Samuel and Sons Passementerie

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

11.03.16

TRIMOLOGY: Custom Pelmets and Cushions

In the second installation of TRIMOLOGY, a series designed to educate and inspire, we offer an intimate look inside the studio of RedHead Interiors. Located in the village of Stow in Lincolnshire, England, Jo Slater’s workroom produces handcrafted window treatments, cushions and small upholstery projects.

Through social media, Jo shares scenes from her studio; a close look at design details that give her followers an appreciation for her skill, precision and obvious passion for the craft. Interior designer Gilly Henson regularly relies on Jo to bring her visions to life, and each of the projects featured in this post are in fact Gilly’s designs. The pair have been working together for several years, a story that may sound familiar as we know our readers treasure these designer/workroom relationships.

Recent projects, including custom pelmets and cushions, showcase construction techniques that we’re certain will inspire your applications of borders, fringes and tassels. Watch as each story unfolds, from wood frames to hand-applied trimmings, and the completed projects in their new homes.

 

Curved Pelmet for a Cottage Entrance Hall

 

Pelmet Construction


The project began with the construction of a wood frame.

 

Construction of Curved Pelmet

 

Voyage Fabric - RedHead Interiors

Fabric by Voyage was used to upholster the pelmet.

 

Samuel and Sons Brush Fringe and Voyage Fabric - RedHead Interiors

Gilly selected our Au Natural Brush Fringe in Pale Grey to complement the Voyage fabric.

 

Custom Curved Pelmet by RedHead Interiors - Samuel and Sons Trim with Voyage Fabric

The top edge of the pelmet trimmed in a coordinating 1/2″ (11mm) Au Natural Cord with Tape.

 

Custom Window Treatment by RedHead Interiors and Designer Gilly Henson

The finished window treatment, which includes a pelmet and shade, was installed as part of a cottage renovation.

 

 

Drapery Panels, Pelmet and Cushion from Gilly Henson’s Formal Living Room

 

Chrysler Embroidered Border Hand Sewn by RedHead Interiors for Gilly Henson

Our Chrysler Embroidered Border designed by Lori Weitzner pinned to the panels and ready for stitching.

 

Chrysler Embroidered Border Hand Stitched by RedHead Interiors for Gilly Henson

Perfect rows of hand-stitching.

 

Chrysler Embroidered Border - Mitered Corner on a Pelmet by RedHead Interiors for Gilly Henson

A close-up of the border’s mitered corner and hand-stitching of the trim on the pelmet.

 

Chrysler Embroidered Border on Custom Pelmet by RedHead Interiors for Gilly Henson

Panels and pelmet designs include a herringbone fabric from Lucan Fabrics and our Chrysler Embroidered Border.

 

Chrysler Embroidered Border on Window Treatement by RedHead Interiors for Gilly Henson

The completed window treatment installed in the home of designer Gilly Henson.

 

Skyla Beaded Ball Fringe from Samuel and Sons - By RedHead Interiors

Our Skyla Ball Beaded Fringe from the Everglades Collection designed by Lori Weitzner is pinned in place.

 

Cushion Construction in the Workroom of RedHead Interiors - Design by Gilly Henson

The 2″ (50mm) Pirouette Border designed by Lori Weitzner has been added, and the zipper is finished.

 

Pirouette Border and Skyla Beaded Ball Fringe - RedHead Interiors for Designer Gilly Henson

The completed cushions show how the layering of multiple trimmings creates a one-of-a-kind design.

Custom Pelmet for a Pre-Teen Bedroom

 

RedHead Interiors - Custom Pelmet in Kate Forman Fabric and Samuel and Sons Pom Pom Fringe

Fabric from Kate Forman was paired with our Dolce Pom Pom Fringe in Gumball.

 

Pelmet and Panels in Kate Forman Fabric with Samuel and Sons Pom Pom Fringe - RedHead Interiors for Gilly Henson

 

We offer our sincerest thanks to Jo Slater of RedHead Interiors and Gilly Henson Interior Design for being part of our second TRIMOLOGY post and sharing a closer look at what goes on behind the design.

For more interior inspiration, be sure to follow Jo and Gilly…

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07.28.16

Samuel & Sons Beach Club

Recent visitors to our NYC showroom have had the pleasure of viewing the latest in a long line of imaginative window displays. For years, Luis Valentin has been the creative mastermind behind our window designs. This summer his big idea brings a small-scale beach club to Third Avenue trimmed in tapes, fringes, braids and tassels from our Harbour, Cabana, Twist & Knot, LabyrinthCarousel, Printemps and Aurelia collections.

