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Design Details Inside Kips Bay NYC

The 47th Kips Bay Show House is underway and we’ve captured every impeccably trimmed design. Gestures big and small are on display through May 30, from smart applications of basic tapes, to plush velvets, pleated piping and wood bead fringes. As always, we’re honored to see our products amongst the design details, dressing windows, walls and furnishings in this iconic design destination featuring this country’s top interior talents.

Imaginative forms and palettes will delight and inspire as you tour the New York Show House, a fixture in the design community (since 1973) and the predecessor that paved the way for its Palm Beach counterpart that took place earlier this year.

On behalf of the entire team at Samuel & Sons, congratulations to everyone involved for the continuing success of this worthy cause.


Colorful interior design by Young Huh for the Kips Bay Show House

Custom pillow and upholstery at Kips Bay Show House, design by Young Huh

Aurelia Brush Fringe

Custom pillows and sofa in pink and green by Young Huh for the 2019 Kips Bay Show House

Aurelia Brush Fringe, Cambridge Cord with Tape

Green armchair by Young Huh for the Kips Bay Show House

Cambridge Strie Braid


DESIGNER Peter Pennoyer Architects

Greek key trim on a yellow sofa by Peter Pennoyer for the Kips Bay Show House
Aristotle Greek Key

Greek key trim on wood blinds and wood bead fringe trimming draperies by Peter Pennoyer for Kips Bay 2019

Seychelles Wood Bead Fringe, Aristotle Greek KeyBed canopy featuring navy tape trim, design by Peter Pennoyer for Kips Bay 2019

French Grosgrain Ribbon


DESIGNER Shelia Bridges Design

Custom dog bed designed by Shelia Bridges for the Kips Bay Show House.Custom made dog bed by Shelia Bridges Design for Kips Bay 2019

Strata Marabout


DESIGNER Robert Passal Interior Design in Collaboration with Daniel Kahan Architecture

Armchair in front of a fireplace, design by Robert Passal for Kips Bay

Cambridge Strie BraidSofa and custom pillows by Robert Passal for Kips Bay.Pillows in Robert Passal space in the NYC Kips Bay Showhouse

Cambridge Cord

Armchair details by Robert Passal for the Kips Bay Show House.

Cambridge Strie Braid


DESIGNER Pappas Miron

Custom tufted chair by Pappas Miron feautring Samuel and Sons bullion fringe.Bullion fringe trimming a tufted chair designed by Pappas Miron for Kips Bay.

Aquitaine Fine Bullion Fringe


DESIGNER J. Cohler Mason Design

Sitting atop a banquette, a row of custom pillows coordinates with a custom roman shade above.

Velvet ribbon trims a custom roman shade by J. Cohler Mason Design.

Swiss Velvet Piping


Find more design details and interior inspiration from showhouses past,
Kips Bay and the like, in the S&S blog archives.

Custom sofa and pillows by Suzanne Kasler.


Tailor Made: Sewing Mitered Corners

Our latest episode of Tailor Made—the second of three visits to the workroom of Grant Trick—details the construction of mitered corners using both embroidered and épinglé borders.

Trimmings shown: Odori Embroidered Border and Orly Épinglé Velvet Border.

Designed to offer a look behind-the-scenes in top trade workrooms, Tailor Made shares insight into the construction techniques behind some of the best-loved soft furnishing and upholstery designs.

WATCH our first episode, “Joining the Ends of a Twist Cord” and stay tuned for next month’s video where Grant will share tips for adding interest to nailhead applications with the addition of gimp.



Introducing Tailor-Made, An Exciting New Video Series from Samuel & Sons

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.

Tailor-Made Video Featuring Upholstery and Soft Furnishings Expert, Grant TrickABOUT 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.

Follow Grant Trick on Instagram.



Textile and Trim Collaboration: Samuel & Sons and Hartmann&Forbes

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.

Follow us during this three-day Instagram series at @samuelandsons and @hartmannforbes.


