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Word from the Workshop – The inspiration for Zoe

Zoe girls quilt cover

From our designers : “Many hours go on behind the scenes, compiling the ‘story’ of each design we produce from our customer feedback, retailers requests but mostly, from our heart!.  Retailers have been consulted, customers queried, staff members contributed. Each design starts with a brief, sketches for design outlay then layer by layer, the fabric is pieced together, adding colours, pattern & size, all to meet our overall brief. Ultimately, we are hoping you, our fabulous PR fans, with be smiling & will love of our latest designs

Zoe is a design of when style hits-the-city, with its bold use of fashionable fresh aqua, paired with raspberry & hot pink. Modern use of ultra large circles makes this a very bewitching bed linen design. Zoe‘s versatility to incorporate a range of interior options makes it a flexible collection to create a bedroom design to suit whatever your daughters age & taste; to pair with existing accessories or go wild & re-vamp wall colours.

Let’s be honest, there are not very many linen collections which are timeless yet fashionable, edgy but not wacky and manage to make a girls bedroom radiant!!

Cute as a button.

wills star boys quilt cover, blue rug & room accessories for boys

Image :  Wills Star quilt cover & comforter, sea blue round rug & kids accessories.

Having a new baby is one of THE most exciting times of your life but it can be surrounded with some anxiety – how will I cope? what if I don’t know what to do? where do I find nice 100% cot linen for my new little treasure? Be assured, you will cope, you will find out what to do, & of course, Patersonrose has lovely 100% sheeting, comforters & quilt covers for cots!!!  Yay.

Our new born babes deserve to sleep in 100% natural cotton that breathes.  And one of the most exciting parts of having a baby, is setting up the nursery with the bedding, wall art ( canvases ) bunting, lampshades & a rug; such fun!! Babies cotton bedding & nice ( not tacky ) nursery accessories are not always easy to find. But now you have discovered Patersonrose, your nursery creation can begin. But be careful!! Patersonrose bedding can become quite an addiction. It’s rather lovely to touch & quite delish to sleep in.

Click here for earlier articles on tips of setting up your nursery.

Cozy Up for Winter

Kids cotton comforters & fleece throws

Image : red fleece throw, blue fleece throw, Comforters from top – Victoria, Emma, Lucy, Lou Lou, Wills Star, Mariner.

With days getting shorter & nights cooler, we want our little kids ( and big kids ) to be toasty warm in their rooms & beds. At PR, we provide a range of winter coziness, starting with our coral fleece throws. Soft, tactile & fun, these will warm your child’s room & play area. Brilliant for beds, bean bags, on the sofa & cosying in the car.

Comforters are another good winter investment.  These are similar to a bedspread & can be pulled up over a duvet / quilt for extra winter warmth, with comforter options for both girls & boys. Being 100% cotton & cotton fill & gorgeously quilt stitched, comforters really add ‘wow’ to bedrooms.

Fun, Fashionable Accessories

Girls pineapple, silver, chevron & make today cushions

Have you heard us say …’We LOVE Cushions‘?  That’s ‘cos we do!!  On so many levels!.

Tick – cushions are super cosy.
Tick – they are a cost effective way to add colour & theme. Get tired of them; it won’t break the bank to change & get a new colour-wave happening!
Tick – there’s a fab range for all ages & tastes.
Tick – cushions are also practical – use them to prop up for reading in bed.
Tick – they look friggin’ fantastic.

So if you haven’t yet made the investment of a couple of PR cushions, don’t dilly-dally any longer :)

An Awesome Array … of cushions for boys.

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Red, white & blue!  Such classic & timeless colours; bright & colourful, themed but ageless. You simply can not ever have too many cushions!!! Cushions in a boys room create some theme, add colour, whilst having the practical aspects of propping up for reading or perching on the floor.

Cushions from top, clockwise: white star, yacht, blast off, four star, up up & away, 3 star, blue union jack, blue world map, rules

Shop this Look – Zoe with Aqua.

