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Designer Spotlight: Tilton Fenwick

Tilton Fenwick, the New York City interior design firm led by Anne Maxwell Foster and Suysel dePedro Cunningham is doing great things. Just four years after hanging out their stylish  shingle,this adorable design duo has just debuted a line of upholstered furniture at Target. Known for saturated colors and mixing and matching of patterned fabrics, this pair has fun and it shows.

I first met Anne Maxwell Foster and Suysel dePedro Cunningham at a lunch in New York hosted by Traditional Home for the magazine’s 2012 New Trad issue. Last year, when they traveled to Boston to promote their new Tilton Fenwick Fabric Collection for Duralee, I attended a dinner in their honor. I always have such a good time with them; lots of laughing.

Here is a sampling of Tilton Fenwick’s work—in case you haven’t seen it all over Pinterest already— as well as a selection of patterned upholstered headboards, sofas, ottomans, and chairs from the brand new Tilton Fenwick Designer Upholstery Furniture Collection for Target.











 All photographs by Trevor Tondro 

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S H O P  T I L T O N  F E N W I C K  at T A R G E T


1 Tilton Fenwick Shirred Border Bed in Jumana Yellow, $629.99-$729.99

2 Tilton Fenwick  Settee in Jumana Yellow, $699.99

3 Tilton Fenwick Skirted Ottoman, $429.99

4 Tilton Fenwick Cocktail Ottoman in Zulla Emerald, $429.99

5 Tilton Fenwick Nail Button Camel Back Chair, $399.99

6 Tilton Fenwick Nail Button Camel Back Chair in Jax Blue, $399.99

7 Tilton Fenwick Velvet Wingback Bed, $799.99-$884.99

8 Tilton Fenwick Tufted Arched Bed, $679.99-$779.99

9  Tilton Fenwick Skirted Chair in Sissy Purple, $429.99

10 Tilton Fenwick Skirted Storage Bench, $249.99


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Swatching: Tilton Fenwick for Duralee

This is the first post of a new column for StyleCarrot, called Swatching. As you can probably guess, I’ll be highlighting textile, wallpaper, tile, rug, and other similar collections of products used to decorate. I don’t get over to the Boston Design Center as often as I’d like, so maybe this will motivate me. Of course I also get press releases and images directly from the companies and designers as well.

On Monday night I had dinner at Trade, chef Jody Adam’s restaurant on the Waterfront, with the lovely ladies of Manhattan-based interior design firm Tilton Fenwick. (Thank you Duralee for hosting!) I first met Suysel DePedro Cunningham and Anne Maxwell Foster in the spring of 2012, through Traditional Home when the designers we nominated won a spot in magazines digital TRADHome issue. (I wrote about Palmer Weiss; have a peek here.)  I’ve followed their work and stayed in touch.

Earlier this year, Suysel and Anne, who are known for mixing a giddy array of color and pattern, launched their first fabric line, Tilton Fenwick Collection for Duralee. Here is a sampling of their fantastic prints. Now, I need to go see what I can re-cover . . .
























The designers behind Tilton Fenwick
Suysel DePedro Cunningham + Anne Maxwell Foster


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Montage: 30 Kitchens with Kilims

I used to have a kilim in my dining room, back in the mid 1990s in a rent stabilized apartment on the Upper East Side of New York. My then boyfriend and I got it on a trip to San Francisco, and had it shipped back. It was perfect with our Mission-style cherry pedestal table by Charles Shakleton, and covered half the living/dining room. When we moved on, his brother used it, and later I took it back and moved it with me to D.C., where it graced the floor of my bedroom for a year. I think it may have gone to a friend after that. Maybe Sabrina? If so, she actually lives in L.A. now; I wonder if it travelled back there? Although my (very cute but vicious) cocker spaniel chewed a hole in one corner, the rug held up well. The geometric pattern was playful and young, but the colors lent a note of seriousness.

I’m not really a Southwestern or Persian rug person these days, but even so, I absolutely admire the way these work in the decor. An all white space is instantly warmed up with the rich red tones. Frank Lloyd Wright used them a lot in his interiors. The almost colorless (probably pricey antique) ones in Ellen DeGeneres’ and Portia de Rossi’s kitchen are an interesting choice too; almost like a more refined sisal. I also love how Anne Maxwell of Tilton Fenwick matched the kitchen cabinetry in her Brooklyn loft to the muted blue/gray stripe on the kilim. The juxtaposition of the wicker baskets and kilim with the clean lines of the cabinets and tiles is perfection. These rugs really do work with every style.

stainless-kitchen-with-kilim-CPH Square,

CPH Square


CPH Square


David Cafiero of Cafiero Select  –  Lonny

Anna Beth Chao kitchen-kilim-designmom



Peter DunhamHouse Beautiful


Elle Decor

Kitchen Design by Garde Hvalsøe

Garde Hvalsøe


Elizabeth Roberts Architecture




Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi’s kitchen
Roger Davies for Architectural Digest


Ginnifer Goodwin in her L.A. kitchen
Photo by Hilary Walsh for Elle


Design Sponge


Home of Jessie Webster, photographer and blogger behind Sweet Thing
Design Sponge


