Thursday, November 26, 2009

More new rug pictures

We had about three photo sessions trying to take good pictures of the new rugs. It's definitely not easy! We've tried inside a dance studio, outside in the yard, hanging the rugs on a T-stand and laying them down on the ground. Sunlight is still the best, but if it's too strong it can drown out the colours. Even with Photoshop it's hard to keep the colours consistent! So far this is what I have. We've just ordered more professional lights, so we might make another jump at the pictures....


Poppies - Red

Poppies - Yellow

Rhapsody - Red

Rhapsody - Beige

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Hand-Knotted Rugs

A couple of days ago I got a phone call from the warehouse, that my new hand-knotted rugs have arrived from India and we had a couple of days to pick them up. Yesterday I did my importing forms (always a challenge) and checked them a million times, so nobody gives me a hard time at customs (something always screws up). With Ed's generous help we went to the warehouse to pick up the papers, then to the customs office to clear the shipment and back to the warehouse to get the rugs. Finally, they're here!

I opened the samples first, because they're small. I'll have to wait to open the big ones when Ed gets home, because my belly sort of gets in the way. I took some pictures of the small, 2x2 samples for a sneak peek. Here they are.

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Wallpaper Collective

Recently, I became member of The Wallpaper Collective, a New York based wallpaper store. The online store is now officially open. They carry wallpapers from independent designers, like myself. Check out the wide array of designer wallcoverings from Aimee Wilder, Beware The Moon, Chato & Co, Eskayel, Grow House Grow, Jill Malek, Jocelyn Warner, Julia Rothman, Madison & Grow, Olli & Lime, Palace Papers, Paper Mills and SUM.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Wallpaper Lamps

I had these lamps from IKEA for a while. I think I got them for the first One of a Kind Show, where I was exhibiting my fabric greeting cards. Since then they were in storage and nobody really paid attention to them. Last weekend as a mini craft project I decided to use some of my bits and pieces of wallpaper to cover them and they ended up looking great! I used the Dragonfly Red and the Koi Chinoiserie and Koi Lake designs.
Here are some pictures.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Roomy Opening

Last Thursday we went to the opening party of the newly renovated Roomy Interiors. Here are some pictures. I'm looking pretty big......

Me with the "Black Lilies" wallpaper.

Joanna of Roomy Interiors. That was actually a real cake! :-)

Joanna and I.

Roomy now has baby accessories. They're displayed nicely with my "Pink Petals" rug and pillow.

Another image of the baby collection.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Roomy Interiors: New Look

Yesterday I was at Roomy Interiors on King Street East to take pictures of the new store. I was really excited, because several of my products were on display. The colours looked amazing and the store looked gorgeous! Here are a few snap shots:

I love the greys and soft greens with yellow accents for this arrangement. The beautiful grey sheets look great with my Sunflower Swirl silk pillows!

A close-up of the pillows with the bed.

The "Lilies - Black" wallpaper in a beautiful black & white arrangement.

A close-up of the "Lilies - Black" wallpaper.

Fireplace with the "Koi - Chinoiserie" wallpaper.

The grey "Mermaid" rug with coffee table.

The "Flower String" pillows on the couch with the grey "Mermaid" rug in the front.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Mandy Saile

We spent the long weekend in North Bay, and came back with some goodies from my lovely friend Mandy, creator of Bijou's Whimsy. She has some beautiful new things to offer, amongst them her free standing dolls she calls "Nubbins" and birds. I got this gorgeous bird from her as well as the frog necklace. I'm showing my new treasures with the "Pink Jinny" necklace I received a few months ago.

I also wanted to share a new illustration from Mandy. This one was inspired by me, which is such an honour! It's entitled "I am a Beautiful Home"

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Duchess Yellow Wallpaper

I wanted to post an image of the Duchess wallpaper in yellow. It's currently in our kitchen and it looked great with a basket of yellow apples. This design is also available in a light bluish green colour way (Duchess Tea).

Monday, August 31, 2009

Elle Decor - Hungary

Finally, I received my copy of the Hungarian Elle Decor! I was excited to see myself in the "Portrait" section of the August - September edition. This is the first time I appeared in a Hungarian publication. Of course it made my Mom really proud. :-) The article was written in Hungarian by Vanda Hakkel and the photos were taken by Ed.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Rug photos

These pictures were taken in Shirley's beautiful home. They feature the green Trees rug design, and it looks perfect with the decor.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Summer Sale on Rugs!

Five styles are going on sale until August 31! If you were ever in love with the Pink Mermaid, now is the time to get it while supplies last! Save over $200 on each 5x8 rug (applicable taxes and shipping are extra). Please visit the online store for more details.

All rugs are 5x8 in size and made of 100% New Zealand wool without the use of child labour.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Press: Dream Book by Boutique Design

My Pink Mermaid rug made it into Boutique Design's 2009 Dream Book. I loved the little write up on it. It says: "We've discovered where Ariel makes her money on dry land. She's gracing the face of this Pink Mermaid carpet - or it's her carpet fiber look alike."

Boutique Design is a hospitality interiors magazine that focuses on boutique hotels, spas, restaurants featuring designers with unique products.

They also have a yearly publication called Dream Book where they feature product designers. Check out their issues online here.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

New wallpaper prices

Due to increased manufacturing costs I had to raise my wallpaper prices. Now a roll of wallpaper is $160.00. I know.......

Sorry for the inconvenience. I still have trade discount available for interior designers, so if you're and interior designer/decorator please contact me to find out more.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Graphic Design: Girl Get Strong

Recently, I finished a project for three energetic ladies in BC. The trio of young moms decided to share their fitness and lifestyle adventures on their website:

You can read various articles on staying in shape, healthy eating, current events - and of course having fun while you're at it. Their articles are informative, funny and really well written. Definitely worth checking out!

Here are the images I created for the Girl, Get Strong! website:

The girls wanted a Charlie's Angels style pose.
Susan, a.k.a."Pink Panther"
Sian, a.k.a. "GoGo Girl"

Melanie, a.k.a."Crazy Legs"