"Lay in blue"

Par Excellence and partners were delighted to announce their spring event called “Lay in blue” on May 22nd from 6pm to 8pm in our showroom in Chelsea. The evening featured cocktails by Pernod Ricard and there was the possibility to schedule an appointment with our partners for further questions or more information. As you can guess by the name, the theme for this event was “everything in blue”. The result was a mix of our partners’ pieces, presented in our diverse showroom.

In addition, our partners gave a design talk at ICFF on May 21st and 22nd from 12pm to 1pm at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The 30th annual ICFF is a platform for global design that maps the newest frontier of what’s best and what’s next.  There were more than 36.000 interior designers, architects, retailers, representatives, distributors, facility managers, developers, manufacturers, store designers, and visual merchandisers. Our partners talked about what is so special about French design and from fashion to design & is there a French touch? Our present partners there were JouffreLa Manufacture de Tapis de Bourgogne and Declercq Passementiers.


Kips Bay Decorator Show House

Each spring, well-known interior designers transform a luxury Manhattan apartment on Upper East Side into an exhibition that’s called Kips Bay Decorator Show House. This project began back in 1973 when the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club launched it as a fundraiser for New York City children.

Upholstered walls, window treatments and sofa by Jouffre

This year’s show takes place at 110 East 76th Street, in a seven-level townhouse. The most outstanding features of this estate are its spiral staircase, lots of windows and high ceilings. The project is a high-profile showcase with both young and experienced designers and some of the field’s top brands. More than 20 interior designers put their stamp on the mansion’s rooms that go from classic to colorfully modern.

One of the rooms shows a magnificent salon and bar in a yellow hue. Caleb Anderson and Jamie Drake designed this space with the goal of creating a grand but also intimate living room. It is a combination of modernism and classicism. The salon has deep gold upholstered walls by none other than Jouffre, our Partner in upholstery, window treatment and stretched wall fabrics, with hand-sewn beads by Ankasa. Jouffre also did this wonderful sofa which seems flawless due to its rounded and smooth shape.

During the whole month of May 2018, the house is open to visitors, with all proceeds benefiting the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. Don’t miss your chance!