DIANA RATTAZZI FROM BENJAMIN MOORE
Diana presented Benjamin Moore's 2016 Color Trends and provided the designer with handouts and paint wheels.
We also had Judi Tavill present her handmade Ceramics that are on the floor in Stamford and Metuchen. Beautiful!!
MAGGIE BRADY FROM ZOFFANY AND SANDERSOn
Maggie Brady presented Zoffany and Sanderson's sophisticated and elegant line on February 11th.
CEO OF ROMO FREDERIC HENRY
On February 1st, Frederic Henry, the CEO of Romo and Marc Alexander presented the fabulous new lines. What a fun and visually stimulating event!
JEMMA GALVEZ FROM SAMUEL & SONS
SD Showroom Stamford invited Jemma Galvez from Samuel & Sons on January 27, 2016 to present their new introductions; Including, but not limited to:
Bejeweled: A spectacular collection of decorative trims all inspired by jewelry, featuring a luxurious selection of tapes, cords and holdbacks. Many of the designs are handmade, and use century old weaving techniques, including metal beading, pearl/ stud embroidery, and timeless French Knots. Collection by Lori Weitzner.
Optix: A sophisticated collection of geometric borders, with acrylic translucent foils folded using Origami techniques.
Calisto: A beautiful strie collection offering cords, gimps, key tassels, triple bead fringe and tie backs.
JESSICA KENNY FROM COLEFAX AND FOWLER
SD Showroom had the pleasure of hosting Jessica Kenny from Colefax and Fowler on January 26, 2016. She presented the new Colefax and Fowler 2016 Collection. The Collection builds on the tradition of the brand inspired by the historical palette, while bringing it to a modern feel. New textures, embroideries, prints, wallpapers, including a selection of Vinyl Wall-coverings are included in the collection.
Vanguard lunch and Learn Event with Rep. Jay Lorenzo
SDS had the pleasure of hosting Vanguard Rep, Jay Lorenzo on January 21st, 2016. Designers had a great opportunity to learn all about Vanguard's new furniture and program introductions. Click the link below for more detailed event information, and to learn all about Vanguard's new offerings for 2016.
Old Biscayne, Owner & Creative Director Gretchen Gabrielli, joins us for breakfast!
SDS had the privilege of having Gretchen Gabrielli of Old Biscayne come to the showroom on April 4, 2015 to give a powerful speech on the importance of craftsmanship, customization and customer satisfaction in her company. Our mimosa sprinkled breakfast with the owner and creative director can only be best summed up by the heroine herself in the video below. Enjoy!
Rug, Lunch & Learn with L&M
February 5, 2014. SDS Had Our Sales Representative, Gary Come Into The Showroom For A Luncheon With Our Designers To Inform Them About The Offerings From L&M Custom Carpets And Rugs. The Main Focus Of This Highly Requested Information Session Was The Introduction And Education On Tencel Fibers. Tencel Is A Fiber Being Used, That Allows The Rugs To Achieve The Texture And Sheen Of Silk Or Viscose While Being Able To Spot Clean And Not Crush. As With All L&M Rugs Everything Can Be Custom Sized And Custom Colored Within Their 600 Color Pod Range. The Luncheon Provided All Things L&M From Rug Customization To Quality And An Array Of Well-Informed Designers!
Lloyd Princeton: in discussion
In October 2014, SDS held a seminar introducing design consultant, Lloyd Princeton in discussion on his ethos of evolving a design practice to work with consumers who are flooded with "do it yourself" messages and images from the Internet and television. During this interactive program, the designers in attendance were educated on how to position their brand, package their services and optimize their pricing so that they could maintain their design integrity, professional (and personal!) satisfaction and give clients what they want - more control over their projects. This timely conversation steered our designers back into the driver's seat of their design practice! Those in attendance received credit from IDCEC (Interior Design Continuing Education Council).
Lloyd Princeton is founder and principal consultant of Design Management Company. With Lloyd's coaching and consulting, interior designers and architects discover how to increase revenue, gain media exposure and develop their businesses. His clients include Polo Ralph Lauren, Kravet, Ann Sacks and hundreds of reputable design and architecture firms throughout North America. Lloyd is a sought-after speaker internationally.
Thom Filicia "american Beauty" Book Signing
Back in 2013, we at SDS had the pleasure of hosting Thom Filicia for a book signing of his then fresh of the press design book, "American Beauty: Renovating and Decorating a Beloved Retreat." Personable, charismatic and inspiring only brushes the surface of the man behind the designs; it was a privilege to drink in the breath of fresh air pouring off his immaculately styled attire. Throughout the event, designers had their copies of the book signed by Thom and even snagged a photo or two for Instagram, as we definitely took advantage. It was an event enjoyed by all and the product of an equal balance of passionate designers, conversation and always delicious hors d'oeuvres. Thank you for those who attended and were able to experience the feel good atmosphere of presenting Thom Filicia and his wondrous book.
"American Beauty: Renovating and Decorating a Beloved Retreat" is a visual story of childhood memories recreated and renovated through the beauty of design imagined as Thom's dream retreat on New York's Finger Lakes. "Thom Filicia proves that small town and high style can meet. His story of transforming a derelict house in a classic Finger Lakes resort community as charming as it is inspiring. The book is full of practical renovation advice and decorating wisdom, but, even better, it's got heart. What's impressive is not only what he does, but why, and Filicia's deep love of this house-and this town-is clear on every page," proclaimed Michael Boodro, Editor in Chief of Elle Decor.