13 April 2018
The week is coming to a rapid end and I thought it would be nice to offer you something fun for the weekend. Talking of days, weeks and months wakes me with a jolt with the realisation that we are already into April and before we know it May will be upon us. The beginning part of the year seems to move far too quickly and for us at Carole Nevin Designs even faster. We are still working on our shop revamp as well as our rebranding project with a new Logo, this is taking shape now and we are incredibly exhausted but excited at the prospect of new beginnings with new offerings.
Last year Carole was working with a client that wanted Zen like lines and she got quite into it and this resulted in an experimental range called Linocut. This little design she was about to dump but I personally fell in love with the simplicity of the pattern and must confess that when I saw it on the printing table last week I had to insist that we share this with you. So here we are: TIMBUKTU in a range of our signature colours that will make your heart sing. I hope you like it and if not, well, lots more on its way to you soon.
Wishing you a relaxing weekend.
23 March 2018
I am absolutely thrilled to launch and present the complete Protea and Sugarbird Cushion Collection here online. We have been working on this collection for more than a year, mixing hundreds of colours, working with a myriad of textures and shapes, but I can truly say I am now finally, well almost… thrilled with the results. The Collection comprises King Protea, Pincushion as well as Sugarbirds. If you live in the Cape you would appreciate just how Proteas and Sugarbirds are part of the fabric of our lives. As summer draws slowly to its end and we make the most of this exquisite mountain walking weather, we take this opportunity to bring some of this beauty into your living room. Over 35 colours have been used in this collection and I will no doubt pull some out and change some! It is incredibly difficult to know when to stop! But stop I must.
You can purchase these cushions online or in our Waterfront store only. We are making many, many items in this range from bags, purses, kitchen, dining, living. You can contact us directly for wholesale prices. PS Fabric per metre also available, handprinted on stone coloured linen cotton mix. Lovely base fabric and local!
We are in the process of change, very busy creating a new brand with a new look and new products. Please be patient with our online store, it will be upgraded over the next period.
Thank you for your support and I hope I can bring you lots and lots more beautiful products that are ethically made and remain true to our values of both creating beauty whilst caring for our environment and our people.
Have a lovely weekend!
Take advantage of our Online Promotion – Add the CODE: SUGARBIRD and receive 15% off when you purchase one of these hand-printed cushion covers.
Valid for this weekend only!
(Offer ends 26th March 2018)
01 March 2018
I simply love Carole’s new PINCUSHION & POLLEN design as part of our Botanical Collection. This gorgeous hand-printed design comes in 4 colourways – Blue Lagoon, Lemon Grass, Pointsettia, Rosebud and Mustard Seed. The tablecloths in this collection have beautiful sewn-on mitred borders and we have used a mix of fine cottons and gorgeous stone linens to complete this very
elegant and traditional collection.
By popular demand, we have added a pocket to our aprons and included tea cosies, oven gloves, iPad, shoppers and make-up bags to complete this chic collection.
Finally, we never forgot to add our ever popular
and highly useful fabric storage bags to help
organise your busy lives!
Our limited edition PINCUSHION & POLLEN collection is available online NOW and will be in both our Cape Town retail stores on the 15th of March 2018.
Take advantage of our online promotion for this weekend only
Simply add the CODE: POLLEN to receive 30% off when you purchase any item from our PINCUSHION & POLLEN collection:)
(Valid until 5th March 2018)
14 February 2018
Visit our Factory shop for fantastic Bargains – Gorgeous fabric printed on linen
cotton going from R99 a metre! If you cannot visit us in Muizenberg then
SHOP ONLINE at www.carolenevin.com
SWAY Dresses are now half price online and at both our retail outlets.
See shop addresses below. (Limited stock available) Blue Masai and Jade Ndebele designs
will be discontinued and are now selling at half price ONLINE AND IN STORES.
Lots and lots happening. Carole is furiously putting together new collections: Our
waterfront store gets a revamp in JUNE and a rebranding project is on the cards …
so it is a period of clearing out and heralding in the new.
watch this space for BARGAINS GALORE!
