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Behind the Scenes at Field + Supply

By far my favorite show to do, the Field + Supply energy is similar to that of a three day music festival. The crowd is full of serious shoppers, interior designers looking to discover unique products and magazine writers looking for artists and makers with a story to tell. Not to mention stylish celebs–I’ll never forget my first show when Martha Stewart walked through my booth followed by Savannah Guthrie and Sophia Coppola!

I spent a lot of time this spring choosing which of my pieces to feature. I decided to showcase more case goods along with upholstered pieces. Last summer I found the sweetest little vintage desk out on Long Island and decided to have it lacquered in a deep teal by Benjamin Moore. The inside of the drawers are several hues lighter creating a pleasant surprise when you sit down and open them. We took a few of our side tables and lacquered them as well. One has a gold leaf trim along the contour and another is painted antique blue with a poppy color trim detail.

A very last minute decision was to take a bunch of old vintage stools I had and use our remnants to reupholster them. I wanted then to be extra special so we lacquered the legs and bought trims from Samuel and Sons to dress them up a bit. These colorful little stools are now singing with joy. I was delighted when a young girl no more than 6 came into our booth and insisted that her mom buy it for her.

I wanted to push the level of creativity and decided to do an upholstered chest of drawers. Deciding on a print to use wasn’t easy. I didn’t want this piece to be too over the top but it still had to be interesting. I found this printed wicker pattern by Antoinette Poisson. It has a trompe-l’oeil effect when you look at it—you can’t tell if it’s a print or if it’s actually wicker. I am so delighted with the final outcome and love how this little side table adds so much dimension and texture in a subtle way.

This Spring we shared a booth with House SFW which made the show even more fun. Rachael, Erin and Ward have a Southern charm that is delightful to be around. We drank bloody marys in a can, ate cucumber sandwiches and took turns walking around with one of their gorgeous floral umbrellas by Buisness & Pleasure. Martha Stewart didn’t make an appearance this Spring but Robert Rufino did!

The massive schlep from Brooklyn in a Uhaul packed with furniture, getting nearly rained out on Saturday, and the exhaustion of all of this effort was part of the fun and the adventure. It was like being on tour and I can’t wait to do it again in the Fall.


See you then!


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