The Dabbieri Collection is an exclusive brand of beautifully designed floor coverings carefully assembled by International Design Guild - an alliance of premier showroom owners dedicated to providing design professionals and consumers with the widest selection of exceptional floor coverings.
Dabbieri can be found only in North America's premier, independently owned showrooms.
W.C. Carpenter Floor Coverings, a Dabbieri Collection showroom in Virginia Beach, will be hosting a open house where interior designers are invited to see the latest flooring designs in a mini-trade show environment.
The event takes place on Tuesday, May 8th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm and will also offer Continuing Education credits to attendees. The CU seminar, titled “The Living Colors of Linoleum,” will be a review of the history of linoleum, its characteristics, market information, manufacturing processes, installation and maintenance issues, as well as its impact with LEED and CA 1350.
This event is a complementary offering to the Virginia design community. Light fare will be served throughout the evening. All attendees will have the chance to win in an iPad2 and Kindle Touch giveaway!
International Design Guild, creator of The Dabbieri Collection, is excited to announce Queen as the official sheep dog of the new Just Shorn wool carpet line and congratulates Diane Walker on winning Just Shorn carpeting through the Just Shorn Official Sheep Dog Sweepstakes. View some sheep dogs in action below:
Throughout the months of April through July, online voters selected their favorite of six featured sheep dogs to be the official sheep dog of the Just Shorn brand. Each voter was also entered to win $2500 in Just Shorn carpet provided by an International Design Guild Showroom.
Featuring the Just Shorn sheep dogs gave American consumers a look into life on a New Zealand wool farm where sustainability is a way of life and the health and safety of the animals is a top priority.
Queen (bottom left) works on Cannington Farm with Just Shorn wool grower Andy Scott. Living up to her name, her queen-like attitude as leader of her pack won over the public to become the top Just Shorn dog. Queen also stars in a short online video about the role of working dogs on a New Zealand sheep farm.
Just Shorn carpets are part of the exclusive Dabbieri Collection sold through International Design Guild Showrooms throughout North America. These natural carpets and area rugs are made with the finest Just Shorn wool from New Zealand. The Just Shorn label provides confidence that the beautiful flooring is made from natural, sustainable fiber that can be traced back to New Zealand at any stage in the manufacturing and sale process.
As the newest addition to the exclusive Dabbieri Collection of floor coverings, Just Shorn wool carpets can be found in North America's premier, independently-owned showrooms — honored for excellence in quality, knowledge and service through membership in International Design Guild!
This season, we're partnering with Designing Luxury, an interior design blog dedicated to featuring elegant environments, to award one Dabbieri Facebook Fan with a $400 Gift Card to Restoration Hardware! We'll announce the winner on October 21st. Click here to enter to win!
Our search for the official sheep dog is over! Queen has been selected by popular vote as the official sheep dog of Dabbieri's Just Shorn line.
We have also randomly selected one lucky voter to win $2,500 in Dabbieri's Just Shorn carpet! Keep an eye out for more details on this. Now, without further ado, meet Queen!
Queen works with Andy Scott at Cannington Farm. She came to Andy as a gift from his uncle when she was 3 years old, and already trained as a fine heading dog. Her job is to quietly stare sheep down, and move them to where Andy wants them. Andy communicates with her with both yells and whistles, but generally she know what she's doing without too much instruction at all.
She's now 7 years old which could be considered old for sheepdogs, but Andy says the old adage about teaching old dogs new tricks is not at all true with her. She continues to learn new tricks and tasks.
Queen may not be the biggest dog in the team, but she certainly lives up to her name with her attitude. She reigns as supreme as leader of the pack and doesn't take any nonsense!
Thanks everyone for voting for Queen as our official sheep dog!