Part II, I better pace myself!
We left off talking about three of the wonderfully talented designers who have fabric collections through Lee Jofa. There are three additional designers I want to introduce to you.
Classically trained, impressively credentialed, Eric Cohler was dubbed "the mixmaster" because he juxtaposes so seamlessly classic, contemporary, and traditional elements. Eric infuses the unexpected into his interiors. He was inspired by nature and the Lee Jofa archives when designing his collection. He's an academic at heart and his motto is,
"The past is prologue."
Diamond Baratta, decorating's dynamic duo are known for their use of enlarged scale and genius color interpretation. William Diamond and Anthony Baratta consistently showcase their originality and versatility. Their enduring partnership works because of their yin/yang relationship. Their third collection for Lee Jofa incorporates small scale patterns with vibrant colors to coordinate with the exuberant designs their clients have come to expect.
As American as apple pie, Thomas O'Brien and his retail studio, Aero Studios, exudes warm modernism with a streamlined vintage flair. Thomas moves easily between many different facets of the business; each a natural extension of the other. His love of collecting inspires his designs. With a gallerist's eye, Thomas carefully curates a lifestyle brand that is grounded and refined.
There surely will be many surprises during Blogfest, and I understand there is a Huge VIP coming to the "sweet endings" party. Who could it be? I thought Nate Berkus because he is known to reach out to bloggers, but no, I am sure this person must have a connection to Kravet/Lee Jofa. Hmmm...Kelly Wearstler? Oscar de la Renta? Stay tuned.