Samuel and Sons Passementerie


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


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


NYC Showroom Winter Display

Just in time for the official first day of winter, we unveiled the latest New York Showroom window display. The Samuel & Sons Ski Lodge takes us inside a chic winter getaway complete with ladies and gents dressed to impress after a day on the slopes. One of our not-so-fortunate guests has found herself with a broken leg, but not to worry. She has an issue of House Beautiful magazine (and a cocktail) to keep her mind off the pain. Enjoy this snowy white mix of shimmering beaded trimmings and pint-size pillows inside our winter window. Season’s Greetings from our house to yours!


A Closer Look at Our Winter Display

Samuel & Sons Winter Display

NYC Showroom Window


Samuel & Sons NYC Winter Display

3/4” Cabana Ribbed Border in Cardinal, 9/16” Cambridge Strié Braid in Poppy

Samuel & Sons Holiday Window Display

La Terre Branch Border in Bark

Samuel & Sons Holiday Window Display

3/4 Cabana Ribbed Border in Firewood (scarf)


Samuel and Sons Holiday Window Display - Studded Leather Border

Toscana Studded Leather Border in Antique Gold in Saddle (bench) and Antique Silver in Claret (Bag)


Custom Pillows/Cushions - Samuel & Sons

Céline Ombré Bruch Fringe in Mushroom and Mandarin Cloud Beaded Border in Pearl


Samuel & Sons Tri - Custom Pillows

1.5” and 9/16″ Cambridge Metallic Braid in Marcasite



Glass Beaded Trim - Samuel & Sons

Lumiere Glass Beaded Fringe in Sandstone (drapes)


Samuel & Sons Holiday Window

3/4” Cabana Ribbed Border in Downriver and Seychelles Chevron Gimp in Cloud (scarves) and 1/8” Saisons Cord with Tape in Canvas (bag straps)


Samuel & Sons Ski Lodge





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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Autumn Window Display at the NYC Showroom

While we’re sad to say goodbye to the Samuel & Sons Beach Club, we’re welcoming the chill in the air with a warm and inviting autumn window display at our New York showroom. Another stunning creation by the talented team behind our windows and advertisements, the fall windows feature trimmings from two new collections: La Terre and Saisons.

Special thanks to our friends at Romo for providing fabrics for the autumn display.

Autumn Window Display - Samuel and Sons NY Showroom

On the Bench: La Terre Brush Fringe and Onion Tassel Fringe, Saisons Interlink and Faux Bois Borders with Tassel Tieback.
Beneath the Tray: La Terre Printed Border.


Samuel and Sons Fall Window

La Terre Single Tassel Tiebacks, Braid (pillow), Cut Fringe (ottoman), Key Tassels and Printed Border (pillows).


Samuel and Sons NYC

La Terre Single Tassel Tiebacks, Braid  and Onion Tassel Fringe (pillows), Cut Fringe (ottoman), Key Tassels and Printed Border (pillows).


Samuel and Sons Fall Collection

La Terre Single Tassel Tiebacks, Braid  and Onion Tassel Fringe (pillows), Cut Fringe (ottoman), Key Tassels and Printed Border (pillows).


Fall Window Display at Samuel and Sons New York

Pillows: La Terre Brush Fringe and Onion Tassel Fringe.
Saisons Interlink and Faux Bois Borders with Tassel Tieback.


Pillows featuring La Terre fringe from Samuel and Sons

La Terre Onion Tassel Fringe


Fall Window Display - Interlink Border

Saisons Interlink Border


Detail of Samuel and Sons NY Window Display

La Terre Onion Tassel Fringe, Saisons Faux Bois and Interlink BorderLa Terre Brush Fringe (pillow).


Detail Shot of La Terre Branch Border by Samuel and Sons

La Terre Branch Border


Custom Pillows with Samuel and Sons Trim

La Terre Brush Fringe and Cut Fringe.


Learn more about the borders, fringes, cords and tassels that we’ve featured in our autumn window display in our previous post introducing the Fall 2016 Collections.


