I'm Bridget - Chief Nomad and self diagnosed #RugAddict. Based in The World somewhere between Melbourne and Marrakech. And I'm here to help find you your unicorn rug.
Nouvelle Nomad is a unique collection of vintage rugs and textiles, sourced on my travels and adventures in magical Morocco. Each piece a one of a kind treasure, some dating back over 50-70 years, and hand woven by the women of the various Berber tribes of the Atlas Mountains.
I work with a range of local family businesses to source the collection from the mountains, carpet auctions, markets and souks of Marrakech, carefully selecting each and every piece with the modern Australian home and aesthetic in mind.
A retailer and marketer by trade, I left the world of big brands in 2017 and founded Nouvelle Nomad as a passion project out of a long time love of travels and adventures, and collecting global treasures along the way. Living and working in the Sth West of France at the time, I'd ventured on some incredible trips to Morocco where I completely fell in love with the interiors, textiles, landscapes, and cities, and found myself hunting down textiles and rugs for friends and family while I was there.
Today I run Nouvelle Nomad and my brand consultancy business from the road, and love working with my suppliers, customers and clients from all around the world. While meeting and sharing travel experiences with some incredible people along the way.
When in Marrakech you'll usually find me diving head first into piles of rugs in the carpet souks, on road trip adventures to find treasures, or on roof tops drinking mint tea and talking all things rugs and life in general with my suppliers - Their endless knowledge and passion for these incredible artworks is what feeds my own rug obsession.
In Australia, the new collection is currently available to view at select retail partners and at our current Melbourne pop up showroom:
THE NOOK, 18 Progress Street, Mornington until the end of March 2019.
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 with what you're looking for!
Please get in touch 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?
We work with the interior design, architectural and commercial property industries sourcing specifically for projects and clients.
Moroccan rugs and textiles are perfect for adding a touch of individual style, texture and character to retail boutiques, hospitality venues, holiday rentals, office spaces and creative studios.
Happy to chat industry rates 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