This space was designed for the 2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse, presented by Traditional Home. The outdoor area started as a dirt yard with a massive hole in the ground behind a large new-construction house. With little to inspire us, we received help from Liebhaber Construction, who generously donated a pergola, and the beautiful outdoor furniture provided by Barlow Tyrie. The design was then created with a fictional family in mind; young, active and happy; similar to the many clients we typically work for. Our goal was to create a space that felt like an outdoor living room and focused on comfort and fun.
Photography by Eric Striffler
Jab Table Top
This table top was designed in conjunction with a lecture given during the Spring Market Week at the D&D Building in Manhattan. We were asked to create a table top vignette using Jab fabrics and Lenox china, with carte blanche to pick from both vendors incredible selections of inventory. The design was inspired by beautiful florals blended with unexpected patterns to create a sophisticated look that spoke of spring. Given the temporary nature of a table setting, it allows you to create bold and fun looks that ordinary room design does not. Mixing black and white floral plates with the colorful green floral tablecloth, geometric pattern napkins and placemats and snakeskin fabric on the chairs, resulted in a bold sophistication sure to set the scene for fabulous table conversations.
Photography by Evan Felts
NYC&G Table Top
This table vignette was designed for The New York Tabletop Show at Forty One Madison’s Market Week, presented by New York Cottages and Gardens. This prestigious event is a go to for table top buyers from all over the world, and given that it is a fictional gathering we decided to create something unexpected and perhaps a tad impractical; something that would truly stand out. The genesis for the design was the fur tablecloth, we then chose a china pattern with accents of pink and gold that would stand out against the busy background, placed over pink chargers that beautifully compliment to the tablecloth color. In taking the gold accent a step further, we used gold jewel encrusted salt and pepper shakers, gold stemware from Versace and gold garden stools from Tucker Robbins. The gold accents are a fresh and unexpected look, as most people opt for silver flatware. All of these elements combined create an impossibly glamorous table setting suggestive of something only New York City could handle.
Lenox Holiday Table Top
Lenox invited our office to create a tablescape using their classic china pattern “Holiday”, for a feature on holiday table settings. Not wanting to create a clichéd red and green vignette, we were inspired by the beautiful blue chevron fabric from Brunswig & Fils (used for the placemats) and the blue floral fabric (used for the napkins). These fabrics mixed with the traditional heirloom china pattern created a contemporary look reminiscent of a white Christmas, setting the tone for a great party.