Patterns Down UnderLate Aussie wallpaper and textile designer, Florence Broadhurst, hit the design scene as an instant success in the '60s, and now her striking patterns are resurging worldwide. Bolts and rolls of Broadhurst gorgeousness, where natural motifs are large and in charge, are now available through Sydney-based firm Signature Prints and most likely at a showroom near you.
Sweet Dreams of CaneStyle meets quality with this hardwood trundle bed, boasting cherry veneers as stylized-bamboo. We think this beauty is a fabulous find, especially in a spare bedroom that doubles as a home office. By day, it serves as seating, but when guests arrive it can sleep two comfortably. Can't you just feel the trade winds blowing?
Take a SeatIts chic cane insets give the piece a beautiful silhouette. Perfect to welcome visitors in an entryway, this cane chair functions as a temporary seat, while lending plenty of charm in sophisticated black and gold.
Cane Curtain CallEasy, breezy and completely on trend, this fresh pattern is available in four colors: black, brown, blue and green. They're an affordable option to custom window treatments without the custom price tag.
Tip: Use these curtains to conceal a craft space or as a shower curtain. Simply purchase clip hooks and a clear vinyl liner.
Lighten UpCombining function with form, the jointed base adds unexpected texture and warmth, and if you're a fan of kelly green, crisp white or jet black, you're in luck – it's available in all three colors. There are even curtains, shades and pillows to match.
Tip: With a simple lighting kit, you can create a radiant pendant. A patterned drum shade mounted over a square breakfast table softens the lines of the room, which you can further tie-in with coordinating napkins and placemats.
Working GirlGive your office a facelift, and your energy a boost, with perky office supplies from Ballard Designs. Five o'clock comes much faster when you're feeling inspired and uplifted.
Tip: Wrap up these office supplies and present them to your newly promoted colleague.
Time After TimeA classy little guy from Williams-Sonoma Home, we love the silver-plated faux bamboo. Who can resist such a sweet little timepiece?
Sleep On ItYoung talent Lulu de Kwiatkowski is attracting attention with her fabric and furniture line under the name, Lulu DK. With bold, feminine patterns that have a slight air of worldly sophistication, connoisseurs of fine linens will adore her Paradiso bedding from Horchow. These luxurious linens hardly qualify as affordable, but with a third of our lives spent in bed, shouldn't we invest in linens we love?
Tip: Use a top sheet for more than a cover up. Create valances, shower curtains, throw pillows – it's fabric, the sky's the limit.
Chaise SceneDon't forget to dress up your patio this summer. Because this isn't genuine cane, the quality and durability of aluminum for outdoor use is a strong selling point. Imagine reupholstering the cushions in a bright red and white geometric print.
Pillow TalkFormer Australia-based designer Florence Broadhurst's collection of textiles and wallpaper is the dollop of whipped cream that every room needs, and you don't have to live in Australia to purchase them.