Thursday, October 20, 2011

Amanda meets Philip Gorrivan!

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For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Amanda, an associate designer at Ambi Design Studio.  I met Shanon while I was working in the Duralee/ Highland Court showroom at the Washington Design Center.

While I worked at Duralee/ Highland Court, I was introduced to a line of fabrics designed by Philip Gorrivan.  I began to follow his design work, and I loved when his new fabric lines were presented through Highland court.   His fabrics are BEAUTIFUL, and he is a talented designer.  We love how his collections are so unified and can be used together in a space without looking “too designer”.   He has created beautifully bold and colorful fabrics, as well as simply subtle patterns and prints.  

This week he gave a lecture at the Washington Design Center in the Duralee/Highland Court showroom.  We had the privilege to listen to his lecture on his designs, fabrics, and inspirations.  I was amazed at where he drew his inspirations from; anywhere from architectural details to world travel to doorknobs!  He is an inspirational designer, and I was thrilled to get to meet him!

1 comment:

  1. What a great opportunity to meet Philip Gorrivan! I hope to see/feel his fabrics someday! Thank you for the walk down memory lane on your previous blog about color through the decades! I was so sad as a child because my mother refused to get the avocodo shag rug or appliances because she thought they would go out of style too fast (smart mom)! Because she was on a budget, she brought the colors in with curtains, throw pillows & bedding (ahead of her time)! I am glad to see that color is coming back!! -Judy Rehmert