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.


  1. Congratulations Annie, it all looks amazing, and I absolutely love the Armadillo rugs. I will definitely come and visit The Paper Room next time I'm in Auckland, what civilised hours they work :) x

    1. Thanks Vic - I really appreciate it. Yes, the hours are very good for screaming back for school pick up! Hope your holidays are going well. A x

  2. the rugs are amazing! can't wait to visit Paper Rooms. Have you seen the new soft goods from By Koket? I saw their samples on Maison et Objet, past september, impressive, a must see!