Monday, July 18, 2011

Home Beautiful

Several months ago the lovely Angela Steyn of Wicker & Stitch contacted me regarding writing an article about The Brown Trading Co for Home Beautiful Magazine.  I was so thrilled!  The August issue is out now and the article Angela wrote is wonderful (thank you so much Angela).  The whole process was so much fun and every single person I came in contact with at Home Beautiful was just delightful.  So here it is.....

Home Beautiful August Edition Cover

Home Beautiful Article written by Angela Steyn of Wicker & Stitch

What I am also loving about this issue is the purple cover!  Like most little girls I loved pink and still do but I have always had a soft spot for purple too.  It's a very under rated colour and I believe it should be given much more credit.  Our Bungalow collection features some stunning purples in cushions and quilts.

Bungalow Dahlia Purple Quilt, Nalini Purple and Dahlia Purple Cushions

Clearly we are on to something with purple because even the gorgeous Kate Middleton was recently seen frocking up in Canada in purple!

Kate Middleton frocked up in purple Issa image via 
And how fabulous is this chair in a rich purple velvet?

Love this chair! image via
And who doesn't love purple Hydrangeas?

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Here in Brisbane come November this is what we see, masses and masses, street upon street of perfectly pretty Jacaranda trees.

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Think shades of amethyst, eggplant, plum, violet and wine.  Purple is associated with luxury, royalty and spirituality and can boost imagination and creativity.  I think it's high time purple was given some street cred.  Thanks again Home Beautiful for the lovely article on us and the wonderful splash of purple.



  1. Congratulations Keren! I purchased the magazine last week and was thinking of you. Great feature - you should be deservedly chuffed. x

  2. wow, thats so exciting!!! what a great article and doesnt kate middleton look amazing!!
    Laura xx

  3. Congrats! And I agree with you that purple is fabulous. I am wearing it right now. x

  4. Good on you! Your achievements are definitely inspiring to people like myself! Erin x

  5. So glad to have come across your blog <3 Truly gorgeous and inspiring. Loving the splashes of amethyst, eggplant, plum, violet and wine! Congratulations on the article.

  6. I was just having another look through it last night... your products came up so well! I adore the purple cover too!
    Love Ang x