Rebecca Atwood

October 29th, 2014

We are thrilled to be representing Rebecca Atwood’s beautiful textile collection at Studio Four. Rebecca is quite well known for her exquisite pillows (which are also now for sale through our showroom and on The Market), but she just recently launched her first fabric collection. Her designs are sophisticated and calm at the same time. You could easily scheme an entire room around one of her patterns, but I love them so much because they adapt to a wide variety of styles.

Besides her beautiful pattern designs, Rebecca is also offering two metallic linens that are beyond amazing.

Pop by the showroom to see all of this beauty in person – and stay tuned for updates on Rebecca’s new collection which will be launching in January.

kate

Q & A with Caitlin McGauley

October 24th, 2014

One of our newest and most talked about lines at Studio Four is Caitlin McGauley’s incredible collection of wallpapers. Caitlin is a delight to work with and we have had the best time helping her put together ideas for the patterns and colors that make up her debut collection. When Caitlin first approached us about the possibility of venturing into the world of wallpaper, I think she came to Stacy and me for thoughts on what designs would translate and work best. Well, I would like to say that we were helpful… but in all honesty we were so taken by the beauty of her paintings, and we basically wanted her to turn them all into wallpapers!! The good news is that I think there will be all sorts of fabulous new designs coming from Caitlin, and she will continue to amaze us with her talent. Here is a little Q & A with the fabulous Caitlin McGauley.

kate

KR: You are an incredible painter and illustrator, how did you come up with the inspiration for your wallpaper collection? Is it a mixture of new designs and some influence from your past work?

CM: Thanks! There was a point a few years ago when I was painting lots of interiors. I found myself getting really into the patterns on the walls and fabrics, and figuring out what kind of wallpaper or upholstery would work in the tiny little worlds I was painting. Then I got a little tired of working so small and started painting huge patterns on big paper, and it sparked the idea for a collection. 

KR: Do you have a favorite design from your collection? Sorry- impossible question, I know!

CM: So hard to answer! I love the Dots because they are so versatile, I can see them working in so many places. I also like Trumpet Vine in pink because it’s a little out there. But I have to say that I think the most striking is Panthera in black!

[pictured above, clockwise from top left: Echo in blue, Elephants in pink, Dots in Black, and Peony in pink]

KR: You have two young children. Do you have any tips on how to have a clear head and keep the creativity flowing while balancing your day to day life with the little ones?

CM: Work/life balance is always on my mind! I think having kids has made me more focused and has forced me to use my time more wisely. I am always lamenting that I should have done more work before I had kids, that I should have used my free time to make more art and develop my business. But the truth is, my productivity has been through the roof since I’ve had kids. You know that saying “If you need something done, ask a busy person?”. It’s like, ok let’s just add it on to the pile! Just when I think I can’t take anything else on, I get a rush project or one of my kids gets sick. My main tip is to learn to go with the flow and embrace it all as just a part of life. It all gets done somehow! 

[pictured above,clockwise from top left: Trumpet Vine in pink, Siva in blue, Claude in lime, and Panthera in black]

KR: Any hints on what is to come next? Collection number two?

CM: I am loving the response people are having to the animals, and I’m thinking that I want to do more! I’m thinking about Tigers on yellow and brightly colored birds. I can’t wait to get painting! 

See more of Caitlin McGauley’s collection on our showroom website. And you can find Caitlin’s own website here. For more info, email us at info@studiofournyc.com.

Our Showroom Expansion in Daily AD

October 16th, 2014

After a super fun party to celebrate the newly expanded Studio Four NYC showroom, I was thrilled to wake up yesterday and read Architectural Digest’s Daily AD blog post about our space!

“The shop, which is now twice the size of the original, features a recently launched in-house line of wallpaper, artisanal items by designers like Tulu Textiles and Clare Frost (part of an expanding online marketplace), and a selection of one-of-a-kind vintage rugs sourced from collectors in Turkey.

