Thursday, March 24, 2011
A Feast for The Eyes: Y + CO
The showroom. wow.
Luscious fabrics by Hable Construction
Soooo fresh looking.
On Left: Raoul Textiles: vibrant interpretations of historical patterns
On Right: John Robshaw: Hand blocked textiles.
(check out that pink and orange combo!)
Great Alphabet soup rug by Oliver Yaphe - a rug company run by Ali's sister Katherine Yaphe.
Love the sophisticated colour combo of limey green +periwinkle blue.
Two amazing fabrics by Christopher Farr
Just loved this balustrade pattern which is titled 36 24 36
Vanderhurd Hand embroidered textiles
Neither Ali or her assistant Kelly wanted to pose for a photo so I had to settle for the furry showroom mascot!
Today I headed to the heart of the Design District on Davenport Rd. and visited Y + Co. Carpet and Textile. I met up with the owner Ali Yaphe and when I entered her showroom I almost fell over at the sight of so many luscious patterns + saturated colours together in one space. For those not familiar...Y + Co. carries a huge assortment of carpets by some of the biggest names in the rug biz including David Hicks + Madeline Weinrib.
Recently the company has also expanded into textiles (!!) and carries fabric + wallpaper by a juicy collection of designers including Lulu DK, Raoul Textiles, and two of my absolute faves: Hable Construction and Galbraith + Paul.
I spent an hour and a half roaming through Y+ Co's extensive collection and left feeling inspired and full up with colour + pattern!
Y + Co.
247 Davenport Rd. Toronto.