Photo via Paperwhite Interiors
Photo via Paperwhite Interiors

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Behind the Brands of The Edit: Paperwhite Interiors

Whether you’re looking for some cute clothing pieces, home goods, or anything in between, our chic general store, ‘the edit,’ has got you covered all summer long! In the heart of Port Dalhousie, our pop-up features a collection of Canadian brands, and here we give you an inside scoop to learn more about the founders and their stories. Today, we sat down with Meg Thomas, of Paperwhite Interiors, here’s her story.

Meg Thomas; Founder of Paperwhite Interiors

Photo via Paperwhite Interiors

Photo credit: Paperwhite Interiors

Website: www.paperwhiteinteriors.ca and www.shoppaperwhite.ca

Instagram: @shoppaperwhiteinteriors

Tell us a bit about yourself:

I am an interior designer and shop owner currently living in Ancaster with my goofy dog Ketchup! I am passionate about experiencing life and all the wonderful things it has to offer. I love to explore new places and cultures through my travels, where I find so much inspiration. My family and friends make this life incredibly fulfilling and beautiful.

Tell us the story behind your brand:

I launched Paperwhite Interiors in 2017 as a full-service interior design business. This was a dream realized after working in the industry gaining experience in everything from editorial work to furniture buying. I consider my style to be more relaxed and approachable, with the ultimate goal of making my client feel comfortable and at ease in their home. I want them to continue to fall in love with their space and for it to be a reflection of their interests, passions, and experiences. I believe that our homes tell the story of our lives. Through my work in design, I developed a great appreciation for quality goods and their ability to make our lives more beautiful. I opened the shop with the intention of sharing my passion with others and the ability these unique items have to bring a piece of beauty and joy into our homes.

Photo via Paperwhite Interiors

Photo credit: Paperwhite Interiors

What inspires you?

Is it cliche to say that I find inspiration everywhere?! Haha. I’m very in tune with my surroundings whether I’m travelling, out for dinner, on a walk, or taking a drive – I am constantly inspired by it all. The design of a hotel, the dish-ware they’re using at a restaurant, the gorgeous colours on my drive through the countryside… Often unconsciously these experiences are forming my aesthetic and building a lifestyle.

Photo via Paperwhite Interiors

Photo credit: Paperwhite Interiors

Where’s your favourite spot to vacation in the summer?

My favourite spot to vacation is actually not too far from home in a place called Tiny Township! I have been renting a cottage there for over 5 years now and look forward to going back every summer. It’s located right on the Georgian Bay beachfront and I swear every time I go, I can feel my heart rate slow right down. It’s been the setting of so many shared happy memories with my close friends and loved ones.

What does 2023 hold for your brand?

2023 has been an amazing year so far! I have continued to grow my design business and retail shop to include multiple pop-up locations throughout Ontario. I hope to continue expanding my brand and one day find a permanent brick-and-mortar location for Paperwhite Interiors!

Find Paperwhite Interiors at our pop-up located at Lock and Main Marketplace (17 Lock Street) from Thursday to Monday, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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