Inside Kravet and Lee Jofa Design Studios

Inspiration board for merchandising in different showrooms around the country.

Last week I was in New York for Blogfest. The three day long event included panel discussions with House Beautiful, Veranda, Town & Country and Architectural Digest editors. We toured the D&D building and attended show houses all over the city. Over 100 bloggers from all over the country and Canada participated in the event. My favorite part of was seeing inside Kravet and Lee Jofas design studios.

A little tidbit about me…I first went to school for Textile Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. I left after two years and got my BFA in Painting and Drawing. I love textiles and part of me kicks myself for not continuing with it.

Kravet and Lee Jofa are to-the-trade textile and home furnishings company based in New York. In addition to their own lines both Kravet and Lee Jofa collaborate with top designers such as Barbara Barry, Oscar de la Renta, Windsor Smith, Thomas O’Brien, Kelly Wearstler and more. A few photos I snapped inside both studios below. Be sure to check out the Blogfest 2011 facebook fan page for more photos from the event as well as other blog posts. So fun to see how each of us absorbed different tidbits based on our backgrounds.

A designer working on samples.

Fabrics pinned to a board inside studio including a selection of Barbara Barry’s new Indochine collection.

A scarf found while traveling that inspired an Oscar de la Renta embroidered fabric.

The Oscar de la Renta fabric Mally Skok pointed out to me in the D&D building during the preview of Lilly Pulitzer for Lee Jofa event.

A Oscar de la Renta skirt that inspired curtain fabric for his home collection. Gorgeous, right?

A vintage Suzani that inspired an Oscar de la Renta fabric.

Ikats samples inside studios.

Samples from Kelly Wearstler’s new collection.

New collections being sorted into groups.

Althea—a favorite of mine! A designer showing a hand-blocked version and a digital replica.

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  1. Oh wow I did not know your textile background…that explains a lot! ;) So weird–Althea is one of my ALL TIME favs…gorgeous!!!