Tuesday, July 31, 2012


On a wet, dreary day in Auckland, this picture is a little ray of sunshine.

The Armadillo&Co Designer Collection is a bespoke service available to the trade; any size, shape, 23 beautiful colours and 12 designs to choose from.

View the full range here and for all enquiries within New Zealand, please contact me at annie@theivyhouse.co.nz.

Image courtesy of Armadillo&Co.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Kids' Corner

I picked up the July 2012 issue of Home Beautiful (Australia) in the weekend and was happy to see so many Armadillo&Co rugs in the Kids' Corner feature on page 29.
Apologies to all Australians who have already finished reading the August issue....I swear, Australian magazines arrive in NZ via a cruise liner that takes in a tour of the Antarctic along the way.

Armadillo&Co 'Flower Weave Marigold'

These hemp flower rugs have been so popular. I have the Marigold and Dandelion in 1.55m and 2.15 diameter in stock at The Ivy House (my website is still being attended to by elves so apologies for lack of a link).
You can email me at annie@theivyhouse.co.nz.

Armadillo&Co 'Pebble Weave' in Limestone

Armadillo&Co 'Stratum Band Width Stripe' in Wheat/White

Armadillo&Co 'Stratum Band Width Stripe' in Black/White

The Armadillo&Co range is made under Fair Trade conditions, is crafted from sustainable natural fibres  and all rugs carry the KALEEN label, certifying that no child labour is used in the manufacture of the rugs.
All purchases benefit local schools in the weavers' villages.
And if that doesn't make you feel good enough, they look good too!

All images via Home Beautiful July 2012.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Armadillo Website

Armadillo&Co has just launched its new website and it is stunning - there's so many lovely images of the artisans and their families as well as the lovely range of rugs.
Please pop by and have a look - there's some truly beautiful photography.

The Armadillo&Co range of rugs is available in New Zealand at The Ivy House, part of Annie Loveridge Interiors.
Please contact me at annie@theivyhouse.co.nz with any enquiries. Annie x.

All images courtesy of Armadillo&Co.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Extended Holiday

Someone emailed me and asked if I had extended my holiday and was still there.
Alas, it's been a long time since this...

...ahhh, so relaxing. Some people dislike the 'sitting around on a lounger with nothing to do but read' type of holiday, but I am not one of them.

But reality bites and we did get back on that plane, somewhat reluctantly returning to winter.
It's school holidays now and apart from a 'weather bomb' and flash flooding last week, we have had the most beautiful crisp, sunny days.
I have returned fired up to finish the last 5% of work on this house and that mainly seems to involve tidying. Ugh.

All is going well except for the last bastion of stacks and piles and paper that is my office.
So, inspired by this stylish and remarkably tidy office by Annsley Interiors, my office shall be immaculate by end of day.

Alan Campbell's Zig Zag on the chair...

...and the blinds.

Happy Monday to you all and thanks for having me back. Annie x.

Image 1 my own; 2 & 3 via Annsley Interiors.