Samuel and Sons Pom Pom Fringe and Embroidered Borders



Cirque Pom Pom Fringe in Meadow / Tabaret Woven-to-Size Grassweave by Hartmann&Forbes


Sewing Samuel and Sons Pom Pom Fringe on a custom window shade.


Samuel and Sons Pom Pom Fringe on a custom-made natural handwoven shade.


Green and White Pom Pom Trim by Samuel and Sons



Brielle Embroidered Border in Meadow / Essence by Hartmann&Forbes


Brielle Embroidered Border by Samuel and Sons


Sewing custom pillows using the Samuel and Sons Brielle Embroidered Border.


Custom linen pillow is trimmed with the Samuel and Sons Brielle Embroidered Border.



Orbit Border in White Gold / Rainfall in Sunrise by Hartmann&Forbes


Orbit Border by Samuel and Sons


Samuel and Sons Orbit Border on a custom window treatment.


Sewing the Orbit Border from Samuel and Sons to a custom window treatment.


Custom window treatment trimmed the Orbit Border by Samuel and Sons.



Elliptic Appliqué Border in Frost / Glimmer by Hartmann&Forbes



Sewing the Samuel and Sons Elliptic Border from Samuel and Sons on a custom window treatment.


Custom roman shade with Samuel and Sons Elliptic Applique Border



Frida Border and Torero Beaded Fringe by Laura Kirar in Obsidian / Clarity in Serene Sand (blind) and Elements in Challis (pillow) by Hartmann&Forbes


Frida Border by Laura Kirar for Samuel and Sons


Sewing a custom window treatment using the Frida Border by Laura Kirar for Samuel and Sons.


Torero Beaded Fringe by Laura Kirar for Samuel and Sons being sewing on a custom window treatment.


Sewing custom window shades using the Torero Beaded Fringe by Laura Kirar for Samuel and Sons.


Black and tan Frida Border designed by Laura Kirar for Samuel and Sons trims a custom pillow.


Black and tan beaded fringe by Samuel and Sons tims a handwoven shade by Hartmann&Forbes.



Astra Embroidered Border in Amethyst by Lori Weitzner / Rainfall in Sunset by Hartmann&Forbes



Astra Border by Lori Weitzner for Samuel and Sons


Sewing on the sequined Astra Embroidered Border by Lori Weitzner for Samuel and Sons.


Custom drapery trimmed with the Astra Embroidered Border by Lori Weitzner for Samuel and Sons.


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.


Kips Bay Palm Beach

ParadeloBurgessDesign Studio AND Jobe Lopez_KipsBay_2_PhotoCreditNickolasSargentPhoto: Sargent Photography

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.

Highlights of Kips Bay Palm Beach included Rinfret Ltd.’s Grand Entry where a settee was adorned with a double layer skirt: Aquitaine Fine Bullion Fringe was applied to the base beneath a layer of Harbour Barrel Knot Fringe.

The Master Bedroom, designed by David Mitchell Brown, showcased an upholstered corner banquette accented with carefully placed black Le Jardin Silk Tufts, and layered with lush pillows finished with Cirque Jumbo Pom Pom Fringe. The same tufts were carried over to the scalloped bed skirt, as well as a valance designed to hang over the bed while the Laurel Beaded Border glistened on draperies.

David Mitchell BrownPhoto: Sargent Photo

Pillows on a custom banquette are trimmed with our Cirque Pom Pom Fringe.

Master Bedroom Designed by David Mitchell Brown, Sargent PhotographyPhoto: Sargent Photo


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.

Interior Design by Billy CegliaPhoto: Nicholas Mele
Showhouse hallway by Billy CegliaPhoto: Nicholas Mele

A standout for creativity went to Mark P. Finlay Interiors. The fabric tented ceiling of their ‘Coral Cabana’ room was ornamented with Aurelia Crete and Orsay Silk Woven Crete, and an Aurelia Key Tassel punctuated each corner. Aurelia Double Tassel Tiebacks held the cabana curtains in place, and Mita Shell Fringe ran vertically down corners where the walls joined. The “oohs” and “ahhs” were audible as people transitioned through the room.

