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Coloured Lockers are the Next Big Interiors Trend (Win One!)

mustard locker by mustard made in little girls room in yellow

Coloured lockers are taking the country by storm, and today you not only get to meet the creative ladies behind the brand that makes them, but you get a chance to win one for your own home too. Read on to take in all the designer magic!

Nothing excites me more than discovering a new homewares or furniture brand. It’s more thrilling than being a kid on Christmas morn (and it comes with no festive family arguments!). With tonnes of new brands emerging around the clock, you gotta have a pretty unique product to cut through all the noise. And the girl bosses behind Aussie biz Mustard certainly do.

Who knew there was a gap in the marker for coloured lockers? I actually wish I’d thought of it. These versatile storage solutions are not only practical from a functional perspective, but they’re easy on the eye too. It was the sense of versatility that stuck out as an important factor for the sisters behind the brand, Becca and Jess. And they tell me that the lockers are ideal for a variety of uses.

Mustard Coloured Lockers: A Versatile Storage Solution

olive green locker by mustard made grey coloured locker by mustard shorty in grey

 And Available in so Many Colours too!

We knew that the humble locker could be used in so many ways and from the start we didn’t want to limit it to just one area,” Becca tells me. “They make great kids room pieces and are perfect for teens to lock their stuff away. But they also work really well in the bedroom or living room, and of course work spaces too. We love seeing how they are used from bedside tables to kitchen pantries and they are even great for storing your Dyson!”.

Launching at Life Instyle in Feb this year, the first shipment of coloured lockers arrive in June, so when I say this biz is new… this biz is new! Launching at industry trade fairs was a strategic move for the duo, and it’s an approach that’s already paying off.

“The ripples that sent out and the support of our fab stockists have been fuelling our growth so we are really grateful that such beautiful stores saw the potential in our products,” Becca explains. “It also exposed Mustard to some lovely stylists and interior designers who have been placing our lockers in gorgeous rooms and helping to spread the word”.

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Coloured Lockers are Just the Beginning for Mustard

I get a feeling in my waters when I discover a brand that I think is going to take off, and I really do believe we’re going to be seeing Mustard everywhere. In fact, Becca and Jess are launching the coloured lockers in the UK this month, so the brand has already gone international just months after its birth.

The dazzling array of colours on offer from Mustard is another standout feature for me. There’s a great combination of subtle shades and more vibrant moments available in the collection, making them great for a variety of interior design schemes.

“It started out really instinctively with the colours we would choose for our own homes, balancing bolder colours with neutrals and soaking up the influence of the trends around us. It was great fun picking the final shades and seeing the samples in all the colours really brought it all to life. We certainly plan to add more colours in the future (feel free to send suggestions!)”.

It’s no surprise that reports back from happy customers has been outstanding. Becca tells me that a lot of the feedback is around how amazing the coloured lockers look in real life – better than the photos! And of course, apart from launching in the UK this month, there’s more exciting news for these stylish siblings.

“We will be bringing out a new product too! We can’t wait to see what the next few months hold for Mustard as we take it to a whole new market and beyond,” Becca says.

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WIN your very own Mustard Coloured Locker

  • This comp is now closed. The winner was LISA BRISTOWE

To go in the draw to win your very own Shorty Coloured Locker from Mustard, simply:

  • Click here to visit the Mustard website to explore the colours available
  • Come back here and drop a comment below naming your fave design and why

Comp open to Aus residents only. Comp closes 11.59pm Wednesday September 19. The winner will receive one shorty locker from Mustard in their choice of colour.

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    Polly Rowan
    5 September, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    These are so gorgeous and I loved reading their story behind the brand. Their styling is spot-on as well.

    I would love the Olive colour! I have just moved into an apartment in Melbourne and so this would be perfect to start decking it out 🙂

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      15 September, 2018 at 6:39 pm

      Hi I love the olive too, love the books, plant and leather stool. However it might be too much green at my house, as I have olive couches, a mustard would look fab here.

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    5 September, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    Oh that shorty in Olive is mighty fine! Sophisticated and it brings in that green I’m looking for!

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    5 September, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    I’m decorating my teens room. Must be cool, not to young not to old. Shorty in white will be perfect!

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    Jasmine McLaughlin
    6 September, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Oh yay! I’d love one for the guest bedroom! I’d love the shorty in blush!! pretty

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    6 September, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    I’d love to pop the shorty in slate into my little girls room!

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    7 September, 2018 at 8:58 am

    I cannot go past the Navy. Perfect for both boys and girls. Very stylish.

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    7 September, 2018 at 9:16 am

    I love the shorty in navy. It’s got the industrial look of work lockers with the metal but the blue gives it a boho indigo vibe.