With the added space, Studio Four NYC will be able to accommodate more client collaborations. “Sometimes we simply alter colors,” Reynolds says of their custom-design capacities. “Other times a client will bring in a photograph they just took on their vacation in Spain, and we present them with a rug design that incorporates the motif.”

We’re so excited about our new space and all of our new offerings. Come visit us in the showroom soon!

kate

Our new website!

October 10th, 2014

The new Studio Four NYC website just went live, and we are beyond thrilled to share it with you! One of the best things about Studio Four is that we get to work with and represent some of the most talented and incredible textile designers in our industry. On our new site, we wanted to tell you more about their stories and give you a chance to appreciate the time and detail that goes into the products that these designers are creating.

I am sure I have said this before, but I love my job and I love all the people and products that make up Studio Four NYC. My hope is that our new site gives all of you an inside look at who these incredible people are!

kate

Flocktails

October 8th, 2014

Flock is one of the fabric lines we represent here at Studio Four. Stacy and I were immediately taken by the line and it’s founders not only for the fabrics themselves, but also for the story behind Flock.

Jenny Wingfield and Johanna Williams are the co-founders of Flock. They work with an eclectic mix of recent graduate designers to create beautiful textiles for interiors. Each designer is provided with a rare platform to showcase their talent, they keep their name to their work and receive a royalty for every yard sold. I think it is a wonderful way to promote the field of textile design and reward these talented young designers.

Recently Flock collaborated with the fantastic UK based furniture restorers, Florrie&Bill, who have lovingly restored, restuffed and reupholstered a beautiful set of Danish mid-century cocktail chairs in Flock fabrics- the result… Flocktails! The Flocktails have been given a new lease of life using Flock’s geometric patterns, contrast piping and colorful buttons.

Drumroll please…. introducing Flocktails:

I always love seeing the fabrics that we represent at Studio Four in use and upholstered on furniture. I knew I was a Flock fan before, but Flocktails are taking it to a new level.

kate

The Newly Expanded Showroom

September 29th, 2014

The past few months have been a little loony at Studio Four, in a good way that is! The summer was pretty much a blur of construction in the showroom, and we want to thank all of our wonderful clients for putting up with our mess while we worked on making Studio Four a bigger and better design resource for you.

Last week we did a photo shoot of our new expanded showroom and we are super excited to share them with you here. Our fantastic photographer, Rachel Watson, and top notch stylist, Meg Moorhouse, helped us get everything looking real gooooood!! Hope you like and please come visit us soon!

My home in Lonny!

September 25th, 2014

The lovely folks over at Lonny Magazine just featured my old apartment on their site, and they give a fun home tour. I sure do miss this place and was super excited to see the article . Below are some of my favorite pics from the home tour, and be sure to check it out here if you want to read more.

kate

Shibori

July 31st, 2014

If you follow us on Instagram then you may have already seen a sneak peek of some of the super cool Shibori products we are now carrying in the showroom. We’ve just added a new line to the showroom of shibori leather hides, wallpaper and fabrics and they are getting tons of love and attention. Just wanted to share a few of my favorite Shibori product pics with you all here… check them out!

kate

Bonsai Beauty

July 25th, 2014

Happy Friday! I have so many wonderful new textiles to share with you all on the blog next week. Still trying to get all the new things together and photographed. But in the mean time, have you seen these photographs of bonsai trees floating in space by Japanese artist, Azuma Makoto? They are incredible!

Here’s a little eye candy for your Friday, and hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

kate

 


Nankeen

July 18th, 2014

We represent many textile artists here at Studio Four. I love getting to know these people and learning about what has inspired them to create textiles. Putting a story behind their products makes them so magical!

So – if you’re like me and ever wonder how our friends at LuRu Home make their lovely indigo fabrics…

Here’s a video that will not only answer all your questions, but it will also make you want to join their team (next stop China)! I love these girls and I love what they’re doing. Hope you find this as inspirational as I did!

LuRu Home Nankeen Indigo Dye Process from C Russo on Vimeo.

kate