Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Vendor profile: CAMBIE DESIGN

 Camille Byrne is the founder of the interior design boutique Cambie Design. Before launching her business, she honed her skills as a design consultant, working closely with designers and manufacturers of custom made furniture. She has spent years scouring vintage stores, hand-selecting unique pieces of furniture and building relationships with independent stores that use environmentally conscious and affordable materials.
 Her unique upbringing allowed her to travel frequently between homes in Canada and Peru, developing a likeness of the rich and colourful textiles of Peruvian culture. In the artisan markets of Lima, she met a vendor who sells beautiful, handmade alpaca blankets which she felt some of her Toronto clientele would fawn over. After an overwhelmingly positive response she decided to sell them wholesale in markets and pop-up shops throughout the city.        

All photos by Courtney Lee Photography