Zoe with Aqua

This is a design for where ‘style hits the city’ with its bold use of fashionable fresh aqua, paired with raspberry & hot pink. A modern use of large circles makes this a very bewitching bed linen design. Zoe’s versatility in creating a range of interior options makes it a flexible design to suit any girls age ( big girl to younger ), tastes, existing accessories or alternatively, have no boundaries & go wild with wall colours. Let’s be honest, there are not very many linen collections which are timeless yet fashionable, span a range of ages & look fab & funky. With such a variety of interior options you have within PR, the hard part is actually choosing.  There are no wrong mix & match options; simply choose the pieces you simply love!

From top left to right, clockwise; Zoe quilt pillowcase, yeah rite cushion, make today cushion,  pink fleece throw, sea blue shaggy rug or aqua shaggy rug, Zoe sheeting, Zoe square cushion.

Setting up your Nursery – Part 2. Magic!!

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( Continuing on from our article Part 1, last month … )

Exciting! The magical time is nearing for Baby to arrive & you are getting nesty, wanting the room all prepared for you little ones arrival home.  By now, you may have set your nursery budget, possibly found out what sex your baby is & chosen wall colours, you probably bought Girl Clothes already.

  • Tip : A baby won’t need a pillow – they need to lie flat. But an empty pillowcase under Baby’s head is a good option for catching Baby’s spills & are much easier to wash than changing the whole bed every time Baby dribbles.
  • You may not have decided if you will sleep your baby in a sleep sack yet, so we recommend purchasing a few cot fitted sheets, rather than full sheet sets, to begin with. Don’t forget, baby can mess sheeting at anytime of day & night so having spare sheeting can reduce stress in the middle of the night.
  • Don’t go overboard with theme as your newborn baby’s becomes a toddler very quickly & theme preferences change just as quickly. Bring in theme with cost effective items that are affordable & easy to change – ie a bunting, wall decal ( we love lots of the kids decals from The Vinyl Room) & wall art & cushions.
  • Select your key pieces of furniture (check the Club Furniture for leather pieces). There are great options for drawers, a bed-sider & storage units from Kidzspace, Auckland & the metal beds from Incy Interiors.
  • Once you have the key elements installed, pause. Stand & look at the room. Does it need a rug to add some softness or colour? Or a canvas for the wall to break the space or create & add theme? Is there somewhere for you to sit to feed baby at night? Is there a softer night light & somewhere to dispose of dirty nappies?
  • Complete these last few tasks & voila!  You have a divine special room for your new wee person.

Now enjoy some sleep & rest before baby comes & all the new delights of a newborn & new life begins.

Setting up your Nursery – part 1

What fun!! You are going to have a new member of your family arrive soon & it is such an exciting time setting up a welcoming special room for them. Boy or girl ? or you don’t know yet?

Setting up a nursery can seem to be daunting, but it shouldn’t be. There are lots of great websites which provide key products that you will need.

From our perspective, we suggest the following simple guidelines :

  • Set a budget – that you are comfortable with. Then stick to this!!! Be realistic – if this is your last planned baby, don’t go over the top – if it is your first, you may have some big purchases to invest in – bassinets, a cot, changing table.
  • If you know boy or girl, you may which to direct your colour flavour to suit this. Or remain more gender neutral if the baby’s sex is unknown, but this doesn’t have to mean beige or creams – there are lots of lovely blues & greens that can suit both girls & boys. From PR, your gender neutral options include Evie, Molly sheeting, Tom sheeting, Storm sheeting, Bell blue & Raspberry red.
  • Once a colour palette has been selected, as ALWAYS suggest selecting your linen first. There are zillions of paint options but only a handful of linen options that are available in cot size & there will be fewer you actually like. So hunt out your comforter & sheeting then charge forth with the rest of the room as this will also determine your rooms key colour.

Stay tuned as we complete our nursery tips for you in a few weeks ….

