Samuel and Sons Passementerie

07.17.19

Kids Room Ideas Designed to Stand the Test of Time

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.

Kids Room Ideas: Nursery inspiration from interior designers at Creative Tonic featuring the Sakiori Embroidered Border from Samuel & Sons.

Design by Creative Tonic Design, photography by Julie Soefer.

Trim: Sakiori Embroidered Border

 

Kids Room Ideas: A palette of soft blue and white welcomes baby in this beautifully designed nursery by Creative Tonic. Window treatments and the bedskirt have been trimmed with the Sakiori Embroidered Border by Samuel & Sons.

Design by Creative Tonic Design, photography by Julie Soefer.

Trim on Shade and Skirt: Sakiori Embroidered Border

 

 

A dreamy tween hideaway designed by Robin Henry Studio is bathed in blue and trimmed with the Dolce Pom Pom Border and Fringe from Samuel & Sons. Photography by Eric Piasecki.

Design by Robin Henry Studio, photography by Eric Piasecki.

Trim: Dolce Pom Pom Border and Fringe.

 

Dreamy details in a little girl's room from LA interior designer Emily Ruddo: Seychelles Wood Bead Fringe by Samuel & Sons.

Design by Emily Ruddo Interior Design

Trim: Seychelles Wood Bead Fringe

 

A nursery design by Katie Gibson Interiors promises the sweetest of dreams. Custom window treatments are trimmed with French Grosgrain Ribbon from Samuel & Sons.

Design by Katie Gibson Interiors

Trim: French Grosgrain Ribbon

 

Design by McLaughlin Interiors by Nicola Bathie Designs, LLC.

Trim: Aristotle Greek Key Border and Swiss Velvet Piping.

 

Design by McLaughlin Interiors by Nicola Bathie Designs, LLC.

Trim: Aristotle Greek Key Border and Swiss Velvet Piping.

 

Softness surrounds in this nursery design by Molly Graham Design. A pair of cozy armchairs float atop fringed details: La Terre Cut Fringe from Samuel & Sons.

Design by Molly Graham Design.

Trim: La Terre Cut Fringe.

 

Interior designer Kristin Casey adds a fretwork detail to nursery windows using Samuel & Sons' French Grosgrain Ribbon.

Design by Kristin Casey Interiors, photography by Lauren Hagerstrom.

Trim: French Grosgrain Ribbon

 

Kendall Rabun Interiors adds a splash of color to a girl's room with a playful mix of pattern and pom poms. Trimming pillows, Dolce Pom Pom Fringe from Samuel & Sons.

Design by Kendall Rabun Interiors, photography by Robert Shaw Photography.

Trim: Dolce Pom Pom Fringe

 

Loren Reardon Interiors added texture and dimension to playroom pillows using the Harbour Beaded Braid from Samuel & Sons.

Design by Loren Reardon Interiors.

Trim: Harbour Beaded Braid

 

Design by Marina Yurieva.

Trim: Cirque Pom Pom Fringe.

 

A little girl's dream room is complete with a custom canopy by S.B. Long Interiors. French Grosgrain Ribbon from Samuel & Sons accents pillows and the shape of a pink canopy above. Photography by Neil Landino.

Design by S.B. Long Interiors, photography by Neil Landino.

Trim: French Grosgrain Ribbon

 

A nursery by Amelia McNeil Interior Design is set to welcome a tiny sea captain to-be complete with a pint-sized boat and vintage nautical prints. Shades are fittingly trimmed with the Nantucket Strie Border from the Samuel & Sons Regatta collection of indoor/outdoor trim. Photography by David Butler.

Design by Amelia McNeil Interior Design, photography by David Butler.

Trim: Nantucket Strié Border from the Lori Weitzner-designed Regatta collection of Performance Trim.

 

 

 

12.28.16

Alex Papachristidis in Veranda Magazine

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.

Alex Papachristidis in Veranda Magazine

 

 

Kips Bay Show House - Alex Papachristidis

 

 

Kips Bay Show House - Custom Lampshade Featuring Samuel & Sons Beaded Fringe

Normandy Silk Ornamental Fringe

 

 

Kips Bay Show House - Dining Room Chair, Samuel & Sons Trim

Délicat Silk Gimp

 

 

Dining Room Chair - Kips Bay Show House featuring Samuel & Sons Trim

Délicat Silk Gimp

 

Samuel & Sons Rosette Trim - Kips Bay Show House

Le Musée Silk Rosette

 

Samuel & Sons Trim - Kips Bay Decorator Show House

Le Musée 1/4″ Silk Cord with Tape

 

Custom Cushions - Samuel & Sons Trim in the Kips Bay Show House

Le Musée 1/4″ Silk Cord with Tape

 

Elegant custom pillow with Samuel & Sons trim by Alex Papachristidis

Le Musée Narrow Braid

 

Alex Papachristidis Interiors - Sofa featuring Samuel & Sons trim in the Kips Bay Show House.

