Archive for December, 2010

TF Resolution Countdown: #2

House & Garden published in 1953

#2: Expand our reference library

In 2011 we’re filling our library with lots of new references, with a focus on publications from the past.  Often our best design ideas are taken from the most unlikely sources (ie, a recent sketch for a headboard shape inspired by the interior architecture of a 1920s building in Flatiron).

In this spirit, we’re being proactive: building the library with lots of eclectic and historical references – all while keeping up (dare we say obsessively?) with all the latest!

Best in Decoration '87

80s Chic!


TF Resolution Countdown: #3

As we near the end of 2010 (a great year for us!) we’re looking forward to 2011 and all we hope to accomplish. Admittedly our 2011 goals – both personal and professional – stretch a mile long.  We’ve distilled the list to our top 3 decorating-specific resolutions…

#3: Take more chances on unexpected pattern on pattern

Inspiring Entry Hall from Mary McDonald

We could not stop staring at this Beverly Hills entrance hall designed by Mary McDonald as seen on 1stDibs.  That HUGE scale painted floor paired with a refined de Gournay floral wallpaper and an almost beachy seagrass runner?! We love the very unexpected and formal/informal combo of this space.  And don’t get us started on the octagonal skirted table – love!

We digress, but after seeing this photo (also seen on 1stDibs Style Compass) a personal resolution was inserted high on our list: “Channel Mary McDonald glow.” Beauty!

Style Icon Mary McDonald


Back at it!

our Tilton Fenwick iPads

Busy preparing for our studio opening in 2011, we’re back to work today…behind our Tilton Fenwick themed iPads! It’s the perfect snowy day here in NYC (Anne) and upstate NY (Suysel) to be snuggled up with coffee for some work and a little design blog reading on our iPads!


Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Tilton Fenwick! Looking forward to an exciting 2011! xo


When stationery + fabric collide: the follow up

Wearstler-inspired stationery part 2

Great minds thinking alikeSchumacher holiday e-card as discovered via facebook today. And, yes, we are looking forward to working with you in 2011! Wild Trina Turk Schumacher fabric we are loving (not only because any gray and yellow peacock motif is close to our hearts!)

Schumacher: Peacock Print - Driftwood