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    7 September, 2018 at 10:10 am

    What a great business! My 7yo showed me a pic of a locker is his school mag this morning and said he would like one to store his reading books in then you post this article! I love the yellow and olive ones the best. The colour palette selected is beautiful so really hard to decide on one. The skinny lockers are also a great idea. So versatile. Could use outside undercover to store kids toys and pool equipment or inside at a holiday house too for owners storage. A wall of the tall ones would also be a pretty addition to a garage. Oh and under bench storage in the home office! So many ways to use these. Thanks for sharing!

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    7 September, 2018 at 11:22 am

    So love these lockers AND its the first time I’ve ever shown my partner something (the shorty in navy) and he’s wanted it as much as me! I love that it will give him somewhere to hide all the random things that come out of his pockets at the end of the day 🙂

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    7 September, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Oh wow I love these! The mustard or the grey are my favourites. Or the pink. Or the olive 🙂

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    fiona raw
    7 September, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    The Shorty in Blush is the standout for me – perfect for when my daughter goes to Uni as a statement piece for her room and to keep safe any valuables

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    7 September, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Shorty in Mustard. Love the Burst of Sunshine color to brighten up any interior.

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    Sonya Cerny
    7 September, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    The Shorty in Blush is gorgeous! Soft pastel with a semi-matt finish would love amazing in any room of my house

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    Sarah CH
    7 September, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Olive- such a nice colour to pair with my home decor. I can imagine it to fit perfectly next to my Tan Leather Sofa. A good multi purpose storage/ display / side table.

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    7 September, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Wow these are so nice. My son would think he was extra cool having a cupboard with a lock and key!! He already thinks he is Inspector Gadget. The shorty in slate would be perfect 🙂

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    7 September, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    I’m loving the fact that they have a cable hole. So clever. The shorty is my fave in blush, slate or white please

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    7 September, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    The shorty in blush – it’s girly yet edgy, soft yet cool. Absolutely love it!

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    7 September, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    The Shorty in blush is perfect for my daughter to stick posters of Leo, River or even Brad Pitt inside like I once did!

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    7 September, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    The skinny in blush is my favourite…such a perfectly subtle shade that would fit perfectly in my appartment…I think it would also be a conversation starter and all my friends would want one also

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    7 September, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    The shorty in Blush would be perfect for my office, such a gorgeous colour and so versatile.

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    7 September, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Love the shorty in blush, it would go perfectly with all the new bed linen and cushions I just bought to freshen up my bedroom

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    Emily Hewitt
    7 September, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    These are so cool! I am re-doing my daughter’s room and a shorty in Blush would be perfect for a tween to hold all of her precious possessions! So gorgeous.

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    7 September, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    Loving the shorty in olive. Other than my fav colour it feels like a bit of nature’s colours brought inside. With today’s trends of palm leaves and leaf prints it would go together superbly

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    7 September, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    Can’t go past the spectacular Shorty in white. So versatile in any room but would go perfectly in my little boys room beside his grey bed.

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    Peggy Bampton
    7 September, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    The skinny in slate… but all of them are awesome… always wanted old school lockers but they are hard to find.

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    Kerry Neill
    8 September, 2018 at 5:04 am

    I love the Shorty in Blush as I’d love it as a bedside table in my room (I even have the same cloud decoration! lol) but I also love the white tall Skinny because that could be shown off in any part of the house! ❤️

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    8 September, 2018 at 8:10 am

    Shorty in white would be my pick – slightly selfishly as it’d be for my 4yr olds room…promise. (White would allow me to use it in any space of our home)! These are just incredibly cool, love them all.

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    lisa bristowe
    8 September, 2018 at 9:25 am

    For me i love the shorty in navy. It is for my son’s room who is 10 and we are transitioning his room into a tween room. We recently purchased a new upholstered king single and the navy blue shorty would be a great accent to his bed and linen.

    However it is truly the versatility of this piece that i love. Firstly the shorty locker fits the brief in housing and keeping safe all my son’s bits and pieces (how many rocks and gems does one child need & do you really need those matchbox cars that you have not played with in years??). rather than scattered over every flat surface he can see. So for the love of keeping this mama sane by maintaining a tidy tween bedroom, its perfect!

    Secondly the other win for me is the navy shorty locker is not only ascetically pleasing but practical. When these two elements of practicality and beauty collide in a design piece, that is the ultimate win for me

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    Jo Woodall
    8 September, 2018 at 9:25 am

    wow, i love that they took a gamble on something and it turned in to an amazing stylish brand. For my daughter BLUSH can do no wrong, my son the SLATE would be a perfect accent piece in his forever evolving big boy room… and for me WHITE. love the light and bright pieces that could be used in any room of the home.

