We are Lynne and Tristan Knowlton.
We’re a Canadian mother-daughter design team and we LOVE a relaxed design aesthetic. We have a wee online shop called Knowlton and Co. Our style represents a simpler, more balanced way of life infused with some laughs along the way.
Our online space is partially wine-inspired, completely written from the heart, and designed for people who give a damn about how they want to live their best life. We help answer curious questions of project sources, how to design using approachable and affordable materials, and inspire others with the beautiful change that renovations can make.
We're here to help you to Design The Life You Want To Live ®.
See what we did there? ^^^^
I believe good design is creating a space that FEELS GOOD. By sharing a collection of photos of our home and home design tips, we hope to inspire you to create a home you love to live in. Of course there is the messy middle of making spaces happen, but we hid the dirt and empty wine bottles it took to get here. haha. I love a minimalist Hygge style mixed with neutral colours, crisp whites, layers and textures. I have an absolute love of all things HOME and timeless, cozy spaces. My philosophy in design is to ‘fly by the seat of my pants and wing it'… on things that I most definitely should not wing. I’m married to the love of my life and that dude has cancer. Cancer swings at us like a Southern lady swings her purse.
I am sucker for cozy corners, soft linens, sunshine shadows, glowy skincare lineups and noteworthy sweatsuits. Loving the many hats I wear on the Knowlton and Co team. Married to the sweetest man Drew… currently planning our first house renovation on a darling stonehouse we just purchased and are new parents to our baby girl Palmer Jaymes ! Designing spaces and curating the items within a space are a real passion of mine but it’s the time spent with people and the feeling evoked in a space that really gets me. My dream would be to help everyone create their own little sanctuaries where they could spend their days in their cozy sweatsuits living out their best lives.
Here’s the thing. Life isn’t perfect. No one has a perfect life. Thank gawd, because how boring would that be? While cancer may be swirling around us like a crazy straw, we choose to look at what we are blessed with, rather than what we may be missing out on. Truth is, cancer has made life exhausting, challenging and a million times better at times. Finding happiness in simplicity is our jam.
Anyway. The blog and our love note newsletters to our subscribers are about being human. About trying, and not always getting it right, and carrying on anyway. This blog is where we practice being kind to ourselves, and practice telling stories. We also sometimes tell stories and share photos in national magazines, newspapers and websites… like HGTV, Style at Home, DWELL, House & Home and the Toronto Star. Drops the mic, walks off the stage. haha.
As home stylists, we've never found ourselves bound by rules or what’s on trend. We love to blur the lines between modern, classic, farmhouse and boho. We are huge believers in filling a HOME with things you love, and are drawn to pieces that are something that would just "work". Our approach makes a space continue representing YOU and your life over time as opposed to just following fashion and trendiness.
We share ideas with you about not living fearlessly, but rather using that fear to fuel designing a life you want to live.
While you’re here, you’ll find a mix of recipes, a splattering of DIY projects, and the worst home entertaining advice you’ll ever hear, ever. Stairs are not our field of expertise when holding a glass of wine.
PS. We also do not believe in the 5 second rule. If it hits the ground it’s outta here.
Thanks for stopping by.
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