Wills Star quilt cover, sheeting, cushions & bunting

Wills Star quilt cover, sheeting, cushions & bunting

Product Pin Up – Throws

Throws

We get so much feedback on how soft & lovely our throws are, especially from people convinced they didn’t want fleece at all ……. until they feel our coral fleece throws!!! Our fleece throws really have the ‘Mmmmm…mmmmm’ of softness, the ‘must have’ feel for wrapping up on the sofa or bean bag, the ‘I must take to bed’ coziness for night time snuggling. Plus they are a wonderful colour pop!! Match them with other colours you have happening or let them BE the colour.

From a practical aspect ( & we do love to be a little practical as well as pretty ), they wash up like new, staying super soft & no pilling!!! All ages adore our throws – from toddlers to teens to Grans. Two darling ladies in their 60 years + from the Hawkes Bay brought the pink throws for themselves so their husbands wouldn’t use them, only to return to buy 2 more, as the pink colour simply didn’t deter the husbands!! Softness & warmth won over!!

We remain totally besotted with our heavenly fleece throws!

Word from the Workshop ….. The Molly Collection

Inspiration behind Molly

Many hours go on behind the scenes, compiling the ‘story’ of each design we lovingly produce.  Retailers have been consulted, customers queried, staff members contributed. Each design starts with a brief, sketches for design outlay then layer by layer, the fabric is pieced together, adding colours, pattern & size, all to meet our overall brief. Ultimately, we are hoping you, our fabulous PR fans, with be gob-smacked with joy & love of our latest & greatest PR linen.

So this was how the Molly collection evolved. Retailers & customers alike where asking for blue, a design that appealed to older girls & teens, which had a modern look & was very fashion focused. Our inspiration was fresh seablues, aqua, edgy geometric but nothing too harsh or blocky. The design must still be feminine. We also wanted a unique aspect – something different from other linen houses. Silver!! Months of months of draft designs, colour testing, silver foil laying, Molly was completed.

And boy! have we put the cat among the pigeons as Molly certainly isn’t your usual PR design.  That’s great!! it wasn’t intended to be, with it’s fashionable blues, aqua & hexagon modern look. With her beautiful silver foil adding real wow!!! She still ticks the box of being timeless, have wide age appeal & unthemed, but brings PR into 2016 with a real bang!

We hope you love Molly as much as we have loved the journey of creating the Molly bedlinen for you.

Countless Combinations

4 Designs - Victoria, Tom, Nautical, Zoe

At Patersonrose, we love that we cross the boundaries of classic design ( that will sit in any bedroom & remain timeless ) to full on fashion ( where the bedlinen is a modern statement ), whilst we remain true to our philosophy that ‘there are NO rules’. We love it when our customers mix classic with fashion to create their own ‘look’ & we celebrate all of you who do this. We know it is often a step out of your comfort zone & a stretch of design, colour & theme imagination to do this.  And the thing is, there is no right or wrong combos, it’s all about bed setting & room that you love!!

Above, we show you some classics: Victoria duvet cover/doona ( top left ) & Nautical ( bottom left ) but edged with red.  For more of a contemporary look, we show you Tom quilt cover / doona ( top right ) with the cobalt blue sheeting & gunpowder grey rug for boys; Zoe ( bottom right ) for girls, intermixing aqua pink & red.

Follow your heart with your colour choices. If you have any queries of with what you are wanting to try, do feel free to contact us to help.

Rugging up

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Needing to take the chill off cool floor boards or tiles? Or wanting little feet to land on something warm on cool mornings as they spring out of bed. Or just to add a ‘bang’ of colour & softness to a bedroom, play area or study?

Rugs tick all of these boxes plus do a whole lot more, while also linking a room together, bringing in the pattern of the linen & colours from the walls.

Rugs add a splosh of colour to jazz up any area in your home. There are not many other items that you can add to your kids bedroom, play area or study that will have the colour impact a rug makes.  By adding a block of solid colour or a pattern, rugs soften a room from harsh floors, provide a comfy area for kids to sit or play, add warmth & bring the room ‘together’ as they fuse the rooms décor & wall colour. One thing left – choosing among rug sizes.

