Next week is a BUSY week at the Design and Decoration Building. They have some excellent panel discussions and launches, not to mention the opening of new showrooms, like a personal favorite, Claremont. If you happen to be hitting the market for inspiration on October 1st, I hope you will stop by the David Sutherland Showroom in Suite 813 at 4pm. Ann and David Sutherland, along with House Beautiful Magazine's Kate Kelly Smith are hosting an event I will be moderating. The topic, a panel discussion on "Building The Perfect Team" to create the best design experience should be a lively one. We will discuss the process of working with an architect, builder and landscape designer, and the panel includes classical architect, historian and ICA fellow Philip James Dodd, master builder and developer John Finton and landscape architect Kathryn Herman of Doyle Herman Design Associates. Their expertise and wisdom gleaned from years in the business, at the highest level, will help guide you and the choices you make with clients, relationships and helping them realize a mutual vision. Plus, they all have recent books out, and will discuss the process and how being published has advanced their businesses. It should be a lot of fun -- I know I always learn so much from the conversation and being part of the design dialog moderating provides. Then join us for a book signing and a cocktail afterwards. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos courtesy of Leron and Julia B.
The best design partnerships can come from a chance meeting in the past. This is the case with Leron, the oldest American luxury linen company and Julia B., a fresh, brightly colored monogram-centric line that is less than ten years old. Both custom brands celebrate the craft of the artisans and handmade, and place a high value on the fact that their designs are meant to be passed on for generations to enjoy. David Forster and Julia Low definitely see things the same way, with an eye on the future, and the hopes of attracting a young clientele that appreciates what goes into the bedding and linens they create. Old world style and hand embroidery converge with this partnership, one that showcases the greatest hits of Julia B.'s range, it features 3 different border styles, and a choice between 6 monograms, embroidered on her signature linen and cotton percale colors.The work is being created by Julia's artisans, and will be offered exclusively at Leron. Her wide designer following is sure to expand with a NYC D and D Building presence, and you can only buy these select designs through Leron. If you visit the Leron showroom on the 15th Floor, Suite 1521 at 979 3rd Avenue, you can see the assortment on a bed in the front. I think you will like what you see.