19 January 2018
21 December 2017
14 December 2017
This is the perfect opportunity to pick up superb bargains for your Christmas shopping! We are having a MASSIVE Sample Clearance SALE at our Factory Shop in Muizenberg to make space for our new 2018 Collections. We have a large selection of: cushion covers, tablecloths, runners, serviettes, shopper bags, hand-printed fabrics for curtaining and upholstery, as well as complimentary accessories on SALE at drastically reduced prices.
PS… Online shoppers, if you are feeling left out because you cannot make the
SALE – our gift to you is a discount VOUCHER for shopping online… Simply add the CODE: SUMMERTIME to receive 15% Off your online purchase.
(Valid until the 18 DEC 2017)
DETAILS OF FACTORY SHOP SALE:
DATE: Saturday 16th of December 2017
TIME: 8:30am till 2:00pm
For more information call Viola on 021-788 1077
TRADING HOURS OVER THE FESTIVE SEASON:
Factory Shop closes 20th of Dec 17 until 8th Jan 18.
V&A Waterfront Store will be trading throughout the Festive Season except for Christmas Day. Also please note that, for your convenience, the Waterfront Centre has extended its shopping hours until 10pm.
(from 14th Dec 17 until 30th Dec 17)
Cape Town CBD store will only be closed on Christmas and Boxing Day.
Our Clothing Upcycle Workshop was held last week and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves upcycling old favourites into exciting new items. I have posted some pictures on our Instagram account if you would like to see what we were up to:
Till next time!
01 December 2017
In keeping with our ethos of up-cycling and limiting the amount of trash going to landfill we upholstered a batch of couches that were either inherited or purchased with our exciting Carole Nevin Fabric. Luckily for you in order to make room for our new 2018 products we are selling them off at much reduced prices. If these couches do not tickle your fancy, you can get a similar look by purchasing fabric online or visiting our Factory Shop in Muizenberg
and upholstering your favourite couch!
FREE CLOTHING UPCYCLE WORKSHOP – ONLY 10 SPACES AVAILABLE:
you can bring it back to life.
Due to space constraints we are holding this workshop at our Factory in Muizenberg and NOT at our CBD store as previously advertised.
(Lots of parking is available)
DATE: 7th December 2017
TIME: 6pm till 9pm.
VENUE: 30 Eastlake Drive, Marina Da Gama, Muizenberg.
(Drinks and Snacks will be served)
Booking ESSENTIAL as space is LIMITED:
Please email Viola (email@example.com) to book your spot!
Till next time!
16 November 2017
Our luxurious elephant striped hand-printed homeware collection is perfect for that luxury game lodge look. Printed on top quality Stone Linen (Blend of cotton and linen). This gorgeous collection consists of cushion covers, table runners, bags and fabric by the metre, which is perfect for upholstery and curtaining.
The elephant striped collection comes in 7 different colourways:
Citrus Chartreuse; Charcoal Grey; Turquoise Sky; China Blue; Desert Pink; Slate Sky and Buchu.
We are offering a 30% ONLINE discount on the elephant striped collection until 23 November 2017. Simply add the CODE: LINOCUT at checkout to receive your discount. If you are a decorator please contact me if you would like to order a swatch book.
Please diarise the 7th of December (6pm till 9pm) as we are planning a fun up-cycle workshop with Carole at our retail store in the city centre, more info will be sent out closer to the time (Space will be limited so booking is essential).
Till Next Time.
10 November 2017
Beautiful, bold, spontaneous brush strokes; colours warm, subtle, bright, fun, softly muted, fresh spring and mello autumnal – something for everyone.
Carole and her design team had great fun creating CRAYOLA
with its fresh and spontaneous signature and new exciting colourways – both contemporary and sophisticated.
We recently launched the cushion collection and it has flown off the shelves so we have been painting solidly for the last three months and finally our tablecloths are ready for the Festive Season.
Colourways to suit both Northern and South Hemispheres.
Most of our visitors to our Studio are blown away when they realise that each item is painted by hand. I suppose we have become blasé and forget just how special it is to create these really unique products. Life has become so fast and crafted work has become a luxury. We embrace the slow textile movement, this creative work cannot be rushed – it requires loving and mindful attention.
