Monday, 2 July 2012

profile the family love tree.


kantha green leaves quilt photos derek swalwell
kantha purple haze quilt
kantha spring cushion
kantha magic quilt
kantha rustic quilt
kantha peach delight quilt
botanical print fuchsia cushion

peacock chair and decorative screen
the family love tree quilts galore
palatial pool-side peacocks
turquoise wicker bedhead
katie graham of the family love tree with her children
A tropical holiday in Bali was the inspiration behind Melbourne designer and stylist Katie Graham's decision to gather beautiful kantha quilts, handcrafted screens, macramé hangers and rattan furniture, to feather her nest and launch The Family Love Tree. Bursting with colour and bohemian spirit the beautiful collection instantly evokes a summer time feel. With striking collection beautifully photographed by derek swalwell, it was a struggle to post just a small selection, so I strongly recommend you checkout The family love tree online store where you can immerse yourself in colourful kantha heaven. Checkout the peacock logo too - love it. Can you tell I am slightly smitten?

How would you describe yourself in five words?
Creative, determined, impatient, multi-tasker, optimistic.

What was your childhood dream?
Believe it or not I wanted to study Anthropology.

What led you down your current path?
I was once a fashion designer in the 90’s, and for the past 18 years have also been a costume designer for film and tv and have worked as a stylist. After collecting multiple skills from different industries and needing a change I created The Family Love Tree.

What do you love most about what you do?
Freedom to create pieces that I LOVE!

Where do you seek inspiration?
Films, art and my friends.

Who do you admire?
My husband – he’s the hardest working person I know!

What challenges have you had to overcome?
Juggling a career with motherhood, three young children. Every day is a challenge.

What's been a 'pinch yourself' moment?
Too many to list.


What are your top creative resources?

What dream do you still want to fulfil?
I would love to open a chain of Family Love Tree stores.

What's next?
Overseas trips and gathering inspiration.