro, House of Cardoon is a colorful home décor shop with an artful and adventurous spirit. Known for her whimsical aesthetic, Nora channels an eclectic mix of global influences and historical references to create a charming output that extends from tableware and tables to candlesticks
and cards.

What is a cardoon?  
A cardoon is a thistle similar to an artichoke that blooms into a spunky purple flower. Cardoons grow natively in California, the Mediterranean, Mexico, Morocco, and Australia – all beloved map-dots frequented by Nora during adventures and sourcing trips alike.


Nora Cavallaro in Marrakech, Morocco 
Carmel Magazine Nov 2019