Here is a snippet of our dedicated ladies painting, If you want to see more, please visit our Factory Shop in Muizenburg, Cape Town and if there is sufficient interest we may persuade Carole to give a Workshop.
We are having an online promotion on the Crayola Range for the next 3 days. Simply add the CODE: CRAYOLA at Checkout to receive a 30% discount off your purchase. Please do not forget to place your orders for Christmas before the 15th of November to ensure they arrive on time:)
Till Next time!
25 October 2017
OH LA LA… Love this sexy holiday DRESS!
Looking for that perfect Summer Dress?
We have what you are looking for! These dresses are figure flattering and easy to wear and suitable for all ages. You can purchase these gorgeous summer dresses in both our retail stores or ONLINE.
My favourite… The Mandy DRESS.
We are proud to print and sell these one-of-a-kind dresses from local designers Petra and Antoinette of SWAY Clothing. Every season new ranges are designed which makes every collection unique and very special.
Our experienced printers had great fun printing a selection of their fabrics for their Summer Clothing Collection.
You will receive a 20% discount off of these gorgeous dresses online if you add the CODE: SUMMERDRESS @ checkout.
(Offer Valid until the 30th of October)
Till next time!
20 October 2017
Our new hand-printed fabric Travel Backpacks are the ideal bags to take with you on your travel adventures; light and small, yet large enough to put in all your essentials. It is amazing what you can fit into this small fabric bag! These Backpacks also make fabulous Christmas Gifts.
TAKE ONLY MEMORIES – LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINTS.
I always travel with my water bottle and coffee mug as this helps me break the habit of buying single use plastic bottles and cups, which pollute the land-fills and the oceans. It is very hard trying to break a bad habit, it took me 4 months to stop using plastic bags for shopping!
The key is to be prepared and pack in advance.
You will receive a FREE Carole Nevin Shopping Bag when you purchase 3 or more Backpacks from our online store during the month of October.
Till next time!
12 October 2017
We have just unpacked our consignment from Gone Rural, beautiful handmade woven products from Swaziland. We have a selection of placemats, baskets, pot stands and coasters that you can purchase on-line or in-store. They are this week’s decor essentials, and specially selected to match our table linen beautifully!
Gone Rural is a company based in Swaziland, founded with a vision of empowering women in some of the remote areas of Swaziland. It has evolved into a handcrafted design brand that uses creativity to ignite change on a community level. It works with over 770 women in 13 groups spread across over 53 communities located in 3 regions in Swaziland. We are proud to be one of its stockists in Cape Town.
This week we are offering a 15% discount on all Gone Rural products as well as a 15% discount on all our hand-painted and hand-printed tablecloths. This fantastic offer ends on the 17th of October.
Simply add the CODE: DECORESSENTIALS at checkout.
If you prefer to shop at one of Carole Nevin’s retail stores, simply present this mailer to redeem your discount (Either on your phone or hardcopy)
We are fast approaching the end of the year and if you would like to order any Christmas Gifts (I can’t believe we are talking about Christmas already!) please remember to place your orders before the 10th of November 2017.
Have a fabulous week!
P.S. Remember, we ship worldwide! Read some of the lovely comments from our on-line shoppers at home and abroad!
06 October 2017
Just arrived! Looking for a stylish solution to that banging door?
Well, we have the perfect solution!
I am totally in love with this little addition to our homeware collection. These fun door stoppers are made using fabric from our new Afro Tribal Collection and come with a durable leather handle as well as a waterproof removable cover that we can fill with sand from our local beach.
For our on-line shoppers, don’t worry, to keep the postage weight down, we will ship the stoppers without sand and you can easily fill the bag yourself.
We have an exclusively on-line special for these door stoppers and take advantage of the discounted combos which we have tastefully put together for you!
Have a fabulous week!
Till next time!
28 September 2017
I am really excited to share with you cushions from our new Crayola Collection. This hand- painted collection is definitely a hands-down winner. Just before leaving for Spain, Carole decided it was time for a fresh-and-fun addition to our existing cushion collection. The end result is stunning! Playful and colourful and we are sure you will love it.
There is something for everyone to choose from – Ocean Blues, Forest Green, Pink Dusk, Summer Sorbet and African Sunset colourways make up the collection. In total we have created a colourful palette of 25 colours. So splash-out, add colour to your home, you can these mix with your existing cushions from our other collections!
