Homeware update: Blue mood

By Tracey Strange

Few colours are as synonymous with summer as blue.
Furniture by Sika Design from maytime.co.nz.
Furniture by Sika Design from maytime.co.nz.

From light to dark - and the multiple seaside shades in between - blue is as easy to work into your decor as a day is spent at the beach.

Vase, $69 from Marmoset Found.

Kollab vacuum flask, $35 at Tea Pea Home.

Tote, $70 from Citta Design.

Sika Design outdoor armchair, $622 from Collect Living.

Cushion cover, $79 (inner sold separately) from Nest.

Bowl, $89 from Marmoset Found.

Plate, $25 from Citta Design.

Towel, $70 from Citta Design.

Broste Copenhagen lantern, $180 from Florence & Co Home.

3 of the best ... Soft blue pendants

1. Light (shade only) $299 from Citta Design.

2. Louis Poulsen pendant $POA from Design Denmark.

3. Weave pendant $280 from Marmoset Found.

Summer lovin'

Celebrate summer with a stylish outdoor table setting. Soft, watery blues are a perfect match with natural materials such as linen, cane and worn wood.

Table setting available at French Country Collections.

Wine glass, $12 from Nest.

Oval platter, $79 from Nest.

Platter, $79 from Marmoset Found.

Modern reflect

Broste Copenhagen mirrors $839 (for seven) contact May Time Marketing for stockists.

Whether you are into a whole wall or just a small group, mirrors are a simple and effective way of making an impact, especially when it comes to small spaces such as entranceways. A uniform grouping works just as well as a random one combining various shapes and styles, and odd numbers are usually more appealing than even. But remember, the more you use, the more you will have to fiddle with to get the look right.

1. Leopold Hall timber mirror $462
2. Citta Design oval mirror $299
3. Sun mirror $236 from Terra Viva

Hip to be cool

In the market for high-end outdoor furniture? One of the latest ranges to hit the showroom floor is MBRACE, designed by Sebastian Herkner for Dedon. Available at Domo Luxury Furniture Concepts, the cocoon-like chairs are made of teak and a mesh-like fabric and come in three colours. Distinctly Nordic in feel, they are hip and interesting without being too showy.

Blue moon

Never underestimate the importance of rugs. The source of warmth, comfort and luxury in any setting, they are often overlooked and undervalued. Visit Designer Rugs, Source Mondial and Artisan Flooring for the show-stopping statement variety. And don't forget the kids... Little P's Silver Moon rug $598, available from Tea Pea Home, is perfect for adding cosiness to a child's bedroom.

- Canvas

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