Archive for the ‘designer rug collection’ Category

Elson & Company + Studio Four NYC

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

We are very excited to share that Elson & Company is now part of the Studio Four NYC family!

They are purveyors of the finest handmade rugs with designer lines from Oscar de la Renta, Jeffrey Bilhuber, Lulu DK, and Kathryn M. Ireland. The designs are fully customize-able in size and color, and are handwoven by skilled weavers in Nepal and India. Each piece is an individual work of art and a timeless investment.

We have an amazing library of samples for you to browse, and you can work with one of our skilled salespeople to customize the rug for your project.

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Katie Ridder, Color Magician

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

I’ve had the absolute honor of working with the team over at Katie Ridder Inc on so many wonderful projects. My favorite part of the process is to see how their design schemes evolve. It’s always so fun to watch them incorporate color and pattern into the rooms of a home. I also really admire their ability to mesh together collected items from a families past with pieces that are being added to the new design of the home. When it is all said and done, pretty much every Katie Ridder project tells the story of the people who live there, and I tend to find myself drooling over each and every home!

Below are some photos from the latest issue of House Beautiful. You can’t miss this issue in the newsstand… not only is Katie the covergirl, but the beautiful colors will leap off the page and make you smile!!

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I die for everything in this room…. the ceiling height with that fab light fixture, the perfectly tailored custom blue sofa, the red lacquered table for an extra pop, and last but not least (giving a shout out to Studio Four) is the Water Lilies rug that was designed for us by Carrier and Company and available to purchase here.

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They used one of our hand knotted graphic yet still traditional Studio Four rugs in this room. Katie is known for being a real pro at mixing patterns, and this room really shows off that ability!

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Photos Courtesy of House Beautiful

Carrier And Company + Instyle

Thursday, 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!

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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

Designer Q&A with Katie Ridder

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

It’s time for another Designer Q & A, and this week we are chatting with the fabulous, charming, talented (I could keep going) Katie Ridder. Katie is one of my favorite designers, and we loved working with her this past year on rug designs for our Designer Rug Collection. I had so much fun putting these questions together for her (Katie, I hope you had fun answering them).

Hope you all enjoy the Q&A!

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S4:  You and your architect husband, Peter Pennoyer, just designed and built the most incredible home in Millbrook. What was your design inspiration when you began this project together?

KR:  Peter has always wanted to design a house simple in shape with lots of ornament and I’ve always wanted to decorate a house using colors I’ve never used before. My only request of him was very tall ceilings and an area attached to the house for a large garden. His only request of me was to decorate as I please and not try to channel him. (His color sense is much more muted than mine.)

 

S4:  If I am not mistaken, I think you have quite the green thumb. Do you like to include houseplants in your interior design schemes? Or do you prefer to bring in fresh flowers from the garden? What are some of your favorites? Sorry for the run-on question!

KR:   I requested a large area in front of the south facing window in the dining room to accommodate a marble topped table for plants. I always have cut flowers from my garden or bulbs inside my house. Fragrance is important to me. I love garden roses, peonies,dahlias, daffodils.

 

S4:  I saw some Instagram posts from your most recent trip to Hawaii. I’m dying to visit! Any Hawaii travel tips- favorite beach you visit while there?

KR:  I’m from California and we Californians go to Hawaii for vacation. It’s where the Ridders congregate – at my parents house.  We go to the big island – to Kona. I’ve never been to any other island. I hear the gardens in Kauai are beautiful. From my parents house we stand up paddle to Kua Bay – beautiful white sandy beach. There is a wonderful inn on a coffee farm in Holualoa called the Holualoa Inn and there is the Four Seasons, Hualalai on the big island. We are next door at Kukio.

 

S4:  On the subject of travel, what’s your dream travel destination at the moment?

KR:  India. I want to go with Lisa Fine.

 

S4:  I LOVE your fabric and wallpaper collection. Do you have a favorite design in the collection that you use more often than others in projects?

KR:  My two favorites are my two new ones. Turtle Bay and Scraffito.

 

S4:  Do you have any favorite jewelry designers?

KR:  James de Givenchy, Mish, JAR, David Webb, Verdura.

 

S4:  Favorite NYC date night restaurant?

KR:  La Grenouille for a special occasion. 

 

S4:  If you weren’t such a pro at designing your own home, what interior designer would you most like to hire?

