Danni Simmen owner
of Pepper B. is obsessed with pattern and it’s safe to say she always has been.
She believes that a good dose of pattern can make any space feel more special
and complete. She studied textile design in Canada and England, and then
designed for the home decor industry for many years before creating Pepper B.
in 2015 to spread the love of pattern!
Pepper B. is a
collection of textiles and home goods offering a happy and chic assortment of
fabrics, throw pillows and accessories. They are all meant to be mixed and
matched across the entire collection. Their fabrics are printed in Canada, and their
pillows and accessories are all hand sewn and made to order in Toronto.
Danni and I got
together to do a fun giveaway that’s happening on our Instagram accounts right
now, (be sure to enter!) Hint it’s 2 Pepper B. makeup bags!
We also did a
1. What made you
want to design fabric?
entered art school in the drawing and painting program, but I quickly realized
that I wanted to create things that were both beautiful and practical. I
switched my major to Textile Design and never looked back.
2. Where do you get
I love interior
design. I think a home tells so much about a person by the objects that they
choose to live and interact with daily. I also love seeing an idea develop into
a tangible and practical object that can enhance the everyday. I figure if
you’re going to live with something everyday, it might as well be something
beautiful, and I love creating products that people get excited about having in
3. What would you
tell someone trying to start their own business?
Don’t wait. There
will never be a right time to get started, and you’ll never feel 100% prepared.
You just have to start and the rest will come. I’m still learning new things
everyday, and I think that’s part of what makes it so exciting.
4. What is one of
your favourite designs?
pattern right now is the Seventy Floral patterned items. I love patterns and
florals and I always gravitate towards colour so that pattern is a perfect
match for me. I also love anything with tassels so I’m pretty excited about our
new Happy Tassel Pillow. 🙂
5. What is your
favourite part of owning your own business?
Being allowed to
express myself creatively and not be boxed in by the needs of designing for
another brand or client. It’s really exciting and empowering to create products
that I absolutely love 100%. The other best part is meeting and working with
lots of other creative and inspiring people that are doing things, it’s
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