Founder & Creative director of DwelStudio and Author of 'Undecorate'
Christiane Lemieux revolutionized the textiles market when she launched her innovative company DwellStudio in 2000. Fusing modern design with luxurious details, DwellStudio is a fresh voice in the interiors world. Lemieux authored her first book, Undecorate, to critical acclaim in 2011.
Lemieux began her career in fashion working as a fabric assistant for Isaac Mizrahi and then as an assistant designer of women’s woven clothing, fabric design, development and merchandising for the Gap. Wooed by the world of home furnishings, Lemieux took a position as design director with Portico, a New York-based home company. While with the company, Lemieux fell in love with the permanence and craftsmanship of home design. During her tenure there, Lemieux developed furniture, home accessories, gift items, bed linens and bath products for the company.
Eager to bring something new to the popular all-white linen aesthetic, Lemieux left Portico to launch DwellStudio. She introduced geometrics and stripes as well as modern, abstract florals with her collection. Her unique sense of color and love of old-world details quickly set DwellStudio apart from other brands.
Since launching, Lemieux has expanded to a full offering of furniture, accessories, art and bedding, plus a full line of baby and kids products. Her collections have found a celebrity following, fans include Gwyneth Paltrow, Liv Tyler, Gwen Stefani and Nicole Kidman.
Lemieux was recently selected as one of Fortune’s 2012 'Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs.'
A native of Ottawa, Canada, Lemieux is a graduate of Queen's University in Kingston, Canada and Parsons School of Design in New York. She resides in the New York’s Soho neighborhood with her family, where she recently launched the company’s first flagship retail store at 77 Wooster Street.
Visit Christiane's Blogwww.dwellstudio.com/blog
Dwell Fabrics Available in Canada at:
1843 Avenue Rd
63 Mack Ave.
John & Chris Interiors
660 Eglinton Ave East
The Feathered Bed
1463 Ontario St.
4591 Garden City Rd.
Van Gogh Designs
12885 85th Ave.
Chintz & Co.
Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary & Edmonton
Jen Story Design
64 Bay St.
Tanya Collins Design
28 Euclid Ave
Quebec City, QC
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