Studio Four NYC + Rue Magazine

October 12th, 2015

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Rue Magazine stopped by for a visit recently, and published a gracious little article about our retail friendly shopping experience. Not a designer? That’s okay! You still have access to our designer fabric, wallpaper, and rug collections.


Rug by Eskayel, Pillows by Clare Frost and Boeme; call or stop by for trade pricing and samples



Custom handwoven prisms, available for purchase

Fabric Friday + Lake August

October 9th, 2015

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This week Kate and Stacy visited one of our favorite textile lines in LA, Lake August. Their whimsical, earthy patterns bring out the optimist in anyone. And let’s be honest, we could all use more bunnies in our life.



See more from their collection in our showroom, including pillows and wallpaper.

Carrier And Company + Instyle

October 8th, 2015

The lovely husband and wife duo of Carrier and Company, Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller, were recently interviewed by Instyle magazine and divulged some clever ways to bring your home to the next level of chic. They “tipped” off the readers to their favorite sources for unique goods, including Studio Four. Carrier and Company is also celebrating the recent launch of their gorgeous new book “Positively Chic Interiors”, which illustrates their pension for sophisticated color palettes accented by punches of exuberance. Congrats, Carrier and Company!


And check out their exclusive Studio Four rug collection on The Market.

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Stop by the showroom today to see these gorgeous pieces in person

Wallpaper Wednesday + Brian Paquette

October 7th, 2015

This week Kate and Stacy are getting a final dose of summer and visiting LA for the unveiling of Harbinger LA’s new showroom expansion. Their new entry foyer features Brian Paquette’s Corinne wallpaper as part of the exclusive Studio Four NYC wallpaper collection, alongside this beautiful drapery fabric by our friend Katie Ridder. If you’re in the area, stop by and check out all the interior goodness!


Fabric Friday + Abigail Borg

October 2nd, 2015

This Friday, #fabricfriday and #wallpaperwednesday worlds collide with a gorgeous installation of Abigail Borg’s Hello Yarrow fabric on the dressing room walls of fashion designer Giovanna Randall. Fawn Galli did an amazing job creating a “dream garden” dressing room, fit for the ultra feminine designer.


Fabric Friday + Eskayel

September 25th, 2015

Happy Fabric Friday! Today we are going to take a more complete look at the amazing handwoven Ikat fabrics from our friends at Eskayel.

The heirloom quality fabric panels are the result of a collaboration between Eskayel and Threads of Life, expertly woven by the craftspeople on the island of Sumba, Indonesia. For the first time in history, these weavers have incorporated non-traditional motifs into their timeless craft and the result is breathtaking.


Shanan and Nick at Eskayel made a selection of their signature motifs and simplified them to be used with this traditional Ikat technique called Hinggi.

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Each piece is unique and handcrafted, made in a limited batch of 6-8 panels by one weaving community in rural Indonesia.

Threads of Life is a fair trade organization that supports culture and economic stability in isolated communities with limited resources and opportunity. Their work in rural Indonesia has reached 1,000 women on 11 islands and has helped establish numerous independent weaving cooperatives across the region. This not only helps preserve an amazing traditional skill, but also helps these communities manage their resources and seek financial security while expressing their cultural identity.

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Check out their selection of beautiful Ikat panels and goods before they’re gone! The most covetable pillows, throws and fabrics are available in very limited quantities.




Call or stop in the showroom today for trade pricing and info!

Kate in More Magazine

September 24th, 2015

We just got our hands on a copy of More’s October issue dedicated to women who age well. And while we’re of the firm belief that Studio Four partner Kate hasn’t aged at all, we are loving seeing her at her most glam here.

Check out her must-haves and thoughts about aging, along with her recipe for winding down after work: “I like to relax and goof around with my family, because they crack me up. I also love a good gin martini at cocktail hour.”




Wallpaper Wednesday

September 23rd, 2015

This  week for our Wallpaper Wednesday selection, we are getting cozy with more fall color combos.

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Clockwise from top left, Quercus’ Bargello in Naples Yellow, Asterisk Designs’ Pane in Graphite, and Quercus’ Linea in Saffron.


