Samuel and Sons Passementerie


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

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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


London Design Week 2018

A milestone for our London showroom set the stage, and our creative wheels in motion, in the months leading up to London Design Week 2018. Beyond showcasing the latest designs for Spring 2018, Creative Director Milton De Paul was among the talented tastemakers chosen to participate in the Legends at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour. This series of visionary window displays and showcases offered visitors “a voyage of discovery on every floor.”

Our five years in London, a period which has seen tremendous growth, prestigious awards and successful showings at both Paris Déco Off and Decorex, inspired a series of five exquisite cakes. Taking cues from five collections having launched between 2014 and 2018, our window display of beaded, embroidered and tassel-trimmed confections paid tribute to the Gala, Shangri-La, La Terre, Oberon and Cirque collections.


Behind-the-scenes moments captured during the creation of each design…

Gala Collection | Legends at DCCH

[ 2014]  Gala Collection designed by Lori Weitzner


Gala Collection | Legends at DCCH

[ 2015 ] Shangri-La Collection by Roger Thomas


La Terre Collection | Legends at DCCH

[ 2016 ] La Terre Collection


Oberon Collection | Legends at DCCH

[ 2017 ] Oberon Collection


Cirque Collection | Legends at DCCH

[ 2018 ] Cirque Collection


A highlight of London Design Week, we were awarded “Best in Show” by Elle Decoration!


Best in Show | Elle Decoration


Showroom visitors enjoyed light refreshments while viewing new Spring 2018 collections:
Cirque, Hair-On-Hide, Couture
and Matelassé.


Samuel and Sons | London Flagship Showroom

London Design Week 2018

Delighted to see our borders in the high-flying “Canvas of Creativity” installation designed by stylist Arabella McNie.

Canvas of Creativity - London Design Week 2018

LDW 2018 Brushes

Sloane Velvet Border Brushes

Le Soir Ikat Border

Talia Border LDW 2018

Many thanks to all who visited the showroom during London Design Week!

Samuel and Sons Passementerie