About Kitsch Cafe
Inspired by a lifetime love of vintage illustration, housewares and fabrics, I combined my degree in graphic design, ten years of professional experience and innate style, to open Kitsch Café.
As a teenager, I shopped for vintage clothing at charity shops/thrift stores. While taking design classes at university I was introduced to mid-century modern design and started scouring thrift shops for inexpensive furniture. This naturally led to my interest in all things vintage.
I’ve always been interested in photography. However, I really started to take an interest when I bought my first digital camera. I didn’t have to worry about “wasting” film and could take as many photos as I wanted.
I live in a historic district in Cincinnati, Ohio.
My apartment building was built in the 1920s.
I have lived there for over seven years and loved every minute.
I fill my home with thrift store finds, artwork I created, and collections of vintage objects I have started over the years.
Some of my favourite pieces are my bedroom dresser, my two Danish Modern lounge chairs, my Eames moulded fiberglass chairs and a Mid-Century Modern wood slat bench with hairpin legs.
My tips on being creative
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Be yourself and trust your gut.
My adventures and passions
I love to travel and have been to Europe many times, to various parts of the US and Canada, and to South America and the Caribbean. I also love to knit. I am a fidgety person, and the repetitive motions keep my hands busy and calms me. I have recently discovered improvisational art quilting. Letting go and seeing where the process takes me is a new adventure for me and I am excited to see where it will lead me.