M
arch is a month of interior decor and home inspiration on TWH. So it’s quite fitting to feature Camille from Cambie Design who shows us how to style her modern take on the traditional Alpaca Peruvian blanket. I don’t know about you but that might just be what we need to spruce up our space this time of the year! If you haven’t already checked out her cozy shop take a stroll down to Queen Street West in Toronto or visit her online site!

P.S. *G I V E A W A Y alert*

To win a blanket of your choice simply do the following:
1. Follow @cambiedesign and @thiswildheart on Instagram and
2. Post a comment on  BOTH our blog posts *Click here to visit Cambie’s post.

Contest winner announced on Monday March 7, 2016, open to all Canadian and USA residents. Retail value $100.

Despite being one of many products we carry, the Cambie Blanket has become synonymous with our shop and is what we are best known for. For this reason, I thought I should share its origins and how we source our most coveted product. My link to South American culture is my mother, who is originally from Peru. As most of her side of the family still lives there, I have spent much of my upbringing in Peru.

I have always been fascinated with the textiles of Latin America and recognized a great opportunity to bring these beautiful blankets back with me to Canada. I started working closely with a team to customize the blankets — the patterns inspired by traditional ones commonly found in Peruvian textiles, and colours selected to suit the taste of a Canadian customer base. I also worked closely with my team to create a high quality blend of yarn to ensure blankets that carry the Cambie name are not only vibrant and beautiful, but durable and functional, as well.

Here are a few ways to use and make the most of a Cambie blanket, as suggested by us here at Team Cambie and our wonderful customers!

Blanket or Throw: A blanket is an easy way to add a pop of personality to any space. Our customers like to keep theirs on the end of bed for additional warmth at night or in their living space to curl up with on the sofa while watching a movie or with a good book.

Oversized Scarf or Shawl: We were quite surprised when we discovered customers were using for our blankets as shawls and consider it a testament to the importance of a well designed product. We recently hung a mirror in our store, as clients kept requesting to try on our blankets to see how the different colours look against their complexion. With our Toronto winters, the Cambie blanket has become a great accessory in colder months.

Travel: The Cambie blanket makes a great travel companion thanks to its versatility. It’s light weight makes it an easy item to fold or roll up and pack, though it’s stylish nature also makes it easy to use as a wearable piece and transition to a throw for longer trips.

Gift: Our customers have made Cambie blankets a very popular gift option for weddings (almost guaranteed to make you the most favourable guest), as well as housewarmings, and birthdays. A thoughtful token, they are well received of all ages groups, proven to be successful gifts for almost every occasion and holiday.

Camille Byrne
Cambie design, Shop Owner.
cambiedesign.com

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99 Comments

  1. Reply

    Barb Simkova

    March 4, 2016

    I found this shop just weeks ago and ADORE it! I can’t wait to incorporate their pieces into my living room re-design.

  2. Reply

    Donna

    March 4, 2016

    I LOVE CAMBIE DESIGN!!!!!
    and this wild heart.

  3. Reply

    Roselie W

    March 4, 2016

    I love Cambie blankets! Such a gorgeous addition to any home.

  4. Reply

    Bianca Burgess

    March 4, 2016

    These blankets are beautiful! This is just what I need to make my new place feel like home when I move out.

  5. Reply

    Isabelle

    March 4, 2016

    Blanket❤

  6. Reply

    Didier

    March 4, 2016

    I simply adore the Cambie blankets. Prettiest blankets on the market!

  7. Reply

    Lamisse

    March 4, 2016

    This is so gorgeous! I would love it for our family room!

  8. Reply

    Victoria Back

    March 4, 2016

    The Cambie blankets are adorable! Love!!

  9. Reply

    Leah

    March 4, 2016

    Love these beautiful blankets and this local gem.

  10. Reply

    Rebecca

    March 4, 2016

    These blankets are gorgeous! I have been searching for a blanket for our living room and this would work perfectly. Plus it would remind me of the month I spent in Peru years ago when I was a poor college student and way too poor to bring any sort of souvenir like this home!!

