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Trimmings from paradise

August 26, 2015

Roger Thomas’ latest designs for Samuel & Sons, his third for the noted passementerie specialist, evoke beautiful imagery from the legendary destination of Shangri-La.

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The Tiffany of passementerie

August 24, 2015

New York’s Samuel & Sons has established itself as the industry’s go-to source for perfect finishing touches, making a hallowed craft newly relevant in contemporary settings.

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The impact of RH Modern

August 17, 2015

Restoration Hardware’s ambitious expansion into modern design gains speed next month with the launch of RH Modern. It’s going to create significant opportunities for the industry.

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Ken Fulk + Pottery Barn

August 12, 2015

The collaboration between Pottery Barn and talented, imaginative San Francisco designer Ken Fulk is worth watching for insight into how interior designers and big retailers can successfully work together for profit, impact — and fun.

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Minding your P's, Q's and #'s

July 27, 2015

Where is Miss Manners when you need her? Most of us get that there’s a big difference in social media and, well, unsocial media. But how does that really change the marketing mission?

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Big ideas in small boxes

July 18, 2015

Roger Thomas’ latest designs for Studio A Home delve deep into the history of design and craft, ranging across global art and design history and ending up in a place that is, as usual, Roger’s own.

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Wide world of Weitzner

July 8, 2015

A leading American textile designer ranges far and wide for influences, with impact well beyond her specialty. “There’s no linear way this process happens,” Lori tells us.

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The craft of collaboration

June 24, 2015

Even for a company as uniquely original and independent as Maya Romanoff, sometimes there are surprising benefits derived from collaborating with other talents.

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The condo whisperer

June 21, 2015

Her sense of the needs of overstressed urbanites makes Clodagh a favorite partner for luxury real estate developers. “We see a real need for people to leave their apartment to be alone in the clouds,” she tells us.

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Viva Maya: a legend renewed

June 16, 2015

The heirs of the creative, charismatic Maya Romanoff are keeping the founder’s vision fresh. We talk to his successor, his widow Joyce, about the challenges and rewards of her role.

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Learning from Las Vegas

June 16, 2015

The Strip has changed since 1977, when Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown published their influential book. We asked Alex Woogmaster, now working there for Wynn Resorts, what architects and designers can learn from Las Vegas today.

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For the love of Arte

June 5, 2015

The company’s combination of design genius and technical prowess produces beautiful results, and supports our bullishness on the growth potential for wallcovering in the U.S. market.

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A preview from Quintus

June 1, 2015

We’re pleased to get a first look at a new collection featuring soft lines and luxurious craftsmanship from Quintus partners Roger Thomas and Jobst Blachy.

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Designers who blog

May 26, 2015

Interior designers who blog create expanding resources for ideas and inspirations while also creating powerful new vehicles to market their brands.

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Working with Timothy Corrigan

May 21, 2015

The influential designer, known the world over for comfortably elegant interiors for clients including royalty and celebrities, signs with Design Commerce Agency for design licensing representation and online marketing support.

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Designed for the future

May 19, 2015

It’s officially launch day for the new Design Commerce Agency. Read more about our background and the great opportunities we see for the talented designers and manufacturers we work with.

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Luxuriating in leather

May 7, 2015

A new collaboration by The Roger Thomas Collection and Moore and Giles celebrates the lost luxury and romance of travel. We can’t wait to go there.

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Quintus and Roger Thomas

April 16, 2015

We have big expectations for the success of our friend and client, Roger Thomas, as he invests in and takes a guiding design role in Quintus, the luxury furnishings manufacturer.

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Beautiful insight

April 12, 2015

Some of our favorite interior-design books offer both beautiful reading experiences and insight into the business. Our first selection includes volumes by Timothy Corrigan, Clodagh, Jay Jeffers, Jeff Leatham and Vicente Wolf.

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Sondra's Magic

April 2, 2015

Design Commerce Agency partner Sondra Alexander pioneered connections between fashion and interior design. We’re proud to be working with her as she embarks on the next phase of a marvelous career.

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Partners in support of DIFFA

March 26, 2015

Design Commerce Agency salutes Maya Romanoff and The Roger Thomas Collection for their participation in DIFFA’s “Specify with care” program, one more aspect in which their wallcoverings are exceptional.

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Six Senses and Clodagh

March 26, 2015

One of Europe’s most anticipated openings in 2015, the new Six Senses resort in Portugal’s Douro Valley is infused with the sensibilities of Clodagh.

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Vicente's Shades of Gray

March 23, 2015

Designer Vicente Wolf influences tens of millions of American consumers through frequent media interviews and a prominent role in PPG Paints’ “Voice of Color” program.

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Anguillan Revival

March 19, 2015

The industry has long admired designer Todd-Avery Lenahan’s flair for creating extraordinary escapes. His $80 million renovation of the thirty-year-old Malliouhana for Auberge Resorts is wowing its first arrivals.

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The Event Guru

March 16, 2015

Preston Bailey shares insights and tips learned from thirty years as “floral courtier” and event planner to the stars. He says a hired artist should never forget his role is to delight someone else.

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Magic "Flute" Debuts

March 3, 2015

Roger Thomas’ latest hardware collection for Rocky Mountain Hardware strikes classical notes, and is enthusiastically welcomed by the trade for its combination of ergonomics and aesthetics.