Whilst on the hunt for kids room ideas, we’ve come away with two valuable lessons worth noting, both of which can be seen throughout this collection of professionally designed nurseries and childrens bedrooms. First, consider elements that can grow with your child. Experienced parents and designers alike will tell you that it “goes by so fast,” so best be prepared for changing needs and tastes.
If you’re a parent, you know this too well. In the blink of an eye they’re off to school and you wonder where your baby has gone. Being mindful of the future when laying a foundation for their bedroom allows accessories and bedding to evolve as they seek to put their own mark on this personal space. While the crib may change to a bed, for instance, perhaps the armchair that once ushered them into dreamland will become a cozy spot for a budding bookworm.
Second, don’t neglect the details. Be it a playful pom pom or a soft Sloane velvet tape, a touch of trim can easily and beautifully unify design elements, from the ever-important blackout shade to upholstery and bedskirts—even lampshades—in these sweetest of spaces.
Many thanks for the interior designers featured below for graciously sharing their work and contributing to an inspiring collection of kids room ideas.
From the simplest cord spotted on an upholstered piece, to a show-stopping space with trim at every turn, each time we see our product in print we’re filled with great joy and gratitude. As this year comes to a close, we look back with thanks and look forward to the New Year with eagerness and optimism as our trimmings can be seen throughout the cover story in Veranda’s first issue of 2017.
Designed by Alex Papachristidis, the Kip Bay Decorator Show House dining room exudes elegance and offers many lessons in the importance of details, from expertly applied trim on furniture, pillows and lamp shades, to hand-painted seat backs. It has been our pleasure to support Alex’s vision and this worthy cause.
Each year the prestigious Kips Bay Decorator Show House calls on the talents of top interior designers for the benefit of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. The organization, which got its start in 1915, provides much-needed educational and developmental programs for children. By transforming a Manhattan residence into a showcase of design inspiration and the world’s finest interior furnishings, the Show House has raised over $21,000,000 over four decades.
It’s an honor each time we see Samuel & Sons trimmings used the Show House, and the range of styles and creative applications never fail to impress. This year, we were proud to be included in designs by Alex Papachristidis, Drake/Anderson, David Kleinberg,Phillip Thomas, Suzanne Kasler, Victoria Hagan and Les Ensembliers.
An industry first for trimming construction, meticulously laser-cut wool is appliquéd on a dry linen ground.
With the creation of our Corinthia embroidered borders, we sought to join 16th century Italian architectural ornamentations with an innovative construction technique. Included in Corinthia are four designs: Ogee, Palladio and Greek Fret Embroidered Borders, each available in 2.75” or 5”, and the 6” Acanthus Embroidered Border. Since its introduction, the collection has quickly become a designer favorite.
“The Corinthia collection honors 16th century Renaissance designs from antiquity, while reinterpreting them into a contemporary aesthetic with a sophisticated color palette that speaks to the various lifestyles today.”
-Michael Cohen, President
In the past year alone we’ve seen the Palladio Embroidered Border grace the cover of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine by way of the black and white Showhouse stunner designed by Beth Webb. And we continue to be delighted by the work of our customers showcasing Corinthia in their social media posts, some of which we’ve gathered below.
On the heels of a successful London Design Week, we’ve another bit of exciting news to share from across the pond. London design studio, Mary Gannon Design has partnered with Walker Books and renowned English illustrator Helen Oxenbury to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the classic children’s tale, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Mary has brought this magical world to life through her collection of bespoke furniture and “Wonderland Cushions” in sumptuous cottons and velvets, several of which have been trimmed in our playful Pom Pom Fringe. It has been a pleasure and an honor to be part of such an extraordinary project.
We’ve included a preview of Mary’s “Wonderland Cushions” below. See her website for ordering information.
As 2014 comes to a close, we’re looking back at some of our favorite designer installations via Instagram. It’s been a year filled with Greek Fret, Grosgrain and Gala. From show-stopping showhouses to photos celebrating install days, you’ve made us part of your designs, and your posts, you’ve allowed us to share with our followers and for all of this, we thank you.
As we approach the New Year, we would like to take this opportunity to remind our customers how much we appreciate your business and friendship, and how much it means to see our products shared across so many social platforms.
We’re grateful to Chicago-based interior designer Kent Allen Kiesey for sharing this glimpse of his recently completed bedroom project, one with a rich history. Now trimmed in tassels and fringe from our Normandy Collection, in its former life this bed was owned by the fifth President of the United States, James Monroe. The bed is now part of a private collection in Virginia.
Chicago-based interior designer Kent Allen Keisey is known for creating traditional, timeless interiors that are somewhat formal in nature, but with a relaxed quality. Learn more about Kent Allen Kiesey Interior Design here.
Contact your local showroom to request samples of the trimmings see above.