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A Celebration of Spring Collections in our New York Showroom

2015 Spring Celebration

A Gathering of Friends in our New York Showroom

On Thursday, February 19th, designers and editors gathered in the New York Showroom for a celebration of our three new collections: Palais, Seychelles and Labyrinth.

Among our guests were representatives from the industry’s most prestigious publications, including Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Traditional Home, Veranda, Interior Design, Town & Country, Luxe, Departures and Cottages & Gardens.

Marisa Gutmacher, our Director of Design, was on hand to greet guests and offer insight into what inspired the three collections.

Spring 2015 Event

Above at left, Marisa Gutmacher, Director of Design

Guests in the New York Showroom

Above at far left, Joseph Cohen, Chief Technology Officer, and at far right, Nicole Crawford, Marketing Director

Michael Cohen in the Samuel & Sons Showroom

Michael Cohen, President

Samuel & Sons New York Showroom

Director of Design Marisa Gutmacher

Marisa Gutmacher, Director of Design

We offer our sincerest thanks to all who joined us to toast the 2015 Spring Collections. For more information, download your copy of the Palais and Seychelles brochures, or contact your local showroom.

As always, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Spring Introductions: Seychelles Collection

Seychelles Spring 2015 CollectionFrom left: Wood Teardrop Fringe and Chevron Border in Twilight. Chevron Border and Wood Bead Fringe in Sand.

Our Director of Design, Marisa Gutmacher, looked to the Indian Ocean archipelago for inspiration when developing the palette, pattern and materials for the new Seychelles collection. The  wood bead fringes and borders display a patterning reminiscent of the sea. Imagine its undulating waves and the impressions left behind in the sand.


Seen below is a glimpse into the studio where Marisa focused her efforts on developing the opaque satin glazed beads used in both the Wood Teardrop Fringe and the Wood Bead Fringe.

“The glazed beads evoke a sleek uniformity, which adds to their versatility. The teardrop and globe fringes will work with many kinds of patterns, fibers and constructions. From dressy to casual, and with a diverse color palette, this collection will accentuate a variety of interiors.”

— Marisa Gutmacher, Director of Design

Seychelles ColorworkA behind-the-scenes look at the development of Seychelles.


 The palette is broad and ranges from naturally influenced neutrals and deep mineral hues to a series of brights derived from topical vegetation. The designs are woven of cotton, a material indigenous to the island chain.

The collection pairs well with textured cotton and linens, as well as transitional  and contemporary patterns. The satin glazed beads complement drier silks, like Dupioni, beautifully.Seychelles Spring 2015 Collection from Samuel and Sons

 Above: Shades are trimmed in the Wood Bead Fringe in Sand, pillows in the Wood Bead Fringe in Twilight and the ottoman features a layered application, pairing the Chevron Border with the Wood Teardrop Fringe, both in Twilight.Seychelles Collection Spring 2015 from Samuel and Sons

Above: The drapery is trimmed in the Wood Teardrop Fringe in Caribe and the pillow in the Wood Bead Fringe in Chartruese.

The collection consists of two wood bead fringes, a 1/2″ gimp and 2″ border.

Seychelles Spring 2015 Collection by Samuel and Sons

Seychelles Wood Teardrop Fringe, Seychelles Wood Bead Fringe, Seychelles Chevron Gimp, Seychelles Chevron Border

Find all three of our new Spring 2015 collections on display now at your local showroom.

All fabrics featured in this post are by Jim Thompson Fabrics.


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


Palais Debuts at Paris Déco Off

In its sixth year, Paris Déco Off celebrates the interior design industry’s finest, unveiling the latest textile, wallcovering and trimming collections. There is no better place than Paris, streets aglow with the event’s signature lanterns, to debut our new Palais collection, which is on display in the de Gournay showroom.

For those of you unable to attend Déco Off, we offer this look at a collection of cushions, or pillows if you prefer, that bring together the perfectly matched beauty of de Gournay hand-painted fabrics and our Palais collection of silk passementerie.

Deco Off | De Gournay Pillows with Palais Trim

Deco Off | De Gournay Pillows with Samuel & Sons Palais Trim


Deco Off | De Gournay Pillow with Samuel & Sons Palais TrimPalais Silk Tassel Fringe in Mineralé

Deco Off | De Gournay Pillow with Samuel & Sons Palais TrimPalais Silk Tassel Fringe in Amethysté

De Gournay Pillow with Samuel & Sons Palais Cord1/2″ (10 mm) Silk Palais Cord with Tape in Jardin

De Gournay Pillow with Ivory Samuel & Sons  Palais PillowPalais Silk Tassel Fringe in Perle

Explore the entire collection here and download your copy of the Palais brochure.

