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Sisters Behind Y&Co

Katherine and Alexandra Yaphe love colour and pattern.

With a passion for carpets and rugs, these sisters decided to keep their family tradition alive. Katherine (left) is the designer for Oliver Yaphe rugs, and Alexandra owns Y&Co, a Toronto rug and fabric showroom. "I help Katherine with the manufacturing, but she's the more creative one," explains Alexandra. "But you say what you like and what you don't like!" adds Katherine.

View more photos from Y&Co in our Stylemakers photo gallery and our August 2010 issue.

  • Photographer: Michael Graydon
  • Source: House & Home August 2010 issue
  • Products: Cushions on bench, from left: Kochi Kashmir (round), Madura Vista (square), John Robshaw Textiles; Pondicherry (to right of Alexandra), Raoul Textiles; Gent's Stripe in Lotus, John Robshaw Textiles; Peony, Raoul Textiles; purple carpet folded on floor, Carleen by Madeline Weinrib.

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