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Bold and Beautiful: Screen Printed Designs from Bonnie and Neil

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 27, 2013 01:05 AM
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by Justine Hand last modified Jul 26, 2013

In 2010, Bonnie Ashley, whose background includes floral and textile design as well as printing, and Neil Downie, a furniture designer, launched Bonnie and Neil , an original collection of vivid accents for the home. Sporting bold graphics—strong geometrics, and lush florals—in vibrant hues, Bonnie and Neil's collections conjure images of exotic spaces and sun-baked lands. From cushions, bed and table linens to timber wall tiles, each piece is handmade and printed, using all natural materials, at their Brunswick studio. N.B.: Several of their designs are available at Anthropologie in the US. Above: Bonnie and Neil's Moorish-inspired timber tiles  (shown here in black diamond ; $25 each) provide a dramatic backdrop for their cushions. Subtle variations resulting from Bonnie and Neil's process of hand-printing with water-based dyes onto natural fabrics, renders each cushion wholly unique; $125. Above: Naturally inspired motifs and vibrant hues lend a tropical feel to this collection of cushions at  Koskela .  Above: Spotted via Design Files Daily , this Melbourne cottage designed by Bonnie and Neil features their chevron bedding as well as their  shadow boxes , handmade from reclaimed Tasmaninan oak; $125 to $220. Photo by  Armelle Habib . Above: More generous than their throw pillows, Bonnie and Neil's floor cushions are made from rugged linen; $145 to $155. The cushions here are shown on one of the designers' recycled rag rugs  and decorative boxes . Above: Bold table linens by Bonnie and Neil (seen against their Cordoba tiles ; $25) are part of their new "Pottery" collection. Photo by Armelle Habib  via The Design Files . Above: Bonnie and Neil's Begonia tablecloth , made from linen, is available at Anthropologie; $228. Above: More favorites via Anthropologie—Bonnie and Neil's Brooks of Bohemia and Grayscale Trellis table cloths; $228. N.B. Want more exotic accents to throw around your home? Otomi embroidered pillows is another favorite  featuring bold and vivid designs.    





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