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Pick ‘n Mix – Mariner

Mariner Bunting (Copy)

For boys, it’s ship ahoy as we pitch for a nautical look with the Mariner collection.  To create, you will need the following ingredients ….

1 x Quilt Cover – Mariner
1 x Sheeting – Wills Star Spot ( this sheeting is super fun)
1 x Bunting – Mariner
2 x Cushions – that’s a no-brainer – the compass, & anchor. If you really want to go for it, include a red flag cushion.
1 x Rug – nautical

Mariner - Nautical (Copy)

 

From our Design Room: “At PR, we love incorporating classic bed linen & products to create a theme. By using pieces from our Mariner collection with its red, white & navy, it’s so easy to achieve things of the sea & go all-out nautical by accessorizing with fun cushions; something for every age of seafaring lad”

Find a boat club flag to use a wall decoration, & a model yacht to place on drawers. Sail away …Check out further Mariner combinations on our website.

with Mariner Rug & Blue Feature Wall (Copy)

We pay tribute to our Christchurch Store

It is with a heavy heart that we are closing the doors of our beautiful Christchurch store on Harewood Rd, after nearly 4 years of providing Kids interiors, linen & gifts to Christchurch. We invite you to pull up a chair &  turn your volume up, as we share the journey of Patersonrose Chch with you …. Don’t fret – Patersonrose continues & will be available at Ballantynes Chch & at retailers throughout NZ, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, MEast & online.

Competition Winners Announced : ‘Design Your Own Bedroom’

In January, we called upon all budding artists & interior designers to create a linen design they would love to have on their bed, then design a rug, cushion & canvas / wall art to match. Entries flooded in with some totally amazing creations & others more ‘interesting’.  The overall standard was high, making it very hard to decide on only 1 winner.  So we didn’t!!  We awarded 1 overall winner PLUS an additional 5 runner-up prizes of $10 PR Vouchers.  Well done to you all!

The overall winning entry was awarded to Georgette Herkt ( entry below ), for her ‘Starry Nocturnal Magic’ who has won a $150 PR voucher. We also awarded an additional 5 entries a $10 PR voucher each for their fab efforts; Lucy Murray, Cara Donaldson, Isobel McLauchlan, Ashley Marfell & Harriet McLauchlan.

Thank you to all of you who entered ( & the Mums & Dads who emailed & posted entries ).  Sorry we couldn’t award all of you a prize.

From Georgette … ‘The animals are all nocturnal and they are brave at night time which would help kids to not be scared of the dark.”

Starry Nocturnal Magic, by Georgette Herkt

Starry Nocturnal Magic, by Georgette Herkt

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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Tips to Make Your Kids Room a Fun Space

Bella & Ash posing on pink rug

It’s our mission at Patersonrose is to make your kids bedrooms a fun, colourful space to be; a room they will love. Our children are only young once & for such a short time (believe me, it whizzes past), so it is essential to make your child’s room the most marvelous, content, cosy place. This doesn’t need to be an expensive exercise. You are better to do this with a few quality, cost effective pieces than fill the room filled with clutter.  Ask your child about what they would love in their room – what accessories & colours. So start your list with …

Nursery : Bunting for celebration, plus 100% cotton sheeting as your baby needs natural cotton when sleeping so much.

Young children : stacks of cushions that appeal to them, a storage bag for keeping toys & ”things” tidy, & wall art to add some theme.

Tweens : let them select a quilt cover of their own choice – how grown up will they feel! They may even keep their room a little tidier ??? Plus our super plush throws – soooo cosy.  No child ever let’s these out of their sight.

Teens : pin boards! all important for displays of notes, reminders, photos & certificates + floor cushion for comfort when studying or texting.

Feel free to email us at any time at info@patersonrose.com with your queries on products or to get mix & match tips.

Competition : Design your own Bedroom

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Calling all Budding artists & Designers.  Here’s your chance to show us what you would love to have in your bedroom.  What colours, shapes, styles & patterns.  With summer holidays here, it’s the perfect time to get out paper,  coloured pens & pencils, then call upon your best drawing talents to “design your own bedroom’.  How cool is that!! Create a linen design you would love to have on your bed, then design a rug, cushion & canvas / wall art to match.  Once you have your prefect bedroom, email it to us at info@patersonrose.com    with the subject title : Design competition

Or post your designs to : Patersonrose, 80 Wratts Rd, Blenheim 7273 ( entries need to be postmarked 01 Feb 2015 )

& be in to win!  Entries close Sun 1st Feb 2015.  We will award the winning creation a $150 PR voucher.  Imagine what you could spend that on … tote bags, a cushion, a canvas???

Click here for the Design competition form. Children do NOT have to use this form if they would rather submit their entry differently.

Each entry must include a design for a :-

  1. quilt cover / duvet,
  2. cushion,
  3. wall art/canvas &
  4. floor rug,
  5. plus have a design name.