  11. Reply

    Mack

    March 4, 2016

    i adore these blankets!

  12. Reply

    Casey

    March 4, 2016

    These are absolutely beautiful! My whole apartment is blue white and grey with touches of yellow so this would work perfectly.

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      Hannah

      March 4, 2016

      I have loved these works of beauty for years. Always a place in my heart for something so timeless!

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      Lindsay

      March 4, 2016

      Love this spot! Such a great local gem. People are wonderful and the decor pieces are divine. Followed them before knowing they were just down the street!

  13. Reply

    Kristina Blackwood

    March 4, 2016

    Such a lovely blanket!

  14. Reply

    Jori

    March 4, 2016

    Big fan of both contributors! Would love the opportunity to show how great these companies are! #blanketlove

  15. Reply

    Dana Shum

    March 4, 2016

    So beautiful! My family and I will love this!

  16. Reply

    Hannah

    March 4, 2016

    I have loved these pieces of beauty for years! Always a special place in my heart for something timeless.

  17. Reply

    Andrea Z.

    March 4, 2016

    I love Cambie blankets! I’ve bought two of them as gifts and one for myself… I think the real dream is just to have a closet full of them… working on that. 😉 Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  18. Reply

    Katie Demois

    March 4, 2016

    I am SO in lovr with these blankets and have dreamt of having one to keep me and my home cozy and lovely. xx

  19. Reply

    Amica

    March 4, 2016

    I love Cambie!

  20. Reply

    Christine

    March 4, 2016

    Love the Cambie blankets!

  21. Reply

    Lindsay

    March 4, 2016

    Lover his local gem. Wonderful people, beautiful pieces!

  22. Reply

    Clara Li

    March 4, 2016

    Cambie has such beautiful blankets! And their candles are amazing too.

  23. Reply

    Natalie Cheng

    March 4, 2016

    I love Cambie! These blankets are so beautiful. I’ve given them as gifts – proud to support a Canadian brand. Definitely need one for myself!

  24. Reply

    Heather

    March 4, 2016

    These blankets are so gorgeous. I found this on Instagram and I’m just loving all your posts.

  25. Reply

    Emily clunas

    March 4, 2016

    These blankets are the perfect color and I’m sure they’d be so cozy!

  26. Reply

    stacey

    March 4, 2016

    Love this colour. It’s so dreamy!

  27. Reply

    stacey kerslake

    March 4, 2016

    I adore these blankets! Loving the dreamy colour on this one

  28. Reply

    Lydia

    March 4, 2016

    I adore Cambie and have been wanting one of their blankets for awhile now. 🙌🏻 So beautiful, so versatile.

  29. Reply

    Amanda

    March 4, 2016

    I’ve been dreaming of these blankets forever. Beautiful.

  30. Reply

    Laura

    March 4, 2016

    Such pretty blankets!! I need to check out the retail store!

  31. Reply

    loucheryl

    March 4, 2016

    These are the most beautiful blankets. So pretty and comfortable. I would love one for my home.

  32. Reply

    Natalie Williams

    March 5, 2016

    Love the colours these blankets come in! Super pretty!

  33. Reply

    Areej

    March 5, 2016

    Love that we are supporting locally made goods! These blankets are absolutely divine 🙂

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      Charise

      March 6, 2016

      A blanket from Cambie Design would make a lovely early birthday present… hint, hint! ❤️

  34. Reply

    Michaela

    March 6, 2016

    Love the Cambie blankets! 💚

  35. Reply

    Candice Knight

    March 6, 2016

    These would be lovely in my new first home!!

  36. Reply

    Mary Johnson

    March 6, 2016

    These are so beautiful!!

  37. Reply

    Jackies Saik

    March 6, 2016

    These are heaven 😍

  38. Reply

    Sayoko Shuttlesworth

    March 6, 2016

    Looks so soft and warm!!

  39. Reply

    Gabriela

    March 6, 2016

    These are so beautiful and I love your blog so glad I found it through Instagram

  40. Reply

    Lauren L.

    March 6, 2016

    So beautiful and inspiring. Ah, I’m smitten.

