No couch or bed is complete without a couple (or more) throw cushions added for good measure. & ink co. design and create beautiful limited edition and handmade cushion covers right here in Melbourne. Each of their pieces are unique and will instantly add style to your home. We caught up with Kaitlyn, the owner and creator to find out more about her wonderful business.
Tell us about And Ink Co, where did it all begin?
I've been knitting and sewing for as long as I can remember. I started & ink co back at the beginning of 2015. I've always loved knitting and would spend a lot of time knitting scarves to the point where it was getting a bit out of control (there really is only so many scarves you can have!) Then, I thought of knitting cushion covers. Everyone needs them, for their couch or bed - the easiest way to style up a room, without spending a fortune.
What inspires your designs?
Everything! Inspiration can strike at any time. I'm forever collecting fabric & yarn samples and cutting up magazine pages for my scrapbook to inspire future cushion styles. I love monochrome and neutral palettes so I do make a lot of cushions that I love to show of in my home!
How do you choose which materials to work with?
I like to choose yarn that is soft and easy to work with. I love a good burst of colour too, as well as a striking black & white pattern. You can't go past a good gingham or stripe.
What advice would you have for someone styling your products?
Our cushion covers can be mixed and matched with anything! Go crazy. Texture is always pleasing to the eye. Mix our knit cushion covers with any of our pom pom cushion covers and you've got a winner! Our tan faux leather and ink knit cushion covers together are somewhat aesthetically pleasing too!
What can we expect to see from And Ink Co in the future?
A lot more textured goodness! Most of our cushion cover designs are limited editions, it's so easy to design and produce new styles. We have three new designs coming - emerald green knit, salmon pink knit and a dove grey felted cushion cover. Keep an eye out!
Let's be honest, can you ever have too many cushions? We don't think so either! To look at all the And Ink Co products head to their website by clicking here.
(We have the fog knit cushion, the licorice pom pom cushion and the gingham cushion.)