Choose from a Patersonrose round shaggy rug ( 1.2m diameter ), a larger rectangular rug ( 1.2 x 1.7m) or if your space is smaller, then choose from our fun themed 1 x 1.5m rugs. Go block colour in green, pink, blues, red or purple, or use the pattern of a shortpile rug to lift & jazz up the area you are decorating. Whatever you select, a quality Patersonrose acrylic rug will last a long time.

Themed Series Introduction – Part 4. Butterfly Series

So whimsical & pretty, what little girl isn’t going to love colourful,  gentle butterflies adorning her room; be it a canvas for her wall, a cushion scattered on the bed, a butterfly bunting to drape, or a soft rug of butterflies to land little feet on in the morning.  So it is with much fluttering excitement, that we have released our ‘butterfly’ series of accessories … purchase directly on-line or visit your nearest stockist.

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Themed Series Introduction – Part 3. 1,2,3 ….

It’s always fun having some theming in your child’s room that also has an element of education, as well as being colourful & fun.  Theming by numbers ( 1,2,3 ) provides a series of wall art / canvases, cushions, a rug & bunting that will keep a child pondering over for hours & hours ( when they are awake, of course ). A wonderful way to add an element of theme in your boys room!

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Have fun blending items from our themed ranges with other Patersonrose pieces, making your lovely boys room a dream space.  The 1,2,3 accessories match nicely with Mariner, Wills Star, Tom & Nautical collections.

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Keeping kids rooms tidy with Storage Bags

Help your little people keep their room orderly, if this is at all possible smiley face1 , with a Patersonrose storage bag.

Perfect for children & Mums to fill to the brim with toys, shoes & all their favourite belongings. Not are they practical, storage bags also look great. We use them for putting in all the children”s gear when heading off to the beach for the day. Easy to load up, reload and then once home, I throw them in the washing machine before returning to whichever bedroom I had “borrowed” it from. Such fun; so versatile!

Themed Series Introduction – Part 2. Tinkerbell

Our themed series have arrived to raving reviews.  We love that!!  You, our customer, asked for us to do accessories that could easily add some theme to your children’s room, won’t be too expensive & will match a range of linen designs.  So we set to our drawing boards, asked you on facebook what themes you would like & viola! created 5 fun-filled ranges of accessories.  And, just in time for Christmas. Nice.  Introducing to you our Tinkerbell range …

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We hope you have fun mixing & matching different pieces from our new themed ranges, making your girls room a very special place & space. The Tinkerbell accessories matches beautifully with Emma, Lucy, Zoe, Victoria, Charlotte, Millie collections or any girls room wanting a little tinkerbell  ‘magic’ smiley face

 

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Themed Series Introduction – Part 1. The Rockets.

It is with much excitement that we introduce to you Part 1 of our series of themed accessories; The Rocket series – up up & away! Hot off the press & available now.

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There are  a number of reason’s for these new PR collections :

The themed accessories mix & match well with many of our PR linen designs ( as above with Wills Star & cobalt sheeting )
We wish to continue keeping our linen ‘theme-free’, lasting your child a number of ages & phases.
Constantly we are asked for themed accessories, so we have succumbed :)
Theming your child’s room with wall art, cushions, a rug, bags & bunting is cost effective & easily changed.
It provides Mum’s, Dads, aunties, Gran’s  & Nan’s with a fun product to help build your child’s room with a practical & perfect gift. Nice!

So spread the word, jump on-line or visit your nearest stockist & create a delightful boys room with a dashing rocket theme that will make his dream space a great place!

Rug up … winter is here

rugs

Lucy rectangle rug with apple green, fuschia pink & groovy grape round shaggy rugs

What a wonderful way to add a splish splosh of colour
What a wonderful way to warm a room
What a wonderful way to soften hard floors, falls & sounds
The perfect way for little peoples toes to touch the ground as they start their new adventurous day …

Rugs by Patersonrose.