Samuel and Sons Passementerie


Kips Bay Show House 2018

Warmer days and flowers in bloom signal more than springtime in Manhattan. May promises the much-anticipated unveiling of the annual Kips Bay Show House—a culmination and a celebration of interior design talent, imagination, creativity, color and innovation. This year did not disappoint, and as always, we took great pride in seeing Samuel & Sons trimmings on display inside one of the industry’s most prestigious showhouses.


Mark D. Sikes

Mark Sikes for Kips Bay Show House

Flanders Gimp


Mark D Sikes Blue and White

Flanders Gimp


Mark D. Sikes Drapery Design

Normandy Silk Beaded Fringe


Mark D. Sikes for Kips Bay Show House 2018

Aurelia Gimp



Pavarini Design

Kips Bay Show House by Pavarini Design

1″ Dunes Pleated Border by Lori Weitzner over French Grosgrain

Pavarini Penthouse Design featuring Samuel and Sons Trim

Nantucket Strie Border


Brian del Toro

Brian Del Toro Drapery Design

Solar Border and Harbour Serpentine Braid


Kips Bay Show House design by Brian Del Toro
Maru Embroidered Border

Barbara Ostrom Associates

Custom Upholstery by Barbara Ostrom Interior Design featuring Samuel and Sons Trim

1/4″ Annecy Cord with Tape


Samuel and Sons Key Tassel

4″ Metallic Key Tassel


Drake | Anderson

Design by Drake | Anderson

Annecy Cord


David Netto

Nailheads over French Grosgrain Trim by Samuel and Sons

French Grosgrain


Alessandra Branca

Samuel and Sons Cord on Custom Cushions

Cambridge Cord


Custom Seat Cushion with Cord and Tufts by Samuel and Sons

Le Jardin Silk Tuft Sand and Cambridge Cord

Samuel and Sons Cotton Tassel Fringe

Cotton Tassel Fringe

Alexa Hampton


Alexa Hampton for Kips Bay

Aurelia Cord


Samuel and Sons Cord and Tassel

Normandy Key Tassel and Normandy Cord

Juan Montoya Design

Custom Seat Cushion with Tufts by Samuel and Sons

A clever application of black brush fringe.

Custom Window Treatment by Juan Montoya

3/8″ French Cord

As a New York-based company, we welcome any chance to support local organizations. Congratulations to all involved for donating their time, talent and products in support of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club.



Designer Showhouse of New Jersey

Over the course of six weeks this fall, visitors to the Designer Showhouse of New Jersey witnessed the beautiful work of 20 top interior designers. We were privledged to see Samuel & Sons trimmings used throughout the home. Interior designers, landscape and decorative artists from New York as well as New Jersey generously contributed their time and talents to benefit the Department of Patient Care: Patient Experience at Hackensack University Medical Center. Congratulations to all involved!


