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Carmel Magazine, Spring 2018

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than leather and breathes." Soon after manufacturing her line, Yeates found herself winning Best in Show at Las Vegas Market. "They showed up at my booth and I asked, 'Where's the party?' and they said, 'It's here. You won!'" she recalls. Yeates has also spo- ken before the Sustainable Furnishings Council on what is dear to her heart: getting away from mass-produced, flimsy, toxic products. "We have so many talented craftspeople and designers here," she says. "In our society, we are losing that uniqueness and ability to customize and make things personal. If a client has input, they have a sense of pride and ownership in their belongings." Yeates calls the movement "The New Antique," and points to items like her grand- mother's dining room table, which is used for 108 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S P R I N G / S U M M E R 2 0 1 8 The + Olive retail store in the Crossroads Shopping Village in Carmel features Yeates' furniture line as well as items produced by specialized craftspeople. "I want to get away from mass-produced items," Yeates says. Interior Designer Ashley Yeates of AYI & Associates named her sustainable furniture line + Olive after her long-haired Dachshund (right.) The furniture is produced in California and Arizona with non-toxic components and low-emission finishes.

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