Camel is sooo last year. This spring home and garden accessories are embracing a riot of bright clashing colours, from botanical greens to blood reds to luminescent nudes.
And if you’re a bit of a colour magpie, darting from one shiny item to another, Plum Chutney could soon become your favourite.
I love the Rajasthan men in turbans cushion, depicting India’s tradesmen, musicians and farmers smiling broadly as they work. The reverse is shocking pink which will add spice to any garden party or conservatory.
‘I grew up amidst the vibrant colours and chaotic bustle of India,’ says founder, Anita Mackenzie, on the ‘about’ section of Plum Chutney’s website. ‘I love the patterns and imagery of all things Indian. More recently, through living in Britain, I have had great fun discovering the quirky and graphic approach to design so cleverly used by British designers.
‘Plum Chutney is my attempt at bringing an old love and a new passion together on a common canvas. The two coalesce in a delightful riot of colour, prints and weaves,’ she adds.
Out with the old and in with the new: A vibrant Plum Chutney cushion or print will refresh your home for spring effortlessly. Their Candy Stripe cushion will add neon and citrus colours (very seasonal for spring/summer 2011) to your sofa and make those dreary evenings in front of the TV a thing of the distant past. And their Truck Talks artwork is great for children and adult rooms alike – think jazzy bathroom or funky hallway.
Take them out in your garden for the summer to liven up your weathered (aka characteristic) wooden garden furniture and to complement your bright orange Tequila Sunrise!
Ellie was mydeco.com's fabulous Editor for three years, and is now off exploring South America. Read more posts by Ellie.