Clockwise from top left, Shibori’s Entomology in Paper Bark, Rebecca Atwood’s Dashes in Coral and Walter G’s Pyramids in Beluga.


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Clockwise from top left, Shibori’s Harlequin in Indigo, Quercus’ Canopy II in Saxe Blue, and Paper Mills’ Desert Rose in Green Tea.

Call the showroom today for trade pricing and samples!


Wallpaper Wednesday + Amber Interiors

September 9th, 2015



Our Mali wallpaper designed by Amber Interiors for Studio Four NYC is looking quite nice in this beautiful Melida Williams project. #wallpaperwednesday

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Studio Four Travels: Stacy on Safari

August 13th, 2015

Me? Not a nature girl. Really, not at all. Ask anyone.

But I recently spent ten days on safari in Tanzania and it was the most amazing experience of sights, sounds, colors and patterns found in nature, so perhaps I need to change my tune.  And since it’s such a topic currently in the news, yes – my safari was of the photo variety. Trusty binoculars, layers of clothes and a camera with a decent zoom were my basic equipment. That and three very good friends. And great local guides, courtesy of the fantastic Sanctuary Retreats, who planned the trip of a lifetime.

Not just the patterns, but the colors and textures are going to stay with me forever – and will almost certainly influence some fabric, wallpaper and rug designs at Studio Four.


After landing at the Kilimanjaro airport and an overnight at the lush Arusha Coffee Lodge, it was off via bush plane and our trusty pilot Ricardo to the Kuro airstrip (read: dirt road) in the Tarangire National Park, where we were met by our first amazing guide.

Samwell worked as an elephant researcher for years and has been a guide for over seven years now.  His knowledge of Tarangire, the ecosystem and the animals, trees, plants, birds, you name it, was immense.  Tarangire covers 1100 square miles and has marshes, woodlands, bush and forests and is home to over 4000 elephants and a host of other animals: zebra, giraffe, baboons, lions, impalas, waterbuck, warthogs, ostriches, Cape buffalo… and over 500 species of birds. A spectacular introduction to east Africa.

The elephants and their different colors and their textures were amazing. Our camp in Tarangire, Sanctuary Swala, is built overlooking an elephant watering hole



The natural designs in zebras are as individual as fingerprints. When gathered in a group, their stripes create optical illusions to confuse predators



Next stop: Lake Manyara, surrounded by forests, woodlands and marshes and so many flamingos in the lake they look like sand bars from a distance. We stayed at the gorgeous Escarpment Lodge perched at the top of the cliffs overlooking the lake and the Great Rift Valley.
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I love these brilliant colors in the algae of the hot springs at the edge of the lake


And a couple of not so cuddly lions guarding their giraffe. Circle of life




Who knew the giraffe markings could be blocks or flower shapes? I am sensing a rug or wallpaper inspired by these guys


And we drove up into the clouds to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater before dropping down into this 18 km diameter caldera. The crater is the world’s largest unbroken caldera that’s not a lake and has its own ecosystem with grasslands, woodlands, marshes and forests.



And finally on to the Serengeti, the 12,000 square mile area of plains known for big cats and the annual wildebeest migration. We timed it perfectly. Our camp, the Sanctuary Migration Camp, was in the western Serengeti and surrounded by hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, who showed up three or four days before we did and were already starting to move on by our last day in camp. The wildebeest are in constant search for new grass and they are trailed by friends (like zebra and gazelles) and foes (like lions – and crocodiles and hippos at the river crossings)






Safari is a lesson in patience to wait and watch life unfold. Like the day we sat for over an hour watching a pride of lions stalk buffalo. Or when we watched this lion hunting zebras (neither were successful, but it’s an adrenaline rush to watch the strategy).


And of course no safari is complete without a sundowner. Properly observed with a gin and tonic.


Thanks to our stellar guides, Samwell, Anael and Emmanuel, for their vast knowledge, to Sanctuary Retreats for their beautiful camps, to fantastic travel partners Liz and Kenny and of course Pam, who had the whole idea in the first place

Already referring to this as my ‘first’ safari…