I've been a slave to the television commercial industry for the past couple of weeks hence my absence from here. I have, however, managed to do a bit of sewing during the off hours and finally finished a few throw pillows for my bed. The burgundy and white ikat geometric you see below comes from Designer Fabrics on Queen in Toronto and so does the pink striped crushed velvet, it has some great texture. I decided I wanted to go back to crisp white bedding but was drawn to these mustard and white striped sheets from West Elm. They were the perfect shade to match the yellow in the vintage "Pheasantry" Sanderson linen throw at the bottom of the bed. The antique framed prints above the bed keep with the bird theme. They come from a stall at Southworks Antiques in Cambridge ON. I stumbled upon them on a trip with my aunt a few months back and knew they would be absolutely perfect somewhere. I'm realising how difficult getting a good picture of this room is as it is quite small, painted deep burgundy and only has one window. This gives you a little glimpse anyway.
Hello . My name is Kate Lavender. I am a decorator, stylist, collector and purveyor of fine vintage trinkets and wares. I endeavour to incorporate my one of a kind "curated" collections into contemporary living. I've spent many a day wandering the aisles of thrift shops, seeking out auctions and garage sales, looking for little lost treasures. I am interested in the combination of romantic and industrial and mid-century modern style. I love lace, needlework, teak furniture and antique glassware. I fill my world with collections of things from another time and aspire to share this passion with others.
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