  41. Reply

    Tina Riddell

    March 6, 2016

    I adore Cambie design’s blankets, the colours and patterns are so exquisite. I would love to have one in my home.

  42. Reply

    Steph

    March 6, 2016

    These are beautiful and I’m in love with blanket scarves!! Would love to add one to my collection ☺️

  43. Reply

    Anna foster

    March 6, 2016

    Simply beautiful! I can imagine snuggling up each morning on the porch looking out onto Lake Ontario this summer. ❤️

  44. Reply

    Sarah

    March 6, 2016

    One of these would look perfect in my new apartment!

  45. Reply

    Chelsey Sisson

    March 6, 2016

    I love the aesthetic and style here. Incredible work! I would love one of your blankets for my own 🙂

  46. Reply

    Julia

    March 6, 2016

    Love these! So glad I found this post!

  47. Reply

    Farrielle Verstraete Fartielle Photography

    March 6, 2016

    I didnt know about these beautiful throws and blankets they are gorgeous:)

  48. Reply

    Zanna F

    March 6, 2016

    Really love that you guys are collaborating! I’m obsessed with these blankets, and think they suit every home.

  49. Reply

    Erin Chenoweth

    March 6, 2016

    These are so lovely!

  50. Reply

    Julie k

    March 6, 2016

    Love these blankets – bought one for my husbands brothers wedding in Sage – it was very special as they got married in sask where the wild sage grows – lovely!

  51. Reply

    Nicole

    March 6, 2016

    These blankets are so beautiful! I love the idea of using it as a scarf.

  52. Reply

    Deb

    March 6, 2016

    These cambie blankets are so intricate. Stunning beauties!

  53. Reply

    Kim

    March 6, 2016

    Would love to win one of these beautiful blankets. 🙂

  54. Reply

    Lauren | This Renegade Love

    March 6, 2016

    These are beyond gorgeous. Peru is definitely on my top 5 destination list – this would be the perfect blankie to use as a constant reminder to save more pennies for a trip! 🙂

  55. Reply

    Janessa Porter

    March 6, 2016

    I would love the camel and black one! Would go perfect with my decor!

  56. Reply

    Nix

    March 6, 2016

    These are so bright and beautiful!

  57. Reply

    Rebecca Harp

    March 6, 2016

    Beautiful pieces and lovely colors. Thanks for sharing!

  58. Reply

    Katie K

    March 6, 2016

    Beautiful, soft blankets. I love the variety of colors. ❤️

  59. Reply

    Julie Lavelle

    March 6, 2016

    Love these blankets! Would look amazing draped over our couch.

  60. Reply

    Amanda Ouellette

    March 6, 2016

    One of my favourite things to do is to cozy up with a cup of tea, a page-turner of a book, and a soft blanket after a long day working at the hospital! I’ve admired Cambie Designs for a while on Instagram and have been saving to purchase a blanket. Partnering up for a giveaway with thiswildheart is an amazing way to promote both a lifestyle filled with fashion and warmth! Happy spring!

  61. Reply

    Katie

    March 6, 2016

    I love these blankets! I ordered one as a Christmas gift 2 years ago, and ever since then I have wanted one for our bedroom. Beautiful blankets and I tell everyone about them being a Canadian shop!

  62. Reply

    Caroline T

    March 6, 2016

    Love these! So beautiful!

  63. Reply

    Shannon Wianecki

    March 6, 2016

    What a lovely pairing: beautiful photos and irresistible wool blankets! The colors are divine.

  64. Reply

    Zena

    March 6, 2016

    Great design piece! ❤️

  65. Reply

    Marissa Boey

    March 6, 2016

    I’ve wanted to get my hands on one of these Cambie blankets since my friend received one for her birthday 😍 It’s so incredibly soft and looks amazing in her home!

  66. Reply

    Katelyn

    March 6, 2016

    If only everything was sourced this ethically. Love these blankets so much!

  67. Reply

    Nadia

    March 6, 2016

    Oh man, I’ve been obsessed with these blankets for so long, what a generous giveaway!