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    8 September, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    I adore the Shorty in Blush – the photos on the website have inspired me as to it’s potential use….my teenage daughter has started a collection of LP records so we are thinking we could buy her a record player for her birthday in October…..the gorgeous pastel pink locker would be perfect for the new record player and record collection!!!!!!

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    Anna Larsen
    8 September, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    Shorty in Navy! Super Stylish yet so pactical, awesome colour, and toddler proof.

    I’m a new mum but I do not want to lose my love for style. Now I just realise that home styling needs to be a tad more practical these days. Don’t let me loose my mojo.

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    9 September, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    Oh! How inlive them all. So chic and elegant. Definetely any colour will work with interior of my house either to match other furniture or to stand out as a contrast . But my personal favourite has to be blush for the newest nursery that is still only half done. We recently had a baby ; she is 14 weeks old today. Love to win it for her. Thanks Chris for getting such interesting comps f9r your followers.

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    Ashleigh J
    9 September, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    After spending 27 of my 28 years despising pink – I totally need a blush pink shorty in my life! Or maybe a white…or olive? Nah definitely the navy…or the slate? But hold on there’s mustard…and I do love me some mustard! Ok ok I can’t pick, I’d be happy with any of them!!

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    10 September, 2018 at 2:46 am

    Without a doubt the mustard! My absolute fav colour of all time Such a happy colour but the hard decision would be to keep it for myself or the kids?!?

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    10 September, 2018 at 6:16 am

    These are all very cool. We are building a house so would love one to show off a shorty coloured locker from mustard in one room. Choosing a colour is hard, I’d be happy to win any. Will put a preference on slate though. This color is in some of our exterior house features and it would be nice on the inside to connect to the outside, with a plant on top – perfect. Could use anywhere – likely in 1 of the 4 bedrooms / study.

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    phil holt
    10 September, 2018 at 9:16 am

    the shorty in white would be great for my grandsons bedroom at my home

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    Liz Hughes
    10 September, 2018 at 10:23 am

    So versatile and so useful! I love the shorty in all colors, but especially the blush and the white. Perfect for bedside storage and a real treat for the eyes!

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    10 September, 2018 at 10:54 am

    I remember many a tantrum slamming a steel grey locker door shut when ‘betrayed’ by a friend or reprimanded by a teacher in high school… take me back to those school days when being sent out of class or a friend talking to the boy I liked was the most stressful thing to happen in a day! But this time I’d love my locker to be the ‘vestal virgin white’ of the Catholic schoolgirl I was!

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    Emma D
    10 September, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Ohhhhh the Shorty in Olive! She’s so pretty! I could find a spot for her in any room of my house!

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    Michelle B
    10 September, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Shorty in Blush! It would look just perfect in our open plan living area. We need to inject some colour into this very monochromatic space of ours and I love the way Mustard has styled this design in their promotional shots. Totally dooling over Mustard right now!

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    10 September, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    The Shorty in Blush is such a perfect neutral – it’s my favourite because it would go so nicely with our slate coloured couches with a potted fern on top!

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    10 September, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    The shorty in Slate is LIFE!!
    I’m shortly moving into my first apartment (instead of share houses) so I’m SO excited to make the apartment mine , and put my style into everything. One of the shorty lockers would look so amazing to start my collection (because you can’t just have one 😉

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    10 September, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    Just like everyone else it seems- the shorty in Olive! Green is gorgeous, it won’t date and is just JOYFUL to look at (which is what you want in your spaces right!?) Beautiful women bringing beautiful, useful and unique designs to our spaces, lucky us! X

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    11 September, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    My husband and I can take years to find a piece of furniture we can agree on (8 years for a dining table anyone?). The shorty in Blush is to die for. The soft feminine colour paired with the masculine utilitarian look of the locker means no compromises for either of us, and it would be the perfect (and practical) addition to our study!

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    Gia Scott
    12 September, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    I adore the shorty in blush! What a great mix of soft pink femininity with an industrial masculine locker. Would be sweet in my niece’s castle bedroom.

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    Milan Fil
    12 September, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    The shorty blush is my favourite – the only problem would be where to use it, as there’s so many places around the house I’d love to style it. It would look fabulous and flirty in the bedroom with some candles and a plant, or equally as good in the study with a lamp.

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    Kylie Tan
    13 September, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    My fave design has to be the Shorty in OLIVE – it’s already on the mood board for my 3 year olds boys room in our new house build! Why you ask? That colour, it has the perfect mid-century modern vibe, paired with tan and butterscotch – DIVINE! Did I mention I’ve also got the Skinny in OLIVE planned for the mudroom? So versatile! Love it.

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    14 September, 2018 at 5:39 am

    Obsessed with the Olive shorty! mustard is such an incredible brand, can’t wait to see where they go and how they continue to develop!

