Sunday, December 15, 2013

Scalamandre Haute Decor and a Fabulous Holiday Gift

I recently had the pleasure of attending a Holiday Open House at Designers Only here in Kansas City. Steven Stolman, the president of Scalamandre was the featured guest, signing his new book, Scalamandre Haute Decor.

In his book, which was a year in the making, Mr. Stolman takes us through the history of Scalamandre. There is a multitude of founder Franco Scalamandre's correspondence saved in the company archives. It includes letters from the era's top designers and heads of major department stores. 

A table at Kansas City's "Dining by Design" to benefit DIFFA, Katy Sullivan uses  Lenox Zebra China and shows a gallery of Scalamandre Fabric patterns.

This fascinating book includes hundreds of images featuring  Scalamandre's luxurious fabrics, wallcoverings, and trims that both Interior Designers and their clients crave for their interiors. 

The Hudson Valley estate  of Architect and Interior Design Alison Spear. Her  sofas are covered in "Falk Manor House" jacquard velvet.

Mario Buatta uses the Scalamandre iconic "Resist" print to perfection in this New Jersey living room.

Scalamandre designed numerous fabrics, wallcoverings, trims and even rugs for many rooms of importance in our Nation's White House, including the Kennedy Blue Room.

One of Scalamandre's most coveted Chinoiserie prints, "Shanghai".

Joye Adamson, the showroom manager of Designers Only, The source for Interior Designers.

Steven Stolman, President of Scalamandre divides his time between homes in Florida, New York, and Wisconsin.

Scalamandre "Zebra" Silk Scarf"

Scalamandre has generously offered one of their "Zebra" silk scarves as a giveaway to my readers. Their website offers a varieties of accessories, from pillows and totes to pet beds and ottomans. This gorgeous silk  scarf is valued at $200 and is a 36 inch square.

To enter please follow The Arts by Karena either via Google+ or or email subscription and for an extra entry, on Pinterest.

The winner will be chosen on Thursday December 23rd at midnight EST.

Thank you to my friends and followers who so generously support The Arts.

The Arts by Karena


Vickie H. said...

I am a long time follower of your blog. Now a follower of your Pinterest pages!! Thank you for hosting this wonderful giveaway. Merry Christmas!!

Julia said...

Que colorido fantastico.Las fotografias trasmiten, son geniales. Ha estado un regalo el visitar tu bloc, es genial, te invito visitar el mio y si te gusta espero que te hagas seguidora.

Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage said...

SO beautiful - I need to get this book. That scarf is amazing. I've been reading obsessively about Jackie Kennedy and that includes her White House restoration, where Scalamandre's name has certainly popped up.
Thanks for sharing!
(I already follow on Pinterest) :)

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Great give-away. Scalamandre has such good quality.

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Great giveaway, Karena! Put my name in the hat! I love everything Scalamandre.

Decor To Adore said...

Hi Karena,

I adore Scalamandre fabrics.

Did you get my message about your card being returned to me?

Unknown said...

I love Scalamandre and have a few pieces tucked away that I used in my old apartment. That scarf is just lovely--what a fabulous giveaway! Hope you're having a lovely Monday.

p.s. I follow you on pinterest :)

xo Mary Jo

Virginia Blue said...

Sounds like an interesting book. As an aside, I wonder if the reason for the popularity of their designs is that along with the elegance, there is also a little humour embedded...

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Scalamandre is one of my very favorite brands of fabric…such gorgeous prints…and I do love that Shanghai print…I am always drawn to that design…
What a great opportunity that you had to attend that wonderful open house!!

Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage said...

Following on Google+!

Stacy CUrran said...

Ok, this is an absolute must have! Thanks for sharing!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good afternoon dearest Karena! What a beautiful scarf with lovely contrasts! Put my name in, please! And thank you for visiting my post today. I hope you enjoy a peaceful Christmas season and have time to "dance with earth's intelligence!" What a wonderful year again of blogging and finding our creative muse. Peace my friend, Anita

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Une publication qui me ravit... Merci pour ce partage qui nous permet de faire de belles rencontres encore une fois.

A l'aube de ces fêtes de fin d'année, je vous souhaite tout plein de bonnes choses afin que tout se réalise, y compris le bonheur...

Gros bisous à vous ♥

Greet Lefèvre said...

What a wonderful give away Karen!!!

And I really want to thank you for all of your sweet and nice comments on my blog! You are such a warm hearted person! Thank you for being there!
I wish you a wonderful Christmas Time and a Prosperous New Year!

Paisley Curtain said...

Scalamandre's fabrics are really great, no doubt. Mr. Stolman's book seems to be very interesting, will try to get hold of one.

Best wishes, Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas dear friend.

Fashion-isha said...

Oh wow these fabrics are amazing! Have a great weekend Karen!

Palomasea said...

I have been an admirer of the exquisite Scalamandre creations for years.

Karena, I just noticed that your blog is not updating on my side bar, so I apologize that I have not visited for some still shows the Civil War post, I don't know why...

I want to wish you a very joyful Christmas (if you celebrate it), and a happy and healthy New Year!!
Thank YOU for all you do...
- Irina

La Petite Gallery said...

I love that yellow wall.. Sending wishes for a great New Year.. I have been off the computer. can't keep up with all the pass words. I hate them. I also have 2 DELL computers that
are new and don't work
#@*&%$#@*^% Well I am back for a while and up and running.
Hope you had a beautiful Christmas. Yvonne

Deb said...

I'm a fan of the zebra scarf.

La Petite Gallery said...

As you know I am an old woman and still have Scalamandre fabric
saved in closet. Almost anything Chinoiserie is right up my alley.
Hope you have a great New Year.
Still up and running,
I love my Dell XP desktop, hate that new laptop. yvonne

Paisley Curtain said...

Happy New Year Karen, may you have a wonderful 2014.

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you dearly Karena,
For taking the time to visit me in the early 2014. I am looking forward to what this year holds.

Karena, being a winner of a couple of your many GiveAways is always a joy to behold.
Love, love, the scarf admit has such a youthful young trend to its design style.

No need to count me in on this GiveAway I want someone else to enjoy the feeling of your beautiful GiveAway!

You always amaze me with all your grace and beauty in visiting so many bloggers, the inspiring art work you do over here and your loyalty to all who have even visited you.

Thank you Girl for the smile you puton my face when I see your visit and the words you leave behind for me.

A healthy year to you and all the blessings you deserve.
A giving heart you have my sweet friend.


My Notting Hill said...

Happy 2014!!! Hope your holidays were great, Michele

Woodside Park said...

Dear Karena - Happy 2014! I hope you are having a great new year. Look forward to more of your wonderful posts on the arts!! Cheers, Loi

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