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SAILING AWAY Workshop/APD Takes to the Water VIVA MEXICO! A New Collection with Liz Lambert WEAVING A TALE Rug-making the Perennials Way Perennials Celebrates 25 Years of Great Design

I AM SO PROUD to introduce our first publication of THE SPILL, and to invite you to enjoy our reprise of the first 25 years of Perennials! Not only will we give you a little history lesson, but we will also try to tempt you into discovering more and more about our brands and company. As you will learn, Sutherland outdoor furniture was the real beginning of Perennials and dreamed up by David Sutherland in the early 1990s. Once David and I decided to become life partners, as well as business part ners, Perennials became our “baby”.  I must confess that jumping into a new relationship, a new business, and a new city to live in was like jumping off the crest of Mt. Everest, but for some reason, I had no fear.  It sounded like such a logical and easy decision to make fabrics that would complement and perform on the beautiful outdoor furniture that David and John Hutton had created. I was inspired to join the team. Well, “Be careful what you wish for” is an ad age and now I know why!  When you look at the history it seems so smooth and simple; NOT, really NOT. I don’t want to bore you with all the details but starting a new business with no particular knowledge of the requirements of the job isn’t really a smart thing to do. But having the confidence in what designers would need for our own furniture was a slam dunk. 25 years later, SLAM BANG! It may seem like 25 years is a long time but believe me, it has gone by like a wink! I can’t believe how the company has grown during that time and I am so proud to be a part of it.

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very beginning. Also, timing is ev erything. Performance is now the name of the game, and we are in novators and ready. We never in tended to build two manufacturing facilities to ensure our production and quality delivery but found that it was the only way to satisfy the customers we service!

Lately the world seems to have gone crazy, but Perennials is looking for ward and continuing our vision and passion of designing and supplying products that are unique, beautiful, and high quality. We have learned to not only lead the performance segment for textiles during the last 25 years, but we have also created the Solution Dyed Acrylic Rug sector for the trade and retail. Perennials has led the way in educating the market on the uses of Solution-Dyed Acrylic. Our goals are to grow, excel and continue to have passion for what we do.

I want to sincerely express deep gratitude to everyone that has contributed to the success of Perennials over the years, the designers who believe in our products, the people who have made it possible in design and production, the sales teams who have educated and presented our brand and the partners in the trade and retail who have made it possible to grow.  We will continue our work toward making this the best company possible.

Enjoy our presentation and we look forward to staying in touch for many years to come. Life is short, Live Fearlessly.

Perennials has had the good fortune to have started with a  GREAT IDEA, associated with some amazing people along the way, branded a memorable company name, and been able to penetrate trade and retail around the world from the

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Out and about in the world of Sutherland and Perennials

Sutherland announces new Creative Director, Eugeni Quitllet

sutherland furniture is thrilled to announce Eugeni Quitllet as creative director. Starting August 15, 2022, Eugeni will oversee Sutherland product development. The Catalan designer has an exceptional visionary eye for furniture design. Eugeni’s relationship with Sutherland extends back to 2006 when he worked alongside Philippe Starck designing our Robinwood collection. Eugeni has worked with an impressive roster of renowned global brands like Kartell—where he collaborated with Starck on the iconic Masters chair—as well as Vondom, Roche Bobois, Christofle, Foscarini Lighting, Driade, and Dedon. His first chair, Monaco, for Sutherland is now in production and will be introduced in the summer of 2023. Designing with sustainability in mind will be an overarching approach as Eugeni crafts futuristic pieces with timeless beauty.

“I hope that my vision and magic touch will complete this new dream that is just starting and share it with the world in the most beautiful way!” says Eugeni. “The great quality and variety of material and the know-how that has been the Sutherland signature for so many years will be applied to new territories that underline Sutherland and Perennials as the outdoor and indoor reference in the world. David and Ann, together with the third Mousquetaire, John Hutton, created a path to be followed; experience tells us that it will take us to beautiful places.”

Showroom Openings

DAVID SUTHERLAND, DECORATIVE CENTER HOUSTON

The first David Sutherland Showroom opened in Houston in 1978, so this new space (Suite 141) has particular significance. It is an 11,700 square-foot, bright, spacious showroom, and represented lines include: Liaigre, Rose Tarlow Melrose House, Ochre, Phillip Jeffries, Fortuny, Ancient and Modern, Berman Rosetti, Blackman Cruz, Bradford Stewart, Castel, Corbin Bronze, Elan Atelier, Galbraith and Paul, Hellman Chang, Hutton Collections, Houlès, John Himmel Decorative Arts, John Lyle, Le Gracieux, Lorin Marsh, Mattaliano, Michael Fogg, Mimi London, Pavoni, Ron Dier Design, Ryan Jackson Home, SHIIR, Studio E, and Wicker Works. The showroom also includes fireplace facades to highlight Ancient and Modern (formerly known as Chesneys).

PERENNIALS SUTHERLAND, THE COLLECTIVE, NAPLES, FLORIDA

The 3,660 square-foot studio (Suite 102) showcases the finest Perennials and Sutherland collections, also offering plenty of space for designers to work on custom projects with our representatives.

PERENNIALS SUTHERLAND STUDIO, SAN FRANCISCO

Creative Director

Eugeni Quitllet. The Robinwood chair (right), designed by Phillipe Starck and Quitllet for Sutherland Furniture in 2009.

Perennials Sutherland Studio has expanded in the San Francisco Design Center with a new 6,000 square-foot space. Located in Suite 100, the new studio features an expansive Perennials Rugs gallery, complete with a stack of Ready to Roll rugs.

For more information, visit perennialsandsutherland.com

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Table of Contents

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On the Go!

Ann Sutherland’s list of travel must-haves.

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By the Book

What David Sutherland is reading now.

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A Colorful History

Perennials celebrates 25 years of design excellence.

