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Posts from March 2015

12 Inspiring spaces & a colourful kantha quilt update…

March 24th, 2015

This week, in celebration of our latest gorgeous kantha quilt collection, I am simply sharing a few inspiring spaces where beautiful textiles are the hero. Added as a pop of colour & interest to a simple, white space, or multiple pieces layered to create a warm & eclectic look; quilts, throws & cushions are the easiest way to refresh & update a tired room...

Above Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,8, 9, 10, 11, 12.

The new vintage kantha collection has been running out the door to lovely new homes but I thought I would share a few of the beautiful pieces still available in store...

Above Quilts - Aswini, Savi, Nadira, Namrata, Harper.

We have also just re-stocked the gorgeous Indigo Blockprint kantha quilts. They are a huge size - 230cm x 270cm perfect for a king or queen size bed, available in store.

Live bright,

Natalie x

Our latest vintage kantha quilt collection…

March 22nd, 2015

This stunning collection in jewel like colours & a gorgeous array of patterns is designed to inject inspiration & joy to any space...

Thrown on a couch or armchair they are not only decorative, but great for protecting your sofa from little sticky hands and dirty feet. On a bed they can instantly update the whole room - treat your bedroom to a luxe layer of colour or if you have guests coming to stay a kantha quilt will instantly makeover the space, guaranteed to delight & make visitors feel welcome with a happy burst of colour. Also gorgeous kid’s rooms, I love that a kantha quilt gifted to a toddler for her first bed could stay with her & be used and loved 20 years later when moving into her own first home. The quilts are the perfect weight to lay over sheets in the warmer weather & as a cosy layer over the doona in winter - they easily fold up or can be thrown over an armchair when not being used...

Each piece is one of a kind and cannot be re-ordered again, made from vintage panels of soft printed cotton intricately handstiched together. If you invite a kantha into your home you will get to enjoy it every day and treasure forever.

Quilt dimensions vary, generally all will fully cover a single bed or lay horizontally to cover a double or queen bed (the quilt will cover the bed width-ways and the bottom 2/3 of the bed lengthways) - if you are unsure about size let me know.

These quilts are made from vintage material, you can expect to find patches, rough/raw edges and general imperfections in the colour & finish, adding to its unique charm.

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The full collection is displayed above and below pictured laid out on a queen size bed...


A FEW GLOWING KANTHA QUILT REVIEWS...

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Live bright,

Natalie x

An easy formula to follow for adding colour to your space…

March 20th, 2015

Hopefully the previous few newsletters have got you inspired about colour in the home? This week I am sharing with you an easy formula to follow for adding colour to a space...

START WITH A NEUTRAL BASE Go for neutral colours on the walls like white, cream or soft grey. For key pieces of furniture stick to grey, brown, black, cream shades & materials like glass or wood. This foundation will keep a room feeling light & spacious - these elements won’t grow tired or date too quickly.

CHOOSE 2 ACCENT COLOURS Choose 1 dominant & 1 secondary accent colour;

Dominant Your dominant accent could be a wall colour (if you ignore the safe neutral wall tip above ;) a rug, or a large piece of art - you then want to repeat that colour a couple of times elsewhere in the space - a cushion, throw, vase, splash of colour in an artwork or books on a shelf (are you guilty like me of buying books you may never read - just for their beautiful spine colour?)

Secondary The secondary accent should compliment the dominant colour & is added to the space in a smaller quantity - a cushion, throw, splash of colour in artwork or decorative object - you might have 1 hit of this colour, or a few small splashes, just remember you need less of this colour in a space than the dominant accent. If the colour balance is 50/50 the 2 colours will fight each other & the look will not be harmonious.

It's ok to vary shades & tones You don’t have to restrict yourself to 1 shade of each accent colour - for example mixing a few shades of blue for your dominant colour with orange as your secondary colour works beautifully.

Below a few spaces to show how this can work in a space, whether you have bold, bright colour splashed throughout your home, or you love neutral palettes with little touches of colour this is an easy way to make colour work in your home...

Above Images; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

Live bright,

Natalie x