Kay Van Matre

Hi, my name is Kay Van Matre and I love to create! I've been doing so for a long time and have finally found a great outlet for all the ideas floating around in my head. I found A Home Enhanced!

Business Name: I have created my little business to enhance the lives of friends and family. I do this in many ways, and would love to share some of them with you. Coincidently, I named my little venture Life Enhanced.

Primary craft: My primary crafts are creations in textiles or paper. I love texture, and I love to create something for that special little a spot in the homes of the people I work with; a sweet treasure to make that place perfect.

I have featured aprons, garlands, pillows and more.

Lately I have been working on all things fall. In the photo above are my silk velvet pumpkins. These little gems add just the right touch of lush color to you fall decor whether clustered on a platter, or sitting up on the mantel. This fall you’ll find some pillows that are perfect for Thanksgiving with the reminder to “Gather” with those you love. Be on the look out for other fall pillows to accent that entry bench, family room or guest room.

How did you get started with your craft? I have been crafting and creating in some way for along as I can remember. If I see something that looks interesting, I am forever looking for a way to put a new spin on it and make it my own. This makes me want to keep looking for the next great idea!

What do you love about your craft/what keeps you coming back and interested in it? All my crafts come to me with a purpose. If there’s a theme, I’ll run with it. If someone asks for a decor idea, I try to make in custom just for them. That’s makes it fun for me!

Favorite Hobbies: I guess I would have to say that my favorite hobbies are to create by planning themed events, to sew and craft. That takes on a life of its own and I love it! So many crafts, so little time!!

Your favorite thing/experience/memory of A Home Enhanced: My things about A Home Enhanced are the relationships I have been privileged to be a part of in these last 10 months. This is an amazing group of people that I feel like I’ve known for years! What a joy to work my shifts and share in the fun of a day in the life of A Home Enhanced and its wonderful owners, vendors and of course, the customer base that makes it all possible. Thanks to you all!