25 Water World

The indoor-outdoor life on the high seas, Perennials-style.

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Sailing Away Workshop/APD shows off their style inspiration for an elegantly appointed yacht.

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Design American-Style

Three American designers show the range of “American Style.”

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Weaving a Tale

Perennials India weaves an age-old craft with modern technology to revitalize a community.

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Upstairs, Downstairs Emily Hewett and Perennials create the perfect custom runner for her new home.

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And the Winner is...

A celebratory rug contest yields beautiful designs.

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Viva Mexico!

A new collection with Liz Lambert is inspired by the colors and crafts of Todos Santos.

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Rising to the Top Niven Morgan Gold Hand Cream

“One of our dear friends in Dallas is fragrance creator extraordinaire Niven Morgan. We worked with Niven to produce our company Christmas gifts last year— custom Perennials candles—which were a huge hit. His hand cream comes to my rescue while traveling repeatedly.” nivenmorgan.com

Electric Slides

Valentino Roman Stud Calfskin Slide Sandals

“These are so cozy on flights. I always have them in my carry on.” valentino.com

On the Go!

Passport? Phone charger? Electronic boarding pass? A jet-setting CEO offers a peek into the essentials that round out her packing list.

IN THIS FAST-PACED WORLD, many of us find ourselves perpetually packing and dashing to the airport. And though the appropriate attire to take will depend on the destination, there are a handful of accoutrements no seasoned traveler should be without. Inveterate voyager Ann Sutherland shares the must-have items in her go bag.

The Eyes Have It

Izipizi Reading Glasses

“I have these on me at all times, especially while traveling, so that I can read my favorite publications like Interior Design and Galerie. They are incredibly lightweight but durable.” izipizi.com

All Wrapped Up Perennials Cozy Time Knit Throw

“It keeps me warm on international flights. Plus when I get home, I can just throw it in the wash and it comes out like new!” perennialsfabrics.com

A Place for Everything

Perennials Everywhere Bag

“We’ve been making our Perennials Everywhere Bags for years for employee use. We use ‘seconds’ fabrics, which is great because it gives fabric a second life instead of being tossed out. The bags carry everything: laptops, extra cosmetic bags, glasses, magazines, you name it.” perennialsfabrics.com

Easier Listening Air Pods

“While I prefer to read on flights, I also love listening to one of my playlists.” apple.com

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By the Book

DAVID SUTHERLAND spends his days immersed in design, so it’s no surprise that his library reflects his passion and his life’s work. “As with most people in the design industry I am a visual person. The prettier the picture, the more I believe about the product and the more likely I am to purchase something. Print books are educational and informative for me.

I can’t wait to receive the latest Rose Tarlow book. We have ordered 100 signed copies for our customers to purchase. I know the recipients will love them.” Here are some of his current favorites.

Inspired by memories of her beloved California childhood home Windrift, lost in a fire in 1970, renowned designer Rose Tarlow showcases her three current family homes—in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and Provence—preserving treasured memories for her own family as well as providing a master class in interior design.

At Home by Rose Uniacke

A privileged chance to see interior designer Rose Uniacke’s work in the form of a private tour of her London home—the crucible for all her design ideas—in her first book, produced as a limited edition of 2,500 copies. This sumptuous volume, the first on the designer, has been conceived with Uniacke to her bespoke specifications and masterfully photographed by François Halard.

As I See It: A Live in Detours

The power of a mobile phone camera combined with the impeccable eye of architect Thomas Kligerman forms the global design story of As I See It. The images are curated into dynamic pairs meant to spark a conversation about the world and the different ways of seeing it.

Workshop/APD Homes

The first monograph from the award-winning architecture and design firm includes 20 projects with their unique blend of classic warmth and contemporary simplicity. From a modern yet cozy Manhattan piedà-terre to a surprisingly streamlined Shingle Style compound on Nantucket, the projects strike an exquisite balance between architectural brilliance and decorative expressiveness.

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“Ann and David are the definition of a true power couple. They have revolutionized the world of outdoor furnishings and fabrics with the Sutherland and Perennials brands, and all of us at RH are grateful to be a part of their inspiring story of innovation and design.”

GARY FRIEDMAN, CHAIRMAN AND CEO, RH

A Colorful

History

Perennials celebrates its 25th year of designing—and living—fearlessly.

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IT HAS BEEN NOTED THROUGHOUT HISTORY that necessity breeds invention and across assorted industries and countless decades, that adage has proven true. So, it holds that 25 years ago, when Sutherland Furniture founders Ann and David Sutherland were in the market for outdoor fabrics deserving of their own furniture designs, they realized an opportunity to create a whole new industry.

“When Perennials began in 1997, there was no performance luxury fabric in the market,” states David Sutherland, cofounder of Perennials and Sutherland Furniture. “Our goal was to provide designers and their clients with a new option for casual yet luxurious living—something soft-tothe-touch and effortlessly cleanable, with beautiful options beyond linens, silks, and wools that are easily damaged by stains and sun.”

With the birth of Perennials came a whole new spectrum of color, style, and comfort to a category that previously had only offered stiff fabrics in harsh primary colors. The Sutherlands’ belief that luxury yachts and other outdoor settings deserve fabrics and rugs that match their surroundings in sophistication changed the marketplace and opened creative doors the designers of such environments had not before experienced. The success of the line can be credited to both performance and design. With no example to follow, the Sutherlands faced the simultaneous tasks of discovering a consistent source of 100-percent solutiondyed acrylic fibers, learning the ins-and-outs of weaving

“Our late friend and design partner John Hutton designed the original Perennials fabrics in elegant textures and colors,” she says, noting some of those original fabrics remain best sellers today. And recent collaborations, with designers like Rose Tarlow, Timothy Corrigan, and Vincent Van Duysen, have lent their own design perspectives to the brand. “They created vastly different collections,” Ann Sutherland explains, “which gives our product range a little bit of everything—from crisp Belgian linen qualities to elaborate Baroque patterns. Design is about creativity,” she stresses, “and there are myriad designers and architects with distinct and wellinformed viewpoints that suggest many different options for fabric direction.”

