Samuel and Sons Passementerie


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


Semi Custom for a Cause

We’re proud to announce an upcoming event designed to showcase the unlimited potential of our Semi Custom Program in partnership with the talents of top interior designers. We hope you will join us on the evening of June 9th for Semi Custom for a Cause. Enjoy cocktails and conversation as Nicole Cohen of Sketch42 moderates a panel discussion including Renae Cohen, Michelle Nussbaumer, Tina Ramchandani, Ron Scinto and Darrin Varden.

Using our ground-breaking new online tool, designers will present one-of-a-kind designs trimmed with their own Semi Custom creation. Each will then be auctioned off to benefit Housing Works.

We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to event partners Weitzner, Illumé and H&A Upholstery.

See below for details and RSVP to


Semi Custom for a Cause


Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Spring Gala

Each year, in a spectacular display of creative talent, top interior design firms gather in support of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, one of New York’s premier  non-profit organizations. The annual Spring Gala affords designers a chance to stretch their imaginations within the boundaries of a table top for ten.

In celebration of “A Century of Design” each firm brought a designated design period to life through a carefully curated display of dinnerware, linens, florals and an impressive dedication to every detail. We were honored to see Samuel & Sons trimmings among these exquisite details, supporting several firms through donations of tapes, tassels, fringes and tiebacks.

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Spring Gala

Table by Natalie Kraiem of NK Interiors featuring our Juliette Pearl Border, Artemis Glass Beaded BorderAquarelle Single Tassel Tieback, 2.75″ Metallic Tassel Fringe.

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Spring Gala


Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Spring Gala

Table by Lindsey Coral Harper Interior Design featuring our Seychelles Chevron Border in Coral and Seychelles Wood Teardrop Fringe in Coral and Aquamarine.

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Spring Gala



Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Spring Gala

Table by Harry Heissmann Inc. featuring our Rhodes Épinglé Velvet Border in Raspberry.

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Spring Gala Table by Harry Heissmann


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.


LA Showroom Grand Opening

In advance of West Week 2016, we’re celebrating the official grand opening of our LA showroom at the Pacific Design Center with two very special guests. Joining us for an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and design are Clinton Smith, Editor in Chief of Veranda Magazine, and designer Lori Weitzner.

Event details can be found below. Kindly let us know if you are able to attend. RSVP to by March 15.

LA Showroom Grand Opening



If you can’t join us for the event, see this previous post for a glimpse of Spring 2016 collections on display in our LA showroom.


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 Set Design

Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures via

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

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

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

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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Spring Collections on Display at the Pacific Design Center

Step inside our Los Angeles showroom at the Pacific Design Center where the new Spring collections are on display. Our talented merchandising team has assembled a dazzling display of Bejeweled trimmings set amidst a backdrop of sparkling Lucite and mirror.

Watch for a colorful collection of Calisto tassels and fringe artfully hung nearby Optix-lined walls and lampshades, adding geometric dimension in a palette of sophisticated neutrals.

Visitors to the showroom will discover a new workstation created to provide designers with easy access to our new Semi Custom online trim design tool.

Samuel and Sons | Pacific Design Center


Samuel and Sons LA Showroom


Samuel and Sons LA Showroom Window


Samuel and Sons | Pacific Design Center Window


Samuel and Sons Calisto Collection

Samuel and Sons Optix Collection

Samuel and Sons | Pacific Design Center

Samuel and Sons Semi Custom Program


Our Los Angeles showroom is located in the Pacific Design Center, Suite B609. The showroom can be reached at 310.893.3330 or by e-mail at


Samuel and Sons Passementerie