Event

Daffodil Ball 201

INTRODUCING > Happy Hour at HOME!⠀

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I'm SO excited to once again be curating a vignette for auction at @cancersociety's Daffodil Ball 2018, gathering local Designers, Makers + Businesses together to #FIGHTCANCER!!⠀

This years' theme centers around a GORGEOUS bar cart designed by Interiors and Cabinet designer, Jamie Banfield Design ♥⠀Jamie's beautiful line of cabinetry, The Banfield, features a minimalist look with clean lines. You can definitely see the beauty of them in the custom bar cart, a collaboration he's created specifically for the Daffodil Ball with local creative master Birdman the Welder.

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And to top it off? SO. MANY. THINGS. !
From candles and feature lighting to set the mood, to vintage crystal to decant those fine wines, from hand-crafted snack bowls to a custom set of bitters, the lucky bid winner of this vignette will not only have a stocked bar, but an amazing conversation piece!

Here's the whole gang supporting this years efforts to #kickcancersass 
The Banfield Birdman the Welder Karice Enterprises LTDMiriam Aroeste WALRUS Heather Ross natural eclectic Three Corners Artisan French Seventy SixAlison Kent Born to Shake West Coast Liquor Company Odd Society Spirits :)⠀

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Stay tuned on our Insta Stories for more info!

XO ak

Feature, Launch, Product, our SHOP

INTRODUCING | The Hummstooth Print!

GAH! We're already in love with this one!!
Meet our newest print, the Hummstooth! These beautiful Hummingbirds are flying to you in the ultra classic Houndstooth formation, and we just can't get enough :)

This original watercolor art print is shown here on 100% Linen.

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Available in INDIGO or AUTUMN TEAL, this print is destined to become a new classic!

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You can shop this print as a Fabric on Spoonflower, or as Wallpaper, Bed Linens or even Kitchen Linens on Roostery! We can't wait to see what you do with it - be sure to tag #MYakHOME and #artfulelements.

XO ak

Product, our SHOP, Decor

PANTONE : Color of the Year 2018 Ultra Voilet

We're so excited for Pantone's #coloroftheyear, that we've REVAMPED our Fraser Pillow!! Now featuring 100% Silk SOLID front and a 50/50 Linen/Cotton back, it's definitely upped it's luxury factor! How are you incorporating Ultra Voilet this year?

While we don't always follow specific trends, once in awhile they serendipitously match up with colors you already know and love. Just as fortunate - our Laguna Violeta also matches!

 We love "Painting Days" :)

We love "Painting Days" :)

 Quality input, quality output! Silk, Linen/Cotton and satin tags - LOVE!

Quality input, quality output! Silk, Linen/Cotton and satin tags - LOVE!

 Samples for a project with Becky R Designs. We love working with Interior Designers!

Samples for a project with Becky R Designs. We love working with Interior Designers!

 Dreamy :) The reversible Fraser + the Laguna match up perfectly! 

Dreamy :) The reversible Fraser + the Laguna match up perfectly! 

 The re-vamped, reversible Fraser and one of our metallic Accent pillows!

The re-vamped, reversible Fraser and one of our metallic Accent pillows!

The Fraser SOLID (shown here) and STRIPE (reverse), as well as the Laguna prints are available as pillows in our online shop, or as fabrics, wallpapers - or even gift wrap - over at Spoonflower.ca. Be sure to tag #MYakHOME on your projects so we can see them! 

We love purples - this is one trend we can stand behind!

XO ak

 

News, Feature

FEATURE : The EVERYGIRL with Healing Waters International

 Photo : Tracey Ayton Photography

Photo : Tracey Ayton Photography

It's been an absolute pleasure to get to know the lovely Kayla Fruchtman at Healing Waters International and the HER Initiative down in Colorado. Her passion for providing struggling communities with fresh, clean water is contagious - so much so, we decided to donate proceeds of every 100% Linen "Laguna" pillow sold! 

Recently, Kayla and her gracious work were featured in a little blog by "The EVERYGIRL" (haha). Ok, they're huge. And - they mentioned us! Check it out, visit Healing Waters/the HER Initiative and help spread the love! 

Empowering Women: How Healing Waters is Bringing Clean Water to People Around The World [Quote excerpt below]

You must have some favorite pieces in your office. Tell us some of them and why.


Oh man, there are so many! My very favorite is a painting that my mom actually did — it’s the iconic photo from The Her Initiative website where myself and three other influencers were doing a “water walk” for the first time in the Dominican Republic. A few other favorite pieces are pillows from Alison Kent HOME — a textile designer who has a line of pillows that give back to us.
— The Every Girl Blog - Kayla Fruchtman

[Photography Credit : Healing Waters International]

Decor

DESIGNER Feature : Becky R Designs

WELL, that was so much fun, I think we'll do it again!
This past week we had local Interior Designer Becky Runacres in to match up all her samples with all our fabrics! Take a peek, get inspired - and join us for a glass of wine... ;)

P.S. Ignore the messy Studio backgrounds - it's a creative space!