Le Musée Silk Fringe with Jasmines

06.28.16

Kips Bay Decorator Show House

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.

Alex Papachristidis Interiors

Show House Design by Alex Papachristidis

 

Alex Papachristidis

 

Custom Pillow by Alex Papachristidis

 

Lamp Design by Alex Papachristidis

 

Detail of Bolster with Rosette

 

Detail of Custom Cushions from Alex Papachristidis

 

Drake/Anderson

DrakeAnderson for Kips Bay Decorator Show House

 

Custom Pillows from Drake Anderson

 

David Kleinberg Design Associates

Chair by David Kleinberg

 

David Kleinberg

 

Phillip Thomas Inc.

Design by Phillip Thomas

 

Detail of Design by Phillip Thomas

 

Phillip Thomas

 

Suzanne Kasler

Kips Bay Show House Design by Suzanne Kasler

 

Victoria Hagan

Kips Bay Show House Design by Victoria Hagan

 

Victoria Hagan for the Kips Bay Decorator Show House

 

Les Ensembliers

Design by Les Ensembliers

 

Les Ensembliers

08.15.15

The Corinthia Collection of Embroidered Borders

 

The Corinthia Collection by Samuel and Sons

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.

Palladio Embroidered Border_Design by Beth Webb - Copy

2.75″ Palladio Embroidered Border in Onyx
Design by Beth Webb for the Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse, photo by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles via Instagram

Greek Fret Embroidered Border_Design by Zhush - Copy5″ Greek Fret Embroidered Border in Alabaster
Design by Sue De Chiara of Zhush via Instagram.

Greek Fret Embroidered Border_Design by Lillian August - Copy

5″ Greek Fret Embroidered Border in Porcelain
Design by Lillian August for the 2014 Holiday House NYC via the Lillian August blog.

Ogee Embroidered Border_Design by Zandy Gammons

2.75″ Ogee Embroidered Border in Alabaster
Design by Zandy Gammons via Instagram

Ogee Embroidered Border_Design by Hampton Hostess - Copy2.75″ Ogee Embroidered Border in Onyx
Design by Barbara Page Home/Hampton Hostess.

Greek Fret Embroidered Border_EFLM Ottoman - Copy

5″ Greek Fret Embroidered Border in Alabaster
Ottoman by EF+LM via Instagram.

Greek Fret Embroidered Border_Design by Creative Tonic

2.75″ Greek Fret Embroidered Border in Teal
Design by Creative Tonic via Instagram.

Greek Fret Embroidered Border_Design by Carrie Hatfield - Copy

2.75″ Greek Fret Embroidered Border in Leaf
Design by Carrie Hatfield Design via Instagram.

To learn more, download your copy of the Corinthia brochure and contact your local showroom to request samples.

04.08.15

Wonderland Cushions by Mary Gannon Design

Wonderland Cushions by Mary Gannon Design

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.

Mary Gannon Design Wonderland Cushions

Wonderland Cushions

Wonderland Cushions

Wonderland Cushions

Wonderland Cushions

Wonderland Cushions

Wonderland Cushions

Wonderland Cushions by Mary Gannon Design

Many thanks to Mary Gannon Design for choosing Samuel & Sons Passementerie and for sharing photos of her work.

 

12.28.14

Looking Back: 2014 Designer Installations Via Instagram

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 FretGrosgrain 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.

Tharon Anderson Design InstagramTharon Anderson Design

Tiffany McKenzie InstagramTiffany McKinzie Interior Design

Carrie Hatfield Interior Design InstagramCarrie Hatfield Interior Design

Tilton FenwickTilton Fenwick

Jenny Johnston InteriorsJenny Johnston Interiors

Annie LiddleAnnie Liddle

Henry and Co DesignHenry & Co Design

Creative TonicCreative Tonic Design

Henhurst InteriorsHenhurst

Liz Williams

Liz Williams Interiors
Photo by Emily Followill for Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Bailey and HartBailey & Hart Interiors

AshbourneAshbourne

Anne Wagoner Interiors Anne Wagoner Interiors

Kapito Muller InteriorsKapito Muller Interiors

Comft Cozy CoutureComfy Cozy Couture

Beth WebbPhoto by Dorothy Burke, design by Beth Webb Interiors

Laura Lee HomeLaura Lee Home

Kristens KurtainsKristen’s Kurtains

Sally Steponkus InteriorsSally Steponkus Interiors

Welhil InteriorsWelhil Interiors

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.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Samuel & Sons!

12.10.14

A Presidential Suite Featuring the Normandy Collection

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.
Samuel and Sons Normandy Collection

Trimmings from our Normandy Collection were used on the bed and window treatment.

Trim Selection by Kent Allen Kiesey

Normandy Silk Beaded Fringe Normandy Double Tassel Tieback, Normandy Silk Ornamental Fringe

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.

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