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

Enid Marx

July 16th, 2014

I’m back!! Sorry to have disappeared for so long, but I promise there is an excuse! Studio Four is in the process of expanding – new showroom, new website, new antique rug gallery (online and in the showroom), new fabrics, new wallpapers, new pillows, new wallpaper design collaborations – basically new everything. So let’s just say that 2014 and 2015 are going to be BIG!

However, in the meantime I wanted to talk a little bit about what is inspiring me right now. And her name is Enid Marx! I think her work is just incredible. I was first turned on to Enid’s designs a few years back when I was admiring the Borderline fabric collection offered by my friend Lucy Rose (P.S. Lucy has an amazing collection of hand made textiles from UK artists that I highly recommend you checking out!!).

Enid was born in London in the 1902 and was a phenomenal graphic artist. Her block print art was incorporated into upholstery fabric designs but was also loved by publishers as illustrations for book jackets and even postage stamps.

I think her hand and style were simply extraordinary!! Here are a few of my favorites:

kate

Vogue Loves Tulu

July 2nd, 2014

Looks like our favorite gals over at Vogue are loving our Tulu chargers and napkins as much as we do. Check out the great press we just got in the July issue of Vogue and Vogue online.

 

Above Top Left: Tulu Handprinted Napkin in Orhan Blue. Find it in our online store. See the article here.

Above Top Left: Tulu Handpainted Elif Charger. Find it in our online store.

Tulu chargers and napkins are sure to add a super stylish punch to your next outdoor dinner party (Shop for these beauties – for sale now in our online store). Cheers to summer and a BIG cheers to our friends at Vogue!

kate