Make sure the child’s name & age, contact email & phone details are provided.  Each entry MUST be the child’s own work & is open to all children 14 years & under.

You may enter as many times as you like. So start drawing your marvelous creations.  You never know, it could one day become a Patersonrose collection :).

Click here for full T’s & C’s.  Please email us at info@patersonrose.com with the drawing or creation in JPeg, PDF format, take a photo of the image or post your creations to Patersonrose, 80 Wratts Rd, Blenheim 7273 if this is easier for you.

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!

A 123 Theme (Copy)

 

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.

1,2,3 fish rhyme

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!

NEW & Nautical

Loving the fresh new “Nautical” look from Patersonrose.

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 …

A Tinkerbell Theme (Copy)

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

 

fairy dust

Fabulous 4 Day Fiesta

4 Day Fiesta Sale - Fbk Post (Copy)

With only 2 more Fridays until Christmas ( can you believe it!! ), it’s time to kick start into action. From now until Sun, shop online or in our Chch store & receive …
25% off STOREWIDE

Off glorious gifts for Xmas, linen, cushions, rugs, bags, pinboards, toys... & much more.
But it’s only for 4 days & while stocks last.
So draft your Xmas list, your linen wishes & shop til you drop :)

Discount will be applied at checkout & is also applied in addition to other discounts shown, making special extra special.

Fiesta is 11th – 14th Dec 2014. While stocks last. Excludes store furniture, clothing & specialty items.
Discount does not apply to freight. T’s & C’s apply

Creating Sunny Childhood Memories

5 little girls lying on tummies

We all want our children to have idyllic memories of their upbringing & home. So a good place to cement these are in your child’s key space – their bedroom. How special will it be for your children to have a bedroom that you created from your heart which they adore. Our suggestions :

  • Include your child in the decorating of their room.
  • Narrow down the duvet / quilt cover options to 2 that you are happy with & then let your child make the final choice – how ‘grown up’ will they feel being taken to the shop to choose their own bedding!!
  • Indulge in colour : Paint a wall in your child’s favourite colour – it doesn’t matter if it all is a bit radical. Wall colour is an easy thing to change as your child’s colour preference does ( & won’t break the bank ).
  • Incorporate your child’s latest passion & craze in some way in their room. NOT in the linen, but in a more cost effective means that can easily be modified; with cushions, some toys or trinkets, a freeze or wall art.
  • Small details count : Another idea we love is creating a blackboard wall or write on wall – either select a wall, part of a wall or wardrobe door. What kid ( or adult ) isn’t going to just love this – a wall they are actually allowed to draw on!
  • Finally, encourage your child have ownership of their room & their possession’s. Ask them to make their bed, keep their room tidy, put their clothes away. Then they can sleep tight in their special room, surrounded by fun & loving things that make them smile. Sweet Dreams.

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.

A Rocket Theme (Copy)

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!

NEW linen is here – we launch Victoria

Victoria (Copy)

We LOVE bringing out new designs for all our fab PR fans. So we are proud to bring you the Victoria collection. Victoria is the epitomy of prettiness. This linen for girls combines a quilt cover of wide candy floss pink & white stripes, scattered floral print sheeting & the most heavenly patchwork comforter of assorted fabrics; rosettes, stripes, spots & roses, with so many delightful cushions you simply won’t know which to choose. Every girl deserves a ‘Victoria’ bedroom.

To buy or not to buy???

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Every now & again someone passes comment to us ” we love your linen but just can”t afford it”. We appreciate everyone has different budgets, priorities & needs. For us at Patersonrose, our priority is creating the best sleeping environment for your child / children, so they can affordably sleep in 100% natural quality percale cotton. Your child deserves nothing less!

Patersonrose cotton linen creates a good sleeping environment for your child,

  • which creates good healing
  • which creates good health
  • which creates good brain development
  • which creates a good temperament & focus for learning
  • which creates good energy
  • which creates a positive, happy child
  • which makes each day a good one

Now thats good value!!  So, make the chose & invest to sleep naturally in 100% Patersonrose cotton bedding. Sweet dreams!

NEW for Girls – Victoria

Victoria linen

Drum roll ….  whistles & applause. After much anticipation & many months in production fine-tuning colours & all the intricate prints, we are bursting with excitement with the arrival of our new collection for girls – Victoria. Hot off the press, this very feminine, pretty linen range is divine.  A quilt cover of wide candy floss pink & white stripes with a ribbon of small dots, sheeting of scattered small flowers in pinks, raspberry, green & blue, & the most heavenly comforter – a patchwork of fabrics in stripes, rosettes, delicate flowers & much more.  WOW!

Available from your nearest Patersonrose stockist or online now.

I Love Lucy…

I Love Lucy…

From Victoria B : “I love Lucy, it is so versatile ! We have picked out the greens & pinks at the moment but as my wee one grows & her tastes change we can update our colours. It is also a great one to mix with different fabrics.

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