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12.28.14

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

AshbourneAshbourne

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!

12.10.14

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.

10.27.14

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 events@samuelandsons.com 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.

 

10.25.14

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

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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

 

10.20.14

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.

 

09.08.14

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.

08.15.14

Fall Introductions: Toscana Italian Leather Collection

What better way to head into fall than armed with a luxurious collection of leather passementerie? Today marks the official launch of our Fall 2014 collections, delivering a new range of beading, bullion, tapes, tiebacks and cords that we will showcase on the blog in coming weeks. Among them, the Toscana Collection pairs the finest Italian leather with twenty-first century innovation.

Samuel and Sons Toscana

We’ve sourced the finest Italian leathers from tanneries near Florence, transforming them into impeccably crafted appliqués, tassels, cords, fringe and embellished borders. The collection’s palette ranges from core black and chocolate tones to earthen midtones and lighter neutrals.

Samuel and Sons ToscanaOur Micro-stud Edged Leather Border (seen above on the lampshade) and the Studded Leather Border (on headboard) pair fine grain leather with subtle silver and brass hardware.

Samuel and Sons Toscana Natural stitching highlights the embrace of our Leather Tassel Tieback. Available in four colors: Buff, Sorrel, Black Bean and Coal.

Key Glamor-5570The Leather Key Tassel is available in 15 colors ranging from neutral to vivid hues.

Samuel and Sons ToscanaA couture menswear-inspired twill wool border was developed by our design team and is adorned with an intricate leather cord appliqué. Seen above, Leather Appliqué on Twill Wool Border.

IMG_1487The supple 5.25” Leather Cut Fringe features the same distinctive grain and soft texture leather as the braided cord.

Toscana Collection Overview

Toscana Collection

View the entire Toscana collection here and watch for upcoming posts highlighting the new Gala, Ajoutée and Aquitaine collections.

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07.08.14

Trim-ology with Michael Tavano

The debut of our new Designer Series featured special guest Michael Tavano, creative director of the Marks & Tavano Workroom. Designers gathered in our New York Showroom for Trim-ology: The Art & Science of the Details. The discussion touched on current trends and innovative techniques; unique approaches to customization. Guests enjoyed gathering with colleagues at an event that was as educational as it was entertaining.

If you weren’t able to attend the event, visit the Marks & Tavano Blog for a few key points from Michael’s presentation.

Trim-ology Event Photos

Samuel and Sons Trim-ology

 Marks & Tavano is a full-service workroom located in New York City specializing in luxury custom window treatments, shades, blinds and home automation. Together with a team of skilled artisans, Marks & Tavano also creates exquisite linens, bedding and wall upholstery.  Learn more about founders Lloyd Marks and Michael Tavano and see their work HERE.

Make sure to follow Samuel & Sons on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to learn more about the next Designer Series event.

 

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