Colour trends: Opulent Orchid


Appealing to the romantic in all of us, Pantone’s 2014 Colour of the Year, Radiant Orchid – a pinky purple – is certain to be finding favour in our homes


But don’t just go for the one colour alone; mix it up with complementary hues for a truly ravishing look that will take you through the year and beyond


Cushioned comfort

Pretty-up a chair or sofa with the Pixie cushion from RAPEE. RRP $39. rapee.com.au

1 Rapee Pixie Cushion 45cm Multi

Vibrant and comfy

Perfect for a small space or apartment, the Cafe fitted sofa comes in Yorkshire Wool’s Magenta by SOFAS & STUFF. POA. sofasandstuff.com

3 Sofas&Stuff UK

Pretty picnic style

Your picnic or party will look amazing with Madhouse paper plates by MICHAEL ARAM. RRP $8.60. bloomingdales.com

4 Madhouse by Michael Aram

Deep Purple

Snuggle up in the Arne sofa by B&B ITALIA – great for one or two. POA. bebitalia.com


Stripes and colour

Add instant colour with this 60x30cm cushion in Astrakhan Magenta fabric from DESIGNERS GUILD. POA. radfordfurnishings.com

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Devil in the detail

The Byzantium tumbled linen voile from DESIGNERS GUILD will look at home in classic or contemporary surrounds. POA. radfordfurnishings.com

8 Byzantium Magenta

Tantalizing transparency 

Add a regal touch to your dining table with the Louis Ghost chair by Philippe Starck for KARTELL. POA. kartell.com

10 Louis Ghost chair-Kartell


Flowery footrest

Neda #159 ottoman in 100 per cent cotton printed with macro passionflower design, from the MISSONI HOME collection. RRP $684. spenceandlyda.com.au

13 Missoni Home NEDA564 POUF_40X30cm (1)

Floral furnishings

Passiflora #50 fabric in 100 per cent cotton from the MISSONI HOME collection. RRP $414 per metre. spenceandlyda.com.au

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Lilac linen

Gretel #33 bed linen in 100 per cent cotton with chevron weave, from the MISSONI HOME collection. From RRP $420. spenceandlyda.com.au

15 Missoni Home-Gretel

Moonage Daydream

Moon Shadow rug in New Zealand wool, viscose and silk by Easton Pearson for DESIGNER RUGS. POA. designerrugs.com.au

16 Designer Rugs

Pretty in Pink

Evoke a sense of the exotic with 50x50cm cushions in Kashgar Orchid fabric from DESIGNERS GUILD. POA. radfordfurnishings.com

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Rugged up

The Bibelot rug by Alex Perry for DESIGNER RUGS is hand-tufted in 100 per cent New Zealand wool. Selected designs also feature viscose or silk. POA. designerrugs.com.au

17 Designer Rugs-Alex Perry

Edited by Kate St James, FDIA

Originally from Home Design magazine Volume 17 Issue 2