Samuel and Sons Passementerie


Textile and Trim Collaboration: Samuel & Sons and Hartmann&Forbes

We’re kindred spirits, some might say, with our shared commitment to the preservation of handcraft, dedication to the design trade and constant pursuit of innovation. Samuel & Sons and Hartmann&Forbes often meet in the minds of designers and on the workroom table, finding their way to windows throughout the world.

We embarked on this creative collaboration with the intent to inspire—capturing the process of pairing their natural, handwoven textiles with our trim to share with you.

Join us on a journey that begins with scheming in the showroom, then onto the workroom, followed by the reveal of completed pillows, blinds and drapes.

Follow us during this three-day Instagram series at @samuelandsons and @hartmannforbes.


Samuel and Sons Pom Pom Fringe and Embroidered Borders



Cirque Pom Pom Fringe in Meadow / Tabaret Woven-to-Size Grassweave by Hartmann&Forbes


Sewing Samuel and Sons Pom Pom Fringe on a custom window shade.


Samuel and Sons Pom Pom Fringe on a custom-made natural handwoven shade.


Green and White Pom Pom Trim by Samuel and Sons



Brielle Embroidered Border in Meadow / Essence by Hartmann&Forbes


Brielle Embroidered Border by Samuel and Sons


Sewing custom pillows using the Samuel and Sons Brielle Embroidered Border.


Custom linen pillow is trimmed with the Samuel and Sons Brielle Embroidered Border.



Orbit Border in White Gold / Rainfall in Sunrise by Hartmann&Forbes


Orbit Border by Samuel and Sons


Samuel and Sons Orbit Border on a custom window treatment.


Sewing the Orbit Border from Samuel and Sons to a custom window treatment.


Custom window treatment trimmed the Orbit Border by Samuel and Sons.



Elliptic Appliqué Border in Frost / Glimmer by Hartmann&Forbes



Sewing the Samuel and Sons Elliptic Border from Samuel and Sons on a custom window treatment.


Custom roman shade with Samuel and Sons Elliptic Applique Border



Frida Border and Torero Beaded Fringe by Laura Kirar in Obsidian / Clarity in Serene Sand (blind) and Elements in Challis (pillow) by Hartmann&Forbes


Frida Border by Laura Kirar for Samuel and Sons


Sewing a custom window treatment using the Frida Border by Laura Kirar for Samuel and Sons.


Torero Beaded Fringe by Laura Kirar for Samuel and Sons being sewing on a custom window treatment.


Sewing custom window shades using the Torero Beaded Fringe by Laura Kirar for Samuel and Sons.


Black and tan Frida Border designed by Laura Kirar for Samuel and Sons trims a custom pillow.


Black and tan beaded fringe by Samuel and Sons tims a handwoven shade by Hartmann&Forbes.



Astra Embroidered Border in Amethyst by Lori Weitzner / Rainfall in Sunset by Hartmann&Forbes



Astra Border by Lori Weitzner for Samuel and Sons


Sewing on the sequined Astra Embroidered Border by Lori Weitzner for Samuel and Sons.


Custom drapery trimmed with the Astra Embroidered Border by Lori Weitzner for Samuel and Sons.


Many thanks to the team at Hartmann&Forbes for helping bring this creative vision to fruition.

Together we hope to have provided valuable insight into the process, furthering an appreciation for handcrafted designs and inspiring future pairings of their handwoven textiles with Samuel & Sons trim.


Kips Bay Palm Beach

ParadeloBurgessDesign Studio AND Jobe Lopez_KipsBay_2_PhotoCreditNickolasSargentPhoto: Sargent Photography

In its second year, the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach garnered an ensemble of 21 interior greats from across the US. We had the pleasure of attending opening weekend and the Kips Bay Palm Beach Preview Party. Opening night offered a first look at reimagined rooms every bit as colorful and spectacular as one might imagine. The 10,000 square foot Mediterranean-style home known as ‘Fountain House’ was transformed, and in many cases, with the addition of Samuel & Sons trimmings. See our Instagram Story recap of design details.

Kips Bay Palm Beach Opening Weekend

The opening gala was quite the spectacle, with exotic cars brought in to line the driveway, ice sculptures for bars, and passed caviar hors d’oeuvres. Attendees dressed to impress, and heightened the design of the rooms, with many outfits reflecting the quintessential color and floral design style of Palm Beach. Show Houses are a platform for unrivaled creativity and it was thrilling to witness Samuel & Sons trimmings at every turn.  The applications were unique, bold, and statement-making.

