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.
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…
Annually running alongside Maison & Objet every January, Paris Déco Off is a key event in the interior design calendar which attracts an international crowd of industry professionals and press eager to view the latest collections from the industries’ finest and most innovative brands. We were proud to present our new Spring 2018 collections—Cirque, Hair On Hide, Couture and Matelassé—at this year’s show.
The creative team arrived with a vision, and more pom poms than one could count. Upon arrival in Paris, they set out to transform a gallery space in Saint Germain into an unforgettable pop-up showroom. The concept would center around a white Wisteria tree placed in the middle of the gallery so as to take advantage of its soaring ceilings. Using elements from the Cirque collection, hundreds of pom-pom tendrils were created and suspended above two bespoke pom-pom poodles—a nod to France’s national dog.
The collections were met with praise and we had the pleasure of welcoming Lori Weitzner into the showroom on more than one occasion. Guests donned the hats from our Couture ad campaign, posing for Polaroid snapshots—the perfect, pocket-sized mementos of their visit to our Paris pop-up.
Samuel & Sons seen on the streets of Paris Déco Off…
New collections for Spring 2018 are set to debut at Paris Déco Off. Our plans for this five-day celebration include a spectacular display of trimmings inside our pop-up showroom at 26 Rue Bonaparte. Cirque, Hair on Hide and Matelassé as well as Couture, a new collection by Lori Weitzner, will be shown January 18 – 22.
Join us for special events on Thursday, January 18th and Saturday, January 20th. See below for details and RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org