The Sam Simon Blog
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

Restyled Furniture

While hunting for the perfect dresser for this totally fabulous bedroom I'm designing with a client, I stumbled upon Papaya Tree restyled vintage furniture on Etsy. I couldn't wait to share this find! Papaya Tree is a small company out of Spokane, Washington run by a lovely woman named Lesly. I spoke to her about her process and business. -to read more click here