Wednesday 27th April saw the unveiling of something very close to my heart... my collaboration NEW AGAIN by Petrina Turner Design for Designer Rugs. A collection of four hand-tufted rugs referencing family memories and crafts handed down through generations.
It really was a celebration, bringing together Melbourne's vibrant creative tribe, family and friends. Our guests joined in the story telling... of Designer Rugs incredible thirty year history... my twenty two year history with them, the personal stories behind my collection... and I'm sure everyone went home having shared their own stories with each other.
Guests were treated to a delicious grazing table beautifully gathered and styled by the delectable Cassie of Firecracker Event, as well as exclusively mixed Ruby Zing Iced Tea and our Ginger Gin signature cocktails thanks to our event partners The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar and Four Pillars Gin.
Guests were also treated with sponge cake with jam & cream and sherry jellies... to celebrate my grandma Mavis’ birthday, who turned 93 years young the following day and for whom one of the designs is named.
Thanks to my Designer Rugs family for their continued support... especially Yosi and Christine for making this happen... and to everyone who came along to help celebrate.
My first rug collaboration with Designer Rugs is a full circle moment, perfectly fitting for someone who holds tightly to the places and people that have influenced my life.
“I believe you should celebrate everything... cherish those around you... be grateful. The joy in life is in the experiences we share and the stories we tell.”
Petina Turner, Petrina Turner Design
To see the full collection of rugs click here.
Event photography: Amelia Stanwix