Not content to rest on their well-designed laurels, the Sutherlands built on Perennials’ success in multiple directions. In subsequent years, the brand would launch Perennials Rugs, also designed for luxury indoor/outdoor environments; open factories of their own in Mexico and India; launch a studio in Chelsea Harbor Design Centre;

different yarns, listening to designer feedback, and adjusting accordingly. But on top of the new fabric’s performance and hand, style would further propel the Perennials line on the road to success. Co-founder Ann Sutherland stresses that since the very beginning,collaboration has been pivotal to Perennials’s designer appeal.

“Our goal was to provide designers and their clients with a new option for casual yet luxurious living.”
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and create a unique line for RH, a retail crossover collection that turned out to be a boost for their trade partners as well. Indeed, throughout the company’s two-and-a-half decades, there have been many pivotal moments, but consistent throughout has been the Sutherlands’ personal desire to create the perfect material and their shared belief in their ability to foster their vision to reality. “We knew it was out there,” says David Sutherland, “but it took incredible commitment to the process and to the vagaries of a new business to really make it happen.”

As the partners eye the future of Perennials, Ann Sutherland stresses the “great fortune” they have had to have “many wonderful friends and associates who have helped build the business,” noting “without their tireless commitment we wouldn’t be here.” It’s these same devoted individuals she foresees helping to carry their “vision and legacy forward, as there is so much more that we can contribute to the market.”

“The evolution of our company has been just that: an evolution, not a revolution,” David Sutherland concurs. “The growth potential for our products is unbelievable and just shepherding those opportunities along the way for the next 25 years will be its own reward.”

Ad it Up Early ads for the brand’s Villa and Shinto collections. Below: An early exhibition design.
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1997 | In the Beginning

Perennials, created by Ann and David Sutherland, strode into a market that previously included stiff, uncomfortable fabrics in limited primary colors for outdoor use. The brand was an outgrowth of the couple’s idea that outdoor spaces could be as elegant and luxurious as indoor, if the right materials were used. The Sutherland’s design partner, John Hutton, designed the very first Perennials collection with elegant textures and colors, and many of those original fabrics are still their best sellers today. The brand’s first jacquard fabric was Tides, Hutton’s painterly wave design.

“Designers weren’t asking for it,” notes David Sutherland of their creation of luxury outdoor textiles. “They didn’t know they had an option for outdoor. It was our idea exclusively to offer garden colors and a great hand, but only because we needed it for our own revolutionary furniture designs.” Ann Sutherland points to their late friend and design partner, John Hutton, for being the creative visionary whose early contribution helped set the pace for what was to come and the expectation of quality and style for which Perennials would come to be known. “Since the beginning of Perennials, collaboration has been pivotal,” she stresses. At left, David and Ann are joined by John Hutton at the opening of the Dallas showroom in 1997.

The Perennials story centers on a passion for design, quality, and collaboration.
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The first fabric to utilize chenille was Nubby, released in Fall 2004.  With the creation of fibers that mirrored the feel of cotton perfected, the Sutherlands set out to spin the yarns to whatever criteria they wished to address. “One of the reasons for textures was an interest in mimicking terry cloth,” says Ann Sutherland. “It suggested that other yarns could be created as well and the race was on!” Shinto, released the same year, was inspired by Japanese design and textures, and reflected the brand’s global inspiration.

The Networks collection introduced Very Terry and Shibori. “These are Perennials Originals!” exclaims Ann Sutherland, who still uses Very Terry consistently for projects. Shibori was the first jacquard Perennials ever wove. As the name suggests, Very Terry mimics a classic terry cloth fabric made with 100% SDA boucle yarns.
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2004 | Nubby and Shinto 2005 | Networks

2006 | Perennials Textiles de Mexico

PTM is formed to store raw materials and produce sampling materials in a warehouse space in Toluca, Mexico; eventually Perennials would purchase loom machines and set up a production facility in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. The mill is later expanded to include weaving, sampling, and storage under one state-of-the-art 60,000 square-foot roof. ”The old saying, ‘if it’s to be done right, I must do it myself’ applies here,” says David Sutherland of owning their own production facilities. As “the chain of supply from the raw liquid to a finished product is fraught with potential disruptions and problems,” he adds, “logistically, it can be a nightmare. The only way to effect good design, good delivery, great communication, and best practices all-around is to create a company and a group committed to the same thing—a beautiful, unique, and quality product, delivered in the best time frame possible, with the fewest possible delays.”

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2007 | Touchy Feely

The first, most obvious use of chenille in fabric was Touchy Feely in Fall 2007 for the Beyond the Bend collection. With few spinners able to successfully create specialty yarns to their specifications, development of such unique yarns took years. Utilizing them in Perennials’s constructions required a learning curve that involved slowing the looms down to achieve the desired results. “Now, over half of our line, including our top-selling constructions, utilize these unique yarns,” notes Ann Sutherland, stressing “there’s always more to do. Development of specialty yarns like these is always in the works.”

2007 | Rough ’n Rowdy

Rough ‘n Rowdy, from the Beyond the Bend collection, is introduced in 2007, and represented a breakthrough for Perennials. It quickly became a client favorite and one of the brand’s best-selling SKUs. Perennials currently offers over 60 colorways in the collection.

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2009 | Collab with Clodagh

In 2009, Perennials collaborated with award-winning international designer Clodagh. The unmistakable look, structure, and flow of a spaces designed by Clodagh please all the senses with a careful mix of the exotic and the familiar. The Irish-born designer believes good design should support well-being. She builds this belief into truly inspirational environments by using sustainable materials and incorporating elements of feng shui, chromotherapy, and biophilia into her work. Her collection with Perennials reflects that ethos.