Highlights of Kips Bay Palm Beach included Rinfret Ltd.’s Grand Entry where a settee was adorned with a double layer skirt: Aquitaine Fine Bullion Fringe was applied to the base beneath a layer of Harbour Barrel Knot Fringe.

The Master Bedroom, designed by David Mitchell Brown, showcased an upholstered corner banquette accented with carefully placed black Le Jardin Silk Tufts, and layered with lush pillows finished with Cirque Jumbo Pom Pom Fringe. The same tufts were carried over to the scalloped bed skirt, as well as a valance designed to hang over the bed while the Laurel Beaded Border glistened on draperies.

David Mitchell BrownPhoto: Sargent Photo

Pillows on a custom banquette are trimmed with our Cirque Pom Pom Fringe.

Master Bedroom Designed by David Mitchell Brown, Sargent PhotographyPhoto: Sargent Photo


Billy Ceglia stayed true to his sense of classic design, incorporating a bold shade of green, as well as a candy bar to keep his space fresh and fun. Off-white drapery panels were perfectly accentuated, using both sizes of Cambridge Braid in Spring Green.

Interior Design by Billy CegliaPhoto: Nicholas Mele
Showhouse hallway by Billy CegliaPhoto: Nicholas Mele

A standout for creativity went to Mark P. Finlay Interiors. The fabric tented ceiling of their ‘Coral Cabana’ room was ornamented with Aurelia Crete and Orsay Silk Woven Crete, and an Aurelia Key Tassel punctuated each corner. Aurelia Double Tassel Tiebacks held the cabana curtains in place, and Mita Shell Fringe ran vertically down corners where the walls joined. The “oohs” and “ahhs” were audible as people transitioned through the room.

Interior design by Mark P. Finlay InteriorsPhoto: Brantley Photography


Coral Cabana by Mark P. Finlay InteriorsPhoto: Brantley Photography


Mark P Finlay Interiors for Kips BayPhoto: Brantley Photography


Samuel and Sons Tassels, interior design by Mark P. Finlay InteriorsPhoto: Brantley Photography


Meg Braff Designs created a “Sunrise Jungle” suite showing off their own line of fabrics and wallcoverings alongside our Le Jardin Silk Tufts and Key Tassels.

Photo: Nicholas Mele


Designer Danielle Rollins deemed her bedroom the Sunset Tower Suite, appointing everything from the floor to ceiling in shades of sunset-inspired Coral, Primrose and Apricot alongside our tassels and fringe in Shell and Magnolia.

Sunset-inspired bedroom designed by Danielle RollinsPhoto: Brantley Photography


Sunset-inspired bedroom designed by Danielle RollinsPhoto: Brantley Photography
Sunset-inspired bedroom designed by Danielle Rollins  Photo: Brantley Photography


Designer David Phoenix framed picturesque Palm Beach views with understated neutrals and natural shades. Draperies are trimmed with our Strata Chevron Border.

DavidPhoenix for Kips Bay Show House, Photo by NickolasSargentPhoto: Sargent Photo


David Phoenix drapery detail from Kips Bay Palm Beach


The “preppy boho” sitting room by Lee Ann Thornton was wrapped in Lisa Fine fabrics with colorful details in shades of berry and turquoise. Natural Cotton Bullion Fringe and the Printemps Chevron Border  trimmed pillows and banquettes.

LeeAnn ThorntonPhoto: Sargent Photo


LeeAnn Thornton design for Kips BayPhoto: Sargent Photo


As a whole, the Show House felt fun and vibrant, and perfectly on trend with Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019. With over 1,000 people passing through on opening night, Kips Bay Palm Beach is sure to wrap up as a huge success.



Celebrating Paris Déco Off

Ever the gracious host, designer Timothy Corrigan opened the doors of his Paris apartment during Déco Off. He welcomed a crowd of over 250 editors, designers and friends for an unforgettable Samuel & Sons fête. Set against a backdrop of floor-to-ceiling fresh flowers and key tassels from Timothy’s château-inspired Chevallerie collection, partygoers were entertained by the unexpected—artists creating bespoke silhouettes de papier and colorful, balloon chapeaux et animaux.

