Bright accents of colour and cheerful designs can instantly uplift a room.
mydeco.com in conversation with Matthew Couto from Haus of Thread
What's the ethos behind your brand?Our mission is simple, to bring quality hand made home decor accessories to the masses. We live in a society saturated with mass-produced products from foreign countries and Haus of Thread wants people to see that unique goods don't have to cost them an arm and a leg.
Where do you find your inspiration?I love the work of Canadian interior designer Sarah Richardson. She has a way of mixing classic and modern design in a way that I absolutely adore. She would have to be the biggest influence on me in terms of interior design.
How would you sum up your personal style in three words?Modern, colourful, elegant.
What is your most prized possession?I don't think I can go a day without my precious MacBook Pro.
Can you explain a little more about how to make your products?It all starts on one of my various trips to the fabric store. There's nothing in my shop that I wouldn't be proud to display in my own home. After buying a fabric that I fall in love with the next step is to cut the fabric to a size that will fit the pillow form. Each cushion cover is hand cut using different sized templates based on the size of the finished product. The flaps of the pillows are then hemmed and pinned to the back-side of the front panel. Once the entire pillow cushion is pinned it is run through a serger (or overlock machine for our UK customers!) to sew the pillow shut and prevent any fraying. A quick flip inside out and our pillow cover is ready to be slipped on to most household cushions. All our products are manufactured by hand in our Mississauga, Ontario studio with foreign and domestic materials.