September 1, 2010

A Field Trip to Luxury – Kravet & Lee Jofa

Posted in Houston Interior Designer, Houston Interior Designers, Houston Intertior Design Blog, Uncategorized at 6:14 pm by luxuryforthehome

by Leslie Hassler

I made it to New York today for the 2010 Business of Design Conference.  This is my third year attending this bi-yearly conference.  As a member of the Best Practices Network, I get the chance to put aside project work to work on the business, along with another 100 top interior design firms.  I came up a little bit early to take advantage of a private tour of the Kravet/Lee Jofa design studios.  And what a wonderful field trip it was. I definitely need to thank Steve Prada, Executive Vice President of Merchandising and Bob Beloff, Vice President of Sales for being our gracious hosts.  And a huge thank you to everyone in the studio who shared with us their work and progress.

We are escorted through each line’s design studio and able to look at fabrics that are literally launching today, as well as lines and books that will take a bit longer to get to market.  There are some exciting things coming to market, but I did see a few trends throughout the space.

The first is the use of yellow & gray color scheme.

Traditional Home - Decorating With Sunshine!

One of the studio’s highlighted Thom Filicia’s work with Kravet, which has some lovely yellow, grays and Ikat prints – Check out this video about the collaboration –

The other line introduction that I am very excited about is the partnership with Oscar de la Renta – very fashion inspired. Check out Kravet’s celebration of Oscar de la Renta.

Not directly on our tour, I was shamelessly snooping at all the fabrics around and found this lovely.  This shot shows the Kravet fabric based on Oscar De La Renta’s skirt (on top).  My mind is still spinning with fun ways to put this new design to work.

A beautiful embroidered and pleated silk from Kravet, based on Oscar de la Renta's design.

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  1. Great post. It was wonderful to meet you yesterday, I am so happy you enjoyed the tour of the Kravet and Lee Jofa studios!

  2. Thanks Jennifer – it was great to meet everyone. I’m still telling everyone about the trip.

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