London Design Festival 2016

The London Design Festival is less than a week away. This year, we will join 120 new exhibitors as we make our Decorex debut. Visitors can expect a beautifully crafted “library” showcasing an extensive display of passementerie.

“We’ve incorporated a nod to the Neo-Classical architecture of Syon House to recreate a library from a great House where someone from a Grand Tour would come to muse over their collection of exquisite treasures and antiquities.  A place of learning and researching, a place to study 100’s of collected samples and understand their beauty.”

We offer our sincerest thanks to our friends at The Odd Chair Company, Lewis & Wood, Amtico and Fontaine for their contributions to our display.


London Design Festival Decorex International

 In advance of our Decorex International debut, we’ve had the great honor to hear from renowned designer Nina Campbell and her thoughts on our trimmings, our showroom and our participation in Decorex 2016.


Make plans to pop by our showroom during the London Design Festival for FOCUS/16. Enjoy a glass of fizz, delicious canapes and look at our new La Terre, Le Soir and Saisons collections of trimmings and tiebacks.

Focus invite 2016


Fall Collections: La Terre, Le Soir & Saisons

We’re pleased to introduce three new collections for Fall 2016. La Terre, Le Soir and Saisons showcase an array of new construction techniques, fibers and patterns in the spirit and styling synonymous with Samuel & Sons. And in response to the popularity of our Swiss Velvet Piping, we’ve expanded the palette of our luxurious velvet cord to include seventeen additional colors.


An organically inspired collection, La Terre embodies purity and understated elegance in linen, jute and luxurious cottons.

La Terre Single Tassel Tieback by Samuel and Sons

La Terre Single Tassel Tieback

La Terre Collection by Samuel and Sons

From Top: La Terre Key Tassel, La Terre Printed Border, La Terre Cut Fringe

La Terre Applique Border

La Terre Applique Border

Custom Pillows featuring La Terre trim by Samuel and Sons

Front to Back: La Terre Ikat Border, La Terre Braid, La Terre Macrame Gimp, La Terre Brush Fringe 

La Terre Onion Tassel Fringe by Samuel and Sons

La Terre Onion Tassel Fringe



Also seen in the La Terre Printed Border, the technique used to create our Le Soir hand-printed silk borders is an industry first. Le Soir, meaning evening, draws inspiration from the moments between day and night when light renders a vista of color at the horizon. Le Soir is available in eight colors, from the subtle Mist to the vibrant Eventide.


Le Soir Hand-Printed Silk Border - Samuel and Sons (1)

Le Soir Ikat Border in Etoile and Eventide

Le Soir Ikat Border from Samuel and Sons

Le Soir Ikat Border in Celestial and Mist



Our latest collection of luxury performance trimmings explores complex constructions and multiple weaving techniques. Sophisticated yet durable, Saisons offers graphic and dimensional borders in varied widths in addition to classic twisted cords, a plush 1″ brush fringe, a key tassel and single tassel tieback colored in neutrals, mid-tones and brights. Saisons is woven in 100% Bella-Dura solution dyed polyolefin yarns, providing soil, mildew and UV resistance.

Saisons Performance Brush Fringe from Samuel and Sons

Saisons Brush Fringe and Saisons Cord with Tape

Saisons Faux Bois Border from Samuel and Sons

Pillows: Saisons Brush Fringe, Saisons Stripe Border, Saisons Cord with Tape
Seat Cushion: Saisons Faux Bois Border


Saisons Performance Trimmings by Samuel and Sons

From Top: Saisons Interlink Border, Saisons Brush Fringe, Saisons Diamond Border

Saisons Collection from Samuel and Sons

Pillows: Saisons Brush Fringe and Cord with Tape
Seat Cushion: Saisons Diamond Border
Saisons Tassel Tieback



In response to the popularity of our Swiss Velvet Piping collection, we’ve expanded our palette to offer seventeen fresh, new colors including Marigold, Plum, Kiwi, Emerald, Royal Blue and Olive.

Swiss Velvet Piping Custom Pillow from Samuel and Sons (2)


More photos of our fall collections and inspiring applications will be coming soon, so be sure follow Samuel & Sons on  Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in the coming weeks.


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.


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



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

Samuel and Sons Passementerie