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S&S Designer Series Featuring Lori Weitzner

After a successful inaugural event, we’re pleased to announce the second installment of our Designer Series featuring Lori Weitzner, renowned wallcovering, textile and trim designer. Lori will be discussing Gala, her latest collection for Samuel & Sons that recalls notable New York neighborhoods and landmarks. Learn how she translates what inspires her, into innovative collections.

Join us at our New York showroom on Wednesday, November 5th from 5 to 7 p.m. Cocktails and flavorful noshings will be served. See below for event details.

Designer Series Featuring Lori Weitzner

If you plan to like to attend, e-mail to reserve your space.

Each Designer Series event will feature an esteemed guest in the design community to discuss trends, techniques, inspiration and other timely industry topics. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to receive updates on upcoming events.



House & Garden Cushion Celebrates the London Design Festival

To mark this year’s London Design Festival, we have collaborated with House & Garden to create a one-of-a-kind cushion. Gabby Deeming, House & Garden’s decorating editor, created a bespoke design featuring playful pops of color. Gabby selected the Printemps Chevron Border in Mandarin, Citrus, Midnight and Fuchsia, and to complete the bold look, edged the cushion in the Printemps Brush Fringe in Mandarin.

House & Garden Cushion

House and Garden Cushion Design

To complement our trims, Gabby selected fabrics from the Poème collection by Élitis, available at Abbott & Boyd.

House and Garden Cushion Design | Samuel and Sons PassementeriePrintemps Brush Fringe and 1.5″ (38 mm) Printemps Chevron Border.
Fabric from Élitis, the Poème collection: front in Fluide magnétique and reverse in Fleur de Jasmine

Special thanks to Pauline at Curtain Design for creating the cushion.



Trim-ology with Michael Tavano

The debut of our new Designer Series featured special guest Michael Tavano, creative director of the Marks & Tavano Workroom. Designers gathered in our New York Showroom for Trim-ology: The Art & Science of the Details. The discussion touched on current trends and innovative techniques; unique approaches to customization. Guests enjoyed gathering with colleagues at an event that was as educational as it was entertaining.

If you weren’t able to attend the event, visit the Marks & Tavano Blog for a few key points from Michael’s presentation.

Trim-ology Event Photos

Samuel and Sons Trim-ology

 Marks & Tavano is a full-service workroom located in New York City specializing in luxury custom window treatments, shades, blinds and home automation. Together with a team of skilled artisans, Marks & Tavano also creates exquisite linens, bedding and wall upholstery.  Learn more about founders Lloyd Marks and Michael Tavano and see their work HERE.

Make sure to follow Samuel & Sons on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to learn more about the next Designer Series event.



S&S Designer Series Debuts June 18th With Michael Tavano

We are pleased to introduce a new event concept coming soon to our New York showroom. The Samuel & Sons Designer Series will be presented by respected members of the design community and will prove to be as educational as it will be entertaining. Our first event on June 18th, will feature Michael Tavano, of the Marks & Tavano Workroom, who will speak on the art of customization and his approach to accentuating details in interiors.


See the invitation below for more information. Those who wish to attend may RSVP to


DesignerSeries Blog


Spring Happenings

With the arrival of spring we’ve not only enjoyed a wonderful response to our new collections, we’ve enjoyed ourselves at a handful of industry events and celebrations. Most recently, at last evening’s Design on a Dime 2014 Opening Night Reception. Crowds gathered to see the work of leading interior designers who have created spectacular vignettes that will be offered for sale to the public.


Proceeds from the event will benefit Housing Works, an organization serving low-income New Yorkers living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Since 2005, Design on a Dime has raised more than $7 million in support of Housing Works.


Design on a Dime_Samuel and Sons_Robin Baron


We were proud to support the efforts of New York interior designer Robin Baron. Our trimmings can be seen on accessories throughout her vignette.


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Design on a Dime Hymie Cohen

Samuel & Sons’ Hymie Cohen is seen here with Jennifer Beek and Georgie Hambright of J&G Design.


Earlier this spring we were honored to sponsor a table designed by Roric Tobin for Geoffrey Bradfield, Inc. at the New York Botanical Garden’s Annual Orchid Dinner. A stunning tiered centerpiece and tablecloth displayed our Cabana collection accented with Seashell Fringe.


Michael Cohen and Roric Tobin


Samuel & Sons’ Michael Cohen (right) seen above with designer Roric Tobin.


Centerpiece Samuel and Sons NYBG Orchid Dinner


NYBG Orchid Dinner


Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for information on upcoming events including the Wakefield Design Center’s To  The Trade Market Day taking place next Thursday, May 1. Lori Weitzner will be presenting The Artful Eye: Inspired Trim for the Modern Home on behalf of Samuel & Sons.


Click here for event details.


Lori Weitzner at The Wakefield Design Center

Save the date for the To The Trade Only Market Day presented by New England Home and the Wakefield Design Center. On May 1, 2014 prepare to view the latest product introductions from the home furnishings industry and be inspired by an impressive lineup of designers and panelists including: Thomas O’Brien and Thom Filicia, Stacey Bewkes of the design blog Quintessence and the editors of New England Home Connecticut, who will be reviewing the work of designers for possible consideration in upcoming issues.


On behalf of Samuel & Sons, Lori Weitzner will present
We hope you can join us, see below for a complete itinerary.

Lori Weitzner_To The Trade Market Day




An Afternoon of Spring Introductions

Connecticut Designers: We hope that you will join us for a firsthand glimpse of the latest designs from an impressive lineup of industry partners. See below for details, and we hope to see you there.


Spring Introductions from Samuel and Sons


Read more about spring introductions from Samuel & Sons in recent posts and hear from design director Marisa Gutmacher on the development of Cambridge Vol. II and the Harbour collection. 


Introducing the Samuel & Sons Blog: Fall Design Events & Recent Press

Welcome to the first official post of the Samuel & Sons blog. The past several months have played host to a flurry of exciting fall design events, including Boutique Design New York and FOCUS/13 at London’s Design Centre in Chelsea Harbour where our showroom manager artfully entertained guests with sushi-inspired petit fours in the spirit of our fall advertising campaign.


Samuel & Sons Fall Events

From left: Boutique Design New York, FOCUS/13, Design Centre Chelsea Harbour


This fall, we’ve also had the pleasure of appearing in some of our favorite design publications including House Beautiful, Elle Decor and Traditional Home, as well as the new television series, Daykeover with Libby Langdon.

Samuel & Sons Daykeover With Libby Langdon

We were proud to participate in Libby Langdon’s one-day transformation of a New Jersey home which appeared not only on Daykeover, but as the cover story of the December/January issue of House Beautiful. Our Orsay Silk Ribbed Border was used on drapery panels in the entry; the perfect complement to the Phillip Jeffries Imperial Gates wallcovering.

Samuel & Sons Stocking Trim | Traditional Home

Traditional Home shared this Scandinavian-style Christmas in their holiday issue, which included custom stockings trimmed in our Mica Glass Fringe accompanied by our Amelie Beaded Vine Border.


In addition to appearing in magazines and on television, we’re delighted to have been seen on your Facebook pages as well as in your Tweets, Pins and Instagram photos. Thank you all for sharing! We love seeing our product samples appearing throughout your design process just as much as we enjoy seeing your completed designs.


Watch for next week’s post as we head behind the scenes at Samuel & Sons where we’ve been hard at work this month creating a home for the holidays (on a small scale), covered from top-to-bottom in trim.

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