We are buzzing with birthday bash as we celebrate our ‘Sweet 16’ birthday & an amazing adventure designing 100% cotton linen & interiors for kids rooms around NZ, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong & UAE. Not bad for a little old NZ company.
Most importantly, we couldn’t have done it without you, so thanks! To celebrate, we have created a video with a few of our highlights & memories. Loads of designs, products, customers & popping up fun.
Park up with a coffee or vino, crank up the volume & sing loudly!!!
There are a few people who we couldn’t find photos of ( so sorry) who have been such an intricate part of the pathway – Kath, Clare, Rach M & Rach J, Jude H & Jude M. & of course Sally who has been the main inspiration. And Karen (we know how you love your photo taken) who has been part of PR for over 9 years. Plus there are so many of you Popup helpers (thank you) & others who have swopped in along the way. Thank you all for being part of the PR trek.
Snap & Win : This month ( cos it’s our 16th birthday ), we spotlight all bedrooms everywhere with Patersonrose linen & accessories with our ‘SHOW US YOUR ROOM’ photo comp. Simply, send us a pic of your children’s bed room/s, showing us how you have used any item from Patersonrose. There are loads of great prizes up for grabs. We will award 1 overall winner a $500 PR voucher; 2nd & 3rd place winners will each be awarded annual subscriptions for a Your Home & Garden magazine valued at over $70, plus there will be 2 further prizes of PR $50 vouchers. Wahoooo!!!
It’s simple – encourage your child to tidy up their bedroom ( what a great idea ), make sure the Patersonrose item/s are clearly in the photo, click your child’s room & email your photo to email@example.com , subject : Photo Competition
Each entry must :
* Be provided with the entrants name, contact phone number & email address.
* Be a photo of the room clearly showing at least 1 Patersonrose item in the bedroom ( can be any PR linen or accessory item )
* Be a photo that has NOT entered a PR competition before ( unless the room has been modified )
* Be emailed separately to firstname.lastname@example.org. ; Subject : Photo Competition.
* Be emailed to us by Sun 30th June.
Please include a comment, saying what you love about the pictured room or how you went about designing it. And kids are welcome in the photo too!
Don’t delay; dust off the drawers, buff up the bedding, clean up the clothes, cosy with a cushion or 3, grab the camera & …..click, then send us your pics.
Enter as many times as you like but only 1 entry per bedroom. Each entry must include at least 1 Patersonrose product.
Entries must be received no later than 11.59pm on Sun 30th June 2019. Photo size to be approx 1 MB ( no bigger please ). Please ensure the photo is clear & crisp – not dark, small & grainy as we won’t be able to see your room properly. Check out our blog soon for some pic tips.
Happy snapping !!
There are very few retailers that are the whole package – provide an amazingly beautiful store & show room for our linen & interiors, who have believed in PR 110% of the way, who are happy to provide some gentle guidance ( sometimes tear-jerkingly honestly ) if we swerve in the wrong direction but just as happy to pat us on the back when we do something well. And not everyone has a great ear (& eye) & is a kind sounding board like the team at OOTC, Adelaide, Australia. Hence they are the 1st to be spot-lighted for our 16th birthday.
PLUS, they have a brilliant birthday offer for Australian customers, with 30% OFF ALL PR until Fri 21st June 2019
We reflect on Out of the Cot from 2014 & catch up with them today on what they are currently enjoying. We get the lo-down from Emma on their beautiful store …
What is your fav PR design today & why? I currently love Archie! With our eldest having just turned 11 (seriously when did I get old enough to have an 11 yr old) Archie is just perfect. Archie is that perfect mix of modern & grown up yet still fun and the soft charcoal colour palate is simply stunning.
What is your current fav meal ? My brother is a chef & fisherman on the Tuna boats & I have to say high quality Tuna Sashimi is always a favourite…but I recently had a seared Tuna Poke Bowl and oh my goodness, Yum!
