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Colourful Decor & Stationery that’s Pretty and Practical

One of the best things about blogging is being able to support local brands who are pouring their heart and soul into a creative pursuit. Two brands have caught my attention of late and I wanted to introduce you to them in today’s post.

Both brands produce products you can use every day to bring a little light and love to your world. And with designs that really pack a punch, I reckon you’re going to love these two business as much as I do.

Let’s dive in and check them out.

Project ten tote bag eye bag with pink strap and fiddle leaf fig

Colourful Tote Bags from Project Ten

I’m not really sure how you categorise a tote bag. Is it decor? Is it storage? Or is it fashion? I sadly don’t have the answers to life’s biggest questions. But what I do know is that the new range of totes from Geelong brand Project Ten are eye-catching for all the right reasons.

I got my hands on some of Project Ten’s totes recently and have loved using them when I go shopping. They’re also commonly used as beach bags. But Lord knows I don’t get to the beach very often, so I reserve mine for use away from the sand. I’m also all for hanging bags on chairs and door knobs as a way of decorating your home in unconventional ways, so they’re pretty good for that too!

There are loads of designs and sizes to choose from in the Project Ten range, and each one is splashed out with a variety of colours and patterns. Zip bags, takeaway bags and gift packs are also available on the Project Ten website here, with prices starting from $9.95. So if you’re on the lookout for a colourful tote you can use for just about anything, give these ones a go!

Ginja Design tropical pattern stationery to do list

Stylish Stationery from Ginja Design

I may have veered away from using a lot of colour in the decor and furniture in my new home, but when it comes to stationery I’m still a fan of high-velocity hue.

Exotic prints, geometric shapes and tropical patterns dominate this new stationery range from Aussie brand Ginja Design, which has been inspired by unique international locations. From notepads to daily planners, gift wrap to colourful tags, every piece from this biz feels cheerful and celebratory – but they’re also packed with functionality too!

The daily planner is my fave piece from the range; it sits on my desk at home and I used it every day. It allows me to keep track of what I need to do, eat and drink – as well as the exercise you plan on completing each day. Sometimes the exercise is planned but never executed lol, but at least the thought is there!

Explore the colourful range of stationery from Ginja Design here.

Have you discovered any local brands you’re loving lately? Don’t be shy; drop their name in the comments below so we can all check them out.

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He's also spent time on TV, on Channel 10's Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7's Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you'd like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here


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