Tuesday, January 31, 2012

See You In Scottsdale.

See you in the Scottsdale area on Thursday Feb 2 for a live fashion show of my designs. This benefit event will be at the La Maison design store in Kierland, Arizona.

Looking forward to meeting Arizona friends.

Monday, January 30, 2012

February Newsletter. Joe Ruggiero Collection

Great to see so many designers and their clients as we launch the Joe Ruggiero Collection at Webster & Company. Thank You All for your wonderful response.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sunbrella For Girl's Room

When it comes to little girls it is so nice to know you can depend on the performance of Sunbrella fabrics. I wanted a soft feminine room for this growing young lady and with my collection of Sunbrella fabrics I was able to achieve that look for drapery, trims, top of bed and upholstery. Not to mention the covers for the little terrace.
All available at Miles Talbott.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Palm Beach Style Circa 1948

The graceful days of Palm Beach, Florida. Tycoon Clarence Prentice pictured relaxing among the Palms. A time capsule of days gone by.

Photos: The New York Social Diary.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sunbrella "Top Of Bed"

This bed ensemble I designed for my daughter Meg's home. The entire bed is designed with my Sunbrella fabric collection. I enjoy using Sunbrella for "top of bed" it wears beautifully.

Available at Miles Talbott. The bed is my Colette Bed for Gat Creek and is named after my grand daughter. The finish is Malibu Mist.

All Made in America.

A Room With A View!

There are no worries of the sun or spills and stains. With my Sunbrella upholstery fabric you can enjoy the view and the California sunshine. The sheer curtains at the window are also made of Sunbrella fiber. I also like large pillows that can be changed to create different decor and color accents. The Tribeca modular upholstery makes it easy to move pieces and change the sitting areas. All available at Miles Talbott and made in America.

The side tables are from Gat Creek inspired by Japanese designs, beautiful solid cherry and also made in America.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Tie Dye Look For Sunbrella

I have long been a fan of the ancient art of "tie dye." Now we have taken that look and designed a collection for Sunbrella that has all the look of the hand knotting process with the properties of Sunbrella. No worry about the sun or stains. These fabrics are kid and pet friendly.

With over 120 Sunbrella fabrics to choose from at Miles Talbott you can now enjoy the many looks that will be right for your home.

Monday, January 23, 2012

The "Go Anywhere" Sunbrella Bag. Mom's Love It.

Shopping with my daughter (a mother of two) over the weekend and watching her grab diapers, bottles, games, snacks...you name it from her Sunbrella bag. It was so much fun to watch what she pulled out of that bag. Reminded me of Mary Poppins.
The pattern is Espadrille.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Maison et Objet. Now showing in Paris.

The Paris design show Maison et Objet is now in progress. I had to share with you my son-in-law's beautiful work for his company Accents of France. It amazes me how these young men today can handle the marketing, manufacturing, financing and the raising a beautiful family with my daughter of course. Here are photos from his display in Paris and a piece I have in my own garden.

You can visit his company at accentsoffrance.com

Friday, January 20, 2012

Let's Sing The Blues. One of my favorite design schemes.

Something about this combo that gives a room a lift and puts a smile on my face. Especially when it is "easy care" Sunbrella.

The Blue & White Tiles of Portugal and a collection of Blue & White collectibles.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Creating the JR/Sunbrella Collection for Fall 2012.

Twice a year we create our introductions for Sunbrella. After meetings on trends, fashion forecasts, input from Glen Raven executives from international design shows (extremely valuable) and lifestyles; we begin to create designs that will be introduced at furniture and fabric markets. I am so proud of our team and the wonderful energy they bring to this process. Pictured here are Sunbrella Executives. (left to right) Robert Hernandez, West Coast Sales Representative, Greg Voorhis, Design Director, Me and Emily Cosgrove, Senior Designer.

After our selections are finalized Emily Cosgrove and Greg Voorhis enter the color, fabric name, yarn combinations, warp and construction for each fabric. We always work outside to make sure we have the best possible light for the color selections.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Nice Interior Designer Comment. Thank You Kristen.

Did you know that you can use Sunbrella Fabric for Interior use? Selecting Sofa & Accent chair Sunbrella fabric for my client's living room from Joe Ruggiero Sr. Sunbrella Collection.

An extremely durable fabric for long term use, or for those mishaps with kids & pets. Can handle stains such as; chewing gum, ink, lipstick, nail polish, dried blood, & wine. Can be cleaned with BLEACH! Now that's a workable fabric!
Working with Joe Ruggiero's Sunbrella Collection today!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Joe Ruggiero Speaks to Record Crowd at the Miromar Design Center.

We enjoyed welcoming a record attendance of designers and clients to the Miromar Design Center in Naples, Florida. Peter Webster of Webster & Company introduced our Joe Ruggiero Collection of fabrics and furniture all Made in America to the Naples residents. George Jordan, President of Miles Talbott was on hand to answer questions about the upholstery collection. We were proud to showcase our wood furniture from Gat Creek. Lunch was served as we greeted new friends from the internet and resident designers. Thank you all for making this a day to remember.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Miromar Design Center To Host Joe Ruggiero

I look forward to meeting my friends from the internet on Thrusday January 12th at the Miromar Design Center in Naples, Florida. I hope to be posting from Florida this week.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Thinking Of Our Summer Garden.

These pictures are of our Summer Garden, taken in July 2011. We are having hints of Spring already but I have begun to plan colors now for summer. I am looking forward to summer.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Palm Beach Parties. It's The Season.

Great parties in historic houses. It's the season in Palm Beach. Lots of Pink Pants and Blue Blazers!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Subtle Colors For Our "Made in America" Sunbrella Spring Collections.

Barely There pastels will be the color story for Spring Market. Our new "Made in America" Sunbrella collection features subtle herringbone construction using re-cycled yarns. Look for a very American theme this spring.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Andree Putman, One Of My Favorite Design Icons.

One of the best moments of my career was the interview I did with French designer Andree Putman. This design treasure met me in her loft in Paris. I interviewed her for my "Best of French Design" special for HGTV. Not only does she have wonderful personal style but she also has a designer's soul. What a pleasure it is to know this divine lady.