A Jewelry Designer’s Canadian Sublet

I’ve been all over the leather clutch trend that is popping up on fashion blogs and while I have a few clutch favorites, I don’t really trust myself not to lose anything that’s not attached to me in some way, which is why I love Scout & Catalogue’s clutches that combine the best of both worlds – simple leather bag + handle. Designer Breanna Musgrove grew up in Vancouver, Canada but only just moved back to the city (from Mexico and then Toronto) earlier this year. As she eases back into Vancouver life, she’s been subletting a few places. Today, Breanna is giving us a peek into one of her sublets. The apartment is home to her friend (and current S&C model), Aiya Feldman. While Aiya spent a couple of months in Europe, Breanna set up base camp in Aiya’s large turn-of-the-20th-century apartment. It’s a funky little place filled with charming details like the patio that runs outside the kitchen window – you have to literally crawl out the window over the kitchen table to get to it. Once you’re there, it’s worth it. Aiya has set up the space with benches, tiny lights, glass lanterns and lots of beautiful plants – it’s the perfect place to escape the summer heat with a book or catch up with a friend. One of the best aspects to living in the apartment was that it’s located in the same building as my Breanna’s Scout & Catalogue  studio so she was able to head to work in my pyjama’s every morning with cat Bruce Wayne at her heels. –Amy

Image above: The rooms are filled with vintage pieces and Craigslist finds that are all brought together with a feminine eye. Nearly every corner of the apartment is filled with small vignettes which often center around personal photos and momentos that are highlighted with silk flowers, crystals or lush plants. The space is cluttered but cozy and as decor goes, like Aiya herself, there is never a dull moment.



See more of this Vancouver home after the jump!

Image above: Since moving back to Vancouver I’ve changed the focus of S&C  to high quality investment items – working with a neutral palette and beautiful leathers, cottons and silks. I am currently making every piece here in the studio and spend my days cutting, sewing, screen printing, marbling and dyeing everything by hand. This one-man show keeps me pretty busy and I’m hoping that for 2014 I will be able to bring on more help to keep the line’s growth more manageable.














Image above: While watching over the apartment, Breanna kept an eye on Aiya’s cat Bruce Wayne. (The buzzer on the main door has the apartment listed as ‘BATCAVE’)

  1. Caitlin says:

    Aw- I was really hoping for a picture of the patio after hearing all about it.

  2. Tayler says:

    This post makes me smile. I love everything about it.



  3. maggie says:

    I adore all the plants in this space. Thanks for sharing! Always love getting design inspiration.

  4. Colie says:

    Most beautiful apartment ever.

  5. Nina says:

    It’s like the apartment of the first friend you make and admire after graduating from college. Thoughtful, simple, a little sophisticated and grown up, but still playful.

  6. Lemon Tree Girl says:

    Gorgeous! Looking at the photo taken thru a curtained doorway (2nd pic down) with the curtain hanging from the ceiling (looks like that any way) does anyone know where you can buy, online, ceiling curtain hangers? I’ve seen fancy wrought iron hangers in some photos on Pinterest etc, and it appears they are attached to the ceiling, no rod involved. Anyone got any suggestions?

  7. Beautiful. Feels really comfortable and not at all staged. Thank you for this realistic, lovely post and congrats on a beautiful home, I am totally smitten.

  8. Jeanne says:

    I love this place…. It has an authentic and simple beauty

  9. rebecca mebane says:

    Looks cozy without being cluttered – nice!

  10. Elly says:

    I love that there are so many plants. Inspiring!

  11. Amberly says:

    Sooo great. Good vibes and so much inspiration found here. I can’t narrow down what I love most! Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. Jayms Gill says:

    I loved the way you’ve mixed the colors in the space. Plants really filled in perfectly. But I am force to notice two things in your pic that’s your leather sofa and your cute cat. I’ve recently bought a new couch from Coja (Toronto) and I am into the leather care too much nowadays. I am scared of my lab to spoil my couch but your cat seems to be very friendly with your sofa :)
    And want to tip you something, like try to move your sofa a bit away from the window. Cos I noticed that the sunlight is falling on the sofa and you don’t want that to happen. It will kill the leather.

  13. Sharlene says:

    I just wanted to know what u used to hold up the curtain


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