As an experiment we have mixed Crayola cushions from our diverse range of prints and patterns which turned out great. This gives you a little feel for what you can do but at the end of the day, there are NO RULES and one can play with different combinations.
SIMPLY ADD THE CODE: CRAYOLA and RECEIVE 25% off the CRAYOLA CUSHION COVERS.
P.S. Don’t forget to join us next week the 5th October for FIRST THURSDAY in the CBD, pop-in and have a glass of wine with us and see our latest offerings. FIRST THURSDAYS are very festive in the City Centre, especially in Church Street with all the lovely Art Galleries staying open till late – and of course the highlight is that they are all also offering FREE WINE!
Have a fabulous week!
Till next time!
14 September 2017
Why not add a splash of colour to your home, with our latest yellow and orange colour crush collection!
This range is now available to purchase online and if you spend more then R500 you will receive a FREE shopping bag.
(Valid until 30th of September)
For more Colour Crush inspiration follow Carole Nevin on Pinterest.
Have a fabulous week!
Till next time!
06 September 2017
Please join us for drinks and canapés at our Brand New CBD Store, where we join the Cape Town tradition in celebrating First Thursday.
DATE: 7 September 2017
TIME: 5 – 7pm
ADDRESS: 52 Burg Street (Corner of Church and Burg Street – near Green Market Square)
TEL: 021 – 422 1615
Click here for directions.
Our gift to you is a *R100 Store Voucher that you can use when you spend more then R500 at our NEW CBD Store!
(Valid until Dec 2017)
Click here to download voucher.
I look forward to seeing you!
24 August 2017
Why not add a splash of colour to your home, with our latest pink and purple colour collection!
What girl does not love PINK!
This range is now available to purchase online and if you spend more then R500 you will receive a FREE storage bag.
(Valid until 31st of August)
Our new store in the CBD will be opening early September.
I will send out more details closer to the time.
Have a fabulous week!
Till next time!
17 August 2017
Carole had a great time with the Expresso team last week, she was interviewed by the lovely Leanne Williams on SABC3.
Click on the link to watch the full interview. https://youtu.be/diw61qfL9Ho
Before Carole left for Spain she worked on a few new hand-printed tribal ranges, we are launching the Elephant Stripe this week, so enjoy 25% off this selected range for the month of August. The Elephant Stripe is available in 6 different colourways, my favourite is the Turquoise Sky. The other colourways are Charcoal Grey, China Blue, Dessert Pink, Citrus Chartreuse and Slate Sky. This design is available to purchase by the metre and we have also made up a small selection of cushion covers, table runners and a lovely new styled shopping bag. This month you can only purchase these items from our online store, they will be available at our Waterfront and CBD stores next month.
Our Elephant Stripe design works very well with our other hand-printed designs, I especially love the combination of these cushion covers.
If you would like to receive some fabric cuttings/swatches to help you decide which colour pallet you would like to order online, email Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will gladly assist you.
(You will not have to pay for the small cuttings only for the postage)
I have just returned from Johannesburg after exhibiting at 100% Design South Africa (Decorex) which was awesome. It was lovely being part of the fabric and wallpaper gallery.
Click the link to view gallery:
Can you believe we are in the middle of August already? We are in full
swing printing Sway’s summer collection.
Our team has great fun with Sways orders.We will also be stocking their summer clothing ranges in our stores from Oct-17.
For those of you who have haven’t already noticed, we have a new fresh WEBSITE using the latest technology! To celebrate our new site we are giving you a gift voucher to the Value of R200 for the month of Aug-17
(Simply spend more than R500 and enter the CODE: NEW and you will receive the R200 discount off your purchase)
Till next time!
03 August 2017
Hello Friends! I trust this finds you happy and well! The new Cape Town CBD store preparations are going well and we are having great fun up-cycling our collection of (dare I say it junk and bits and pieces of furniture). We have achieved some stunning results and we hope that when you visit the store you too will be inspired to keep as much as possible out of landfill, and work with the resources that you already have.There is such a sense of achievement in taking something that is battered and ugly and transforming it into something that is not only useful but beautiful and fashionable! If you are interested in doing an up-cycling workshop, drop us a line and we will organize a group at our factory, using old furniture, chalk paint and our textiles.
