We were so excited to see this great feature in Lonny for one of our newest fabric lines here at Studio Four, Anthony George Home. His textiles are beautiful on the screen, but you really must see them in person – such great color. So come on by the showroom for a visit!
Happy New Year everyone! Over the holiday break I noticed that the home of one of our clients, the talented and lovely Elspeth Benoit, was featured in The New York Times. Elspeth and her husband, David Bevan, worked with Elizabeth Roberts of Ensemble Architecture in Brooklyn to renovate and restore an incredible townhouse in Cobble Hill.
We were thrilled to see the finished results in The Times and especially excited to see her AMAZING sofa upholstered in our Amazon Emerald handwoven fabric paired up with an awesome leather hide from Avo in the same room. Take a look inside this incredible home…
We were thrilled to see some items from our online store, The Market, featured in Vogue’s Holiday Gift Guides!
So glad to be included!
Happy December! Stacy and I were asked by The Daily Basics to share our favorite Christmas traditions. It was a fun thing to think about because it made me realize that I’m a big fan of Christmas traditions. I love advent calendars (love them even more when they involve chocolate), I love baking cookies with my son (and eating them), and as crazy as it sounds I actually love the chaos that is Macy’s Santaland (and the stiff drink that is needed after that visit is quite nice too).
But here are Stacy and my very favorite Christmas traditions…
We recently started representing the most incredible new artist at Studio Four, and I am super excited to introduce her products to you all…
Meet Brit Kleinman, the creator and designer behind Avo.
Brit hand paints leather hides from Italy with bold graphic patterns that are blowing me away. I am so excited about adding Avo to the Studio Four collection, and just wanted to share its beauty with you all here.
And here they are in our showroom!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!