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Last weekend, Traditional Home’s Hampton Designer Showhouse benefiting Southampton Hospital opened its doors to reveal splendid spaces designed by more than 28 top inte ...

Friday, August 01, 2014

Six acquisitions, ownership interests and mergers to note

Furniture manufacturers have been busy over the past few months taking ownership interests and acquiring brands alike. Here’s a look at what’s been going on with Herman Miller, Kindel Furniture, Artek, C2 Paint and GJ Styles Inc. Herman Miller has sold its corporately owned furniture dealership Workplace Resource Montreal to OBI Environments (OBI), formerly known as Ottawa Business Interiors. “We have a tremendous contract distribution channel and ha...

West Elm decks out Gracie Mansion for NYC's First Family

When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray decided to pack up their current residence and move to the Upper East Side's Gracie Mansion, they had one thing in mind—a little piece of Brooklyn must come with them. And that it did. Brooklyn-based home furnishings retailer West Elm was chosen by de Blasio and McCray to redesign the private spaces of Gracie Mansion. “Gracie Mansion will always be the People's House, but Bill, Chiara, Da...

How countries across the globe celebrated ‘World Interiors Day’

What were you doing on Saturday, May 31? From Nigeria to Argentina, interior designers and architects belonging to various design organizations celebrated ‘World Interiors Day’ put on by the International Federation of Architects/Designers (IFI). As the international body advocating for the interiors profession, IFI seeks to form a unified understanding and intends to help raise the standards and enhanced definition of the design discipline and its contributi...

Photo Tour: Hampton Designer Showhouse opens in style

Last weekend, Traditional Home’s Hampton Designer Showhouse benefiting Southampton Hospital opened its doors to reveal splendid spaces designed by more than 28 top interior designers and brands at a newly-constructed 16,000 square-foot estate in Bridgehampton. Amy Churgin and Ann Maine, Meghan Tuohey, Jenny Bradley and Sean Bruns at Serena & Lily Serena & Lily kicked off the weekend’s festivities with a "barn bake" at its Wainscott Bea...

Event Recap: ELLE Décor hosts Hamptons dinner party

On Saturday evening, a diverse group of guests gathered in the Hamptons to celebrate ELLE Décor’s 2014 Summer Issue over cocktails and dinner, hosted by the magazine’s Editor in Chief Michael Boodro, Vice President and Publisher Barbara Friedmann, and novelist Holly Peterson.    Holly Peterson, Michael Boodro, Barbara Friedmann, Ali Wentworh, George Stephanopoulos. Photo Credit: BFA Images The event took place at Peterson's recen...

SF designers to take part in American Craft Council show

A three-day celebration of all things handmade, the American Craft Council show (August 8 – 10) will partner with six celebrated San Francisco-based interior designers and architects—John K. Anderson, Alison Damonte, Tyler Dawson, Jiun Ho, Chad DeWitt and April Powers—to present room vignettes themed “Make Room: Modern Design Meets Craft.” The designer rooms will put craft into a design context and feature everything from serving pieces to ...

Five travel programs and tours to book this fall

Fall is right around the corner and that means designers will be jetting off to international markets and shows in search of cutting edge design. Several tour companies have set up programs that can be added onto these jaunts—from exploring Decorex in London to antiquing in Belgium—that incorporate shopping, history and connecting with fellow designers. Here’s a look at what you can expect this season: Antiques Buying in Belgium, The Antiques Di...

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Designers celebrate opening night at Traditional Home's Hampton Designer Showhouse (Bridgehampton, NY, July 2014)
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