multicoloured magic

It appears all the things I am particularly in love with at the present moment are multi coloured. Much as I love a good solid block of colour, it is the multi coloured that is making my heart sing so I thought I would share them all. I do so love all the unusual colour combinations that are springing up at present – seriously there is some major rule breaking going on, and I am loving all of it!

While we were in the States earlier this year, we got to go to the Mary Blair exhibition Magic Colour Flair at the Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.  It absolutely was magic – her incredible colour combinations were the basis of animated classics like Alice in Wonderland and Its a Small World at Disneyland itself. She has inspired me to push the colours I put together just a bit further…


I am completely in love with this Shilo Engelbrecht Digital Printed Cushion. And what is there not to love about it? Available in New Zealand from Douglas and Bec and it retails for $295


For a more cost efficient burst of multi coloured magic, try the Icecream Striped Napkins for just $3.95 from Freedom – available now. The stripe is also available in a cushion, a floor cushion, chair pad and a placemat.



I seem to love anything Rachel Castles does.While browsing on world wide web the other night I came across this multicolored beauty! The Colour Patch Throw from Castle is available from Small Acorns for $595. And what a lot of colour you get for that…

Small Acorns

The Armadillo Ribbon Rug is a thing of striped Multi-Coloured beauty.  I very much wish I had a long hallway that needed this to finish it off.  Unfortunately I don’t. So I will just try and get it into someone else’s space instead.  The rug is available from The Ivy House – it is ethically sourced and made – and can be customized to fit any space. Talk to Annie about it instore, or your friendly Interior Designer (me).


I realize that we don’t always have the budget to match our wishes, so here are a few treats for just over $20.  The striped Eco bag ($2), the pineapple ($11) and the house candle lantern ($9) all come from your local KMART and can give you a powerful wee zing of colour for less.



Lastly, these bulb and flex configurations from Flotsam and Jetsam are a very cheap way of fixing lighting problems in a home.  Instead of needing to get an electrician in to try and add lighting thru the ceiling, you can simply plug one of these in, hang it from a hook on the ceiling, or a wall bracket for the perfect reading light.  You can choose the colour of the flex, the bracket used, and even the cage that will fit around the bulb. The completed price is $130 which includes three metres of cord, cage, and plug.






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