KR:  Tom, Miles, Jeffrey, Jacques. A combo of all.

 

S4:  What’s your scheming process like for new design projects? Do you tear apart the sample library and throw it all on the table for inspiration? Or are you more methodical and decide on specific color and pattern directions from the start?

KR:  I try to think about what will make my client happy. I start there and usually go off on a tangent.

 

S4:  One of my favorite things about you as a designer is watching you work with your design team. I love how everyone’s creativity bounces around in your office and you all seem to help each other make decisions. Interior design can be stressful with tight lead-times and discontinued products. Do you have any advice for how to keep a happy and busy office? You KRI girls just never seem stressed, and it makes working with you such a pleasure.

KR:  Well as you know Lizzie, Danielle, Anne, Olga and Nathalie are all pros so they make things pretty easy. It’s important to take ownership and they are all serious so the process works pretty smoothly. 

 

S4:  Favorite product in the S4 showroom right now (other than the awesome Ridder Diamond and Gigi rugs)?

KR:  My favorite product is one I used for my sons room, the Jaipur wool flat weave carpet.  I also love the carpet you are putting in all the Lily Pullitizer stores – In a custom color ground.

 

S4:  If you were a tourist in NYC for a day, what would you do?

KR:  As a tourist – There is a macaron making class I want to take by Skillshare.  I haven’t been to all the art galleries in Chelsea and the East Village – I would do that, after lunch at ABC Kitchen.

 

and if you haven’t checked out Katie’s book yet it is soooooo wonderful….

 

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Scheme of the Week, No. 36

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Well I have once again fallen a little behind on my scheme of the week posts, but I guess that is what happens when you go and have a baby. Life gets crazy! Hopefully I can get my brain back in order soon, but until then I wanted to share with you one of my favorite rugs from our recently released Designer Rug Collection. The rug featured in this week’s scheme is the Gigi, designed by the lovely and talented Katie Ridder. My favorite thing about the Gigi is the unique pattern and pops of color mixed with a very intricate, antique needlepoint quality. These pictures definitely do not do it justice, so if you are in NYC please stop by the showroom and see this beauty in person!!

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Other products featured above by Zak + Fox, Studio Four Textiles, and Twenty2. Please contact info@studiofournyc.com for product information on the wallpaper and fabrics seen here.

Party Pics!

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Studio Four launched our new Designer Rug Collection earlier this month. We had been working on this collection for a little over a year, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Many people have asked how we picked the four designers and the answer is simple: this quartet is creative, inspiring and they are all just plain fun! Every part of designing this collection was rewarding in so many ways, and I want to extend a super big thank you to all teams at Tilton Fenwick, Carrier and Company, Katie Ridder, and Amanda Nisbet for being such great partners in this collaboration. I absolutely LOVE seeing your beautiful designs on our showroom walls when I come to work each morning.

Here are a few pictures that I wanted to share from the big launch party…

Kate Reynolds, Mara Miller, Jesse Carrier, Stacey Waggoner, Suysel Cunningham, Anne Maxwell Foster, Amanda Nisbet, Katie Ridder==STUDIO FOUR NYC Designer Rug Collection==Studio Four, NYC==October 3, 2013==©Patrick McMullan==Photo-Ronald Riqueros/PatrickMcMullan.com====

from left to right: Kate Reynolds, Mara Miller, Jesse Carrier, Stacy Waggoner, Suysel Cunningham, Anne Maxwell Foster, Amanda Nisbet, and Katie Ridder

Jesse Carrier, Mara Miller== STUDIO FOUR NYC Designer Rug Collection== Studio Four, NYC== October 3, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo-Ronald Riqueros/PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

Jesse and Mara in front of their stunning Stepping Stones rug

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Katie Ridder’s colorful designs

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One of my favorite ladies, the one and only Amanda Nisbet, with her Amped Up design

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My morning view- pretty nice right?!!

Anne Maxwell Foster, Suysel Cunningham== STUDIO FOUR NYC Designer Rug Collection== Studio Four, NYC== October 3, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo-Ronald Riqueros/PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

Suysel and Anne in front of their Estrella rug design

Soraya Shah, Orli Ben-Dor, Anne Maxwell Foster, Suysel Cunningham== STUDIO FOUR NYC Designer Rug Collection== Studio Four, NYC== October 3, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo-Ronald Riqueros/PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

The cool girls at the party!