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Perennials and Sutherland began showing at the Monaco Yacht Show, where they frequently launch fall collections. For the 2010 show, Ann and David realized the value of offering luxury performance underfoot, so they showcased Perennials’s first rendition of Perennials Rugs, a Tibetan knot design shown above. In the ensuing years, they launched many collections at Monaco Yacht Show, including the Mariner 316 collection in 2012, and Vincent Van Duysen’s Otti collection in 2019. Perennials by Bannenberg and Rowell and Hi ‘n Dri with debut at the 2022 Monaco Yacht Show.

Jungle

Urban Jungle, launched in 2010, utilizes solution-dyed acrylic technology to evoke edge and drama. The high-performance fabrics in this collection are perfect for outdoor daybeds, pillows, wall coverings, upholstered headboards, and barstools. The collection includes six new patterns: City Kitty (jacquard velvet in exotic animal print), What Knot (chenille in faux-wood-grain design), Hissy Fit (damask jacquard in an iridescent snakeskin print), Love It or Leaf It (jacquard matelasse in an autumn leaves print), Comfy Cozy (heavy textures chenille), and Posh (silky satin with contrasting reverse side). The graphic, textural collection exemplifies Perennials’s continued push to bring elegance and whimsy to indoor/outdoor design.

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2010 | Monaco 2010 | Urban

2011 | RH

David Sutherland, explains RH CEO Gary Friedman had personal experience with Perennials’ fabrics prior to approaching them to create a collection just for RH, as he had used them in his own projects. “We agreed to work with him and for many years a lot of the RH designs were exclusive to RH,” Sutherland says. “While we had concerns about how this would affect our trade clients, it became clear the vast numbers of architects and designers who were using RH furniture. This has proven to be a long-lasting and lucrative partnership.”

“For collections, focus is imperative, and must be concise and have a critical mass of complementary options.”
— ANN SUTHERLAND
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2012 | Rose Tarlow

Rose Tarlow’s original design and keen eye have been celebrated in the interior design community for over 30 years. In 2012, she collaborated with Perennials to create a new collection of textiles for outdoor use. The Rose Tarlow Melrose House for Perennials collection consists of 100-percent solution-dyed acrylic fabrics, which are all soil-, mildew-, and UV-resistant. The initial offering of over 70 different fabrics dovetailed with Perennials’s classic direction, and featured earthy tones, antique hues and timeless textures. Tarlow is working on a follow up collection with the brand, including rugs, due fall of 2023.

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2013 | First rug collection: Out and About

Following the soft launch of Perennials Rugs’ Tibetan knot designs in 2010, the focus shifted to the outdoors, working with a network of artisan weavers across Mexico to create Out and About, a collection of flatwoven designs. A few years later, they began to experiment with skilled Indian weavers on other constructions that were interior focused, like Tibetan knot and dropstitch rugs. “It’s the construction of the rugs, the ability to work with various methods, that make our products so successful,” says Ann Sutherland. “One of the biggest challenges, and successes, was the ability to teach traditional weavers to work with the material in the same way they work with cotton, wool, silk, etc.” She stressed that the potential for creativity is akin to that of their textiles. “Like the fabric industry, the rug industry has gone on for centuries and the creative pot extends to literally millions of options and combinations.”

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| Porter Teleo

Porter Teleo began as a line of handprinted, hand-painted wall covering and fabric developed by artist Kelly Porter and interior designer Bridgett Cochran. The patterns are created by employing a variety of fine art processes, such as woodblocking, painting, and chine collé. Their unique styling and pattern draw from ancient Japanese screens, antique architectural ornamentation, and the hand of artist Kelly Porter. In 2016, Perennials worked with Porter Teleo to translate its original works of art into high-performance fabrics.

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2017 | Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour

In 2017, the Sutherland Perennials Studio opened in the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, London, showcasing Sutherland Furniture and Perennials Fabrics. The new studio marked the brand’s second European showroom. At the time, Ann Sutherland was quoted as saying, “We are very excited to be opening a location in London. The Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is the perfect setting to showcase our products, and we believe that this will further enable us to succeed in promoting our brands worldwide.”

“Consistency in quality and inventory is pivotal to success.”
—DAVID SUTHERLAND
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2018 | India

“Opening both of our 100,000 square-foot manufacturing facilities, Perennials Textiles de Mexico and Perennials India, were momentous for us in terms of the ability to forecast inventory, cut down on lead times, and build our Perennials family abroad,” Ann Sutherland says. Perennials India continues to yield handcrafted indoor/outdoor rugs at the highest standard.

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2019 | Timothy Corrigan

With offices in Paris and Los Angeles, Timothy Corrigan’s timeless design philosophy combines European elegance with California comfort. He has been named to most of the design world’s best designer lists, including the AD100, Elle Decor A-List, Robb Report’s Top 40, the Luxe Gold List, and Departures Design Council. He has received numerous honors, including the Institute of Classical Architecture So-Cal Legacy Award, The Design Icon Award, and the Star of Design Award. He is the only American designer honored by the French Heritage Society for his restoration of several national landmarks in France. Released in 2019, Perennials by Timothy Corrigan introduced seven new fabric designs and three new rug designs that were inspired by the designer’s projects around the globe.

2019 | Showroom Rug Contest

“The product development team for Perennials Rugs is constantly innovating, creating new constructions like chenille flatwovens and playing with loop-and-pile,” says Ann Sutherland, noting the team loves a challenge. “We recently tasked every showroom with creating a rug design—roughly the size of a strike-off—that encapsulated their city. The final results were surreal and our team nailed them—from the Chicago Bean to a gorgeous rendering of the Empire State Building.”

