It’s been a long, looooong winter and we are all so over it by now. To give you a little more hope for real signs of spring, I’m sharing my recent home decor makeover with local Montreal textile designer, Stephanie Coleman of Mezari Atelier & Boutique. With just a few items from Stephanie’s spring collection, I quickly spruced up my dining and living room.
You may recall my previous grey palette from when I first switched up my living spaces, but now I’ve added a touch of grey-violet and of course, a few florals for spring. Not just any florals, mind you – the new collection that Stephanie launched is called Snip Floral – her modern take on traditional floral patterns.
Stephanie studied textiles at Concordia and now owns and runs Mezari Atelier & Boutique on Duluth in the Plateau. Last night, she launched her new spring collection of textiles: hand-printed organic cotton napkins and hand-dyed pillowcases from her own design as well as a custom-designed wallpaper. From the drawing of the intricate pattern, right down to the making of the pillow tassels, Stephanie executes each step in her atelier.
I was one of the first to get my hands on Stephanie’s Snip Floral collection and I’m thrilled with the pop of colour it brought to my very grey-centric space. For a reasonable budget, these pieces brought spring into my home and since they are made with such creativity, care and quality, I know that my investment was well worth making to have such original decor items.
Stephanie even offered to sew curtains for me and then spent an afternoon revamping my living and dining room with me. The quick makeover made a huge improvement to my home and my mood. See the full makeover in this video and learn more about Stephanie’s design process.
For the dining room, we set the table for a lavish spring dinner using my mother’s china, my grandmother’s vintage embroidered tablecloth and my mother-in-law’s cutlery. The new additions were Stephanie’s Snip Floral napkins and wine goblets from Winners.
Thank goodness we’re over that long grey winter! Perhaps that’s exactly why I went from grey to gay for my home.
Visit Mezari Atelier & Boutique at: 365 avenue Duluth East, Montreal
Snip Floral Pillows $120 each
Snip Floral Napkins (set of 4) $58
Velvet fabric for curtains $300
Curtain rod $60
My total cost: $660, plus tax
Purchased with a Winners/HomeSense gift card (received from the company at their Spring preview):
Vera Wang drapery panels $69
Floral throw pillow $25
Wine goblets $12