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WEDNESDAY JULY 31, 2019

THE SAN FRANCISCO DECORATOR SHOWCASE – RETROSPECTIVE

The San Francisco Decorator Showcase has been benefitting the San Francisco University High School financial aid program since 1977. To date the showcase has raised over $16 million for UHS, assisting 24% of the students and ensuring an equitable community of diverse backgrounds, academic excellence, and creative expression.

This year’s showcase at Le Petit Trianon, an iconic home built in 1904, featured 47 of the Bay Area’s top interior and landscape designers who applied their artistic vision to transform the rooms in this grand home. 

With a strong attendance of over 23,000 visitors, the showcase was a huge success. Hartmann&Forbes worked with three designers providing window and wallcoverings:

 

DESIGNER: Kathleen Navarra |  Navarra Design, Inc. 
Known for her bold sense of color, Kathleen Navarra has been shaping interiors for over 20 years. She has succeeded in creating a respected portfolio of projects spanning the Bay Area and beyond, always considering the importance of architecture, space, and detail while integrating the client’s lifestyle and vision into the aesthetic.

“We create sanctuaries to live in, not just to look at. We listen carefully and pay attention to detail to transform spaces with thoughtful planning, layered texture, color, and materials.”

ROOM: Master Bedroom, Dressing Room & Master Bath
A modern Garden of Eden, the master bedroom features soft hues and rich bronze tones. Contemporary furnishings in sumptuous velvet, rich wood tones, and bronze metals are layered in to create a lavish retreat. An Old Style roman shade in Tartan – Whitecap was the perfect complement to this soothing room.

The dressing room and master bathroom took cues from the traditional gilding throughout the house. The dressing room continues the seafoam green color with WL383 Lake Shore - Lincoln Park painted cork wallcovering. Both rooms feature  Essence - Cloud Old Style roman shades with drop hem and trim.

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Interior Photography: Kurt Manley

 


 

DESIGNER: Lindsay Anyon Brier  | Anyon Interior Design
The child of an antique shop owner, Lindsay Anyon Brier grew up in San Francisco enamored with art and design. Her niche is a contemporary look informed by classic aesthetics. Lindsay’s personality is an asset to her work. Sharp intelligence paired with her warm nature engenders confidence from her clients. 

ROOM: The Artist-in-Residence Retreat
Artists seek this room as a retreat but also to inspire, contemplate and create. Throughout the room, art is displayed as an interactive gallery and studio retreat for guests, an ode to the French modernist salon. World adventurers can rest their creative minds in this refuge, which celebrates form and function highlighted by the ample sunlight candling through the Sendal natural Old Style roman shades.

 


 

DESIGNER: Kelly Hohla  | Kelly Hohla Interiors
Kelly Hohla has over 18 years of experience with successful design projects and happy clients. With a focus on attention to detail and craftsmanship, well-edited forms and materials, high style, tailored comfort, and a little unexpected edge, her design studio works with clients to develop a home that reflects who they are and how they live.

ROOM: The Wo-Man Cave
Women need spaces of their own to think, relax, and gather inspiration. Bright and joyful colors anchor the space, while the rest of the room revises traditional ideas with pieces that are a little edgy and dark. A space for intimate gatherings and close friends, to read or enjoy a cocktail – a retreat from the formalities and pressures of daily life, a cozy contemporary get-away. Driftwood Rinca Old Style roman shade behind a fabric shade provides texture and softens the natural light in the room.

Interior Photographer: John Merkl

 

Cheers to all who participated in this fabulous event, benefitting a great cause. 

WEDNESDAY JULY 17, 2019

CELEBRATING GRACE’S HOUSE 2019

The first annual Grace’s House was a tremendous success. Twenty-one talented interior designers shared their vision throughout the showhouse in support of The Valerie Fund, a foundation which supports comprehensive care of children with cancer and blood disorders close to home. It ensures that kids receive emotional and psychological support that is so important when faced with life-threatening illnesses. We were pleased to have been involved with such a fantastic organization by working with two participating designers. 

Samuel Robert Signature Spaces – Crisp blacks, fiery oranges, brass golds, burnished bronzes and red, red, red add contrast and complexity to the regal palette of the Nouveau Rouge living room, designed by Samuel Ciardi. The room has an eclectic collection of furnishings that were carefully curated to honor an interior of cherished heirlooms. LE2021 Rainfall – Sunset, Custom Woven-to-Size roman shades were the perfect complement with its subtle gold threads. Photo: Wing Wong

Mimi & Hill – A marriage of the gilded age with a modern, worldly and elegant style was portrayed in the dining room. A measured balance of the old with new, natural with glam, shiny with matte representing Mimi & Hill’s signature style. PW50 Zen – Snow Lantern, In-Stock Tailored-to-Size roman shades were a fabulous choice in this room. Photo: Toni Deis

Well done to all of the designers who participated and their willingness to give back in such a significant way. Learn more about Grace’s story and the Valerie Fund.

TUESDAY JULY 16, 2019

THE NEW ROLLERFOLD STYLE – WINS 2018 PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

The Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) Product Awards recognizes the best product innovations, designs and merchandising programs in the windowcovering industry. With this innovative system, we are proud to be recognized as the 2018 WCMA Roman & Roller Shade Best New Style Concept and the 2018 Product of the Year.

“The WCMA Product Awards judges acknowledged Hartmann&Forbes team for Rollerfold’s innovative style concept,” said Ralph Vasami, executive director of WCMA.

The new Rollerfold Style (U.S. Patent Pending) combines the aesthetic beauty of a roman-fold shade with the sleek performance and child safety features of a Roller Style shade, eliminating all shade-body operational cords. Best of Kids Certified and 100% cordless when automated.

