meet creative couple Bonnie Ashley and Neil Downie, who together bring their collective backgrounds in floristry, art, textiles, furniture and set design to their melbourne studio Bonnie and Neil. One of Australia’s most popular independent textile design studios, and as is very typically australian, their shop is a kaleidoscope of color and pattern. the couple is known for their vibrant ranges of unique, handmade screen-printed home accessories incorporating botanical motifs and the occasional nod to Australiana culture, influenced by their surroundings and a shared love of color.
launched in 2010 from a small pocket-sized studio with a few local stockists, these days their beautiful handmade, screen printed homewares like artwork, fantastic wall tiles and tablewares can be found in prestigious stores including Anthropologie, Bloomingdales, Le Bon Marche and Liberty. but it’s their own melbourne shop (completely designed by the couple) that has me wanting to hop the next plane to australia – i can’t imagine not coming away from here filled with ideas and inspiration. and fortunately for us, bonnie and neil is online and ship worldwide.
• photography via vogue living australia.