Sunday, August 24, 2008

Aussie design

The coolest part about starting my own company has definitely been all the amazing people I have met! I'd like to introduce you to two of them, my Australian distributors (and friends:) Diane Bergeron and Amanda Harris.

I actually had the chance to meet Diane in person a few weeks ago when she was in town, and was completely blown away by how friendly, down to earth and talented she is. She's absolutely incredible. Just check out her inspiration board above! Diane says this is only a small portion of the board, so I can't imagine how insanely beautiful it must be in real life. The next photo is of her working in her studio (love that book case!) which I hope to visit one day. She also recently started a blog, and her website is being created/updated to show her design work as well as the fabric collections that she distributes to the Australian market, including Lulu DK, Carolina Irving, Les Indiennes and Of the Young & the Restless to name a few.

Amanda Harris is also an exclusive distributor of my fabrics in Australia, and has become a friend of mine in the past few months. She has a great little blog that always makes me wish I had a seaside home where I could escape, and she is currently working on a new site for her company Oliveaux as well as a showroom which she plans to open within the next year! I was pleasantly surprised to find that she is also the distributor of my friend Michael Devine's fabrics, shown above. Small world :)


porter hovey said...

Ohhh! How fabulous. I aslo just adore those green lamps!!

la la Lovely said...

It really is a small world and I love how blogging connects us all with such great people from all over the world that we might not otherwise meet. And I love Oliveaux site.. she is fabulous!

Style Saves the World said...

OMG, that studio is amazing. Serious workplace envy happening over here.

Porchlight Interiors said...

We couldn't agree with you more! We have bought Ruby Green and Michael Devine fabrics from Amanda at Oliveaux and she was just so lovely to do business with.

Courtney said...

CONGRATSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!! On placing in the JAdler contest. This is such great news. Can't wait to see what you use your gift card on :)


Natasha said...

I love your fabrics!! I was thinking of starting a company myself while on an extended vacation in Abuja... Might have questions u could help answer. I love the way fabrics totally light up and change the room! Over here the big thing is Italian heavy fabric preferably busy and lavish looking, I really would love for them to have options!
Great Blog!

Patricia Gray said...

Congratulation on your fabric line being represented in Australia!! I love your fabrics.

About Me said...

Hi Michelle,
I really enjoy reading your blog...I always refer to you for some fresh perspective. I recently began familiarizing myself with your lovely fabrics and I must have some for my shop! So fabulous! Keep Inspiring!

Ursie B said...

Congrats on winning 3rd in the Adler contest! :)

Kimberlee said...

I have just bought "megan" and "east village" in rapsberry to be made into cushions for my place from Amanda!! I leave in Adelaide and she is in Brisbane and she has been nothing but friendly, helpful and wonderful to deal with. Thanks for distributing your fabrics in Australia, so often we miss out!
PS Your "favourite things" at ABT today were gorgeous! x

SimplyGrove said...

What an amazing studio!!!
Congrats on your 3rd place at point click! Thats awesome:)
Come over to my blog and enter in my giveaway! You will like the prize:)

MABELLE said...

Thanks again everyone :) I love you guys!!
xo MA.

Alkemie said...

I am in AWE of the floor to ceiling book cases in that white room! I'm green with envy. WOW!

Anonymous said...

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