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    Alex Seaton
    14 September, 2018 at 9:19 am

    I NEED the Shorty in Slate in my life!! These lockers are so ridiculously good looking, AND super practical!!
    Actually, I need ALL of the colours!!

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    14 September, 2018 at 9:34 am

    YELLOW all the way baby!!!! Perfect for kids bedroom; happy, fun and will stand the test of time!

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    14 September, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Can’t go past the skinny in olive omg I can imagine it sitting by my white French back doors with a beautiful monstera sitting on top in a white speckled pot getting that perfect amount of sunlight. Dreamland. Perfect shelves too. So. Much. Storage.
    I don’t want it, I need it.

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    14 September, 2018 at 10:31 am

    The shorty in olive, does it for me – love the camo/army vibe.

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    14 September, 2018 at 10:43 am

    The shorty in the yellow for the win!! As a very busy midwife/nurse anything that helps me to keep things tidy at home is a blessing and the bright sunny colour will help to chase away those night shift blues ☀️

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    14 September, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Wow these are awesome, so cool!! I think I’d have to say the mustard is my favourite, although all the colours are pretty funky.

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    Jessica Granberg
    14 September, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    short and stout. Like ME. Green, of envy like ME. Put my plants on top!!! Oooooooooooo my. GAWDDDDDD I need this in my life. Come to mama Olive. ‍♀️✌

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    14 September, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    Eek these are so wonderful! I’m so close to finishing my three year old’s bedroom… just a bedside table left to choose – a shorty locker would be perfect. And as his name is Oliver I think it would be only fitting to go with the olive colour 😉 Well done Mustard ladies on a beautiful brand xx

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    Casey patten
    15 September, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    These are so cool, not to mention so functionable ( such a big win)
    I would love to have one as bedside storage on blush – or would look perfect for my room!

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    17 September, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Shorty in Mustard or Olive. Love it. It’s like something from the past but with improved colour and size 🙂

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    18 September, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    I had been searching for ages for a unique piece of furniture to store my office bits and bobs in my living room, and came across these gorgeous lockers. The shorty is so compact and cute a perfect fit for my apartment. I am so in love with the shorty blush.

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    18 September, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    The skinny coz that’s what I wanna be

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    18 September, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    A shorty in a mustard is much like a love locket,
    You keep the things you closest to you heart,
    And it’s easy on the good old eye socket.
    Id enjoy this sunny piece of furniture art 🙂

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    18 September, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    Just updating my teenage daughters room. White would be the perfect addition to her room. Love them!

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    Deb smith
    18 September, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    Hey Chris, love all the colours but love the clean lines of the white

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    19 September, 2018 at 8:02 am

    The Skinny or Shorty in white or mustard! Both styles would fit perfectly into my new Reno’s – the Shorty as a bedroom side cabinet, the skinny as a funky bathroom cabinet for towels. Love love

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    19 September, 2018 at 9:02 am

    So hard to choose one! What a gorgeous range of colour a. The Shorty in Blush is just gorgeous and would be perfect for either one of my girls who are 7 and 16 – if I could bring myself to let someone else have it lol!! Chris – I love your blogs – they are entertaining and honest. I’m finding your design approach so inspiring and fun but with a down to earth element. Thanks for sharing it all with us!

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    Lyn Alcorn
    19 September, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Wow I had no idea that lockers could look so cool. I love the whole range! We are about to repaint and refresh our house so I can’t go past the olive in the short or long so add a dash of Colour to an office. Being a great lover of plants and timber it would compliment it well.

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    19 September, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Love, love, love the shorty – incredibly versatile and a piece that will be as good now as in ten years time with a bit of wear and tear.

    As a gift for my niece I am redecorating her room before she begins secondary schooling next year. The shorty in slate or blush would be an amazing statement piece to base the room design. Got to be in it to win it!

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    Lyn Alcorn
    19 September, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Wow such a great range of colors and they look so cool. Personally I would love any they are delightful. A favourite is the olive shorty. I love greenery and timber and the olive would give my study a pop of colour. .

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    19 September, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    I NEED the Olive!!
    It gives me heart palpitations. That is all.

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    19 September, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    The Olive is certainly a stand out, would pair well with the olive bedhead I had custom made. Aside from the colour, I just really like the idea as a whole…little bit retro, little bit industrial, little bit cute, and with a colour range to show your personality, win win!

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    19 September, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    The Olive is certainly a stand, would pair well with the olive bedhead I just had custom made. Aside from the colour, I just love the concept as a whole. Little bit retro, little bit industrial, little but cute, and a gorge colour range to show your personality, win win!

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    19 September, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    They are all amazing! Slate gray shorty is the choice for me, colour coordinating with my rescue cat Nash

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