The Samuel & Sons Beach Club sets the scene for summertime fun in high style complete with a cast of iconic Gene Dolls. Every detail was considered, down to the tiny Labyrinth towels, impeccably trimmed cushions, even teeny tiny copies of Architectural Digest and Veranda Magazine. Join us in congratulating our creative team on another job well done!

Samuel and Sons Beach House

 

Samuel and Sons - Blue and White Window Display

Towels: Labyrinth Border  Ottoman: Harbour Crown Knot Frog, Carousel Border  Background: French Twist

 

Samuel and Sons NYC - Beach House Window Display

Aurelia Beaded Fringe and Cabana Ribbed Border

 

Samuel and Sons Beach House Window Display

Carousel Border

 

Samuel and Sons - Beach House Window Display

Cabana Ribbed Border

 

Blue and White on Display - Samuel and Sons NYC Window Display

Aurelia Ombré Border and Délicat Silk Moss Fringe

 

Samuel and Sons Summer Window Display

Harbour Crown Knot Frog

 

Samuel and Sons - Summer Blue and White Window Display

Panels: French Twist Front Pillow: Harbour Serpentine Braid layered over French Grosgrain with Annecy Brush Fringe  Rear Pillow: Calisto Triple Bead Fringe Life Saver: Printemps Chevron Border and Woven Piping

Samuel and Sons NYC Summer Window Display

 

See our Beach Club display firsthand at our New York Showroom located at 983 Third Avenue.
For information and to request samples of the trimmings pictured, contact your local showroom.

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

03.30.16

TRIMOLOGY: Custom Window Treatment Designs Using Simple Tapes & Braids

Greek Key Detail | Custom Window Treatment

In a new series designed to educate and inspire, we’ve called upon respected designers and workrooms to share their unique trim applications, techniques and installations. In our first post,  Robin Feuer of The Ruffled Window, a custom drapery workroom in Englewood, New Jersey, shows how simple tapes and braids can be used to create custom window treatment designs.

Roman Shades with Grosgrain Trim

Roman shades in progress for Ashley Whittaker Design.

Custom window treatments allow designers to set themselves apart, frequently calling on Robin for guidance to achieve a desired look. To create curved designs, for instance, she recommends a soft tape like a 1/2″ grosgrain. “It allows you to shape it, mold it and steam it into place.” Once in place, the corners are stitched by hand, finishing the sides by machine

 

Greek Key Detail

A Greek key detail is applied by hand to a lambrequin for designer Young Huh using our Strata Gimp.

 

TRIMOLOGY Drapery Panels with Tape

Kenneth Alpert and Andrew Petronio of KA Design Group make a streamlined statement with black tape, using it as a border and to create a pair of wide horizontal stripes.

We’re grateful to Robin for sharing this behind the scenes look into her workroom and for contributing to the first in a series of posts designed to stretch your imagination and encourage creative trim applications.

03.01.16

Oscar Inspiration

This year’s Oscar contenders have been personified in passementerie; translated in trim using iconic images as inspiration by the same brilliant team behind our memorable print advertisements.

They’ve captured the rugged terrain of The Revenant, the authentic spirit and color of  1950’s Brooklyn, The Martian’s desolate, otherworldly palette, and finally, the seductive tones and feminine allure of The Danish Girl.

 

Brooklyn

Brooklyn Set Design

Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures via architecturaldigest.com

Oscar Inspiration | Brooklyn

From top, Le Jardin Silk Border, 2″ Allegro Pleated Border, Four Seasons Embroidered Border, Le Jardin Silk Border

 

The Revenant

The Revenant

Photo: Jack Fisk via architecturaldigest.com

Oscar Inspiration | The Revenant

From left, 2″ Hand Embroidered Palm Border, Hammered Nailhead on 3/4″ Leather, Toscana Leather Tassel Tieback, Leather Appliqué on Wool Border.

 

 

The Martian

The Martian Set Design

Photo: Aidan Monoghan via architecturaldigest.com

Oscar Inspiration | The Martian

From top, 2.5″ Filigree Belgian Lace, 1″ Sabine Border, Quadratic Appliqué Border.

 

 

 

The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl Set Design II

Photos: Focus Features via architecturaldigest.com

The Danish Girl Set Design

 

 

Oscar Inspiration | The Danish Girl

From top, Normandy Silk Ornamental Fringe, Le Musée Silk Bow, Palais Silk Galon, Pearl Opaline Border, Carlyle Silk Satin Border.  

We hope you enjoyed our Oscar series as it unfolded throughout the weekend via Instagram.

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