Here is Davis doing a makeover with my late Grans old vintage kitchen cupboard for our new store. I think we will be creating a warm and fun space!
Carole has been hard at work and has completed a selection of patterns in time for 100% Design JHB here is a sneak preview.
We will exhibiting at 100% DESIGN at DECOREX JHB in the Fabric and Wallpaper Gallery.
DATE: 9th to the 13th of AUGUST 2017
Hall 1 – Gallagher Estate Midrand
I will personally be at the show and I am sure that talented Cathy O’Clery will wow us all once again with her excellent taste and spot-on textile collections. I will bring some hangers of our new designs, so please pop-over to check them out, say hello and have a chat.
I am certainly looking forward to a stimulating and inspiring show as well as the opportunity to meeting some of our loyal friends and to making new ones.
For more information you can contact me directly at email@example.com or on 0829683004,
27 July 2017
Hello to all our friends from beautiful Cape Town. We are relieved to have had some heavy rain and are hoping for lots more as we are in the midst of an unprecedented drought! The great thing about winter is that everything seems to shut down and this gives wonderful opportunities for creating the new. Lots and lots is happening at Carole Nevin Designs, a biggie for us is that we are opening a new store in the Cape Town CBD and we are very, very excited with the opportunity of having a much larger space where we can showcase many more of our products including upholstered furniture, curtaining, bed linen and new accessories etc.
We are equally delighted that our landlord is the Central Methodist Mission which does so much good work especially with the previously disadvantaged community in central Cape Town some of whom were dispossessed by the old regime. So we indirectly become part of this good work and this wonderful community.
The new CBD store is 2 minutes walk from famous Green Market Square, where Carole began selling her products at the market 23 years ago, so we are returning to our roots in a downtown that has become more dynamic and international over the years. The store is also near the Central Methodist Church which is one of the oldest, prettiest churches in Cape Town.
We will keep you posted… Many of our clients are tourists who are looking for local crafted products however, don’t forget we also design and print contemporary textiles which we sell directly to you from our factory, online, via our international stockist but soon ALL our fabrics will be available at our CBD shop (At great prices).
We also took this slower period to do a big shake up in the factory and created a more spacious, brighter Design Studio for Carole and Michelle to work from, we also have a new enlarged Marketing office as well as Board Room. (Please do visit!)
Carole has been working furiously on new designs so when she goes to Spain in Aug-17, she leaves us with exciting new products. Carole will be continuing her permaculture and design projects in Spain and I am sure she will share some of her experiences with you.
Just to add some brightness to the chilly Cape winter we have mixed up the hottest African colours that we could imagine and are happy to present our NEW Burnt African Sun colourway (by the way, the gorgeous model you see is Onele, the talented lady responsible for cutting fabric and cushions in our factory).
If you are in the northern hemisphere and nostalgic for the generosity, vibrancy and ready smile of Africa do yourself a favour get something in this gorgeous fabric.
Take advantage of the 40% off one week only!
Our next late night shopping and canapé event will be on the 7th of September at our New CBD Store – More information will be sent out closer to the time.
Till next time!
19 July 2017
Our favourite ONLINE WINTER Sale of the Year is now ON! Less 50% on
ALL our Fabrics and Table Linen for 1 week only. Simply use the Voucher Code WINTERSALE @ checkout.
Online offer ends on the 23rd of July.
We also have a huge selection of items on SALE at our V&A Waterfront Store.
Hurry while stocks last.
Till next time!
05 July 2017
We have added gorgeous new beaded penguins from Monkeybizz to our online store (available at our V&A Waterfront store for those in Cape Town). We also have a promotion on our lovely, bright and happy cape iconic tea towels to brighten up this very cold week! You can purchase any 3 and you will receive a FREE Bo-Kaap tea towel.
We have lots of exciting things happening behind the scenes: Carole, after her trip to Spain and France, is at work on exciting new designs; a major WEBSITE upgrade is underway and a NEW Carole Nevin Store is to be opened in the Cape Town CBD… more will be revealed over the next few weeks.