Roger Davies, Producer: Carlos Mota, Editor: Christine Schwartz Hartley, Item: Navy Luce Ikat Settee
ABOUT MADELINE WEINRIB
Designer Madeline Weinrib has shaped a sophisticated signature style that is at once timeless and modern. She brings a layered and luxurious sensibility to the world of contemporary design with her collections of heirloom quality carpets and artfully conceived textiles, accessories and home accents. Through her Atelier and Showroom in New York, Madeline Weinrib is devoted to helping her clients create beautifully appointed, bespoke spaces that reflect their distinct personality and singular point of view. Let’s take a look at the beauty that Madeline brings to interior design:ELLE DECOR | JUNE 2008 P. 130, Designer: Emma Pilkington, Home: Christina & Chris Cuomo in the Hamptons, Photography:
Roger Davies, Producer: Carlos Mota, Editor: Christine Schwartz Hartley, Items: Purple Luce Ikat Chairs
Madeline’s entry into the world of design was, in many respects, organic. An established painter, she exhibited regularly throughout the 1990s and taught drawing at CUNY before designing her first carpet collection for ABC Carpet & Home in 1997. Inspired by the challenge of translating painterly ideals to warp and weft, Madeline sensed an opportunity to carve out a new niche and to redefine what was at the time a conservative, ancient idiom. With her individual approach to pattern, palette and scale, her unorthodox, ultra-chic reinterpretations bring an unprecedented vitality to a centuries-old art form.
Madeline’s first carpet collection was inspired by her charcoal drawings, but she often says she really found her voice as a designer when she started creating her colorful cotton flatweaves, which are now one of her signature (and most popular) products.ELLE | SEPTEMBER 2005 P. 426, Location: Freeman’s Restaurant in Manhattan, Photography: Anita Calero, Item: Black &
White Chime Tibetan Carpet
Travel is also a big source of inspiration for Madeline — the countries she frequents most often include India, Morocco, Turkey, and Nepal. Many of her designs are inspired by traditional motifs or patterns she discovers while traveling; by playing with the scale and color palette she translates what may have previously been a very traditional motif into something completely new and modern.ELLE DECORATION | MARCH 2011 P. 128, Designer/Home: Hollister Hovey, Photography: Matthew Williams, Item: Natural Sugar
There are not words for how amazing the carpet shown above is in person. Here is a detail of this same carpet, where you can practically feel how soft and shimmery the silk content makes this one.STYLE AT HOME | SEPTEMBER 2011 P. 104, Designer: Jennifer Ferreira, Home: Jerome & Michelle Edelstein, Items: Black Brooke
Blockprint Fabric Custom Pillows
Bench and Indigo Brooke Cotton Carpet
Below see another colorway of the gorgeous blockprint fabric:
or if you like her blues as much as I do, here are some more:
Custom Mandala Tibetan Carpet, Blue Charm Suzani Pillows, Blue Luce Ikat Fabric Duvet,
Black Sommers Suzani Bench and Black Zig Zag Amagansett Vintage Horn Ottoman
See how her sophisticated use of pattern and color can transform a table setting to dreamy and exotic:
P. 176, Photography: Kate Sears, Producer: Anita Sarsidi, Item: Cherry Satin Jam Ikat Fabric
I love love love this bold room. Black & white (photography) & red all over. WELL DONE Bibi Monnahan!
Editor: Mitchell Owens, Producer: Cynthia Frank, Items: Red Luce Ikat Curtains and Custom
Wool & Silk Chime Tibetan Carpet
In addition to her Fifth Avenue Showroom and her Atelier at ABC Carpet & Home (note: these are two separate locations) Madeline’s designs are also available on the website. She also creates exclusive pieces for Barneys, which are sold in their stores nationwide.
If you have any questions about any of the beautiful Madeline Weinrib products you have seen in this post, do not hesitate to let me know.all photographs (if not otherwise noted) provided by Madeline Weinrib Studio