“There are myriad designers and architects with distinct and wellinformed viewpoints that suggest many different options for fabric direction.”
—ANN SUTHERLAND
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2020 | E-commerce platform

For the first time, Perennials debuts e-commerce, perennialsfabrics.com, offering 24/7 trade access to yardage orders, sample and quote requests, and more. Perennials’s mission, to invigorate the design community with sophisticated resilient textiles, and a splash of trademark wit, is delivered with bold graphics and enhanced content on the platform, which launched in February 2020. The website redesign incorporated the option to view pricing and SKU inventory levels, confirming yardage available for projects big and small. Perennials doubled down on this commitment to the trade by allowing verified account users to place fabric and ready-to-roll rug orders online. Now, clients can simply hit “purchase” to complete an order. E-commerce offers the showroom experience to designers outside of Perennials’s existing markets, and encourages growth in rural areas as well as in global markets.

2020 | Pandemic pivot

The brand’s passion for design is only matched by their love of community. In response to the local and national need for face masks, Perennials pivoted operations in order to manufacture masks, donating fabrics, labor, and facilities. We were proud to help the essential workers and health-care personnel on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ability to donate fabric and labor became their biggest asset in aiding those on the front lines. Three facilities— Dallas Warehouse, PTM, and PI—made more than 10,000 masks. Perennials used “unfinished” fabrics (those not treated with Nanoseal technology) to make masks that fit over N95 masks, extending the life of regulation medical-grade masks. And because the fabrics are 100-percent solution-dyed acrylic textiles, they were able to stand up to bleach, making them especially useful, as healthcare workers routinely wash clothes, instruments, and facilities using bleach. David Sutherland said at the time, “I am optimistic that this crisis too shall pass, like those that came before it. Our company always comes out stronger on the other side. Knowing this, I find it incredibly important to support our community, and our employees, in these uncertain times.”

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“I would like to extend our congratulations to Ann and David and all the Perennials team for their 25 anniversary. We at Brown Jordan are beyond proud to work with and collaborate the Perennials team. Their understanding of business ethics, branding, elevating and innovation is unparalleled. We are very honored to be part of the celebration and our relationship with all at Perennials.”

“All of us at Serena & Lily would like to congratulate you on your 25th anniversary! Perennials has always been a leader in performance fabrics, and we love partnering to develop proprietary patterns and colorwork that feel right at home in our assortment. Your collection of fabrics brings an enduring quality to both upholstered pieces and outdoor accessories that are fresh and vibrant with a sophisticated yet casual appeal for day-to-day living.”

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A yacht is the ultimate indoor-outdoor experience. WATER WORLD

ANN AND DAVID SUTHERLAND created Perennials because they percieved a need for durable, indoor-outdoor fabrics that were also elegant, stylish, and soft. And where better to incorporate those elements than in the gracefully appointed interior and exterior spaces of a world-class, luxury yacht? The Sutherlands are yachting afficionados and love to entertain on All Inn, their 130-foot Westport stunner. David shares, “My favorite moments on the water are when we’re approaching port and then when we are easing away from the dock, headed out to sea.”

On the All Inn, Ann chose fabrics that highlight the elegant yachting lifestyle. “We used Touchy Feely on the flybridge Blue Moon Bar banquette and it is absolutely gorgeous, saturated blue color, soft and cozy and dressy looking. For other lounge areas, Homespun provided unique texture and subtle color combinations to be interesting, as well as natural looking.”

When it comes to furniture, David Sutherland recommends

something sturdy and sea salt resistent, like the brand’s Mariner chairs made from 316 stainless steel, which won’t erode from the effects of saltwater. The heavier frames also resist toppling over in rough waters or high winds.

Perennials fabrics and rugs are UV-, mildew-, and abrasionresistant, pivotal for marine environments. But there is no need to sacrifice style for performance. Ann explains, “Performance is the main requirement, but on a yacht the interiors must be impeccable and stylish. It’s a lifestyle that exudes elegance and comfort.”

No matter how big a yacht is, interior space is always at a premium. Creating stealth storage solutions is key, as well as utilizing furnishings that won’t overcrowd a room. Designers frequently feature neutral or light hues in a space to make it seem more open. David explains that the All Inn is “lighter, brighter, and more carefree” than their Dallas home, making it the perfect vacation retreat.

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Vacation Vibes Top: The aptly named Blue Moon Lounge on the flydeck includes bar seating and a banquette covered in Touchy Feely in a crisp, saturated blue for a truly nautical ambiance. Bottom: The “All Inn” amongst the impressive natural beauty of Alaska.
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On Deck On the All Inn, outdoor and indoor spaces are luxuriously appointed and cozy, with plenty of seating, making the yacht perfect for entertaining. Below: Banquette seating can host a crowd, and the crisp, tailored blue and white color scheme lends a sartorial air. The Mariner 316 dining arm chair by Sutherland is made from salt-resistent stainless steel, and is upholstered in Perennials’s Nailhead in Sea Salt. Bottom: A pair of Mariner 316 Tub Chairs in Very Terry provide a quiet sitting area in the sky lounge. Right: Perennials’s Hi ‘n Dri collection of performance vegan leathers have the buttery hand of natural leather, while maintaining color and texture after prolonged use. HI ‘N DRI/SMOKE HI ‘N DRI/BLANCA HI ‘N DRI/SEA SALT HI ‘N DRI/OCEAN HI ‘N DRI/BEACH HI ‘N DRI/ALABASTER HI ‘N DRI/RHINO HI ‘N DRI/CERULEAN HI ‘N DRI/BLUE JEAN
“My favorite moments on the water are when we’re approaching port and then when we are easing away from the dock, headed out to sea.”
—DAVID SUTHERLAND
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New Horizons

Perennials by Bannenberg & Rowell, de signed by the celebrated superyacht design studio, launches this fall at the 2022 Monaco Yacht Show. The collection—with three new fabrics and one rug—is made of 100-percent solution-dyed acrylic, and is inspired by a passion for the marine lifestyle. The fab rics—Vertex, Atomic, and On the Grid— are in colorways influenced by the ocean hori zon. “We’ve worked with David, Ann, and the Sutherland team for many years designing, customizing and specifying furniture and fabric from their ever-expanding range,” says Simon Rowell, creative director of Ban nenberg & Rowell. “So, collaboration on a brand new product range was a natural and rewarding evolution of our relationship.”

