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Autumn Editorial Features

As fall sets in, we take great delight in one of life’s printed pleasures–or digital, should you prefer. September and October issues have arrived, signifying the start of what some may consider the best season to curl up with their favorite design magazines. From cover to cover, we’ve found the autumn issues rich and alluring in content and remarkable color. Thanks to the work of talented edtiors and designers, we’re honored to see our products upon the pages of VERANDA, Architectural Digest and Milieu this season, and we couldn’t resist rounding up a few of our favorite features.

VERANDA Magazine, September-October 2019

From a roundup of recent editorial features, the cover of Veranda magazine features onion tassel fringe from Samuel & Sons.

On the cover of September-October VERANDA magazine, the Kensington Onion Tassel Fringe shines in a space designed by Lynne Stair of McMillen Inc.

Green and gold onion tassel fringe from Samuel & Sons is seen in the autumn issue of Veranda magazine.

Architecture by Cynthia Filkoff. Published photography by Annie Schlechter. Produced by Carolyn Englefield. 

Read the whole story here.

A bouclé border from Samuel & Sons is seen on the pages of Veranda magazine.

An exotic vignette, including our Ayr Boucle Border sets the tone of the September-October VERANDA issue.

Published photograph by Brian Woodcock. Produced by Rachael Burrow. 

Wood bead fringe and an embroidered border from Samuel & Sons are seen on the pages of Veranda magazine.

An ochre color story featuring our Seychelles Wood Bead Fringe and Bandeau Border by Lori Weitzner.

Published photograph by David Lewis Taylor. Produced by Dayle Wood.

Architectural Digest, October 2019

Bright red tassel fringe from Samuel & Sons is seen on the pages of Veranda magazine.

Daughter of de Gournay founder Claud Cecil Gurney, Hannah Cecil Gurney’s London home in the October issue of AD is exuberantly vibrant and fresh, blending her family’s enduring patterns with her family’s youthful energy.

Shown with Palais Silk Tassel Fringe in Claret.

Colorful tassel and pom pom fringes from Samuel & Sons are seen on the pages of Architectural Digest.

Shown with Avignon Silk Tassel Fringe in Tropical Hibiscus and Dolce Pom Pom Fringe in Candy Apple.

Published photography by Douglas Friedman.

Read the complete story here.

Milieu, Fall 2019

Velvet borders from Samuel & Sons are featured in the autumn issue of Milieu magazine.

A towering stack of velvet and leather cushions in the Fall 2019 issue of Milieu features the Chloe Pleated Velvet Border in Khaki and the St. Regis Velvet Ribbon Border in Basil by Lori Weitzner.

An epingle border from Samuel & Sons is seen on the pages of Milieu magazine trimming the leading edge of green draperies.

A sculptural chair is dramatically backed with drapes edged in the Portillon Épinglé Border in Bottle.

Published photography by Simon Brown. Produced by Katrin Cargill.

See more from this story here.






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

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