What a roller coaster 5 days it’s been! We launched our much anticipated new range on Thursday night only to come crashing down Friday evening when the penny dropped that I’d been the target of a scam that’s cost us far more than just the money in so many ways (read previous posts). But.... in honour of the 9 months we’ve spent working on our new Rumah Collection, I’m going to get back to sharing what I hope are happy joyful pieces we’ve created for your home! I need to regroup and refocus so we can keep on keeping on. Please continue sharing though because, while the outcome isn’t good for us, it could be prevented with greater awareness.
Also, to those calling me a fool or that my accounts payable department should have known... yes I feel pretty darn silly that they got me. But, we don’t have cyber security training like many larger businesses nor accounts payable departments. You become a jack of all trades and if I’d known these scams were as sophisticated as they are I would have acted differently. I am no fool but I’ve learnt this lesson the hard way. It wasn’t easy speaking publicly about it because obviously there’s a level of embarrassment there that I wasn’t smart enough to detect it. I’ve been doing this biz for almost 5 years so I’ve got a fair sense of supplier interactions and whether something is amiss. This one just blindsided me though.
Thanks and lots of love,
Phoebe and the amazing Sage x Clare team
Ridiculously good styling by Julia Green from @greenhouseinteriors and Nöel Coughlan @ncinteriors. Photography by @armellehabib. Style assist @alisonlewisinteriors ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Side table by @bungalowlivingbali. Chair and accessories by @souqbali. Thanks for having us @villawahah xx
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