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‘Show us your room’ Photo Competition

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 info@patersonrose.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 info@patersonrose.com. ;   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 !!

Retailer in the spotlight – Out of the Cot, Adelaide

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 …

2019 :
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!

2014 :
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

PR News – 16th Birthday June 2019

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’.

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‘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.

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FACEBOOK COMPETITIONS

Be sure to follow us on facebook regularly as we post lots of exciting comps, titillating tips & positive posts. Great prizes & loads of fun!!

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LIFELINE DONATION

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!!

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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.

We are ‘Sweet 16’ & celebrating!

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

$10 Donated with every NEW Duvet purchased during April.

 

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.

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Handy Hint : Decorating tip

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!

NEW Addition to the PR Family for Boys

Boys navy & grey duvet / quilt cover

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!

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!!

Photo Competition; Our 2nd place winners are ….

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 –

Girls room with lucy stripe quilt cover / doona, Lucy comforter

Rachael Twiggs girls room : Lucy stripe quilt cover / doona, Lucy comforter, aqua fleece throw & assorted Cushions

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!

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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.

multi coloured girls quilt cover, girls room & girls bedding

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

And Our Winners Are ….

A Gi-Normous thank you to ALL of you who picked up kids clothing, tidied toys, cleared floors, revamped & re-decorated rooms, ‘clicked’ & then took the time ( something very precious to us all ) to email us your bedroom photo entries.

Wow! We were blown away with the high standard of your bedrooms!! Many inspired, motivated & amazed us!!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

It was certainly a very difficult  task to select the winners amongst so many gorgeous bedrooms featuring PR linen & products.  After 3 days of deliberation between the 4 judges, consensus was finally made.  We did note, the standard of room decoration & attention to detail had increased considerably from our last competition – there are some very lucky children with very special bedrooms & spaces. We also note, the flair & individual creativeness was very ‘WOW’.  Well done all of you. You blew us away!!!

Our overall winners rooms were selected for their attention to detail, which can sometimes be the simple things.  Congratulations to Krysta Ardern with her sons room who was our overall 1st place winner.

Rachael Twigg with her daughters room, featuring Lucy linen & Kathryn Taylor with her Big girls room were our 2nd place winners.

But we couldn’t help ourselves!.  The standard was so high & the judging so close that we have also awarded 3 other entries prizes. Our additional winners were Heather Hoy, Sarah Delaney & Aimee Donaldson. Congratulations to all of our winners & thank you to everyone who entered. Stay posted for further comps & offers ….

Our Photo Competition 1st place winner, Krysta Ardern, with her sons room.

The judges said: ‘We loved the feel & flow of this room, with the hero being the Mariner quilt cover on the cot, combined with the sheeting & Mariner comforter. We loved the finishing touches of the 1,2,3 floor rug, a few matching cushions & bunting looped on the wall. The room had a lovely balance from wall to floor of colour & mixed patterns. There was certainly a good use of PR products without crowding; red white & blue, without being strongly one colour. A very cozy & comfortable interior. Well done

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.

Our Feature Design this month – Charlotte.

Charlotte floral quilt cover

Image : Charlotte quilt cover ( doona ) with the fleece throw; twinkle star canvas; cushions -flutterby, pink fleece & ballerina; fuchsia pink round floor rug.

At Patersonrose, we do our utmost to have a range of designs for you to select from; designs for modern homes, contemporary houses, for homes with a classic lean, city apartments, country homesteads.  There are designs for all nurseries, kids rooms, tweens & teens, bringing kids rooms to life.

Our Charlotte quilt cover / doona is seriously Gorgeous ( yes! with a captial G ). Aimed to please our younger girls, the Charlotte quilt cover / duvet combines pretty florals, with classic stripes and splendid spots and incorporates the latest fashion colours – duck egg blue, soft pink, sage green & red. Beautiful detail, yet divine & ultra pretty, the Charlotte quilt cover / doona makes your girls bedroom space an elegant place to be.

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.

Memory Lane

blue & taupe boys quilt cover / duvet

Do you remember this boys collection?  It’s the very handsome Jack range we released in 2007.  A quilt cover / duvet of boy-stripes in navy, brown, taupe, grey & green. The Jack comforter was a cool block of denims in blue, grey & charcoal. Very masculine & probably ahead of its time!

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 :)

Adorable Ashley – PR’s latest collections for Girls

ashley quilt cover / doona with soft pastel spots

Image : Ashley pastel spot quilt cover / doona; Aqua fleece throw; Cushions ; pineapple, make today amazing & silver bling.

We are all about fashion ( in a comfortable way ) & what the ‘in’ looks are for girls rooms in 2017. Having collaborated with our customers for over 11 years creating kids bedroom fashion, we launched the Ashley Collection in 2016/17 to meet our customers requests for pastel colours & spots, with an element of modern ‘randomness’. Softly colourful, with wide age appeal for girls of all ages, the Ashley quilt cover ( duvet / doona ) has the extreme versatility of fitting into any room, with boundless colour combo’s.

The Ashley bedding encompasses a soft pastel rainbow of spots – blue, aqua, yellow, pink, lilac & mint green on a fresh white background. Delicious subtle colours. Team this duvet cover / doona with a raft of sheeting & cushions options & you have created a stunning girls room.

The ‘Look’ can easily be transformed by adding orange, yellow or silver with our NEW cushions, a rug or graphic pillowcases. Be brave & add colour; or stay fashionably white. The choice is yours!

An Awesome Array … of cushions for boys.

red-blue-boys-cushions

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

Logans Big Boy Bed

Logans Big Boy Bed

Kate Simmonds, Christchurch- “Hi Patersonrose team, Logan loves his Patersonrose linen in his cot and on his big boys bed (all ready for when he moves out of his cot). Mummy loves the quality and designs, plus choice of colours too. We’ve used PR linen on both his cot and the bed. Logan’s very talented Uncle Guy Ellis (aka DCYPHR) was over from Los Angeles (where he now lives) doing some murals and art works for the Spectrum Street Art Festival here in Christchurch, and kindly spray painted the very cool Space mural to go with Logan’s PR Mariner bedding. Logan’s arty big sister Sophie and his Daddy did the other spaceship picture for him. We love the PR Pacific stamp cushion too.”

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.

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