Trend alert: Sweet serene turquoise


The perfect combination of blue and green, these turquoise-coloured pieces will soothe the senses

For the month of August, Haymes Paint focussed on three core colours from its 2014 Colour Expressions Forecast. Pictured on this dresser from top to bottom, Essence, Pitty Pat and Meandering Stream truly embrace the turquoise trend. haymespaint.com.au



Contemporary artist Derryn Tal uses unconventional techniques and mediums to create intriguing reactions. Part of the Fluidity series, Orb 5 on Aluminium is reminiscent of a sparkling blue eye. derryntalart.com


With its beautiful ombre effect, the Kaiden bowl from Boyd Blue features a distinctive rolled-top edge, making it a great centrepiece or unique serving bowl. boydblue.com


Stripes are a great choice if you’re after a long-lasting piece as they never seem to go out of fashion. Conjuring memories of the sea, the Coastal Stripes rug in pastel turquoise from Xavier&Me is made from lush New Zealand wool. xavierandme.com


The natural marbling and crystals in agate are simply stunning. Made from this naturally formed, semi-precious Brazilian gemstone, each of these large drink coasters from Rock Ribbons has a unique shape, colour and patina. rockribbonsecogifts.com


Believe it or not, the Minky ottoman is made from 100 per cent recycled plastic bags. Different-coloured bags are woven together to create a beautiful dappled effect. Each ottoman is handmade by a social project in South East Asia that provides training, fair wages and good conditions to marginalised communities. ecochic.com.au


There’s nothing like a bold print to liven up your lounge room. The Lotus Flower cushion cover from Fabric Traders is made from 100 per cent cotton and is also available as fabric by the metre. fabrictraders.com.au


An absolute outdoor staple that’s available in a range of bright colours, the Acapulco chair is woven from UV-filtered PVC with a white galvanised and powder-coated frame ensuring it’s extra durable. acapulcochair.com.au


Like water on the Whitsundays, these Urchin vases from Lifestyle Home and Living are available in three sizes. lifestylehomeandliving.com.au


Written by April Ossington

Originally from Home Design magazine Volume 17 Issue 4