  68. Reply

    Yuli

    March 6, 2016

    It’s so hard to choose a weave and colour! They are all so beautiful.

  69. Reply

    Katie

    March 6, 2016

    I agree that the thows are so beautiful! I would be scared of getting it dirty 😱

  70. Reply

    Kayla

    March 6, 2016

    Beautiful!

  71. Reply

    Lindsay

    March 6, 2016

    These are gorgeous. Need one for my new home !

  72. Reply

    Anne

    March 6, 2016

    I’ve been a fan since the early days at The Junction Flea. Love Cambie blankets so much I’ve started a collection! Just beautiful.

  73. Reply

    Arin

    March 6, 2016

    What a dream team. Such a beautiful aesthetic from you both. <3 Much love!

  74. Reply

    Noelle Girard

    March 6, 2016

    These blankets are gorgeous and cozy!

  75. Reply

    Megan

    March 6, 2016

    I have been coveting one of these for years! Cambie blankets are gorgeous – planning to give them to my wedding party as a gift for our winter wedding! Would love to win one of my own 🙂

  76. Reply

    Joycelin

    March 6, 2016

    These are so beautiful!

  77. Reply

    Vickie

    March 6, 2016

    Love all the prints!

  78. Reply

    Quinn

    March 6, 2016

    So pretty!!

  79. Reply

    Leanne

    March 6, 2016

    Beautiful!

  80. Reply

    Eve

    March 6, 2016

    I’ve been to Cambie a few times now and absolutely adore all their stuff, especially the blankets!

  81. Reply

    Kelly (kellyprev)

    March 6, 2016

    Love these blankets! So versatile and would make any space feel cozy.

  82. Reply

    Tang

    March 6, 2016

    Love their blankets!

    • Reply

      Esther Lee

      March 7, 2016

      Tang! Congrats!! You’ve won a Cambie Blanket of your choice! Please let us know how to reach via email! Thank you again and congrats!

  83. Reply

    Emma Kopstein

    March 6, 2016

    I would love a blanket! Been eye balling them for months! 🙂

  84. Reply

    Abrianna

    March 6, 2016

    I’m loving the beautiful winter colours!

  85. Reply

    Stephanie

    March 6, 2016

    This blanket would make a perfect gift for my best friend, she just had a baby and I think she’d appreciate it either for herself or her newborn’s room.

  86. Reply

    Lettie

    March 6, 2016

    These blankets are so beautiful and i’ve always wanted to visit Peru <3

  87. Reply

    Emily K.

    March 6, 2016

    Gorgeous giveaway! I love the unique prints and lovely colors.

  88. Reply

    Colleen C

    March 6, 2016

    I’ve admired these blankets for a while. They reminded me of the blanket that I got from Mexico years ago. Now that I’ve read your story, I understand why. Thank you for bringing these beautiful blankets to Canada

  89. Reply

    Courtney devries

    March 6, 2016

    So so beautiful! Would love some in my new house 😉

  90. Reply

    Dominique P

    March 6, 2016

    Love these blankets. The colour combos and simple designs are just so perfect!

  91. Reply

    Dee Christoff

    March 6, 2016

    So pretty! I love blankets, they add such coziness to a room and are a lovely little touch of heartwarming luxury to take with you when traveling!

  92. Reply

    Bella

    March 6, 2016

    Cambie designs have such beautiful textiles and I love how Camille is merging local and global – celebrating Peruvian culture, whilst supporting local designers. I am so excited to visit their Queen st location – thank you for the doubly inspiring collaboration and giveaway! 🙂

  93. Reply

    Melissa

    March 6, 2016

    These blankets are simply gorgeous! Have been following them since the beginning 🙂

  94. Reply

    Laura

    March 6, 2016

    These blankets are so pretty!!! I must have one.

  95. Reply

    ateqah khaki

    March 7, 2016

    wonderful post and beautiful images. I can feel the warmth! I basically live in shawls that double as blankets (and vice versa!) between November and April 🙂 would be over the moon to take these beauties home! 💖

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