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OUR TOP 5 TIPS FOR DECORATING WITH FUR
 

Rivalled only by velvet, fur is one of the easiest ways to make a space feel cosy and welcoming, not to mention much more glamorous!  We can all look forward to hunkering down as the colder months approach.  It makes the home feel much warmer.
 
People have different feelings on fur - it’s a loaded topic – which is why there are tonnes of luxurious and affordable faux and ethically sourced natural fur options within our range.


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1 - Add it to a space that needs texture
 
Adding fur makes a room feel instantly cosier and more inviting. When everything is neat and tidy, introducing fur gives a natural, relaxed feel.  The luscious texture will create a sumptuous look that will really elevate the space.
 
It’s fun to play with contrast in interiors. If you have a modern space, try placing fur on metal or wire frame chairs to give a juxtaposition of contemporary with an inviting element.  You can bring fur into more formal spaces to make it feel less cold. White faux fur on a chair in the office or studio, will warm the space without diminishing the formality of the room.
 
It’s easy to go overboard, so try to limit it to two or three items thoughtfully placed in a room.  This can be a simple faux fur cushion, a natural hide, or an opulent throw.  You don’t want it to look like you live in Antarctica! Just a touch of fur is sophisticated.

 
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2 - Look at the tone and fur length
 
For a natural feel with faux fur, look for items that have longer hair and a lot of variation in tone, so it looks more real.  Our Heirloom collection has beautiful, exotic faux furs which are perfect for this.  If you're looking for light-coloured faux fur, creamy hues will always look more natural than stark white.
 
The short pile length and flat colour tone of our Pele faux furs give a contemporary finish that’s fresh and trendy. While our range of natural furs in goat, Tibetan lamb, NZ sheepskin, reindeer, and cow hide bring a rustic, relaxed, Scandinavian feel to a room.


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3 - Go lighter for longevity
 
Fur doesn’t just need to be for winter and can look great all year-round when it's in the right colours.  It’s much more trans-seasonal now just like velvet in the summer months.  If you’re lucky enough to enjoy warmer weather year-round, or simply don't want to change out your fur décor each season, opt for lighter colours like fawn, tan, greys, and creams.  Darker, warmer or jewel tones tend to lean more toward winter and autumn.  Lighter colours are also easy to pair with a wider variety of colour schemes and mix well with more modern colours, like navy and dusky pink.
 
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4 - Place fur where people can touch it
 
The appeal of fur is the wonderful blend of opulence and cosiness, and the way they make a room more engaging.  By giving people something textured that's soft and appealing touch you invite them into the room.
 
Place furs in easy-to-reach places so you and your guests can really enjoy them.  Imagine curling up on the sofa beside the fire with a warm fur throw on chilly winter evenings.  The bedroom is another great space to use fur because it's so snug and comfy.  A faux fur throw placed along a bed end is truly luxurious and if you have pets, they’ll love curling up on it too.


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5 - Check how to care for it
 
Some furs can only be spot cleaned, dry-cleaned, or hand washed so it’s a good idea to carefully check the care and cleaning labels.  If you look after your faux and natural fur pieces, they will wear beautifully and last for years for you to enjoy.


 
WINTER 2018 KEY TRENDS
 

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PANTONE 2017 COLOUR OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED

A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.

Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors.  Learn more...

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We're please to be including this colour in our collections next year.  Keep a look out for this refreshing colour at our A/W product launch.  If you love this colour as much as we do, take a look at the gorgeous greens we have in our current ranges.

In Mulberi, 
Castaway cushion collection, essential cushions & throws: Cotton Velvet cushions in cactus green, Milford Moss Stitch cushion and throwEstellaRhapsodySymphony throws and floor rugs: Spectrum shaggyCapella shaggySculpt plushStrathmore tuftedShiraz flat weave

In Limon, EmperorEssenceMontereyRakaiaKaikouraShaggy cushions and AlexandraBoucleVermontRiverdale throws or BostonMontanaColoradoPhoenix ColtraxJardin WeatherboardChicagoBauhaus HerringboneSavannah MansfieldPremier WashingtonCape Cod floor rugs
 


 
SPRING/SUMMER 2016-17 TRENDS

The crisp spring weather and longer days are so refreshing.  It's a good time to plan for the season ahead and for us to share with you four inspirational summer trends.  Read on to learn about the Past Future, Daydream, Urban Jungle, and High Summer trends and how they're reflected in our Spring/Summer 2016-17 collections.

 
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Take a look at this trend in the Mulberi Spring / Summer 2016-17 collection
 
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And in our latest Spring / Summer 2016-17 releases from Limon

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Here's a little of the Daydream trend in the Mulberi Spring / Summer 2016-17 collection

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Also in the latest Spring / Summer 2016-17 releases from Limon

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Take a look at this trend in the Mulberi Spring / Summer 2016-17 collection

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And in our latest Spring / Summer 2016-17 releases from Limon

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There a energising pops of this trend in the Mulberi Spring / Summer 2016-17 collection

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Also in the latest Spring / Summer 2016-17 releases from Limon

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PANTONE 2016 COLOUR OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED

Pantone have just release the 2016 Colour of the Year... and there are two!

For the first time Pantone introduces two shades, Rose Quartz and Serenity as the 2016 colour of the year. Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure.  Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.
 
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“AN INHERENT BALANCE BETWEEN A WARMER EMBRACING ROSE TONE AND THE COOLER TRANQUIL BLUE, REFLECTING CONNECTION AND WELLNESS.”

LEATRICE EISEMAN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR | PANTONE INSTITUTE
Rose Quartz and Serenity

Joined together, this comforting rose tone and tranquil blue creates a soothing sense of order and peace.  We're so excited to include these colours in our collections this year!  Take a look at the Mulberi Serenity & Rose Quartz cushion collection, the co-ordinating Symphony throw in Rose Quartz, and the flat weave Bahamas floor rug made with recycled denim.
 



 
PURPLE IS THE NEW PINK
Ripe berry colours like purple, orchid and plum have been slowly emerging in colour trends for sometime. Back in 2014 we were surprised by the announcement of Radiant Orchid as the Pantone Colour of the Year and now that it's Spring the colour is bursting into all manner of fashion, interior and homewares products.

We have many products available in gorgeous Radiant Orchid including our Regal, Majestic and Splendour cushion ranges and Rhapsody throw.  Take a look!
 
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We are loving the unusual colour combinations in the images below.  These berry colours look equally amazing paired with soft naturals, mint and peach tones as they do with vibrant yellows, greens, dusky teal and ink blues.  This trend is all about being bold with colour.
 
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JAPANESE INSPIRATION

Mulberi Hanako Collection

Inspired by Japan, these printed cotton cushions embrace the cool blues of summer and let you add an unexpected twist with a pop of vibrant orange.  Mix and match with natural textures like our Milford Moss Stitch cushions and throws for a light, fresh look.
 
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COPPER METALLICS

We are loving copper and metallic touches this winter and have just released a gorgeous cushion collections with copper foil prints.

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Limon Shimmer Collection

These beautiful copper foil designs are screen-printed on soft grey cotton and create a stunning look for winter when paired with our Limon faux fur throws.

You can see the entire range of products here

 

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