August 9th, 2016
Contact: June Lockhart-Triolo
Marketing Manager / Art Director
Media & Marketing Department
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
J. ROBERT SCOTT WELCOMES TEXTURES IN WALLCOVERING
Los Angeles, California – August 9, 2016 J. Robert Scott, Inc. the internationally known luxury furniture and textile manufacturer announces representation of hand-crafted wallcovering brand Textures in Wallcovering in our showrooms in selected United States cities and United Kingdom.
For the last several years owner, designer James Girouard along with his son and partner, Tyler have patiently silk screened some of the most imaginative and tactile luxury wallcoverings for the design community. Textures in Wallcovering offers exquisite wall coverings for residential and commercial use that can be customized in terms of color and patterns. The 3 dimensional motifs are richly embossed, and often incorporate grass cloth, silk and shimmer with metallic paint. “We select various materials that are commonplace here in south Florida, like the palm, and certain leaves and of course sand and shells.” Explains Girouard, “My goal is to introduce a taste of nature in these handmade papers, which transforms the interior space and transports the people who experience it.”
“We see a desire in our clients to include texture and dimension in their custom design work.” Says Richard Chilcott, C.E.O. of J. Robert Scott “The quality of this artisanal wallcovering is superior to anything we have seen in the marketplace and a great addition to our bespoke American brand offering.” The patterns and dimensional designs include traditional baroque motifs, geometric and random prints resembling stucco and old world plaster. www.texturesinwallcovering.com
ABOUT TEXTURES IN WALLCOVERING
James Girouard started his design career in 1980; he has designed homes for the past 36 years all along the east coast. From a young age his parents could see the creativity their son exhibited, and urged him to pursue a career in design. He would create room settings as a child, and then rearrange the furniture when his parents went out to dinner. Seeing this talent his mother urged him to take a basic design course in high school, which gave him the groundwork and structure for his natural gifts.
James entered a talent competition with 80 aspiring design students sponsored by legendary department store G. Fox & Company. He was awarded first place, and a scholarship. His award winning design was displayed in the “CT House” in Hartford the state capital. This acknowledgement of his design ability ignited his creative pilot light, and encouraged him to commit to his future career.
Upon graduating from design school James moved to New York City and began working for prestigious Casa Bella Imports, in their three floor gallery in the New York Design Center. After three years immersing himself in the field of high end furnishings, he established his own design firm, James Girouard Design Associates. Girouard built a solid reputation with his clients and as his design firm grew, he found that there were no resources for high quality textural wallcovering.
With his entrepreneurial spirit and a clear vision of what the market needed, he set about creating highly detailed artisan wallcoverings for his own projects and to offer to the design community. Before long he enlisted his son Tyler, the two partnered in this creative process to develop and market the line of American made hand crafted artisan papers. In four short years, Textures in Wallcovering has developed its brand of imaginative designs and patterns in an industry that constantly requires the most sophisticated and custom solutions, with absolute quality.
Textures in Wallcovering is manufactured in Palm Beach, Florida. Currently the brand is represented in several cities in the United States, and will open in the London showroom of J. Robert Scott in September 2016. For locations or to learn more, visit www.texturesinwallcovering.com
ABOUT SALLY SIRKIN LEWIS AND J. ROBERT SCOTT, INC.
J. Robert Scott, Inc. the luxury home furnishings manufacturer was founded in 1972 in Los Angeles by Hall of Fame designer Sally Sirkin Lewis. The company was born out of Ms. Lewis’ desire to provide her clients with contemporary, well made furnishings that met her uncompromising standards of quality and beauty. Her understated, signature style has become known as “California Design.” To this day, she serves as the President of the company, which has established itself as an influential design force around the world, with company owned showrooms in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and London, and representation in 16 cities in 11 countries.
Throughout her career, Ms. Lewis has been awarded more than 150 U.S. Design patents, including a U.S. Utility Patent for her furnishings which are manufactured by hand in the 70,000 square foot factory in Inglewood, California. Through her guidance and direction, J. Robert Scott has gained recognition as an exceptional resource for custom design furniture. It is rare to find a company that can modify any of their existing items, or create an entirely new piece, tailored to the specific needs of their clientele. It is not unusual to see skilled craftsmen, many of whom have been with Ms. Lewis for more than 20 years, hand sewing the edges of a sofa or patiently applying gold leafing to a console. The techniques used are the traditional construction methods that date back to the Renaissance, these talented craftsmen are truly modern day artisans.
J. Robert Scott is well known in the interior design industry for utilizing rare and exotic veneers, as well as Shagreen, snake and goatskin parchment in the manufacturing of its products. The textile division offers a distinctive range of hand-woven silks, silk mohair, wools, velvets and JRS Superkidskin among nearly 700 couture-quality luxury fabrics, in the most appealing and contemporary colorways. Furniture and textiles designed by Sally Sirkin Lewis for J. Robert Scott are instantly recognized for their beauty and valued for their quality, the essence of the company’s commitment to producing “Furniture as an Art Form.”
For additional company and product information, please visit www.jrobertscott.com
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