ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST: REVEALING SAMANTHA KNAPP FROM GERMANY

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST: GERMANY

“Everything we do should be the result of our gratitude for what God has done for us”–Lauryn Hill

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AD GERMANY
MARCH, 2014

There is nothing like it. The topic is recognition as it relates to the feeling you get when some one finally notices what you are doing with accolades. You could be defeating all odds and won’t mean a thing unless someone notices. That person has gratitude.

I am frankly humbled with gratitude that Architectural Digest Germany featured my home in its March, 2014 issue.

“the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.“–Gratitude as defined by Webster’s online dictionary.

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#INSTAGRAM
#GRATITUDE

Online and in the social media version, I also thank every one else that made it possible:

  1. My parents: Betsy & Bob
  2. My Sister’s especially Nicole for the space
  3. My friend Laura Bays
  4. Tiger Lily’s Greenwich
  5. The North Street Man
  6. Irene Edwards, Lonny Magazine
  7. Genevieve Garruppo, Lonny Magazine
  8. Wendy Scofield. Lonny Magazine
  9. Professional Photographer Melanie Acevedo
  10. Writer, Kathryn O-Shea-Evans
  11. Art of Jahmane
  12. Larry the Fabric Guy
  13. A Picker with an Eye for Antiques
  14. Fleurish Florals
  15. AD Germany

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Of the blessings set before you make your choice, and be content.“-
Samuel Johnson

The cottage was a very deliberate choice when I decided to move out of the city, but at times the experience has inconsistencies. In those moments I have questioned, found peace, patience and gratitude. When I live in that space and time, affirmations from the most unique of places finds me there.

“To get you choice right, you have to believe in the outcome. I live and work by choices and I am happy with that.”–Samantha Knapp

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I will say this, seeing my name published will never get old. 🙂

http://www.architecturaldigest.com

#ONELOVE

BEFORE & AFTER: LOOKS EASY TO DO

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THE LOOK
LACQUERED END TABLES

BEFORE & AFTER: IN THE END-TABLE WE GOT THE LOOK 

In the end we got the look. Among the greatest joys of “before” and “afters” is finding a luxury look you love and getting it for less. Inspired by a East Hampton home featured in the June issue of Architectural Digest, I went in search of a sleek pair of end tables, that I could revitalize with a pop lacquer look. 

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BEFORE:
MIDCENTURY MODERN END TABLES
$150.00 PAIR

BEFORE:

I like to cover three-bases when I hunt for pieces of furniture to lacquer paint.

  1. CONDITION CHECK: May sure the body of the piece is in pretty good shape. Paint hides a lot but can’t conceal the warp in wood or missing veneer.
  2. FORGET THE FINISH: Look at the bones, after all the finish is the first to go! 
  3. LOOK AT THE LINES: Lines and scale matter.  Look for that first
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ALL THREE BASES
HOME RUN

The tables I found covered all three bases and were a serious home run. I brought them over to Charly Oz at Patti’s Portico at 140 Highland Street. Charly is wizard when it comes to powder coat finishes. I spent a little more then double what I paid for the pair.

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AFTER:
LACQUER POWDER COAT
GREAT IN GREEN

AFTER:

Finished the pair look exactly like the those on AD MAGAZINE. A total “look for less” transformation if I do say so myself! Let this be inspiration my friends! Get shopping, get your creative juices flowing and get in touch with me if you need advice. #ONE LOVE 

 

 

 

FOUND IT: SIR ELTON HAD A LITTLE LAMB…

FOUND IT: ELTON JOHN HAD A LITTLE LAMB…

ImageTour inside Elton John and David Furnish and you’ll find the dynamic duo have a little lamb with a fleece white as snow. This month’s Architectural Digest Magazine features their interiors showing vibrant space rich with apposing textures. The Mongolian Lamb Skin pillow is reinforcement of this theme.

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In my custom workroom, Tiger Lilys (tigerlilysgreenwich.com) I have been glued to lamb. My eyes sparkly when I work the hides. There is a return to nature in the texture however morbid that may be.

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My version is available through my website, http://www.tigerlilysgreenwich.com. The pillow is deconstructed. The element is raw. It is one of several products I am proud to say will debut to a national audience at the Architectural Design Home Show.

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Come visit me there, Booth 235. I encourage total support as I follow my dream. One Love. XX

New Collection Preview

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NEW COLLECTION 2013

I have been banging heavy metal, literally, in preparation for the Architectural Digest Home Design Show! A mix of metal and luxury organic textiles is the launching point for what I hope to be a progress and buyer friendly collection debuting at the March show. Come see our booth March 21-24 at Pier 94. Here’s a peek:

Your A Stud Pillow

"W"  Bench

For more information contact us at samantha@tigerlilysgreenwich.com

SHOPPING THAT’S EASY TO DIGEST!

Like fashion with its big show under the tents of Bryant Park, where sneak peaks are plentiful and new inspirations charge down the runway,  Interior Design has its revered week of resourcing under the careful direction of Architectural Digest and The New York Times. For four days this month, beginning this Thursday the 18th, the team at Architectural Digest kicks off its ninth collaboration of the interior inspirations with 300 vendors at this year’s Home Design Show. Packing Pier 94 until Sunday it is a design diva’ or dudes’ paradise.

I had a chance to sit down with Megan Reilly, marketing director of the event, to get an early scoop on the shopping what consumers can expect.  Reilly explain’s this year’s show as eye candy for both established decorators and those who like to dabble alike. The key to this year’s show, she says is accessibility translated in more then one way. First and foremost there is pricing that ranges from the highs to the lows with cash and carry items like a fire-engine red cappuccino machine that rivals Starbucks.

Making the show easy to navigate, the team devised a version of a pier mapquest with curated tours from members of the American Society for Interior Designers. Indeed, folks will be on hand to help you forge a direct path to the vendors that best suite your needs.  What’s more before you even get to the show floor, you can look at your own floor. Floor plans, that is with complimentary one on one consultations. Design professionals are  scheduled around the clock to lend their expert eye to your project at no cost.

Add to the mix, cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, design seminars by industry leaders and a strong showcase by 1st Dibbs and there’s has never been a better way to spend the weekend.

I plan on heading out myself and hope to see many familiar faces, get new design ideas that I plan to share with my friends on Talking Tigerlily’s.

For More Information:

  • PIER 94
  • 12TH AVE. AT 55TH ST.
  • NEW YORK CITY

March 18 – 21, 2010

Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 10am – 6pm • Friday: 10am – 7pm

Thursday: Open to Trade and Preview Ticketholders

Website:http://www.archdigesthomeshow.com

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