Vertex/Sea Foam Vertex/Shell Vertex/White Sands Vertex/Vapor Vertex/Blue Jean Atomic/Dove Atomic/Sea Foam Atomic/Shell Atomic/Blueberry On the Grid/Misty Mint On The Grid/Nickel On The Grid/Moonstone On The Grid/Blue Boy
“Collaboration on a brand new product range was a natural and rewarding evolution of our relationship.”
—SIMON ROWELL CREATIVE DIRECTOR, BANNENBERG & ROWELL
Left: Colors inspired by the ocean horizon. Above: A lustrous and luxurious assortment of fabrics from the collection. Right: The Oceana side chair.
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Floating Oasis

The Oasis, a 40-meter Benetti yacht, marks the first foray into yacht design for the multidisciplinary design firm, Bonetti/Kazerski. The firm, already known for a diverse array of clients such as Pace Gallery in New York and Ian Schrager’s West Hol lywood EDITION hotel, was invited by Giovanna Vitelli, Vice President of Azimut Benetti Group to create interiors from a “different point of view,” says Enrico Bonetti. “We imagined an ideal own er, someone active and elegantly informal, and we made a custom boat for them.”

Vitelli says, “Bonetti/Kazerski embodies a Europe an approach that strives to create spaces that pos sess an aesthetic of understated luxury and warm modernism. They were the perfect firm to collab orate on this project as their design fit the Class line’s mold—the interiors represent a casual-chic attitude, which is precisely the ambiance we wish to convey.”

The Oasis also marked the yacht debut of Bonetti/ Kazerski’s Plateau furniture line for Sutherland. The collection features teak chairs, sofas and tables that meld simple, elegant lines with architectural details.

Yacht Life Top to bottom: Two views of the Bonetti/ Kazerski designed Oasis

The Plateau Lounge Chair, designed by Bonetti/Kazerski for Sutherland, is shown here in Weathered Teak. It also comes in Natural and Clear Sealed Teak. It can be upholstered in any of Perennials large collection of textiles.

Ocean Going Indoor-outdoor life takes a luxurious turn on the Oasis. The ultrachic vessel comprises four decks, five cabins, an infinity pool, and a yoga area. A spacious open floor plan helps provide unobstructed views, while large glass windows and doors gracefully tuck away to aid in the seamless flow between inside and out.
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“What started as a family-owned business has developed into a leader in the textile industry, combining science with art and durability with innovation. Passion, design integrity and a willingness to experiment have made our collaboration with Perennials transformational. The company is a synonym for good design and performance but more than that, it is a lifestyle.”

MICHAL SILVER, DESIGN DIRECTOR, Lapaz Perennials Performance Weave - SS19 Campaign. PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRISTOPHER HORWOOD Verano Perennials Performance Weave - SS19 Campaign. PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRISTOPHER HORWOOD Bookend and Go With the Flow Perennials Performance Weave - SS22 Campaign. PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRISTOPHER HORWOOD

SAILING

Workshop/APD creates a floating island of serene design.

WORKSHOP/APD, HEADED BY FOUNDING PRINCIPALS Andrew Kotchen, Matt Berman, and principal architect Thomas Zoli, are known for their global perspective on architecture and design, their obsessive attention to detail, and their intentional and for ward-thinking approach to creating spaces in the modern world.

For a client who loves entertaining, the team redesigned this South Florida-based yacht. In order to maximize shared space while al lowing room for ample storage and an eight-person crew, the Workshop/APD team deployed an array of multi-purpose furnish ings. While yachts traditionally take a nautical direction, they opted instead for a more classic approach—a comfortable, modern and timeless floating home, with new paneling, carpets, and wall up holstery to add soft coziness. Perennials was the perfect choice for adding luxurious touches with true indoor/outdoor functionality.

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Home on the High Seas The Workshop/APD team created luxurious and cozy rooms with plenty of seating for guests. They layered the space with textural fabrics in a neutral palette, all designed to withstand salty air and water. Above: A tailored banquette is upholstered in Perennials’s Raffia Chalk. Below: Sutherland’s Neoclassic folding chairs surround a custom dining table. Right: In the lounge, chairs are covered in Snazzy White Sands.

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Inspiration Workshop/APD created a moodboard of textiles, surfaces, and ideas for the design of the luxury yacht. They chose luxurious material and surfaces, including a range of fabrics from Perennials. Instead of following a more traditional, nautical approach, they opted to create a comfortable, modern, and timeless floating home. Bottom left: Some of the team’s inspiration for the yacht’s overall aesthetic.

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Design AMERICAN-STYLE

QUILTS, CROCKS, AND WOOD CARVINGS—these are some words that come to mind when one hears the word “Amer icana.” But folk art and small-town living are a limited take on a country of this breadth and enormity. Today, American style has evolved into a multi-faceted approach incorporat ing a full range of ideas and inspiration.

In the West and Southwest a merging of Native American and European styles is one of many design aesthetics. “Na tive American heritage and the frontier lifestyle gave us the reference to antler furniture, raw wood, and rich textiles. These things take us back to our roots—and we don’t have to look back centuries. We’re just a short distance away from where we started,” says Ann Sutherland, Perennials’s CEO.

In his New York apartment, legendary designer Robert Stilin creates an eclectic, vibrant room centered around two dy namic prints by artist Wade Guyton—showing how contem

porary American art has its own place in the conversation about the new Americana.

