The overall visual merchandising at the show just keeps getting better each year. Colour was huge again at this show; as were wool pompoms, tissue paper poms, pinatas and garlands.
Aura by Tracie Ellis - kids' bed linen! This combo of yellow, black and white with a touch of grey is fresh and unexpected. Looks great on these simple black bunk beds:
Uimi's knitwear and knitted cushion and blankets were delicious. I particularly liked the triangle and chevron designs. Australian-designed and Australian-made:
Luna Gallery in collaboration with one of my favourite Melbourne artists, Jane Reiseger:
I Ended Up Here:
Me + Amber were stunning, especially framed in the light beech timber frames with colour insets in each corner. You could create a similar look with skinny pieces of washi tape on frame corners:
Megan Park Girl had a beautiful collection of children's clothes on display. I was also impressed with the matching rashies and swim suits for boys and girls in great new colourways from Mini Sandcrabs. This collection will be available in August 2014 when I will share more - you're going to love the royal blue and yellow for girls and teal green, orange and navy for boys. I already have them on my wish list for next season.
Polli. How gorgeous do Tess and Anna look in their creations!
Bonnie + Neil can do no wrong with their collection of homewares and bed linen. They nailed the watercolour trend this past year and put on a show-stopping display in fuchsia pink and yellow this year. The cat cushion is super-sweet and Bonnie mentioned to me that they would be creating single-sized bed linen this year. Hooray!
- Turned wood kids' bedroom furniture in the colours of the rainbow from Incy Interiors
- Homewares from Lumiere Art & Co.
- The never-ending goodness from homewares designers Pony Rider
- Everything at Down To The Woods
- Sweet baby and toddler's clothes at Love Henry
Images: Steph Bond-Hutkin | Bondville