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Bonnie and Neil's Colourful New Range Will Brighten Winter Days

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After the trials and tribulations of the last two years, Bonnie and Neil’s new collection is all about celebrating the simple joys of life again.

The beloved Melbourne-based textile and homewares brand has drawn inspiration from regional landscapes and cottage living for their latest range of cushions, tableware and tea towels.

Filled with stripes, florals and miniature fruits, Dandelion is here to brighten up your home for the winter ahead!

27th April, 2022

Stripe Wheat placemats ($125 for a set of 4), Drift Vanilla napkin ($135 for a set of 6), Diana Stripe Toast Petal Napkin ($135 for a set of 6), Tiny Checkers Cocoa tablecloth ($245), Fantasia Cutlery Set in sunflower ($68), Dots Pink Tumblers ($79 for a set of 2), Terracotta Vase ($120). Photo – Martina Gemmola. Styling – Natalie Turnbull

 

Enjoy a colourful tablescape by the beach! Photo – Martina Gemmola. Styling – Natalie Turnbull

Tiny Checkers Blue Green Tablecloth (from $245), Drift Vanilla Napkin ($135 for a set of 6), Stripe Blue placemat ($125 for a set of 4), Bamboo Dinner Knife ($35), Bamboo Soup Spoon ($32), Bamboo Dinner Fork ($32), Dots Blue Tumblers ($79 for a set of 2), Dots Greeen Tumbler ($79 for a set of 2), Tiny Checkers Blue Green Cushion ($200), Tiny Checkers Pink Outdoor Cushion ($295). Photo – Martina Gemmola. Styling – Natalie Turnbull

The collection is primed for mixing and matching. Photo – Martina Gemmola. Styling – Natalie Turnbull

Christina Karras
Wednesday 27th April 2022

While most Melburnians are known to revert back to their all-black uniforms come the colder months, design duo Bonnie Ashley and Neil Downie aren’t afraid of colour – no matter the season. 

Their latest collection, Dandelion, showcases a pared back version of Bonnie and Neil’s signature prints and patterns. Petite, dainty prints include intricate florals, while miniature checks and hand-painted heirloom fruit feature across the line-up of new, cosy homewares.  

‘Think of rest and relaxation, spending time in nature, and sharing special moments at home with loved ones. Dandelion is inspired by life’s simple joys,’ creative director Bonnie Ashley says.

 The new range is made up of super soft linen, handmade scalloped edge cushion trims, woven cotton cushions and napery and woven linen blankets.

The covetable brand is also expanding its selection of vases to include a mix of coloured glazes and different finishes, and introducing new bedding offerings too!

‘Our cushion selection this season includes two new fabrics, a woven check and woven stripe, and a new bolster shape which is the perfect companion,’ Bonnie adds.

 ‘Styling these pieces together makes the ultimate nest for winter warmth!’ 

Shop Bonnie and Neil’s Dandelion range here

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