We do all kinds of custom projects in upholstery and window treatments, but somehow we’ve become known for our “Pooch Places,” which have somehow ended up in some pretty cool shelter and lifestyle publications. Recently we were invited by performance fabric giant Crypton Home Fabrics to create two new Pooch Places using their wondrous performance fabrics on the occasion of their hosting the Highpoint Market Elevate Design Tour. Our Creative Director, Michael Tavano, who himself was also selected to be one of the eight interior designers to co-host the Elevate tour at market with publishing sponsor Adorno magazine, was delighted. “Crypton makes amazing performance textiles that are especially for indoors and remarkably dog-friendly,” says Michael.
The result? A Penthouse that we dubbed “Villa Royale” in terrific colors and patterns of blue, and a Palace in rich solid and geometric warm greys called “Haute Chocolate”. Both have bright, contrasting cushions made from Crypton’s famous contract fabrics that are found in notable hospitality settings worldwide and have a moisture barrier to prevent anything from getting through to the cushion itself. Our own two rescue dogs, Bartley and Brisbee took a liking to these new creations.
Crypton’s Chairman, Randy Rubin, hosted the Elevate designers for a super-fun event that included a panel discussion with top designers, famed shelter editor Ariane Nardo and real, live puppies! The discussion, in which we notably learned that yes, you can have a white linen sofa as long as that white linen contains Crypton technology, featured top LA designer Lonni Paul and our own Michael Tavano. They enjoyed the puppies, too. Watch the fun video by The Editor at Large:
The Villa Royale (and our Bartley) has had its editorial debut in the pages of September’s Traditional Home magazine. Want one?
Photos in this post by Rick Lew.