 Featuring Fraser Stripe and Fraser Solid Fabrics - a collaboration with Kendall Ansell Interiors.

Featuring Fraser Stripe and Fraser Solid Fabrics - a collaboration with Kendall Ansell Interiors.

 Featuring Laguna Violeta Fabric and Wallpaper.

Featuring Laguna Violeta Fabric and Wallpaper.

 Yeah, ok. This is just all messy, but I did get some great flatlay pic in between glasses of wine!

Yeah, ok. This is just all messy, but I did get some great flatlay pic in between glasses of wine!

 Featuring Vintage Peony fabric in Black/White (also avail in Grey/White).

Featuring Vintage Peony fabric in Black/White (also avail in Grey/White).

 Cheers! AND featuring Laguna fabric, wallpaper and - the 18" 100% Linen pillow, proceeds of which go to Healing Waters International / the HER Initiative.

Cheers! AND featuring Laguna fabric, wallpaper and - the 18" 100% Linen pillow, proceeds of which go to Healing Waters International / the HER Initiative.

Holiday

INSPIRATION | Maui Vacay + Art

I rarely go anywhere without a pen, and usually also paper. But for our recent VACAY in Maui I packed up all my watercolors, sketch books, calligraphy pens - the works! Hubby was less than impressed with my *overpacking* ;)

Whether working on a specific piece, or just stretching my hands, the tropical colors of Maui were truly inspirational.

Don't forget to check out our INSTAGRAM ak_alisonkent for some videos, too!!

 

XO ak

Event

#TBT LBDG F/W 2017 Photoshoot at Suquet Interiors!

Don't mind us, just reminiscing about the fabulous Designers using our fabrics, donated along with Kalu Interiors, at last seasons Little Black Dress Gala!! How amazing was this shoot at Suquet Interiors?!

Follow along as we prepare for the S/S18 season!! We're so excited to have an all-new, original artwork fabric print this year to support a feature RUNWAY for 6 uber-talented local Fashion Designers! 

Stay tuned...

 Designed by: Jules Blaney

Designed by: Jules Blaney

 Designed by : Shyanj Couture

Designed by : Shyanj Couture

 Designed by : Giovanne Ricci Designs

Designed by : Giovanne Ricci Designs

 Designed by : Jules Blaney

Designed by : Jules Blaney

Event, Holiday

Want to MEET?!

US, too!
Can't wait to see all Vancouverites in person at one of our upcoming Pop-Ups!

We'll be debuting our newest paper goods - gift wrap and note cards - as well as our latest in Art Prints. And, of course, our re-stock of Aprons and a few of our cuddly decorative pillows <3

For more info, head to the following Facebook Home Pages:
Mompreneurs, Canada's Business Resource for Women 
Fall for Local 
VanCity Business Babes

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Happy Holidays!
XO ak

Event, Holiday

The Perfect Holiday Host / Hostess Gifts!

What do you get your favorite host or hostess to thank them for giving you an amazing night off with friends this holiday season? Well, we have a few ideas!

JUST OUT this week --- These VINTAGE art prints can be quickly and simply framed with a black - or white - frame, and are the perfect addition to any home. Especially in pairs! Every print is original artwork based on Alison Kent's own vintage and antique collections. Vignettes literally from her home to yours - or, your hosts!

ALREADY a popular item that's just been re-stocked, our "the art of WINE" and the "the art of FOOD" Aprons with black ribbon tie have been a huge hit as Host/Hostess gifts this fall. Every time it's received, it tends to be immediately - and excitedly! - worn for the rest of the evening. Printed in original watercolor artwork and calligraphy, it's a truly thoughtful treat.

Wishing you - and your party hosts - all the happiest of Holiday seasons!
We'd love to see your party pics. Feel free to tag @ak_alisonkent and #MYakHOME #artfulelements in your Instapics!

XO ak

Launch, Event

THANKS from IDS Vancouver!

A huge THANK YOU to all who visited akHOME at IDS 2017 and/or followed us online this past weekend - it was an absolute pleasure meeting you!

It was exciting to introduce akHOME's newest textiles, WALLPAPERS!, art prints and pillows and your response was amazing - you all touched our hearts. Stay tuned on our website for updates as our latest designs go up online. 

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We had lots of lovely people sign up on site and online to follow our journey and WIN an Art Print, and Apron AND TWO tickets to Oct 20th Little Black Dress Gala --- Congratulations Ashley! We'll be emailing you shortly!

If you didn't win this round and you live in the Vancouver area, don't miss the Little Black Dress Gala! Not only does the amazing Help Change My City run a good show full of music, dance, art and fashion - but it's all to benefit women in need in our community. PLUS - you'll get to see the latest from local Fashion designers using our designer fabrics! See you there?