CLOTH & KIND is a nationally recognized full-service residential & commercial interior design studio led by award-winning Partners & Principal Interior Designers, Krista Nye Nicholas and Tami Ramsay with locations in both Ann Arbor, MI and Athens, GA, and projects nationwide; a boutique to-the-trade showroom representing a meticulously gathered group of textile and wallcovering artisans, furnishing, lighting & hardware lines; and a shop, open to the public in Ann Arbor and online (launching in May 2018), which is brimming with one-of-a-kind relics and curated finds for the home.
At their very core they are curators and storytellers. Both inspired by their international travels and the natural world, they were invariably drawn to tell their stories through creation by incorporating the objects and relics of those experiences into their lives like talisman. The textiles from India became magical carpets, the shells and rocks from Argentina became treasure chest bounty. This early reverence for objects and the assignment of meaning to things found served as a telling precursor to embracing their true voice and vision for story telling through space. Many life experiences later, they have come full circle. Their combined aesthetic is a unique confluence of the myriad inspirations encountered in the world, other cultures and in the simplicity of their daily lives. And like their lives, their creative vision always reaches for that splendid mix of layers, textures and art. At best, it is a playful intersection of what makes them deeply happy. Krista, Tami and their talented team parlay this vision into each project and engage their clients in a collaborative exercise so that in the end, together, they create spaces with history and heart, with story and substance.
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