Contact your local showroom for sampling and ordering information.

Photos courtesy of de Gournay.


Looking Back: 2014 Designer Installations Via Instagram

As 2014 comes to a close, we’re looking back at some of our favorite designer installations via Instagram. It’s been a year filled with Greek FretGrosgrain and Gala. From show-stopping showhouses to photos celebrating install days, you’ve made us part of your designs, and your posts, you’ve allowed us to share with our followers and for all of this, we thank you.

Tharon Anderson Design InstagramTharon Anderson Design

Tiffany McKenzie InstagramTiffany McKinzie Interior Design

Carrie Hatfield Interior Design InstagramCarrie Hatfield Interior Design

Tilton FenwickTilton Fenwick

Jenny Johnston InteriorsJenny Johnston Interiors

Annie LiddleAnnie Liddle

Henry and Co DesignHenry & Co Design

Creative TonicCreative Tonic Design

Henhurst InteriorsHenhurst

Liz Williams

Liz Williams Interiors
Photo by Emily Followill for Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Bailey and HartBailey & Hart Interiors


Anne Wagoner Interiors Anne Wagoner Interiors

Kapito Muller InteriorsKapito Muller Interiors

Comft Cozy CoutureComfy Cozy Couture

Beth WebbPhoto by Dorothy Burke, design by Beth Webb Interiors

Laura Lee HomeLaura Lee Home

Kristens KurtainsKristen’s Kurtains

Sally Steponkus InteriorsSally Steponkus Interiors

Welhil InteriorsWelhil Interiors

As we approach the New Year, we would like to take this opportunity to remind our customers how much we appreciate your business and friendship, and how much it means to see our products shared across so many social platforms.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Samuel & Sons!


A Presidential Suite Featuring the Normandy Collection

We’re grateful to Chicago-based interior designer Kent Allen Kiesey for sharing this glimpse of his recently completed bedroom project, one with a rich history. Now trimmed in tassels and fringe from our Normandy Collection, in its former life this bed was owned by the fifth President of the United States, James Monroe. The bed is now part of a private collection in Virginia.
Samuel and Sons Normandy Collection

Trimmings from our Normandy Collection were used on the bed and window treatment.

Trim Selection by Kent Allen Kiesey

Normandy Silk Beaded Fringe Normandy Double Tassel Tieback, Normandy Silk Ornamental Fringe

Chicago-based interior designer Kent Allen Keisey is known for creating traditional, timeless interiors that are somewhat formal in nature, but with a relaxed quality. Learn more about Kent Allen Kiesey Interior Design here.

Contact your local showroom to request samples of the trimmings see above.


S&S Designer Series Featuring Lori Weitzner

After a successful inaugural event, we’re pleased to announce the second installment of our Designer Series featuring Lori Weitzner, renowned wallcovering, textile and trim designer. Lori will be discussing Gala, her latest collection for Samuel & Sons that recalls notable New York neighborhoods and landmarks. Learn how she translates what inspires her, into innovative collections.

Join us at our New York showroom on Wednesday, November 5th from 5 to 7 p.m. Cocktails and flavorful noshings will be served. See below for event details.

Designer Series Featuring Lori Weitzner

If you plan to like to attend, e-mail to reserve your space.

Each Designer Series event will feature an esteemed guest in the design community to discuss trends, techniques, inspiration and other timely industry topics. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to receive updates on upcoming events.



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



House & Garden Cushion Celebrates the London Design Festival

To mark this year’s London Design Festival, we have collaborated with House & Garden to create a one-of-a-kind cushion. Gabby Deeming, House & Garden’s decorating editor, created a bespoke design featuring playful pops of color. Gabby selected the Printemps Chevron Border in Mandarin, Citrus, Midnight and Fuchsia, and to complete the bold look, edged the cushion in the Printemps Brush Fringe in Mandarin.

House & Garden Cushion

House and Garden Cushion Design

To complement our trims, Gabby selected fabrics from the Poème collection by Élitis, available at Abbott & Boyd.

House and Garden Cushion Design | Samuel and Sons PassementeriePrintemps Brush Fringe and 1.5″ (38 mm) Printemps Chevron Border.
Fabric from Élitis, the Poème collection: front in Fluide magnétique and reverse in Fleur de Jasmine

Special thanks to Pauline at Curtain Design for creating the cushion.


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