Home of Hanna Wessman of Extreme Home Makeover
PLAZA Interior


Photo by Paul Costello


Antonio Martins Interior Design


Elle Interior Sweden


Jamie Meares  –  High Gloss


Elle Decor


Home of Editor-In-Chief of House & Home, Suzanne Dimma
Photo by  Rob Fiocca for House & Home


DAP Stockholm  – Photo by Myrehed for Skona Hem


SvD Magasinet  –  Photo by Sanna Lindberg


Garrison Hullinger


real estate via Home Bunch


Best & Co. Architecture & Design


Hither & Tither


Southern Accents 


Behrer & Partners


Tia Zoldan  –  High Gloss


Home of Anne Maxwell Foster of design firm Tilton Fenwick
Photo by Trevor Tondro for the New York Times

For more rugs in the kitchen, check out my post on Lamps Plus
A Kitchen Rug Adds Instant Warmth

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Just In: 2012 New Trad Designers

Last month, San Francisco-based designer Palmer Weiss, whose work I adore, asked if would submit her work to Traditional Home for its Trad Home New Designers contest. (Trad Home is the magazine’s digital edition). The house we submitted is absolutely gorgeous, and I’m happy to say she won!

The May issue of the print magazine will feature an announcement with everyone’s photos, and the projects of the ten winners will be published in the spring edition of  Trad Home online. The bloggers who nominated the designers will write the accompanying stories. I’ve already did my interviews with Palmer and the homeowner, and will be working on crafting the feature all day today.

Congrats Palmer, and congratulations to the other New Trad winners. Here is a sampling of the designers’ work.

P A L M E R   W E I S S
palmer weiss interior design

Nominated by Marni Elyse Katz, StyleCarrot

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C H R I S T I N A   M U R P H Y
christina murphy interiors
Nominated by Marisa Marcantonio, StyleBeat

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G R A N T   K.   G I B S O N
grant k. gibson interior design
Nominated by Crystal Gentilello, Rue Magazine

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G I D  E O N   M E N D E L S O N
Mendelson Group
Nominated by Nicole Gibbons, SoHaute

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T A M A R A   K A Y E – H O N E Y
House of Honey
Nominated by Cassandra LaValle, Coco+Kelley

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M E L A N I E   T U R N E R
Melanie Turner Interiors
Nominated by Patty Day, Patty’s Ephiphanies

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T A M M Y   C O N N O R
Tammy Connor Interior Design
Nominated by Ronda Carman, All the Best Blog

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M O N A   R O S S   B E R M A N
MRB Interiors
Nominated by Naomi Stein, Design Manifest

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A L L I S O N   H E N N E S S Y
Allison Hennessy Interior Design
Nominated by Stacey Bewkes, Quintessence

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N I C K   O L S E N
Nick Olsen Style
Nominated by Anne Maxwell Foster and
Suysel dePedro Cunningham, Tilton Fenwick

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Montage: 47 Living Rooms with Chandeliers and Pendants

The renovations are finally finished in our condo, save for a few odds and ends and two extra dining room tables in the living room. I should also get around to sourcing a living room chandelier. I had the electrician add a box and switch for one in the center of the living room, between the rows of recessed lights. I originally thought I’d like a vintage sputnik, possibly in brass, but now I’m not so sure. Obviously a glittering crystal chandelier isn’t my taste, and a Lindsey Adelman fixture is way out of my price range. So, what shall it be? I found some gorgeous specimens on 1st Dibs, but I’ll save those until tomorrow. Meanwhile, let’s look at 47 different living rooms with various options, from contemporary creations and vintage sputnik to lanterns and Chinoiserie.

Alisberg Parker Architects

Julie Bowen’s home by Molly Luetkeymeyer of M. Design Interiors

Jenna Lyons’ NYC brownstone by Levenson McDavid Architects

Kelly Behun

Delphine Krakoff of Pamplemousse Design

via New York Times

Jean Louis Deniot

Frank Roop

Brad Dufton of Color Theory


via The Aestate

Shaun Jackson Design for fashion designer Michelle Smith of Milly

Tilton Fenwick

Amanda Nisbet Design

Design Within Reach

Jamie Drake Design Associates

Elizabeth Kimberly Design

Photographer Peter Margonelli

via Skona Hem

Melanie Turner Interiors

Photographer Francesco Lagnese

Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

via The Aestate

Photographer Susan Gillmore

John Willey of Willey Design


Clarisse Demory

via Living Etc.

via Living Etc.

Architects Found Associates

Julianne Moore’s NYC brownstone

via Inspace Locations

via Homes and Gardens

Photographer Simon Watson

Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors

Photographer Francis Smith

Bolig Magasinet   |  Photographer Mark Roshams

Weitzman Halpern Interior Design  |  unknown

Steven Gambrel  |  unknown

Stylist Rosie Brown  |  Amy Butler’s home

via Living Etc.  |  via Inspace Locations

Abington Gallery  |  Photographer Simon Watson

Orrick & Company Architecture & Design  |  Photographer Philips Ficks


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