JR Artisan SpotlightSchuyler Samperton
Founder & Designer
How did you get your start in the industry:
My father was an architect so I was raised around design, but my first job in the field was with Michael Smith. I had always loved Michael’s work, so it was a thrill to learn from someone whose style I so admired.
Describe your work in 5 words or less:
Colorful, refreshing, historical, versatile and stocked!
What Inspires you?:
Antique Indian textile documents and miniatures, the Bloomsbury Group, pre-Raphaelite paintings and anything historical and romantic.
Describe your studio:
Since I also work as an interior designer, our studio is a mad jumble of samples, materials, pillows, bolts of fabric, books, art, random pieces of furniture and all sorts of related (and non-related) accoutrements. The paperwork, however, is pristine!
What’s makes your brand stand out from the rest:
I feel like we’re known for our use of color. I adore patterns that are steeped in history, but my intention with the debut collection was to reinvent those types of designs through the use of unusual combinations for a look that’s both fresh and familiar.
On the business end, we realize the importance of having stock and we pride ourselves on excellent customer service.
Any new techniques, mediums, colors, aesthetics you are experimenting with?
I feel like our aesthetic has remained consistent – color and pattern are always at the forefront, but I love a range of hues and effects. Some designs are soft and ethereal, while others are quite bold. We’re currently developing an exciting new wallpaper pattern based on an antique French fragment that has a trompe L’oeil twist.
With what we’re calling our New Essentials, we’ve introduced two fabric patterns – Reverse Doshi Pop and Charleston. Both designs are offered in a range of colors from a choice of two linen grounds: a bright, crisp Oyster or a more antiqued Semi-Bleach. We named them “Essentials,” for their great versatility. Both patterns work beautifully with the other designs in our collection and provide the perfect compatible foundation for a myriad of different looks, from classic to bohemian.
Romantic and ethereal, Guinevere is an enchanting relative of our fabric pattern, Eden. Mixing refined stripes with graceful botanical motifs, the design creates the perfect delicate backdrop for any classic scheme. Offered in calm tones of biscuit, blue, green and apricot, it adds a tranquil effect to any room.
Schuyler Samperton Textiles is available through our NY & FL Showrooms