Samuel and Sons Michael Cohen with designer Timothy Corrigan

Designer Timothy Corrigan with Samuel & Sons President, Michael Cohen


Samuel and Sons team at Paris Deco Off

The Samuel & Sons team


Samuel and Sons Deco Off Event at Timothy Corrigan's Paris apartment


Fresh Flowers on Staircase

Chevallerie Double Tassel Tie Back by Timothy Corrigan


Samuel and Sons Paris Deco Off Party


Balloon Artist in Paris

Balloon Hat at a Paris Deco Off Party

Balloon Hat, Paris Deco Off

Balloon Animals, Paris Deco Off

Balloon Animals

Balloon Hat

Doors and Tassels in the Paris Apartment of Timothy Corrigan

Chevallerie Key Tassels by Timothy Corrigan


Paris Deco Off Event, Silhouette Artist


Silhouette Portrait in Paris, Deco Off

Silhouette Artist


Silhouette Artist at Paris Deco Off



Key Tassel, Samuel and Sons

Chevallerie Key Tassel by Timothy Corrigan


Fabric and Trim at Paris Deco Off

Chevallerie Tassel Fringe by Timothy Corrigan


Key Tassels

Chevallerie Key Tassel by Timothy Corrigan


Samuel and Sons Trim

Chevallerie Crete by Timothy Corrigan


Tassel Tie Backs from Samuel and Sons

Chevallerie Double Tassel Tie Back by Timothy Corrigan


Samuel and Sons Trim by Timothy Corrigan

Faux pastries crafted using Timothy Corrigan’s Chevallerie borders and cords


Paris Deco Off Event

Thank you to all who joined us at Déco Off. We’re already looking forward to next year!

For more information on the trimmings seen here, download a copy of the Chevallerie brochure and contact your local showroom to learn more.


Timothy Corrigan Presents Chevallerie in the LA Showroom

During a recent gathering in our Los Angeles showroom, designers were given an exclusive look at the inspiration behind Chevallerie presented by the collection’s creator, renowned designer, and international tastemaker, Timothy Corrigan.

Chevallerie marries European grandeur with California casual in a collection honoring both the interiors and gardens of his 18th-century Chateau de la Chevallerie located on the northern border of France’s Loire Valley. Exquisite braids, borders, fringes and tiebacks, while formal in aesthetic, are reflective of both traditional and 21st-century color combinations, making the collection suitable within a multitude of applications.

Our Los Angeles team was joined at the reception by National Sales Director, Sasha Gallace, and Alex Masi, our representative in the Southwest region.

Chevallerie by Timothy Corrigan


“I think that when you have disparate items in very different styles, there’s a tension that’s created. Whether you’re mixing new and old, expensive and inexpensive, or ornate and simple, I love the exchange that happens whenever you put two very different pieces together.”

– Timothy Corrigan –

Samuel and Sons at the Pacific Design Center

The Samuel & Sons team with Timothy Corrigan outside our showroom at the Pacific Design Center

Samuel and Sons

Timothy Corrigan Event at Samuel and Sons

Samuel and Sons LA

Samuel and Sons LA Chevallerie Preview

Trimmings by Timothy Corrigan for Samuel and Sons

For a daily dose of his signature style and endless inspiration, follow Timothy Corrigan on Instagram and explore the  Chevallerie, one of four new collections for Fall 2018.


The Consciousness of Color at the Boston Design Center

Don’t miss an opportunity to hear from a panel of distinguished industry experts on the topic of color, including our Executive Design Director Marisa Gutmacher as well as designer, color expert and author, Lori Weitzner. The pair will be joined on the panel by Gail Ravgiala, Editor of Design New England.

Find event details below and RSVP today for this insightful discussion on June 21 at the Boston Design Center.

Panel Discussion on Color


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.



Creating Couture

When first presented with a new collection, one is often left intrigued by the journey that led to its creation. Our partner, friend and renowned designer Lori Weitzner has graciously offered an intimate look inside her studio and the process of creating Couture.

New for Spring 2018, the design of Couture was a labor of love inspired by the work of contemporary fashion icons. Taking cues from advanced construction techniques, innovative approaches to pleating, embroidery and coloration took shape.

Enjoy this behind-the-scenes look—from watercolors to color trials—at the development of  Couture cords, tapes, brush fringes, tassel fringes and holdbacks.

Inside the Studio of Lori Weitzner

Carolina Ombré Holdbacks


Lori Weitzner Studio Scenes - Creating Couture

Experimentation with pleating alongside her completed design, the Isabel Pleated Border seen here in Hibiscus.


Watercolor - Lori Weitzner's Studio

Watercolors and yarn reelings; Carolina Ombré Tassel Fringe in the making.


Lori Weitzner Studio - Creating Couture

Considering colorways and the construction of dimensional “ruffles” for the Isabel Pleated Border.

Creating Couture - Inside the design studio of Lori Weitzner

Exploring subtle shifts in color; the Carolina Ombré Brush Fringe in Rosewater.



Shop the Couture collection online or at trade showroom near you.


Download your copy of the Couture brochure.

Couture by Lori Weitzner

Samuel and Sons Passementerie