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Bonnie and Neil · Winter Garden


It’s no secret we’re big fans of local design duo Bonnie and Neil, who create the most eye-popping homewares and soft furnishings in the boldest of prints and patterns, from their workshop in Brunswick, in Melbourne’s North.

The latest range from this industrious pair is ‘Winter Garden’, a collection of homewares and soft furnishings inspired by historical conservatory gardens, which brings together deep jewel tones of emerald, indigo and blue, with mustard and of course pink!

24th February, 2015
Lucy Feagins
Tuesday 24th February 2015

It’s been a big year for Bonnie Ashley and Neil Downie, the talented duo behind Bonnie and Neil.  The pair have just moved into a brand new studio in Brunswick, which brings with it some exciting opportunities, with more space for production, and space for a showroom – and excitingly, there is also a shop front element, which means Bonnie and Neil will be taking the plunge and launching their very own retail space in April this year.  We will definitely KEEP YOU POSTED!

In addition to their local fans, Bonnie and Neil continue to gather a loyal international customer base, which is so great to see!  The pair have just returned from NY NOW trade show in New York, and will soon be stocking more boutiques in the US, South America and Canada – including Bloomingdales!  They have also recently started stocking stores in Kuwait and Dubai.

Bonnie and Neil’s latest collection is ‘Winter Garden’ – a range of cushions, table linen, timber and ceramic homewares inspired by historical conservatory gardens, with their tiled floors, ornate glass ceilings and lush plant life.

‘These beautiful ‘indoor jungles’ were filled with huge tropical plants, tapestries and luxurious fabrics – a little plan I have for our ‘dream’ home one day!’ says Bonnie.

The colours of ‘Winter Garden’ are inspired deep jewel tones, emerald, indigo and blue with mustard and of Bonnie and Neil’s signature hot pink.  The range isn’t quite in store yet, but you will be available online in March, and in stores from end of April.

Bonnie and Neil are looking forward to another busy year.  After a huge few weeks of trade fairs, they’ll be spending the next 8 weeks setting up their brand new retail space, and planning for launches and showings in their new showroom.  They’ll also be taking on a few more staff, looking for a new studio puppy and having a honeymoon ‘if they have time’ !

Good luck with that guys…!

Winter Garden – the latest range of soft furnishings, printed plywood tiles and homewares from Melbourne duo Bonnie and Neil.  Styling – Heather Nette King, Photo – Armelle Habib.

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