Custom Designer Pillows

Continuing our series in which we spotlight some of our favorite interior designer customers, today we are featuring Kate and Amanda, a Toronto-based duo. The women are long time friends with a shared passion for design, who decided to become business partners. Read on for a Q&A with them and a look at some of the stylish interiors that have resulted from their collaborative efforts.

Designer Spotlight Kate + Amanda - Arianna Belle Blog

Q: How would you describe your design sense/style/aesthetic?

A: Warm, clean, neutral and family oriented.

Designer Spotlight Kate + Amanda | Arianna Belle Blog | light-filled dining room with white slipcovered chairs, long wooden table and fiddle leaf tree

Q: How did you get into design?

A: We loved design and both had done several renovations of our own. We fell into it after that.

Designer Spotlight Kate + Amanda | Arianna Belle Blog | black and brass kitchen with white subway tile

Q: What’s a typical day like for you?

A: I pick Kate up and we debrief on all things personal and business related while we drink our protein shake. We tackle emails, source online or in store, we generally have a client meeting at some point in the day.  Followed by a salad somewhere close by. We are fueled by coffee and sour candy (we know this isn't good but can't seem to give it up) until we have to pick up our kids from school. We generally talk or text about work thereafter.

Designer Spotlight Kate + Amanda | Arianna Belle Blog | white and black modern glamorous bedroom white tufted headboard and unique ceiling fixture

Q: What's on your nightstand?

A: Kate - books and a diffuser.

Amanda - Aesop hand cream and a remote.

Designer Spotlight: Kate + Amanda | Arianna Belle Blog | grey living room with round coffee table

Q: What helps you stay organized?

A: Tomiko our Project Manager. She is the best thing that ever happened to us and we would be a mess without her!

Designer Spotlight Kate + Amanda | Arianna Belle Blog | floral wallpapered powder bathroom - grey, cream and black

Q: What's a color you never tire of?

A: Is white a color?

Designer Spotlight Kate + Amanda | Arianna Belle Blog | white dining and living room open concept

Q: No home is complete without...

A: A great sofa. 

Designer Spotlight: Kate + Amanda | Arianna Belle Blog | living room with high ceilings fireplace and cozy grey sofas

Q: What are your go-to pillow sizes?

A: 20 x 20 and a lumbar.

Designer Spotlight Kate + Amanda | Arianna Belle Blog | white light-filled kitchen with french bistro blue stools

Q: What keeps you sane?

A: Each other. A huge part of our success is our partnership and how much we rely on one another to make the best decisions possible for our clients.

Designer Spotlight Kate + Amanda | Arianna Belle Blog | interior designers hanging abstract art

Q: What are some of your dream home must-haves?

A: Lots of windows, natural light and a view of the water.

Designer Spotlight Kate + Amanda | Arianna Belle Blog | cozy living room with fireplace

Designer Spotlight: Kate + Amanda | Arianna Belle blog | favorites

1. Flower: peony, tulip, hydrangea, & ranunculus

2. No-regrets home splurge: an amazing kitchen or the Restoration Hardware Cloud Sofa

3. Artist: Amy Judd 

4. Go-to paint color: Oxford White Benjamin Moore

5. Favorite Arianna Belle pillows: Beatrice Bouquet Indigo, Channels Ebony and Ivory, Solid White with Grosgrain Ribbon Border

6. Luxury CandleCoqui Coqui Coco

7. Guilty pleasure: Sour Jujubes & wine

8. Artist: Cy Twombly

9. Everyday outfit: boots, sweater, & jeans

10. Favorite Design tip: less is more

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To learn more about Kate + Amanda, visit their website and Instagram profile: 

Website: kateandamandadesign.com

Social Media: @kateandamandadesign

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July 31, 2018 by Arianna Vargas