Interior design by Mark P. Finlay InteriorsPhoto: Brantley Photography


Coral Cabana by Mark P. Finlay InteriorsPhoto: Brantley Photography


Mark P Finlay Interiors for Kips BayPhoto: Brantley Photography


Samuel and Sons Tassels, interior design by Mark P. Finlay InteriorsPhoto: Brantley Photography


Meg Braff Designs created a “Sunrise Jungle” suite showing off their own line of fabrics and wallcoverings alongside our Le Jardin Silk Tufts and Key Tassels.

Photo: Nicholas Mele


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.

Sunset-inspired bedroom designed by Danielle RollinsPhoto: Brantley Photography


Sunset-inspired bedroom designed by Danielle RollinsPhoto: Brantley Photography
Sunset-inspired bedroom designed by Danielle Rollins  Photo: Brantley Photography


Designer David Phoenix framed picturesque Palm Beach views with understated neutrals and natural shades. Draperies are trimmed with our Strata Chevron Border.

DavidPhoenix for Kips Bay Show House, Photo by NickolasSargentPhoto: Sargent Photo


David Phoenix drapery detail from Kips Bay Palm Beach


The “preppy boho” sitting room by Lee Ann Thornton was wrapped in Lisa Fine fabrics with colorful details in shades of berry and turquoise. Natural Cotton Bullion Fringe and the Printemps Chevron Border  trimmed pillows and banquettes.

LeeAnn ThorntonPhoto: Sargent Photo


LeeAnn Thornton design for Kips BayPhoto: Sargent Photo


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.



Celebrating Paris Déco Off

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.

Samuel and Sons Michael Cohen with designer Timothy Corrigan

Designer Timothy Corrigan with Samuel & Sons President, Michael Cohen


Samuel and Sons team at Paris Deco Off

The Samuel & Sons team


Samuel and Sons Deco Off Event at Timothy Corrigan's Paris apartment


Fresh Flowers on Staircase

Chevallerie Double Tassel Tie Back by Timothy Corrigan


Samuel and Sons Paris Deco Off Party


Balloon Artist in Paris

Balloon Hat at a Paris Deco Off Party

Balloon Hat, Paris Deco Off

Balloon Animals, Paris Deco Off

Balloon Animals

Balloon Hat

Doors and Tassels in the Paris Apartment of Timothy Corrigan

Chevallerie Key Tassels by Timothy Corrigan


Paris Deco Off Event, Silhouette Artist


Silhouette Portrait in Paris, Deco Off

Silhouette Artist


Silhouette Artist at Paris Deco Off



Key Tassel, Samuel and Sons

Chevallerie Key Tassel by Timothy Corrigan


Fabric and Trim at Paris Deco Off

Chevallerie Tassel Fringe by Timothy Corrigan


Key Tassels

Chevallerie Key Tassel by Timothy Corrigan


Samuel and Sons Trim

Chevallerie Crete by Timothy Corrigan


Tassel Tie Backs from Samuel and Sons

Chevallerie Double Tassel Tie Back by Timothy Corrigan


Samuel and Sons Trim by Timothy Corrigan

Faux pastries crafted using Timothy Corrigan’s Chevallerie borders and cords


Paris Deco Off Event

Thank you to all who joined us at Déco Off. We’re already looking forward to next year!

For more information on the trimmings seen here, download a copy of the Chevallerie brochure and contact your local showroom to learn more.


Timothy Corrigan Presents Chevallerie in the LA Showroom

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.

Chevallerie by Timothy Corrigan


“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 –

Samuel and Sons at the Pacific Design Center

The Samuel & Sons team with Timothy Corrigan outside our showroom at the Pacific Design Center

Samuel and Sons

Timothy Corrigan Event at Samuel and Sons

Samuel and Sons LA

Samuel and Sons LA Chevallerie Preview

Trimmings by Timothy Corrigan for Samuel and Sons

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.


The Consciousness of Color at the Boston Design Center

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.

Panel Discussion on Color

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