Jodie O Designs Showhouse Bedroom

Sloane Velvet and Ribbed Borders

Jodie O Designs Bedroom Design

Jodie O Designs Showhouse Chair

Pillow trimmed with Inca Brush Fringe



Chatham Interiors Custom Sofa

Aslan Beaded Border by Roger Thomas

Chatham Interiors Custom Sofa

Chatham Interiors Showhouse Sofa

Pillow and chair skirt trimmed in Mandarin Cloud Beaded Border



M R Sferra Interior Design

Orbit Border in Bronze



Window Treatment by K and K Interior Design

Le Terre Cut Fringe in Pebble



Tableskirt by ID 810 Design Group

Table Skirt: Le Terre Cut Fringe
Drapery: Seychelles Wood Teardrop Fringe

NY Showhouse by ID 810 Design Group

Drapery Design Detail by ID 810 Design Group Showhouse



Draperies by Jennifer McGee Design

5/8 and 1.5″ French Grosgrain

Jennifer McGee Design Drapery Details



Barbara Ostrom Associates

Cabana Ring Border

Barbara Ostrom Associates Showhouse Design



Diane Durocher Interiors

Interior Design by Diane Durocher

Drapery Detail - Diane Durocher

Paddington Openwork Braid

Custom Pillows by Diane Durocher

Pillow trimmed with 3/8″ Aurelia Cord

Designer Showhouse of New Jersey

Pillow trimmed with Annecy Brush Fringe

Chair Design by Diane Durocher

Italian Leather Piping



Thyme and Place Interior Design

Le Musée Cord with Tape


Join Us For a Champagne Reception Celebrating New Spring Collections

Join us to celebrate the launch of our 2015 Spring collections on Thursday, February 19th. Stop by our New York showroom  any time throughout the day to view Palais, Seychelles and Labyrinth in the company of fellow designers, editors and industry friends.

Director of Design, Marisa Gutmacher, will be in the showroom offering insight on the construction, creative process and inspiration behind the three new collections.

Champagne and refreshments will be served from 1 to 3 p.m. See below for details. 

 Spring Event with Marisa Gutmacher


Fall Introductions: Four Seasons by Lori Weitzner

In one of her two new collections designed for Samuel & Sons this fall, Lori Weitzner combines her lyrical, painterly approach with dimensional embroidery and her signature sophisticated palette. The Four Seasons Collection of embroidered tapes offers a contemporary take on florals in four seasonally inspired colorways: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

Samuel and Sons Four SeasonsOriginal artwork created by Lori inspires the collection’s floral motif.


FourSeasons Drape pillows1 LRWinter (top) and Spring (bottom)

Four Seasons Collection

Lori Weitzner Four Seasons
The Four Seasons Collection

From Left: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter



Lori Weitzner has long been associated with many of the industry’s most influential and respected brands. She has earned recognition through her textile and wallcovering designs as well as several collections in partnership with Samuel & Sons Passementerie.




Explore Additional Collections from Lori Weitzner for Samuel & Sons

AjouréA feminine, luxurious and fanciful beaded border

BroderieA collection of intricate, embroidered borders

EvergladesClassic designs reinterpreted in abaca, linen and wood

Gala (NEW for Fall) – A celebration of New York neighborhoods and landmarks with art deco details



Fall Introductions: Aquitaine and Ajoutée

A guiding principle for the Samuel & Sons design team is that with each new collection, beyond creating beautiful trimmings of the highest quality, we introduce something new, something unique.

Harnessing years of experience, and a depth of technical knowledge that only a select few in this country possess, the level of innovation that we employ with each new collection is what sets Samuel & Sons apart.

You will see advances in color, materials and construction throughout our Fall 2014 introductions, including the Toscana Italian Leather Collection seen in our last post, and the new beaded and bullion fringe shown below.

Aquitaine Fine Bullion Fringe

Aquitaine Bullion Fringe

New for fall, Aquitaine Fine Bullion Fringe is a fine branch bullion offered in a timeless range of colors.
Notice the intricate header with its rolled cord edge and linear border stripes.
Aquitaine Bullion Fringe

The collection offers a palette of 17 colors including Gold and Silver, which combine matte and lustrous yarns.
Aquitaine Bullion Fringe

Ajoutée Tiered Glass Fringe

Taking color cues from Venetian glass crafted on the island of Murano, an art form in practice for over 700 years, our new Ajoutée Tiered Glass Fringe combines silk threads with glass beads in a luxurious, hand-knotted tiered fringe.

Ajoutee Glass Bead FringeEach bead is strung and individually knotted on silk hangers.
The hangers criss-cross over one another and suspend from a tailored header.

Ajoutee Glass Bead Fringe Ajoutée is available in 18 rich, saturated colors.

If you happen to have missed our most recent post, click here to learn more about our new Toscana Italian Leather Collection. And for more information or to request sampling, contact your nearest showroom.


Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2014

It is always an honor to be on display at the prestigious Kips Bay Decorator Show House. This year, we were delighted to see Samuel & Sons Passementerie trimming the walls of a space designed by the New York firm, Mendelson Group. Our 1.75” Canopy Braid from the Oasis Collection by Lori Weitzner paired beautifully with suede walls in a shade of deep teal; a rich backdrop for neutral furnishings and a collection of modern artwork.

Mendelson Group Kips Bay Showhouse

Contemporary Spaces by New York Interior Designers & Decorators Mendelson Group

Mendelson Group Kips Bay Showhouse
Contemporary Living Room by New York Interior Designers & Decorators Mendelson Group



Mendelson Group Kips Bay Showhouse
Contemporary Spaces by New York Interior Designers & Decorators Mendelson Group



Mendelson Group Kips Bay Showhouse
Contemporary Dining Room by New York Interior Designers & Decorators Mendelson Group



Mendelson Group Kips Bay Showhouse
Contemporary Home Office by New York Interior Designers & Decorators Mendelson Group



Mendelson Group Kips Bay Showhouse
Contemporary Living Room by New York Interior Designers & Decorators Mendelson Group



Mendelson Group
Contemporary Spaces by New York Interior Designers & Decorators Mendelson Group



Mendelson Group
Contemporary Spaces by New York Interior Designers & Decorators Mendelson Group



Mendelson Group was founded in 2003 by Gideon Mendelson in New York City. Their goal is to provide “functional, comfortable spaces that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also timeless in design, youthful and energetic.”

See more of their work online at

Photography by Eric Piasecki via


Holiday Greetings, From Our House to Yours

Tucked away in the Samuel & Sons studio, a unique Holiday Greeting came to life by way of countless hours spent planning, cutting and gluing. As you all know very well, even the tiniest details (especially in this case) can make all the difference.


We called upon the creative talents of our Marketing Department who, using over a dozen different Samuel & Sons trims, created everything from roof shingles and tiny draperies to roman shades and pillows that can be seen through the windows. The entire home is covered in gimps, braids, borders, tufts and one of our personal favorite moments, the icicles created from our Swarovski Crystal Fringe and Pisani Hand Blown Glass Fringe. Tell us, what’s your favorite detail?




Holiday Greetings  Samuel and Sons Passementerie


Holiday Greetings_| Samuel and Sons Passementerie


Holiday Greetings by Samuel and Sons Passementerie



Happy Holidays from Samuel & Sons


Materials used in the creation of our Holiday Greeting



Chimney – Lumiere Ribbed Border in Platinum
Roof Shingles – Scalloped Braid in Charcoal Grey
Roof Spindles – Normandy Silk Beaded Fringe in Ivory
Roof & Chimney Accent Trim – Le Jardin Silk Cord in Snow
Roof Icicles – Swarovski Crystal Fringe in Crystal & Pisani Hand Blown Glass Fringe in Acqua
Siding – Lumiere Gimp in Mercury
Half Timbering – Lumiere Gimp in Crystal
Gable Accents – Le Jardin Silk Tuft in Snow
Door Trim – Opaline Pearl Border in Heather Mist
Window Box Flowers – Opaline Cultured Pearl Fringe, Ajoutee Tiered Glass Fringe, Metallic Bullion Fringe in Platinum & Normandy Silk Beaded Fringe in Ivory and Gris


House Interior
Upstairs Roman Shade – Lucente Beaded Border in Antique Silver
Downstairs Roman Shade – Filigree Belgian Lace in Snow & Delicat Silk Fan Edge in Cream
Downstairs Drapery Panels – Laurel Beaded Border & Laurel Beaded Fringe in Pyrite
Downstairs Drapery Holdbacks – Lumiere Glass Beaded Fringe in Crystal


Flowers – Normandy Silk Beaded Fringe in Ivory & Gris
Pine Tree – Annecy Brush Fringe in Emerald Green

Samuel and Sons Passementerie