In the American Southwest, celebrated former design editor Mary Emmerling—who repopularized American folk art in the early 1980s—today takes a more modern approach with the design of her Arizona home. American antiques still play a large role but are updated with a casual, coastal Shabby Chic sofa and a modern Tolomeo floor lamp. Traditional American motifs are rounded out with more global gestures like a Moroccan pouf and zebra rug.

Los Angeles-based designer Mark Sikes—known as one of the most important American designers working today— takes an updated approach to the classic American blueand-white theme. In his own home library—with its layers of pattern and texture—the room feels fresh and unexpected.

When it comes to the new Americana, it’s folk art with a twist—an oversized spongeware pattern, a twig table made of cement, or a traditional wood ladderback chair in bright red.

David Sutherland explains, “America is fortunate in that we’re surrounded by the Atlantic and the Pacific because it gives us our own identity. We can draw from other cultures or other continents, but we’re going to build on our own history.”

From coast to coast, our distinctive style continues to evolve.

Robert Stilin

In the dining area of Robert Stilin’s New York apartment, two Wade Guyton prints hang majestically over a Guillerme et Chambron table and Marolles Chairs, in a grand nod to the power of American art in design today. Inspired by the subtle, rustic yet elegant look of this room, we chose some distinctly American pieces to achieve the look. photograph by stephen kent johnson/otto

Left to Right: The Great Camp Adirondack Chair streamlines and updates an American classic, sutherlandfurniture.com. Tory Burch plays with scale to modernize a traditional spongeware pitcher, toryburch.com. Tom Corbin’s “Hiero-Man” marries contemporary art with a classic American motif, corbinbronze.com. Traditional wicker is refreshed with Bunny Williams’s fanciful, whimsical Lucas drinks table, bunnywilliamshome.com

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Mary Emmerling

Mary Emmerling’s own living room in Scottsdale, Arizona (above), features a myriad of antiques and vintage finds all culled from craft and art fairs such as Objects of Art & American Indian/Tribal in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Roundtop Antiques Fair in Roundtop, Texas. Emmerling strikes just the right balance between new and old, and expertly brings in global accents like a zebra-patterned rug and a Moroccan pouf to round out the distinctly American flair of the room. Choose some patterns and motifs to add flair to your own decor. photograph by david tsay/otto

Clockwise from bottom right: Footed Table by John Dickinson through Sutherland, sutherlandfurniture.com. Southwestern I Rug by Perennials, perennialsfabrics.com New West Tile from Clé, cletile.com. Bixby Hutch by Lindye Galloway, lindyegalloway.com Faux Bois Table and Chair by Michael Fogg through Sutherland, sutherlandfurniture.com

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“Innovation is often the ability to reach into the past and bring back what is good, what is beautiful, what is useful, what is lasting.”
-SISTER PARISH
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Mark Sikes

Layered and dynamic, fresh and bright are the watchwords in Mark D. Sikes’s home library (opposite). Blue and white is a classic American motif, but it takes a deft hand to keep it from looking clichéd. Every inch is considered—from the walls and ceiling covered in Shumacher’s Ojai Stripe to the perfect accent of the Houlès trim on a Pindler Roman shade. A Henredon slipper chair covered in Pierre Frey’s Toile de Nantes fabric sits center stage. Add some traditional touches to your own décor with some of our selections. photograph by amy neunsinger

This page, clockwise from bottom left: Juniper Dining Chair by Mark D. Sikes for Chaddock, chaddockhome.com. Summer Fun by Bradford Stewart through Sutherland, sutherlandfurniture.com. Blue Painted Linen Check Napkin by Hudson Grace, hudsongracesf.com. The Corin by Ron Dier Design, rondierdesign.com

Opposite page: The Broderick daybed by Serena & Lily can be upholstered in Perennials Gingham, serenaandlily.com Wicker Jar Lamp by Sarah Bartholomew for Mainly Baskets, mainlybaskets.com

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Weaving a tale

“WE HAD THIS GREAT YARN that we used to weave our fab ric,” explains Sutherland and Perennials COO Chris Morris. But what else could they do with this spectacularly soil-re sistant fiber? The answer would change the lives of hun dreds around the village of Manjusar—about three-quar ters of the way up India’s western coast. Today, it’s the home of Perennials India. But it started with the simple desire to make great rugs.

Their Skills, Their Selves

India’s generations-long history of rug-weaving made it a natural choice. However, the local relationship to this once time-honored work had grown complicated. Most weavers could earn only a meager sum. “People would remark, ‘What will you achieve from this? Will this help you build your fu ture? Weaving will lead you nowhere.’” remembers Shivmo han Yadav. Fellow weaver Pramod Yadav could not afford to pay for his children’s education or even groceries. But their situations were about to change.

“Once we decided to do it ourselves, it was important to do it the right way,” says Callie Mooney. The Perennials Global Product Director prefers the simpler title “Rug Lady.” Mooney remembers touring the area with CEO Ann Sutherland early on. “We were looking at potential housing,” Mooney recalls. Sutherland questioned the quality of a door. When told it was standard, “she said, ‘I don’t care if it’s standard. It should be something that we would want to live in as well.’”

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So, they built a campus where all could hold their heads high. “It’d be hard not to be proud of what you’re doing when you walk into that facility,” Mooney says. Workers clock in via retinal scanners. And the near-immaculate white floor is a far cry from the dirt pits in which they’d weave at home.

Weave This Way

Weavers arrive with a variety of skill levels. But even the most experienced need training to adapt to the fiber texture, equipment, and other specifications. But most tend to stick to their specialties, such as Tibetan knot or flat weaving.

Once trained, each will work on crafting approximately three square feet of textile at a time. The same artisan will return to that section until it is complete, like painters to canvases. There is no second shift that picks up where the last weaver left off.