The three hand-sewn fixed folds offer a uniform appearance regardless of its position in a window, and without fold stacking, it can easily be concealed in a valance or soffit structure.

Learn more here

TUESDAY JULY 2, 2019

4TH OF JULY CLOSURE

In recognition of the 4th of July, we will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019. We will be back in the office on Friday, July 5th.

We wish you a safe, relaxing holiday – filled with family and friends.

 

 

WEDNESDAY JUNE 26, 2019

BEST 100 OREGON GREEN WORKPLACES FOR EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

Ranked at #32, we are proud to be on the list of Oregon Business Magazine’s 100 Best Green Workplaces for the eighth consecutive year.

At Hartmann&Forbes we continually seek ways to minimize our impact throughout the harvesting, weaving and crafting processes, as well as drive change in the industry. By cultivating unique natural fibers from well-managed ecosystems and weaving near the source we ensure authentic craftsmanship that leaves a smaller environmental footprint.

Never resting on our laurels, we continue to brainstorm how we can reach the next level of sustainability. “It’s a process that we continue to build on,” explains Pam Ward, Director of Marketing. “Initially, we focused on the environment, but it is more than that. It’s the idea of being socially responsible.”

Congratulations to all the companies in Oregon who earned this accomplishment.

To learn more about our sustainable efforts, visit hartmannforbes.com/sustainability

 

 

TUESDAY JUNE 25, 2019

MICHAEL TAYLOR COLLECTIONS SHOWROOM HAS MOVED

Our representative showroom in San Francisco has moved – the NEW Michael Taylor Collections Showroom is now in the San Francisco Design Center (SFDC). Michael Taylor Collections offers handcrafted products of the highest quality and service.

The SFDC is the West’s best destination for fine home furnishings and accessories. Sitting at the heart of the San Francisco’s Design District, the SFDC is comprised of two buildings, together they house over 100 beautifully curated showrooms.

Come see the new showroom at: SFDC – Galleria Building 101 Henry Adams Suite #444 San Francisco CA 94103

Or call to set up a private showing at your studio: 415.934.9400 | mobile 415.755.5747

 

 

WEDNESDAY MAY 8, 2019

NEW MINNEAPOLIS REPRESENTATIVE SHOWROOM

We are now proudly represented in all three KDR Designer Showrooms, Kansas City, St Louis and most recently Minneapolis!

KDR Designer Showrooms deliver the world of interiors to the doorsteps of designers, architects and homeowners. Their sales associates are eager to help with every step of the process, from selection and sampling to shipping.

Newly merchandised, the Hartmann&Forbes brand is well represented in this luxurious showroom; providing product expertise, samples and project support. We couldn’t feel more at home.

KDR Designer Showrooms 275 Market Street, Suite 408 Minneapolis, MN 55405 612.332.0402

Feel free to contact Hartmann&Forbes Customer Relations with any questions at 503.692.9313 or email us at hfcr@hartmannforbes.com

Thank you for your continued support.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 6, 2019

HARTMANN&FORBES | SAMUEL & SONS

A CREATIVE COLLABORATION

Two kindred spirits with a common passion to create innovative products that bring the designer a strong, creative, competitive edge. Hartmann&Forbes and Samuel & Sons often meet in the minds of designers and on the workroom table, finding their way to windows throughout the world.

We embarked on a creative collaboration with the intent to inspire – combining our natural textures of handcrafted Woven-to-Size windowcoverings and textiles with Samuel&Sons’ impeccable trims as detailed accents. Bringing together our signature designs and incorporating them in creative ways.

Be a part of our social media community and follow along with this collaboration story from concept to completion on our Instagram profiles, @hartmannforbes and @samuelandsons

 

 

MONDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2019

2019 PRODUCT LAUNCH

As we look forward to our 21st year, we're excited to bring you even more creative ways to sharpen your designer's edge.

THE MICHAEL S SMITH COLLECTION

We’re proud to introduce our inaugural designer collaboration, created hand-in-hand with renowned designer Michael S Smith. This collection combines Michael’s signature blend of historically referenced patterns in bold, simple colors, with the textural detailing from Hartmann&Forbes. Resulting in seven distinct designs of natural window and wallcoverings that exude a well-traveled, comfortable sensibility.

View this fresh, globally-inspired collection here.

NEW H&F INTRODUCTIONS

We are also expanding the Hartmann&Forbes product offering. Additions include: 7 new colorways to our Essence Series – offering a shade for every room; 10 new Performance Fabrics – providing heat and glare reduction in new softened textures; and a new collection of Handwoven Border Trims – for detailed accents.

View our new arrivals here.

2019 REFERENCE KIT

The three-piece 2019 Reference Kit includes Product Portfolio, Style Guide and Price List, showcasing our inaugural Designer Collaboration, new Hartmann&Forbes products and countless innovations. Our hope is that these pieces will provide you with fresh inspiration in creating award-winning interiors.

Printed Reference Kits will be available in your local showroom in March. To pre-order or to download a digital version, please click here.

Be a part of our social community as we showcase these new products by signing up for our inspirational emails here and following us on Instagram @hartmannforbes.

 

 

TUESDAY OCTOBER 9, 2018

VOTE FOR INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE'S BOY AWARDS

Interior Design Magazine’s Best of Year Awards is now open for voting. We have submitted our new Woven-to-Size Grassweave Macrame. Please show your support by voting in the category for “Window Treatments.” Voting begins October 9th, cast your vote each day through October 20th. Thank you for your continued support.

Cast your vote here

 

 

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