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New Florence Broadhurst Bedlinen AW 16

New Florence Broadhurst Bedlinen AW 16

Jump into bed this winter with one of my favourite Australian designers – the iconic Florence Broadhurst. The new Florence Broadhurst Autumn/Winter 2016 bedlinen collection has just been released and it features some of her most inspirational and iconic designs that will surely bring a warm glow to the coldest of bedrooms. If you have a love affair with denim and indigo blue, then you’ll love the new collection of bold patterns, moody blues and soft mink. This gorgeous new collection includes Birds of Paradise Denim and Florence Indigo –featuring moodier blues that create a hint of dark drama mixed…

Tarsha Burn : Designer Humanitarian

Tarsha Burn : Designer Humanitarian

Tarsha Burn knows that whilst many of us seek out ethical clothing and homewares that support fair trade, we don’t change our lives to build a business around it. But Tarsha felt so strongly about our planet, she used her background as an artist and textile designer to not only support herself but a cluster of talented artisans in the desert of Rajasthan, India. Tarsha Burn has a 20-year history of textile and soft furnishing design in home décor. As a socially motivated designer, Tarsha longed to create a humanitarian venture that would leave a tiny toe-print on the planet….

Create A Colour Bomb with Incy Interiors

Create A Colour Bomb with Incy Interiors

Who doesn’t love a little COLOUR CRUSH and I’m having one now with INCY INTERIORS who are giving customers the confidence to ‘Color Outside the Lines’ and create their own personalised piece of furniture that’s very special, just for them! Children’s bedrooms have become modern spaces where kids can dream, create and grow. Incy Interiors understands this so are giving you the option to choose a piece of furniture and add your personal rainbow of colour. Choose from over 4,000 colours on the Dulux colour chart to create a mood that’s cool and serene or bright and bold. Incy Interiors…

Are Men Taking More Interest In The Bedroom?

Are Men Taking More Interest In The Bedroom?

I had a wonderful interview on my 88.9FM radio show with Dimity Green, Product & Marketing Manager for Legend Australia. If you saw my article on Get Into Bed with the Best of British then you’ll know who is Dimity Green. We touched on the issue of designing bedlinen for men, because not all men have a female partner, or indeed a partner at all, to buy bedlinen. So many men do buy it for themselves; and they generally have different criteria. But are men taking more interest in the bedroom than they used to? Bedrooms, or the the styling…

A Sea of Colour for The Bedroom

A Sea of Colour for The Bedroom

While the cold wind is whistling past your house and the heating is in over-drive, you probably aren’t thinking too much about warmer weather…except if you are fantasizing about being on a hot sandy beach with a fresh majito..now THERE’S an idea. How about a sea of colour for the bedroom instead?   But very soon, bedrooms will be awash with ocean blues, aquamarines and sand or driftwood neutrals with Legend Australia, one of the country’s leading bedlinen designers and manufacturers, releasing the first of its Spring/Summer colour palettes for 2015/16. Pacific Navy by Royal Doulton is bright, bold and…

Get Into Bed With The Best of British

Get Into Bed With The Best of British

It’s been a global icon in homewares for 200 years so when you get into bed with the best of British you know it’s a momentous occasion. Royal Doulton has itself  ‘got into bed’ with Legend Australia, leading bedlinen specialists, to design a unique collection. And not a Union Jack in sight! Mix, match, & define your sleeping space with stylish, London-inspired linen & cushions designed by a collaboration of eclectic designers and artists working with Royal Doulton and Legend Australia. Distinctive and fashionable, the overall colour palette is crisp white, navy and charcoal with highlights of red, pewter and…

Emerald Interiors

Emerald Interiors

Pantone’s Colour of The Year 2013 is as enduring as it’s ever been. I always think of the Emerald City in the Wizard of Oz and the rich, vibrant, luxurious colour that is Emerald. Not green, not moss, not even British Racing Green…but enigmatic and mysterious EMERALD! It’s a colour that expects attention but that doesn’t mean it needs to be the predominate colour in your interior palette. In Emerald Interiors you’ll see ways to add a little or add a lot, on your walls, in your textiles or through homewares. So please join me on this joyous adventure to…

The Ten Commandments of Colour

The Ten Commandments of Colour

The Ten Commandments of Colour will become your bible. Colour adds vibrancy, mood, emotion, memories and so much more. It’s an important component of our lives. And while many people have great colour sense when it comes to their wardrobe, more people are reticent when it comes to adding room colours to their home. I recently wrote an article here on Don’t Call Me Penny with three simple tips for adding colour to your home. It proved very popular. I discussed the colour wheel, some simple colour tips, the 60/30/10 rule, and how to put room colours together. Plus lots…