Nearly a year ago, we met with Toronto-based, London-trained interior designer, Kate Thornley-Hall, to discuss the idea of creating a collection of interior products inspired by our favourite holiday paradise, the Cayman Islands. After months of collaborating, sweating deadlines and flying back and forth to the destination (ok, that last part wasn’t hard), we’re thrilled to announce the launch of the new KATE THORNLEY-HALL CAYMAN ISLANDS COLLECTION!
The collection will initially include contemporary wool and silk hand-woven carpets made in Nepal as well as flat-weave rugs, throw pillows, fabrics and decorative pillows. A collection of lifestyle products will soon follow. Follow along on social media with #kthcayman
“My designs have long been inspired by my love of colour and bold patterns,” says Kate. “I instantly fell in love with the natural beauty and cool sophistication of Cayman and wanted to channel that into a collection that would recall what I experienced – the extraordinary flora and fauna, the rich natural history, the casual touches and friendliness of the people and the vivid turquoise waters that were teeming with sea life. We all want to hang onto that feeling of a relaxing beach holiday and my new collection captures that essence, but in a sophisticated way that works for the modern home.”
The Kate Thornley-Hall Cayman Islands Collection designs and colour palette are inspired by what’s above and below the sea in Cayman: starfish, coral, turtles, sea stars, palm trees, trellis work, the Cayman Brac parrot and an old schooner sailing ship are all represented. Kate even paid homage to the destination’s heritage in a Cayman toile design which is a clever take on the traditional that features various points of interest and highlights in the Cayman Islands including Rum Point, the “Old Homestead”, Starfish Point, the sugar bird and more. With the exception of the hand-woven carpets made in Nepal, the entire collection is proudly designed and produced in Canada. View the lookbook here.
We’re excited at the attention the new line is already generating and are thrilled to have this opportunity to work so closely with Kate and her team on this amazing collaboration. For more information or to order products from the Kate Thornley-Hall Cayman Islands Collection, contact the designer at firstname.lastname@example.org. The line is also being carried in Canada at:
- FAD (Collingwood)
- Y&Co (Toronto)
- Peaks and Rafters (Toronto and Port Carling)
- Love the Design (Toronto)
and in the Cayman Islands at: Bedside Manor (Camana Bay)
All photos courtesy of the very talented Julie and Irene at: Deep Blue Images, Grand Cayman.
Are you ready to take home a piece of the Cayman Islands?