neon + neutrals; bright modern basketry

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If, like me, you are an earthy type, you might be inclined to think fluorescent colours are just plain unnatural. Have you noticed little splashes of fluoro appearing in magazines and shops lately? Not only in fashion but in interiors? Ths time around it’s much more subtle and paired with textured timber, neutrals, greys and pastels just like this beautiful eucalyptus bark.

image: her white sunrise

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image: Koskela

There’s something about this trend that I love and I am embracing a little bit of neon.

If you’d like to add a bit of brightness to your place but don’t know where to start, why not spend a ‘crafternoon’ with me and make your own?! I have been invited to hold a contemporary basketry workshop at Sydney stylist Megan Morton’s exciting new venture – The School.

The class is on a Sunday afternoon, 29 July from 1 – 4.30pm. Students will learn to random weave a basket from rattan and finish it with a pop of neon paint. The class will include a styling discussion (with Megan Morton herself!) on how to work with bright colours in neutral interiors.

The School website has all the booking details. As an added bonus it is conveniently housed above Koskela‘s wondrous new showroom in Roseberry (second last picture above) which has a new range of woven pendants by Tjanpi weavers and incorporates a delicious eatery, Kitchen by Mike so it’s double worth the visit.

Take a fluoro dip with me!? It’s going to be fun.