A WARM WELCOME TO BONNIE AND NEIL!
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The Holiday Collection! Made by Bonnie and Neil and proudly stocked at Modern Times. Image Bonnie and Neil

Exciting news! Bonnie and Neil have joined us and we couldn’t be happier!

We are so proud to present the stunning collection of textiles and homewares by Bonnie Ashley and Neil Downie as part of our curated collection of local artists and makers

Since the launch of their eponymous brand in 2010, Bonnie and Neil have flourished into one of Australia’s most beloved textile and homewares brands (not to mention one of our favourites!).

Easily recognized for their eclectic mix of bright colours, painterly botanical prints and cheeky bird motifs, Bonnie and Neil’s beautiful handmade textiles have a signature look that has quickly earned them cult status. These are the cushions to clash and collect!

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Vibrant cushions and tiles from Bonnie and Neil's Holiday collection. Image Bonnie and Neil

We absolutely love that Bonnie and Neil have stayed close to their roots, designing and manufacturing everything from scratch here in Melbourne. Their bustling studio is a hive of activity employing 5 people (with 2 more joining the team soon!). Their textiles are carefully screen-printed by hand in their Brunswick studio on pure linen, and cushions are lovingly filled with duck feather inners.

Unwavering quality and a sense of uniqueness in every piece keeps loyal fans coming back each season. Along with a selection of Bonnie and Neil ‘classics’ (those cheeky birds!) we are excited to have in-store a selection from the aptly named collection ‘Holiday.’ With a softer palette of pretty peach-ey tones and washed out blues, the cushions are part dreamy and part geometric. A little bit playful and a little bit relaxed. 

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Left to right: Shapes cushion, Cockie 2 cushion, Scarf tile cushion. All Bonnie and Neil

Loved by stylists and industry folk too, Bonnie and Neil have been widely used in magazine editorial, with an endless list of credits. This month in fact, their vivid Jungle Green cushion makes a graceful appearance on the April cover of Real Living magazine and their Cockatoo cushion features inside Home Beautiful.

 

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Bonnie and Neil 'Jungle' cushion, featured on the April 2015 cover of Real Living Magazine. Image: Real Living

A nod from our friends at The Design Files a few years back gives a fantastic sneak peak into the home of the delightful pair. It’s clear to see their combined love for of floristry, art, textile and furniture are reflected as much in their products as in their own personal style.

 

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Images of Bonnie and Neil's home, as featured on The Design Files. Images: Armelle Habib for The Design Files.

A truly inspiring creative couple, with a very cool brand to boot. We are huge fans and we are super proud to share the collection with you!

Check our Bonnie and Neil range online or pop in and see us in-store, we’d love to help you choose your own perfect combo!

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Jungle Leaf Green Cushion by Bonnie & Neil Hero
Cocky2 Black Cushion by Bonnie and Neil Hero
Pansey Peach and Green Cushion Side A by Bonnie and Neil Hero
Holiday Floral Multicolour Cushion Side B by Bonnie and Neil Hero
Pansey Peach and Green Cushion Side B by Bonnie and Neil Hero
Shapes Blue and Green Cushion by Bonnie & Neil Hero
Scarf Tile Peach Cushion by Bonnie and Neil Hero
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