Welcome to The Curated Home

My passion is design - wholeheartedly. From interiors to decorative accents to fashion to textiles, - you name it - I love, love, love, all things creative. And there are so many amazing artisans across the globe that bring such depth and meaning to the projects we work on at Canter Lane.

With a deep love of design, I thrive on finding meaningful pieces for client projects. It is my belief that the best and most timelessly designed spaces are those that are pulled together after gathering a palette of found objects from across many journeys. I believe that the stories of our lives are told in the spaces that we inhabit; and when we layer our spaces with the objects that have made up our life adventures, we create the most beautiful stories of all.

So this is my introductory tidbit for ‘The Curated Home’ - which, by now you can hopefully understand why I chose the aforementioned name. And, if I go on a few random tangents here and there, please pardon the trailing - it’s just that I get a little excited about interiors, (and hopefully you do too) :)

Today I am going to share some artisanal finds from my home and studio. And hopefully, these pieces will inspire you to go outside of the normal big-box stores and take your own journey to find items that truly make a curated home.

My collection of both Native American and African baskets creates a textural decorative piece.

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This unique painting comes all the way from Tanzania, Africa - painted by local artisans. Tempra type paint was used on a thin piece of cotton muslin and rolled for shipment. The local framers did such a wonderful job of preserving the piece, and all of its little paint crackles and nuances, by adding stand-offs inside the frame so that the glass does not touch the painting and cause delamination.

I have two of these beautiful Navajo rugs in my home, framed against the wall in the hallway. For pennies, these originals were salvaged out of an old Arizona barn. Textiles like these might be tossed in the trash due to age and wear; but I find so much beauty in pieces like these - as they tell such stories!

I have two of these beautiful Navajo rugs in my home, framed against the wall in the hallway. For pennies, these originals were salvaged out of an old Arizona barn. Textiles like these might be tossed in the trash due to age and wear; but I find so much beauty in pieces like these - as they tell such stories!

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Vintage polo mallets and game used Rolex polo balls nest on top of the living room sideboard and tie in my love of all things equestrian.

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