24 February, 2016

"Welcome to the Scottish Lodge . . . "


Greetings,

Last time we had a little stop by the windows here at our new office . . . things were particularly bright and punchy . . . .

Well . . . things have gotten a bit more moody since then . . . lol. 
After almost a decade of designing and installing windows at Ralph Lauren - the prospect of having a proper window display again was one of the reasons that I was SO excited about the new office.  Creating these 'moments in design' brings me great joy . . .

For the concept - like I said, I wanted to give the office entrance a bit more of a dark and sexy feel . . . all the while keeping to our Edwardian roots . . . so I began to imagine a slightly decaying Scottish Lodge just after the turn of the last century.  Completely chic - but, showing its age a bit!  I also gave me a chance to show off more of our textile collection and antiques.

I love the dramatic Clarke & Clarke wallpaper that wraps the space - and our SMWHome Admiral's Bench in navy leather has never looked better than when snuggled in under my collection of vintage tartan samples.  Our new Aberdeen Tartan Damask in navy get its first time outing - in lovely draperies surrounding the entrance to our private offices . . .

This marvelous French Fluted Giltwood Mirror provides the perfect centerpiece for a collection of historical prints and mementos. 

A few treasures from SMW Home as well . . . including this antique Biscuit Barrel and a glimpse of our Lambswool/Angora Augustus Throw.

And . . . doesn't everyone have a English maid's uniform from 1910?!?!?!?!

what . . . you mean you don't!

Cheers,
Scot

23 February, 2016

"Lowering the Drawbridge . . . "


Greetings,

To help celebrate this year's Design San Francisco - we've decided to fling open the castle gates at the new offices of SMW Design!  If you're in the neighborhood this Thursday (the 25th), stop by and toast to great design and great friendship.

Many of my neighbors in the 4th floor showrooms are hosting open houses as well that evening - so a good time is here to be had!

Cheers,
Scot

22 February, 2016

"Getting Published . . . "

Greetings,

Completely excited about sitting down this week with Crystal, Irene, Zahid, and Lindsey for a lively discussion about the art and science of getting one's work published.  If you're in the area this week for Design San Francisco - please stop by for what I know if going to be an informative conversation.

Cheers,
Scot

07 February, 2016

"Sunday Runway - Joseph Abboud Fall 2016 . . . "


Greetings,

Just a wee bit of yummy tweeds, tartans, and velvet for your Sunday afternoon.  If by any chance you're skipping out on the sporting event today and surfing the interwebs hunting for something tasty - well then - consider yourself served.






Mmmmmmm.  Good.

cheers,
Scot 

All photography by Dan Lecca for Style.com
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