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My name is Margot Austin and I am the editor and founder of The Design Edit, a collection of the best design stories I encounter in my life as a stylist and design communications specialist. Meet top talents, get inspired by beautiful spaces, get a first look at innovative new products and maybe even try one of my dead-easy DIY projects. 

Interior Elements from Africa

Interior Elements from Africa

design: Susan Burns. photo: Robin Stubbert

design: Susan Burns. photo: Robin Stubbert

Just the other day a journalist from The Globe & Mail got in touch with me to interview me for a piece on furniture and home goods from Africa. It called to mind this shoot I did for House & Home magazine while back. I worked with designer Susan Burns and my H&H colleague Meg Crossley, with Robin Stubbert as the photographer. The store Snob in Toronto was one of my first stops to pick up a few accessories for the shoot. The basket in this shot is from Snob and I just love it. It brings some lovely texture to this vignette and a little hipness to the family antique it sits on. Here are a few more current favourites from Snob:


textiles: Mungo 

textiles: Mungo 

I was so pleased to see the Globe article The New African Aesthetic by Nana Spio-Garbrah because it introduced me to so many more great sources of African design. I really fell for these Mungo textiles! Click through the story title above to see more for yourself (and to also get insight from another former H&Her, Samantha Sacks.) Thanks to Nana for including me in the story! 

P.S. If you are a designer and you'd love some expert help getting spaces you've designed looking their editorial best for your portfolio photo shoot, just drop me a line at margotlaustin@gmail.com.  

A Morning with Lixil Brands, Fri. Jan. 20

A Morning with Lixil Brands, Fri. Jan. 20

KBIS 2017 + Top 10 Bathrooms

KBIS 2017 + Top 10 Bathrooms