The Sam Simon Blog
Nautical Artwork Trio

Growing up in coastal Massachusetts, I spent several summers working on a boat in Boston Harbor. This experience was the seed of my inherent fondness of the the rich blue's and crisp whites of the classic—and currently very popular—nautical motif. With the goal of evolving and expanding my aesthetic, the nautical artwork below really speaks to a clean, modern look without sacrificing the endearing cuteness that is such a part of my signature style. -click here to read more


Why Knot?

Melisa and I recently attended to the Annual Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Decorator Show House. This annual event is the Big Mama of all decorator show house. Besides being a feast for the eyes, the event raises over 17 million dollars for the Boys and Girls Club!

While enjoying the different interiors, we kept seeing the knot design everywhere. There were knot sculptures placed on shelves and dressers. We saw knot book ends, knot-shaped chandeliers, even over-sized drawings of knots. The knot, like its close cousins and fellow current design trends the quatrafoil and nautical motifs, historically originates from both celtic and nautical designs. Let’s get tied up in one of this season’s trends to watch! Why knot? -click here to read more