A few days ago, we got a call from Cynthia Shaw-McLaughlin, director of the Boettcher Mansion near Golden, CO. We met Cynthia a few months ago at the Arts & Crafts Conference in Asheville and have talked a few times since then. The Mansion, which must be run by Tracy’s kind of people since they have their own construction/renovation blog, is in the midst of a flurry of activity, and Cynthia contacted us about producing some large, custom-sized carpets from our GuildCraft Voysey collection. They selected Voysey’s Tulip & Lily design for the Aspen Room, with the possibility of a companion carpet for the Pine Room at a later date.
We’re working with historic preservation expert Gail Winkler to reproduce a hand-knotted carpet for one of the bedrooms of the Flemish Renaissance Revival Frederick Pabst mansion in Milwaukee, WI. The painstaking restoration of the room includes uncovering the original lincrusta on the ceiling, and working with Scalamandre to reproduce the window treatments. Danielle and I are both very pleased to be involved with a historic restoration project of this caliber. Watch for updates as the project proceeds!
Davis Freud had several meetings with architects and designers in New York, as well as a presentation to the VPs of development for Schumacher and Patterson Flynn Martin. Watch for breaking news on this front as soon as it can be made public…..