Last week I zipped down to NYC for a night and got to do some cool stuff.
Like get a tour of the Duralee design studio where they come up with the prints and wovens that we use in our work all the time! I can’t show you a lot of what I saw (sneak previews of some fun new lines) but it was so interesting!
I love that a lot of the creative work isn’t on the computer- concepts for new collections begin as inspiration boards on the walls of the studio- from pictures of fashion to scraps of historical prints…
The amount of work that goes into a single collection is astounding! This is a new collection coming out soon and they in the process of culling the many choices…
This one, a Bailey & Griffin print, was a combination of a historical print but redone in scale and color and then combined with a graphic backround. I LOVE IT.
Then that night I went to the DIFFA Dining By Design cocktail reception to see all the fun tables designed by various designers. This one was my favorite- love the chandelier by Arteriors and the fun chairs by Celerie Kemble for Henredon.
Some of the other tables (and pardon the quality of the photos- the lighting was SO tricky in there!)
The craziest table by far. :)
I got to stay at the new Viceroy and it was wonderful! The location was perfect and the rooms super comfy. And the windows…. pure awesome.
And the bathrooms were fab, another hotel that has embraced brass!!!
Check out the bathroom in the super fancy suite. :) AMAZING.