tilton fenwick: traditional style with a modern twist
with a modern twist
Classic-modern interiors firm Tilton Fenwick has
teamed up with textile house Duralee to design a
line of fabrics featuring vintage-inspired motifs. The
versatile collection includes colorful paisleys,
pea-green peacocks, and woven chenilles that
would work as well in a dining room as in a nursery.
Anne Maxwell Foster and Suysel dePedro
Cunningham pose beside a chair upholstered
in “Paboreal.” Buy it now at Tilton Fenwick
We started Tilton Fenwick in July 2010. After working for other
design firms, we realized it was the time for us to take the leap
and go out on our own.
WHAT WAS YOUR Inspiration?
We were inspired by our fathers. Anne's dad was ill at the time
Tilton Fenwick was born, and Suysel's dad died years prior.
Their fragile health made us realize that life really is too short not to
do what you love.
How can you bring style home?
Home is where one creates the best memories. We are
honored that people trust us to design their homes because they
are so deeply personal. You can bring style home, but infusing
your personality and small touches into it—whether a collection,
photographs, or personal artwork—helps people relax.
Why did you team up with Duralee on
these new chairs?
In 2011 Duralee sponsored an event for up-and-coming
decorators. They took a huge chance on us when they
asked us to do a collection with them (we were less than
two years old in our business). We admire them for being
so forward thinking and taking that risk. No other company
can bring such a wealth of designs and color at such great
price points without compromising style and quality! It was
a match made in heaven.
We are known for pattern on pattern and our bold use of color. This
collection embodies both of those attributes. Our design
aesthetic is really rooted in our traditional training, but we wanted
these fabrics to feel youthful and fresh in both design and color.
How did you name your fabrics?
Since our inception, we have had tremendous support and
cheerleaders in the design community. We named a lot of our
fabrics after all the people who believed in us from the start—
editors, publishers, bloggers, mentors, etc!
Duralee “Paboreal" in coral
(21082-31) by Tilton Fenwick, Design
Duralee “Gibbie" in coral (21086-31)
by Tilton Fenwick, Design