Creative Couples Who’ll Inspire You to Collaborate

Every relationship is unique and something we always admire is a couple that comes together creatively. Whether they’re building a piece of furniture or a brand, there are so many creative duos out there! We’re not just thinking about romance this Valentines Day— we are inspired by the partners who collaborate to create beautiful designs and experiences. These three husband and wife teams are partners in life, business, and creativity! Their stories inspire us to do less solo work and take a moment to look for connections and collaborations.   

Husband and Wife Studio Sunday / Monday

Sunday / Monday is an interior design studio established by wife and husband team, Nisha Mirani and Brendan Kramer. Their mission is to produce handmade textiles honoring India’s ancient craftsmanship traditions. They support textile artists and help preserve textile crafts. “Our work is unique because of the traditional, manual processes used by the textile artists we work with to craft our heirloom textiles.” 

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Arrows Wall Hanging by Sunday / Monday

What is one activity you do together to stay inspired?

“Whenever we have the chance, we love to take day trips out of the city. Leaving our usual setting and routine gives us space from our work and exposes us to new ideas, helping us stay inspired.”

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The Couple behind vanCollier 

For over 15 years, Beth van Dorp Collier and Chris Collier have collaborated on numerous projects, ranging from interior design to infill development. With influences from antiquity to contemporary design, vanCollier has taken their vision to the next step and is designing a line of custom furniture and accessories. They currently reside in historic Washington, North Carolina in the old Tayloe Hospital which they converted into their home and studio.

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Henk Barstool by vanCollier

What is one piece where your collaboration and partnership took it to the next level?

“Our ‘Jeannie Ottoman’ from the ‘Kountouris Collection” transformed into tables, lighting and accessories. It’s shown this month in Luxe Magazine. The Greek design is timeless.”

What is one activity you do together to stay inspired?

“We crawl into bed with a glass of wine and watch vintage foreign films for inspirational design.”

Is there another Creative Couple in your community you want to shoutout?

“Neil and Meredith Loughlin – A husband and wife team who are both artists and photographers. They are also dear friends of ours. They own an art gallery in our town, Lone Leaf Gallery. You should check them out!”

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Travelers, Parents, and Creators of Weekends

Weekends is a design studio with a passion for interior design, branding, concept, and creative consulting with studios in Paris and Los Angeles. This husband and wife team has lived in several countries and traveled quite a bit. They try to bring a bit of all of the places they’ve connected with to their projects. 

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Botanica Restaurant Interior by Weekends

What is one activity you do together to stay inspired?

“Raising a child”

What is one project where your collaboration and partnership took it to the next level?

“Our first project, where we weren’t sure if we could do it. [it was] our first interior project, in a new country, in a new language – Candelaria in Paris.”

Is there another Creative Couple in your community you want to shoutout?

“Evan marks at the Ecology Center and Krissy Morrison at All Species.”

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