I'm Bridget - Chief Nomad in the World somewhere between Melbourne and Marrakech. And I'm here to help find you your unicorn rug.
Nouvelle Nomad is a collection of one of a kind rugs and textiles, sourced on my travels and adventures in magical Morocco. Specialising in vintage, the hard to find and unique, and repurposing the beautiful treasures that already exist in the world rather than manufacturing more.
Each piece is a one of a kind artwork hand woven by the women and the tribes of the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, full of history and character, and made to last a lifetime.
I work with a range of local family businesses, professional rug hunters and carpet traders to source the collection from the mountains, the carpet auctions and the souks of Marrakech, carefully selecting each and every piece with the modern Australian home and aesthetic in mind. All items are hand washed and repaired in traditional methods by local artisans before being shipped to new homes around the world.
I founded Nouvelle Nomad in 2016 while living and working on the Basque coast of France, after a few magical long weekend trips to Morocco where I fell in love with the bohemian city of Marrakech and found myself sourcing treasures for my self and my friends back at home.
It was clear there was a gap in the Australian market for beautiful sustainable rugs and textiles, and a meaningful alternative to the mass produced options available. So the next year I bought my first collection of 20 or so pieces on the way home to Melbourne - and voilá Nouvelle Nomad was born.
These days I run Nouvelle Nomad and my brand consultancy The New Nomads from the road, from Melbourne to Morocco and everywhere in between, and love sharing the journey with you all over here on Instagram.
In Australia, the collection is currently available to view at select retail partners and at various pop up events announced via email to our subscribers.
Many more pieces not shown on the site are available to be shipped direct from Morocco, with sourcing options available. Just drop me a line to let me know what you're looking for!
I'd love to hear from you at any time with questions about any of our treasures, sourcing services for your home, project or event - or if you're passing through the same part of the world as me.
Thanks for coming on the journey, it's great to have you along for the ride!
WAYS TO WORK WITH US
INDUSTRY RATES / A RUG FOR YOUR STUDIO?
I work with retailers, the interior design and events industries sourcing specifically for projects and clients.
Moroccan rugs and textiles are perfect for adding a touch of individual style, texture and character to boutiques, hospitality venues, holiday rentals, studio spaces and creative studios.
I offer a 15% discount industry rate if our businesses and brands magically align.
Head Quarters at @ownerscollective
Studio Space at @getinmyhome
HIRE FOR PHOTOSHOOTS
While we don't do event hire, as we like to keep our treasures in good nick - we are happy to loan our wares occasionally for photography, art exhibitions and other creative projects.
Like we did here for the Lumiere Art and Co Summer 2018 shoot styled by @greenhouseinteriors
EVENTS, AIR BNB AND GLAMPING PACKAGES
Does your event or air bnb property need a point of difference or a Moroccan makeover?
We're happy to discuss packages and pricing options for both authentic vintage pieces, and new-make more cost effective options to refresh your space.
We've worked on all types of projects from single room or whole home make overs, to pop up teepee villages!
Bohemian event teepee: @snazzycampbiarritz
Air BnB @thehill_collective on the Mornington Peninsula shot by @theccstudio
WHOLESALE / SOURCING FOR RETAIL
We are not a wholesaler and do not offer our collection at wholesale rates.
We do however work with a select number of specialist boutiques and retailers that share our design aesthetic, ethos and adventurous spirit - sourcing ranges specifically for their stores.
If you are interested to talk to us about this too, just get in contact via the contact page. Or join the industry mailing list here for retailer specials and sales when they become available.
Melbourne Air BnB and homewares boutique @maafitzroy
Homewares and lifestyle boutique @villalane