Which designs are working well for you? We are currently crushing on Charlotte. With its gorgeous mix of Aqua, Pink, Red & Apple Green we’re finding Charlotte is starting to give Lou Lou a run for her money for the Tween Girl market. We think the gorgeous cushions are the what make this design so very appealing. The combination of the pink velvet flower & ballerina cushion are simply too hard to resist.
What are your customers looking for when doing up their children’s rooms? Inspiration! We are constantly being asked what we use in my children’s rooms and for any hots styling tips. My number one styling tip – choose your 3 base colours are work from there. It is amazing how almost any item with any theme can work in a space as long as the base colour tones are complementary. My other tip to match a couple of items perfectly to give the look continuity. This is one (of the many reasons) I love Patersonrose! You can have your base linen, lampshade & tab top curtains and then blend everything else from there – there is so many product lines to choose from, I often find myself spoilt for choice.
What’s your best selling PR accessory? RUGS! The range of Patersonrose rugs is quite simply awesome! The large block colour rectangle designs are heavy, durable & very easy to clean (an absolute must for a children’s bed or playroom). Also with the choice of colours available in the round shaggy’s – there is a rug to suit almost any look!
Favourite design & why ? I love Tom. The combo of blue & grey with just a pop of green is stunning & works equally well for a 5 or 15 yr old. The only difficulty I’m having is decoding if I prefer the Grey Stripe or Cobalt Blue sheeting!
On a personal note, what’s your current fav meal ? My favourite winter meal at the moment is Asian Roast Chicken. It’s a different take on a traditional roast chicken with the stuffing consisting of tamarind and Asian spices and then reducing the stock & mixing with coconut milk to produce a coconut milk gravy. This is then served with Rice & Steamed Greens. Served with a glass of Pinot Grigio – perfect!
Thank you Emma & Ash, Lyndel & Stefan xx
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!
We are buzzing with birthday bash as we celebrate our ‘Sweet 16’ birthday & an amazing 16 year journey of designing 100% cotton linen & interiors for kids rooms around NZ, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong & UAE. Not bad for a little old NZ company.
Most importantly, we couldn’t have done it without you, so thanks! To celebrate, each week throughout June, we will have specials, share memories, have loads of competitions, exciting blogs, Friday Frenzies + loads more.So let’s rock into it with our 1st Friday Frenzy … $5 cushions & canvases – WOW!
+ go to our facebook page for our 1st birthday ‘crazy comp’.
‘SHOW US YOUR ROOM’
Woop Woop! As part of our birthday celebrations, it’s time to start sprucing up your kids rooms for our ‘show us your room’ competition, with over $1000 worth of prizes to be won.
Get sprucing, get the camera ready & stay posted – we will advise the photo comp dets very soon on facebook & via email.
Be sure to follow us on facebook regularly as we post lots of exciting comps, titillating tips & positive posts. Great prizes & loads of fun!!
In April, we pledged $10 for every PR NEW design duvet cover sold to go to NZ Lifeline to assist teenage suicide prevention!! Lifeline help 1000’s of kids each month who suffer from abuse, mental health issues, bullying, abuse & much much more without ANY government funding.
And wow, did you all support that. $750 has been donated to this amazing cause.
Even better, it takes exactly $750 to train each volunteer who could be answering some of the 10,000 calls made to Lifeline each month.
Thank you PR customers – you are the best!!
STAY POSTED THIS MONTH FOR …
– FACEBOOK posts for sales & competitions
– our BLOG for exciting news, videos, competition details & room tips
– Instagram as we gram some interesting stuff
– & emails for our Friday Flash, retailer news & Photo comp details.
Va-va voom, Woop Woop, ching ching, yippee & yoowza
It really is quite unbelievable that we have had 16 amazing years of designing & creating bed linen & interiors right here in little old NZ. What a journey. We can’t say it’s all been easy – it hasn’t! There has been heart break & ache along the way, the odd design tragedy ( thankfully not many ), some deep soul searching, with times of change & turbulence.
