Let's play! Imaginative play is such an important part of childhood and that is why we love Colette Bream. Her collection of whimsical, playful, and oh-so gorgeous creations are simply dreamy. Meet Colette Bream and fall instantly in love with her and her work.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO CREATE COLETTE BREAM?
My daughter, Skye. What started as a creative outlet (me making little toys and accessories for her room) grew into a full-time business.
WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE YOU STARTED COLETTE BREAM?
Pretty much right after graduating from my University, I moved from my hometown in Europe to the United States. I ended up working in an accounting department of a small company.
WHAT WAS THE BEST BUSINESS ADVICE YOU RECEIVED?
Don't wait for things to be perfect. Don't let your current conditions (no matter how “off” they seem from ideal) stop you from taking that first step.
WHAT'S NEXT FOR COLETTE BREAM?
Hopefully, expanding and increasing our stock to the point where we don't have to turn down most of the boutiques that are interested in carrying our products.
WE LOVE YOUR COLLECTION AND ARE OBSESSED WITH THE STAR PILLOWS. DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE PIECE IN THE COLLECTION?
Thanks! Actually, I don’t have one favorite piece. However, I do (at the moment) have a favorite combination of two pieces as a set. My “Knitted Portrait of a Parisienne” together with the large “Scalloped Rainbow Flower” shaped pillow.
WHAT SHOULD OUR READERS/CLIENTS KNOW ABOUT COLETTE BREAM THAT MAKES IT SPECIAL?
My work doesn't end with my designing of a piece. All my knitted products are also made by me, personally. I use 100% Scottish Lambswool, which is rather tough and costly to procure here in the US. I find it very rewarding to watch new objects being created from just a “long piece of string”.
Also, our bedding is crafted from 100% certified organic cotton and printed with eco-friendly non-toxic water based inks. Then it is sewn by me in my studio here in the US.
In our little way we like to help our economy and use American suppliers whenever possible. All our items are made here in the US. We support conscious consumerism and appreciate every customer and client who carries similar values as we do as a company.
WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
On the East coast of the United States -in the beautiful Chesapeake Bay area - in a house neatly tucked among old tall trees (oaks and maples and beechwoods).
IF WE WERE VISITING YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, WHAT WOULD BE ON YOUR LIST FOR US TO SEE/DO/EAT/SHOP?
See - Aerial view of the Bay.
Do – Everyone’s lives are so busy and hectic nowadays - I would like for you to stop and relax in the hammock. But if you insist on doing something, then we have some beautiful bike trails around here.
Eat - Maryland's finest blue crabs!
Shop - There are plenty of local vintage shops with treasures waiting to be found.
WHAT/WHO IS YOUR BIGGEST SOURCE OF INSPIRATION?
Nature (flora and fauna of all varieties) and the wonderful world of childhood.
5 THINGS YOU EACH CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT?
My husband, my daughter, coffee, some yarn and books.
Three Kisses Chelsea, Rachel and Diana
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