We may live in a sunburnt country, of which the rich red of the outback and the vibrant orange of a summer sunset are particularly iconic. But our local landscape offers colour inspiration at every turn, in every season. From jewel-toned blues and greens, to dusty browns, there is a stunning spectrum right on our doorstep.
It’s easy to see why the spectacular colours of our land have been more than instrumental to many an Australian stylist’s palette over time, mine included.
When you wake up each day to the never-ending blue tones of the skies and oceans which surround us, it’s hard to define the enormity of what the colour blue means to you. The beautiful hues evoke feelings which stir deep within, and every visit to the coast yields a different emotion.
Nature is continually producing beauty in an array of forms, and it’s all right here in front of us. Sometimes, the iridescent aqua of the still water is so perfect it can move you to tears in wonderment. Other times, dark indigo water stirs you and moves you with all of its drama.
All the while, you know that somewhere in our vast country the sun is shining its brilliant yellow rays of hope, the earth is being scorched or rained upon, and you are a part of this colourful tapestry in some microcosmic way. The colours of Australia are iconic, moving and intensely our own.
So it is no surprise to see that many of our Greenhouse Interiors artists have drawn their inspiration from our great southern land. Take the botanical works of Kimmy Hogan. They are a quintessential celebration of our natives, with strong bold colour references and clever use of sage green.
Even the latest flax linen bedding range by Sage x Clare pays a nod to the Australian landscape by colour reference, with earthy tobaccos, pale blues and lilac tones all forming a beautiful base with which to make art on the bed.
Stylists - Julia Green & Noel Coughlan | Photographer - Armelle Habib
There is no doubt that the colours of Australia have helped inform many a creative moment, with endless combinations and shades all handed to us on a platter by nature itself. We celebrate these moments, and wish for many more to come.
Letting Go (L) & Set in Stone (R) by Katie Wyatt
Stylist - Julia Green | Photographer - Armelle Habib
Jessie & Jones