A big thanks to Natural Home & Garden Magazine for including Company C’s Cyprus Aqua rug in its May/June issue. The article entitled, “A Healthier Home: Furnishings and Decor to Reduce Indoor Air Pollution” by Ginevra Holtkamp can be found here.
One of my favorite runway designers is Oscar de la Renta and his gowns. They are so dreamy. In his Spring 2012 designs, he captured crisp navy and white in a casual yet elegant way in his masterpiece below. Reminded me of our Imperial Paisley bedding collection.
Pictured: Company C Imperial Paisley bed with our Regalia pillow.
Dreamy, dreamy, dreamy!
One of the fun and crazy times of year is our photo shoot! After months of designing, planning, shopping for accessories and scouting locations, the day arrives when we have to bring it all together for the shoot.
I thought it would be fun to share some of the before and after shots from our Spring ’12 shoot. Our location was a beautiful home on the seacoast in Rye, NH. We were so lucky the weather held out for us. Tropical Storm Irene arrived the day after we finished!
This is one of my favorite shots. Our stylist, Karin Lidbeck, transformed our 200-year-old colonial entryway into one typically found in a tropical paradise!
I loved planning the shot for our Leopard Azalea rug—going a little crazy with Pink & Green! We chose the new barn out in the apple orchard. It had a large, casual space with great light and our goal was to dress it up a bit with our “Classic & Sexy” Leopard collection!
We took some of our bedding shots in the house where the rooms were smaller, but filled with light and charm—enough to create a coastal feeling with our Sanibel quilt.
Our photo shoots are a ton of work—with everyone unpacking, repacking and moving heavy furniture. But we do make some time for fun! For one of our cover shots, Maggie and Julie—two of our designers—worked tirelessly cutting up strips of our printed fabrics and stapled them to the pergola in the back field. What crazy idea were we concocting? Why Maggie running through the fabrics of course—creating a carefree feeling of summer!
We just finished our Fall ’12 photo shoot so stay tuned for more fun!
Pink is for Love!
Fall in love with pink this season. Whether used as an accent color or the focal point of design, pink adds drama! We love using pink in our collections and are always inspired by the vibrant pink flowers in our gardens–from roses and peonies to azaleas and petunias. Pink pairs well with greens, yellows, oranges and blues. Mix it up and have fun.
Happy Valentines Day!
Thank you everyone who participated in our 2012 New Year’s Resolution Contest. We were blown away with all your thoughtful entries. We enjoyed reading your personal stories and hope you’ll keep us posted througout the year on your successes.
Gayle Orzech Sawamura is our grand prize winner of a 4’6 x 6’6 rug of choice! Her resolution for 2012:
“In my father’s 80 years, there wasn’t anything he couldn’t do. He had a strong confidence in his abilities and determination that I have always admired. Dad passed away 2 years ago, and i used my small inheritance to fuel my lifelong passion – photography. After 20 years as a stay-at-home mom, I will open a small photography business this year. My resolution for 2012 is to cast aside self-doubt and believe that I can indeed be successful in my new career. The true gift my father gave me does not have anything to do with material things. He showed me how to live. In 2012, I will make my father proud.”
Congratulations Gayle, for taking a risk, living your passion, being adventurous and believing in your dreams! We are so excited for you and hope you’ll share pictures of your studio as you get it up and running. We believe sincerely 2012 will be a colorful year for you; from the photography in your studio to your new Company C rug!
Here are a couple of other inspiring resolutions we wanted to recognize.
First runner up and winner of a 2′ x 3′ rug of choice.
“My new year’s resolution is to HAVE.MORE.FUN! We are planning exciting outings and adventures that will create family memories while trying to be budget friendly. I also want to make everyday be more fun by “unplugging” myself for a certain time each day and focus on my kids. I also decided to stop using my alone time (when the kids are napping or at preschool) to clean up and do normal housework. It is going to be my time to be creative and do projects. Wahoo! Here’s to a fun, productive, colorful and enriching 2012! Happy new year to all.”
Second runner up and winner of a throw of choice.
“I resolve to no let major setbacks dampen my spirit and to see them as temporary challenges that fuel my determination. Change can be a good motivator.”
Congratulations to our winners and thank you again to all. Happy 2012 from all of us at Company C!