The Caribbean islands are often a choice destination for winter getaways for us. The moment we step off that plane and smell the ocean air is intoxicating. The sight of the blue waters and sandy beaches instantaneous lifts a heavy weight off my shoulders. I can close my eyes now and see the palm trees high up in the skies fanning in the breeze while my little one is happily jumping waves.
Bringing that feeling into my home reminds me of those most memorable moments. Interior Designer, Kate Thornley-Hall just launched a stunning line of home decor that does just that. Her inspiration for this new collection captures the essence and history of the Cayman Islands.
“Times spent on the beach with my family are some of my happiest memories,” says Kate. “The designs and colours reflect my impressions of the beach and sea in Cayman, above and below its turquoise waters.”
Beautiful starfish, tropical birds, palm trees, coral and bright coloured trellis work, images bring me back to those warm and sunny places. There’s even a nod to the island’s nautical history in patterns that feature old schooner ships and historical buildings in her Cayman Toile designs. Eye candy for my soul and a reminder to breathe deeply and passionately.
I’ve always loved the ocean, the beauty of the islands and this is the perfect way to enjoy the scenery without actually making the trek to paradise. Leave the coral and the shells where they belong. This is the way to brighten up any living space.
The collection was designed and produced in Canada, with the exception of the hand-woven Nepalese carpets.
Kate Thornley-Hall is a celebrated Canadian designer who’s collections reflect her trademark style – a love of contemporary graphics and colours. After working with renowned stylist Ann Boyd at Ralph Lauren’s London offices, Kate decided to created her own interior design and antique sourcing company, SourceUK, in London with much success. Upon returning to Toronto and launched her Interior Design business with her collections. Kate’s work has been featured in House & Home, Globe & Mail, Style at Home, and many others.
Here’s a look at the Cayman Island Collection from this week’s launch event at The Spoke Club that brought out lots of press, interior decorators and buyers.