We’re proud to introduce the first in a new series of videos that will take you behind the scenes in some of the industry’s top trade workrooms. Through the Tailor-Made series, you’ll discover inspiring trim applications while learning construction and sewing techniques from the experts. We begin with Grant Trick of Birmingham, Alabama, who shares his approach to seamlessly joining a twist cord.
ABOUT GRANT TRICK
Grant Trick, owner of Design Industry Workroom in Birmingham, designs and produces custom upholstered furniture and soft furnishings for interior designers and architects across the country.
Grant originally studied apparel design, but quickly realized his passion for not only sewing, but building as well. This combination of aptitudes lead him to begin his career in New York, working in visual design and prop making for brands such as Tiffany & Co., Levi Strauss, and Nautica. After 5 years in NYC, he relocated to San Francisco where he found work in trade workrooms and fell in love with the craft.
Through these formative experiences, he honed his knowledge of tailoring, scale and proportion, which distinguish him as an invaluable resource to his clients. Grant believes that the hallmark of high design is in the details, which is why he focuses on every element, from each stitch to each spring, to produce the highest quality custom pieces for which he is known.
We’re kindred spirits, some might say, with our shared commitment to the preservation of handcraft, dedication to the design trade and constant pursuit of innovation. Samuel & Sons and Hartmann&Forbes often meet in the minds of designers and on the workroom table, finding their way to windows throughout the world.
We embarked on this creative collaboration with the intent to inspire—capturing the process of pairing their natural, handwoven textiles with our trim to share with you.
Join us on a journey that begins with scheming in the showroom, then onto the workroom, followed by the reveal of completed pillows, blinds and drapes.
Many thanks to the team at Hartmann&Forbes for helping bring this creative vision to fruition.
Together we hope to have provided valuable insight into the process, furthering an appreciation for handcrafted designs and inspiring future pairings of their handwoven textiles with Samuel & Sons trim.
In its second year, the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach garnered an ensemble of 21 interior greats from across the US. We had the pleasure of attending opening weekend and the Kips Bay Palm Beach Preview Party. Opening night offered a first look at reimagined rooms every bit as colorful and spectacular as one might imagine. The 10,000 square foot Mediterranean-style home known as ‘Fountain House’ was transformed, and in many cases, with the addition of Samuel & Sons trimmings. See our Instagram Story recap of design details.
Kips Bay Palm Beach Opening Weekend
The opening gala was quite the spectacle, with exotic cars brought in to line the driveway, ice sculptures for bars, and passed caviar hors d’oeuvres. Attendees dressed to impress, and heightened the design of the rooms, with many outfits reflecting the quintessential color and floral design style of Palm Beach. Show Houses are a platform for unrivaled creativity and it was thrilling to witness Samuel & Sons trimmings at every turn. The applications were unique, bold, and statement-making.
Billy Ceglia stayed true to his sense of classic design, incorporating a bold shade of green, as well as a candy bar to keep his space fresh and fun. Off-white drapery panels were perfectly accentuated, using both sizes of Cambridge Braid in Spring Green.
Designer Danielle Rollins deemed her bedroom the Sunset Tower Suite, appointing everything from the floor to ceiling in shades of sunset-inspired Coral, Primrose and Apricot alongside our tassels and fringe in Shell and Magnolia.
As a whole, the Show House felt fun and vibrant, and perfectly on trend with Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019. With over 1,000 people passing through on opening night, Kips Bay Palm Beach is sure to wrap up as a huge success.
Ever the gracious host, designer Timothy Corrigan opened the doors of his Paris apartment during Déco Off. He welcomed a crowd of over 250 editors, designers and friends for an unforgettable Samuel & Sons fête. Set against a backdrop of floor-to-ceiling fresh flowers and key tassels from Timothy’s château-inspired Chevallerie collection, partygoers were entertained by the unexpected—artists creating bespoke silhouettes de papier and colorful, balloon chapeaux et animaux.
During a recent gathering in our Los Angeles showroom, designers were given an exclusive look at the inspiration behind Chevallerie presented by the collection’s creator, renowned designer, and international tastemaker, Timothy Corrigan.
Chevallerie marries European grandeur with California casual in a collection honoring both the interiors and gardens of his 18th-century Chateau de la Chevallerie located on the northern border of France’s Loire Valley. Exquisite braids, borders, fringes and tiebacks, while formal in aesthetic, are reflective of both traditional and 21st-century color combinations, making the collection suitable within a multitude of applications.
Our Los Angeles team was joined at the reception by National Sales Director, Sasha Gallace, and Alex Masi, our representative in the Southwest region.
“I think that when you have disparate items in very different styles, there’s a tension that’s created. Whether you’re mixing new and old, expensive and inexpensive, or ornate and simple, I love the exchange that happens whenever you put two very different pieces together.”
– Timothy Corrigan –
The Samuel & Sons team with Timothy Corrigan outside our showroom at the Pacific Design Center
For a daily dose of his signature style and endless inspiration, follow Timothy Corrigan on Instagram and explore the Chevallerie, one of four new collections for Fall 2018.
Don’t miss an opportunity to hear from a panel of distinguished industry experts on the topic of color, including our Executive Design Director Marisa Gutmacher as well as designer, color expert and author, Lori Weitzner. The pair will be joined on the panel by Gail Ravgiala, Editor of Design New England.
Find event details below and RSVP today for this insightful discussion on June 21 at the Boston Design Center.
Warmer days and flowers in bloom signal more than springtime in Manhattan. May promises the much-anticipated unveiling of the annual Kips Bay Show House—a culmination and a celebration of interior design talent, imagination, creativity, color and innovation. This year did not disappoint, and as always, we took great pride in seeing Samuel & Sons trimmings on display inside one of the industry’s most prestigious showhouses.
As a New York-based company, we welcome any chance to support local organizations. Congratulations to all involved for donating their time, talent and products in support of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.