But in our hearts, we have always held the passion to design & create beautiful 100% cotton bedding for your charming children & had so many loyal & fun customers ( and a few addicted ones – you know how you are – Victoria, Heather, Trudi, Melody, Megan, our lovely Anne-marie ) & the rest of you who keep us ‘alive’.
So, it is with jumps of joy that we enter June to celebrate our 16th birthday. There is going to be loads of fun – rallying retailers, guessing games, photo comps, specials & of course, we have chocolate ( chocolate must ALWAYS be at birthday partys ).
So please rah rah & woop woop with us. We want to know what you love, what you haven’t, what you remember & of course, what you would like us make to.
Happy birthday to us xxxx
With NZ’s teenage suicide rate being the highest of any OECD country, that’s totally tragic. Affecting most New Zealanders in some way, no one person or company can solve this issue alone, but we all can do a little to help make a change together.
So, for the month of April, every NEW design duvet purchased, Patersonrose will donate $10 towards teenage suicide prevention.
Your child’s room should be a fun space, a sanctuary that they love to go to, where they can chill out or bring their friends & siblings.
And let’s remember, all our children are different – they have different likes, dislikes, colour tastes & interior needs.
But with a little effort, you can make your child’s room uniquely theirs & have loads of fun doing it!!
We love the simplicity of black & white in a girls room, especially an older girls room, as shown, using the Jemima duvet. But we also love the addition of colour to give the room some punch & personality, like soft pink, or a splosh of soft blue, with pastel blue sheeting.
The beauty of black & white is you can stay smart & simple just with black & white, or add any other hero colour you wish too. Have re-decorating!
Hot OFF the production press & created with lots of passion with copious customer contribution via facebook, popups, emails & phone calls, retailer suggestions & full PR team critiquing, we are very proud to introduce our NEW Leon Collection 2018. A rich deep navy blue, metallic grey, charcoal & a nod of red, this quilt cover screams modern, simple, easy & smashingly good looking!!!
We wanted to respond to you, our PR customers, requests, while injecting into our collections a boys design that spans across many ages, is modern, yet also classic. What we did NOT want was tizzy, delicate, multicoloured. Oh no!! You, our customer wanted bold & blocky. And so, we have created Leon!!
It’s so often hard to find nice boys bedding which is also 100% beautiful cotton, is available up to queen bedding size & is a nice ‘boyish’ design – not too young, yet not adult. Our Leon Collection of bedding is this & more; it’s easy – easy to match the the storm grey sheeting & gunpowder grey rug, easy to dress with cushions for big boys, or transition to a smaller boys bedroom. Boom for boys bedding!
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!!
With great pleasure, we present the rooms awarded 2nd place in our ‘Show us your Room’ photo competition 2017. These rooms were selected for their use of colour, some creative license, a dash of design flair & fab presentation, all creating delightful bedroom spaces. Congratulations!
Rachael Twigg –
The Judges said …”This girls room is very complete. We loved the use of the colour aqua to link the wall, bed & window dressing, yet the room is not overwhlemed by aqua; there is also good use of other colour elements such as red. The lines are simple, not congested & there is lovely use of accessories – the wall book cube, ‘dream’ & the red heart. Nice layering with the cushions. What girl, big or small, wouldn’t love to sleep in this room!”
Kathryn Taylor – Christchurch: This is my 3 year olds ‘big girls room.’ It was her birthday present that she upgraded to a big bed and a new colour scheme. She adores it and I love how funky and bright the Patersonrose linen makes it! The curtains are her old cot sheets and stitched down the sides of plain lavender ones.
Kathryn Taylors Big Girls room : Lou Lou quilt cover & Lou Lou comforter, bunting & assorted girls cushions.The judges said …” There is a wonderful use of innovation in this girls bedroom. Fantastic use of PR girls Lou Lou bedding, intertwined with the same fabrics to make curtains & also the word ‘free’ Clever!! We really like the use of a colour from wall to bed to curtain trims, & again, this colour use is not overpowering; rather it’s leveled with the stronger colours in the Lou Lou linen. A very smart girls room. Well done“