Started by two Vancouver working moms, Banquet Atelier & Workshop is a local design studio, best known for their distinct, botanical patterns printed on paper goods and textiles. For our Vancouver Designer Spotlight, Modern Mix Vancouver had the opportunity to interview Sarah Edmonds and Tammy Lawrence and find out more about why the creative duo feel “lucky to make beautiful things for a living”.
When and why did you start Banquet Atelier?
From where do you gain your inspiration for Banquet Atelier designs?
Thinking creatively outside of the “stationery” box, beyond paper trends, has helped us to maintain our unique style.
We’ve seen your Palmistry Hands design pop out on tea towels and sofa cushions. What’s the story behind this pattern?
What about the Neon Heart print?
What sets your pieces apart from other designers?
Any tips for someone who’d like to include Banquet Atelier pieces in their home?
Whether your environment is clean and modern, or you lean towards something more traditional, the prints work in so many types of homes. We are a fan of the salon style wall, either with a mix of art (including ours of course) or an all-Banquet wall! Our linens are also a nice way to add a hit of energy in the home. The pillows can be mixed and matched in many ways, and the tea towels are such a simple and affordable way to up the style ante in a kitchen.
Banquet Atelier pieces can be purchased in Vancouver at: Charlie and Lee, Collage Collage, The Cross, Dilly Dally, Much and Little, Walrus, Regional Assembly, and, always online at: shop.banquetworkshop.com.