Add some colourful accents to your home and wardrobe at the Australian retailer Brown Paper Packages.
Home Shopping: Good things come in Brown Paper Packages
The online shop Brown Paper Packages is run from Adelaide, South Australia, but stocks designer treasures from around the world.
Head here for on-trend geometric and chevron printed cushions, made in Australia from American fabrics. I like the hot coral Sunset colour best, but there's a rather tasty Ikat design I've got my eye on, too. All the patterns sit so well together that it would be rude just to buy one.
If you're looking for fun wall art, check out the delicate paper-cut prints here from Famille Summerbelle. The Paris map is particularly cool. Look closely and you'll spot all the major landmarks as well as bicycles, birds and kites. It's a fabulously detailed piece.
You'll find a great selection of leather Moroccan poufs here, too, in any colour you can think of. They're handy as a footstool, an extra seat when guests come around, or even as a small side table with a tray on top. No home should be without one. I'd go for gold. It's inexplicably more expensive than the others and a bit blingy, perhaps, but in a good way, especially when mixed with coral and turquoise accessories - or hot pink.
Crafters will be drawn to the appropriately named Divine Twine, colourful butchers' string in pastel shades. Tie it around napkins, vases, presents, party favours or simply sit it on a shelf and admire it. With 219 metres per roll, it seems like a lot, but I'm sure I could put it to use. Somehow.
Don't miss the selection of traditional Turkish hammam towels either. They have the most beautiful designs, all candy-coloured stripes and rustic navy linen. They'd look gorgeous rolled up in a basket beside the bath or pool, or thrown across a bed or sofa.
For shipping rates to the UAE, visit www.brown-paper-packages.com.au