Designer Spotlight: An Interview with Alex Papachristidis

When I met Alex in my showroom, he smiled his charming smile and said that he is the “real deal.”  Soon after, a flurry of orders came in!  I came to know this dynamic designer from his stunning projects, as well as his charity work with Animal Refuge Fund in the Hamptons. I am so happy we tracked him down to profile his work and story of how he came...

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Designer Spotlight: An Interview with Jeffrey Bilhuber

I have had the pleasure of breaking bread with Jeffrey, and find him as engaging in person as his interiors are in print. Luckily when I landed at John Rosselli’s showrooms in NYC, Jeffrey was one of their big clients, and he immediately grabbed handfuls of swatches and used my fabrics in many projects around the country. I am so happy we could grab him for this interview as a small thank...

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Designer Spotlight: An Interview with Carlos Mota

I met Carlos Mota many, many years ago before I started John Robshaw Textiles. He was helping his friend decorate some houses and I was a struggling artist. Carlos came in one day to my painting studio in Soho and bought some paintings when I really needed the money. We have been friends ever since! Carlos' career trajectory has been inspiring to watch over the years. He has been an...

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Designer Spotlight: An Interview with Danielle Rollins

I was in Atlanta and lucky enough to be invited over to Danielle Rollins' palatial house for a dinner. I was wandering around the house, admiring all of the wild details in every room - it was full-on decorating that the Southerners seem to have in their blood - what a spectacular world Danielle creates! It's been a lot of fun being in her showhouses and homes over the years. I...

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Rock & Roll Palace

I had heard about “Jon from Woodstock” for many moons. He was a mythical figure who would descend on our sample sale and buy whatever crazy things I had made, from fabric covered bicycle rickshaws to huge walls of patched fabric. When we had something out of the ordinary, his name was muttered immediately, and I found out he was building a Shangri La Barn House / Rock & Roll compose-a-record-in-seclusion...

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Designer Spotlight: An Interview with Anderson Somerselle

Anderson is a force of nature. He landed at John Rosselli knocking over some display units and a few lamps, but then quickly he harnessed his energy for the good of all of us designers. He is a great source for all us and I thought it would be fun to know a little bit more about this snappy fellow.   Anderson in Edinburgh. What is your role at John...

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Designer Spotlight: At Home with Genevieve Gorder

Years back, Genevieve Gorder swept into my showroom (and life). She looked deeply into my eyes and said “I am going to know you”. Of course, I submitted to her many charms and we became design pals.  You may recognize Genevieve as an Interior Designer from one of her many shows including, but not limited to, Trading Spaces, Design Star, HGTV’s White House Christmas, and, most recently, Stay Here. She...

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Designer Spotlight: An Interview with David Mann

I am a big fan of David Mann and Fritz Karch of MR Architecture + Decor. Many years ago, David and I started our businesses out in the same building, and on our floor there was an anger management office with people screaming and bashing the walls, and a furrier who left large clumps of fur all over the hallways. Fritz started as David's trusted muse and has become more...

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Designer Spotlight: An Interview with Michael Trapp

Michael Trapp is a well-known interior & garden designer, a dealer in antiques & architectural fragments, and owner of an antiques and garden shop in Connecticut. His highly individual style includes unusual and eclectic pieces which create a timeless style. Years ago, I gave Michael a running stitch blanket for his birthday as I wanted to push aside some of his antique French linens and it seems to have worked. I also met...

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Designer Spotlight: An Interview with India Hicks

What inspires you the most? History, heritage, archives filled with changing expressions, bloody brilliant women, blue skies and warmer climes. India's guest room at her Oxfordshire home. Sutta Duvet Set, Full / Queen, $545; Cabatti Gray Sheet Set, Full / Queen, $495; Lina Turquoise Decorative Pillow, $140. Favorite books? David Hicks' Scrap Books- compiled by my brother Ashley, from my father’s library of 25 unwieldy delicate books. These books form a continuous epic...

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