Scalamandre: Luxurious Home Interiors

Scalamandre: Luxurious Home Interiors

by Brian Coleman, Dan Mayers
     
 

This is the book the interior design world has been waiting for! Since 1929 Scalamandré has been weaving its own exquisite silks, wools, linens and cottons as well as laboriously hand making elaborate and ornate passementerie (trims, cordings, tiebacks and fringes) for some of the finest interiors in the country. Scalamandré has also had the unique

Overview

This is the book the interior design world has been waiting for! Since 1929 Scalamandré has been weaving its own exquisite silks, wools, linens and cottons as well as laboriously hand making elaborate and ornate passementerie (trims, cordings, tiebacks and fringes) for some of the finest interiors in the country. Scalamandré has also had the unique role of being the major manufacturer of historical fabrics in the United States, and over the years has woven historically accurate textiles for restorations ranging from the Red Room of the White House to William Morris' home Kelmscott in England.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586854089
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
10/27/2004
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Read an Excerpt

Louis XV Elegance

Philadelphia

Simon designed this fashionable apartment on Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia in 1991. The entire apartment was gutted and the owners moved into a hotel for eight months during the project. The procession through the apartment, from the entrance hall to the living room at the rear, was designed in a palette that could be varied from light to dark to help maintain visual interest. Rich colors of shrimp, coral, oyster, apple green and slate blue were chosen, all of which appear in Scalamandre's colorful silk print "Pomegranate." This fabric was used from the curtains in the living room as well as a skirt for a center table, while Scalamandre's silk taffeta and repp "Shirred Stripe" in pale coral and oyster provided a complementary accent for balloon shades underneath the draperies.

Furniture was French, of course, including a pair of Louis XV fauteuils that were covered in a pale shrimp Scalamandre damask. A tearoom was created at one end of the long room, incorporating eighteenth-century painted French panels in a boiserie. A restful spot for an early morning cup of coffee or an afternoon tea, the space is centered on a Louis XV card table and chairs.

Meet the Author

Brian D. Coleman, MD, divides his time between Seattle and New York. His articles have appeared in magazines ranging from Old House Journal, where he is the West Coast editor; to Period Living in the U.K. Brian is the author of seven books on the decorative arts, including the recent titles Farrow & Ball and Cottages.

Photographer Dan Mayers was the exclusive photographer for several books-Scalamandré, Extraordinary Interiors, Details, and most recently, Dog Palaces. Dan's work appears regularly in Harris Publications Decorating Magazines as well and Old House Interiors and La Vie Claire.

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