Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Quadrille Fabrics' Nomad

Quadrille Fabrics has just updated their website's opening image to this fabulous sitting room designed by Carolyne Roehm, using Quadrille's Nomad in New Navy...

It helps that this is a beautiful room...the scale, the panelling, the joinery, those windows...but I am particularly drawn to the pop of green in the alcoves. Take that away and the feel of the room is quite different. 

I have approximately 8m of this same fabric in stock for NZ and Australian clients...it is a beautiful linen cotton base and the design is amazing! We have used it on a master bed - a bolster and quilt with a feature cushion in a velvet in the same colour for some very happy clients.

For all enquiries for Quadrille Fabric in NZ and Australia, please contact me at annie@annieloveridge interiors.co.nz.

All images courtesy of Carolyne Roehm.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Limited Edition Quartz Weave Rug

Happy Days - second (read "last") Friday of the school holidays, the sun is shining and I have every door of the house open.
Lonny Magazine is here and the front cover features the beautiful West Village apartment of Mary Nelson Sinclair. My eye is immediately drawn - as it often is nowadays - to the fabulous rug pulling the living room together.

Armadillo&Co's Limited Edition Quartz Weave in Limestone & White similarly provides a neutral rug with enough interest to make it work in children's rooms through to formal sitting rooms.

Reminiscent of the Aran sweaters my mother used to knit us for the annual trip into the snow, there are 4 colourways in this Limited Edition range...

Quartz Weave in Crimson & Limestone

Quartz Weave in Charcoal & Limestone

Quartz Weave in Crimson & Shale

I have a few of these beautiful rugs on display at the Paper Room in Auckland, and available online at The Ivy House in NZ.
I hope you all have a very happy weekend. Annie x.

Images 1 - 4 via Lonny Oct 2012 issue; all others via Armadillo&Co website.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Ivy House

There was a time when I posted a blog daily.
Inspiration flowed and I would sometimes spend hours getting the pictures just right.
And now, I see that today, October 2nd, my last posting was on August 24th. Yikes.
The excuse that everyone has heard, and heard, is that I have been "working on my website".
I stupidly thought that offloading the production of a website to someone meant it would be delivered, fully completed, tied with a bow to me. My mistake, not theirs.
I received a shell, a list of technical instructions challenging the Rosetta Stone for comprehension - again, my issue, not theirs - and then I set about loading the items onto it....late at night, early in the morning...whenever I could really.
I'm taking a little breather before uploading my lovely cushions and furniture, but here it is, The Ivy House website...

The Ivy House is the New Zealand stockist of Armadillo&Co Rugs and how proud I am of that.
If they don't keep making it into our home...

...the rugs are available on the website, with free delivery across New Zealand.
The other exciting news is that The Ivy House is now available at the Paper Room in Auckland. This is a fabulous showroom, recently opened on Barry's Point Road, just over the harbour bridge in Takapuna. 

The Paper Room specialises in gorgeous wallpapers and accessories, but what makes this place special is Annabel and Sarah who deal directly with many of their amazing suppliers. We all feel that having The Ivy House at the Paper Room is great both for us and for our clients. The Paper Room is open weekdays 9.30am - 2.30pm.
From October 15 I shall be at the Paper Room Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you live in Auckland, please pop in and say hello to myself, or the gorgeous Paper Room girls, Annabel and Sarah.

So it has been hectic but I've met some lovely people along the way. Thank you to everyone who has put up with "I'm working on my website" and humoured me when it seemed it would never launch! Hopefully I shall be a more permanent fixture back in Blog Land from now on...I've missed it. Annie x.

Images 1 & 2 my own; 3 via Paper Room.