The Simple Collective was established early 2017 by designer Emily Evans. Emily was born and raised in sunny San Diego, California but has called Australia home for the past nine years, living along the beautiful coast with her husband and business partner, Mitch and daughter Lucy.
They believe that design has the power to make us feel good; that aesthetics are important. The Simple Collective takes a calm, considered approach to the design process. Their purpose is to aid in the creation of beautiful, functional spaces with a strong focus on emotional design. They work to nurture clients’ visions, helping them make informed decisions, and commit to providing timeless interiors that enhance the quality of our daily lives. The Simple Collective holds pride within their attention to detail; ensuring a seamless flow of elements within each space.
Mujo recently collaborated with The Simple Collective to bring to life this special handwoven wallhanging for their Casita M project. The weaving is woven thread by thread with yarns which were dyed in Japan with persimmon tannin – an ancient natural dye. As well as with natural cotton yarns which have been hand-spun by artisans in the mountains of Northern Thailand.
Casita M is a personal project for Emily and her family – their family home. It's a mid-century Spanish colonial inspired bungalow on the south coast of Victoria. Its spaces are warm and textural, with lime washed walls and lots of natural timber elements throughout. Emily grew up in San Diego, California, and drew upon the landscape and architectural forms from this area and included these elements in the design. And most importantly it feels like a piece of home here in Australia for Emily.