As each concentrates on his section, he must be aware of his fellow weavers. “Everyone has to be in sync,” explains Mooney. “When they’re pulling that bar back and packing that yarn—if the guy on the right has been working out more or the guy on the left is sleepy that day—the width won’t be the same.” On simpler designs, weavers might

accomplish eight to sixteen inches per day. But abstract patterns or subtle gradients may grow no more than three inches in that time.

Finishing Touches

When rugs leave the loom, most are unrecognizable before the finishers. These artisans trim to reveal the extraordi nary patterns that lie beneath. Both Mooney and Morris are quick to credit Amol Biniwale, managing director of

People would remark, ‘What will you achieve from this? Will this help you build your future?’
—SHIVMOHAN YADAV
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Clockwise from top, right: Labyrinthine patterns like the Walkabout or the Maze Crazy Drop Stitch may be unrecognizable when removed from the loom until they are properly coiffured by a finisher. Like weavers, finishers have specialities in which they train, and their painstaking work can reveal complex patterns like this Whirlpools Tibetan Knot. A standard 8 x 10 rug requires four to five weavers to work side-by-side in tandem; the effect is somewhere between the intense concentration of meditation and the choreographed beauty of a dance. “Have you heard the expression, ‘You clean up well?’” asks Chris Morris, as he discusses the final processes of fluffing and trimming that precede a rug’s journey to its owner or showroom. “That applies to rugs,” he explains with a knowing laugh.

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Perennials India, for the quality of these creations and suc cess of their makers.

The makers appreciate it, as well. “After I joined Perennials, my life has changed for the better,” says Pramod Yadav. “Perennials is like my newfound family.”

Perennials may even be helping reverse attitudes toward rug-making. “Coming to Perennials, I got the chance to practice my craft,” says Sarfaraz Alam, “Perennials has nurtured me and helped bring out the true artist within me.” It’s one more of many beautiful side effects made pos sible by simply setting out to make some rugs.

“You get a sense of the quality of the rug when you flip it over,” explains Morris. Where other manufacturers may “fake it” by altering the front, Perennials rugs “look great from the back, as well.” That’s true whether it’s being checked for quality in India (above) or at home in your warren.

“It felt good to know that I would get to learn something new, hone my skills and become better.”
—SARFARAZ ALAM
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A custom runner adds an elegant touch. Upstairs, Downstairs

EMILY HEWETT IS A DALLAS NATIVE and the founder of A Well Dressed Home, where she and her team deliver beautiful style for her many clients. When it came time to create her own home, she knew exactly what to do. “While this is my own home, it was designed in collaboration with my team, so we’re referring to it as the company’s ‘show home.’ The goal was to put our best foot forward with not only the design of the furnishings and construction finishes, but also the layout. It was important to create sight lines with a wow factor.”

When it came to the entryway and staircase, the design team had a specific plan in mind. Hewett says, “We chose to tuck the entry staircase away from the door so that the view from the front door looks down the center of the hallway and out to the rectangular pool. However, because we wanted to be

able to see more of the stairs and custom runner, we opted for a see-through fireplace in the living room so that you can see the stairs from that side of the home.”

For the design of the staircase, the team chose an informal look with elevated details. “While the stair is a casual white oak tread and riser, we added solid brass for the handrail and decorative baluster collars...just to give it pizazz.”

The centerpiece is the custom runner. “We had the best time working with the Perennials team on this runner. We started by showing them the base colors—whites, light blues, and tans. From there we selected poms to coordinate with the base colors and designated a pom for each portion of the rug. A few weeks later we had a strike off, and about 16 weeks later the runner arrived!”

Elevated Style The custom runner was a collaboration between Perennials and Hewett’s design team. The staircase has casual elements like white risers and oak treads, accented with brass details and the crisply tailored runner. The home’s color scheme includes white, light blue, and tan, all reflected in the elegant front hallway.

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The 25th Anniversary rug contest yields beautiful designs.

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IS NO SMALL THING and to honor the achievement, Perennials sponsored a rug design contest. A call for entries went out to the public for an original 8 x 10 Tibetan knot rug inspired by the brand’s ethos. Contestants submitted renderings of original designs in full color. The

A yacht is the ultimate indoor-outdoor experience. winner is... And the

Perennials team chose five finalists, and from that group, a grand prize winner—Andres Suarez—received a check for $25,000, with an additional $25,000 going to the charity of his choice, the Sunshine Kids Foundation. In addition, he received a Tibetan knot rug of his winning design.

Broken Pottery by Andres Suarez Andres is a product and communication designer who graduated from University of the Andes in Colombia with a Masters in Interior Design and Living from the Domus Academy in Milan, Italy. He is currently the brand ambassador for Apure-Architectural Lighting, an illumination planning studio and lighting fixture brand. He and his husband, also an interior designer, live in Miami, and designed the winning entry together. The rug was inspired by the Japanese art of kintsugi. Suarez shares, “Kintsugi is a design element that is very present in our lives, so I wanted the rug to represent that.” The charity the couple chose to benefit is the Sunshine Kids Foundation. Rita Suchma, the charity’s director of development, says, “We are honored to have Perennials and Sutherland as part of our Sunshine Kids family. Your generosity and support mean so much to us, but more importantly to the incredible children and their families we serve. This special gift will help us continue our mission of adding quality of life to children with cancer by providing them with exciting, positive group activities and opportunities, so they may once again do what kids are meant to do… have fun and celebrate life!“

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Off the Grid by Georgia Collett Georgia was born in London, England, and studied fashion design at Central Saint Martins, going on to gain an MA in textile design from the Royal College of Art in 2010. She spent several years working as a textile designer in the fashion industry. In 2013, Georgia joined Collett Zarzycki as a design assistant, graduating to director in 2020. She remains passionate about textiles and has designed many rugs for her clients over the years.

Sidewalk by Judy Lo Judy found her passion for design through her love of travel. She is in awe of the intricate evolution of the cityscape, detail and formation of construction. In 2001, she moved to California to pursue a degree in interior design. She graduated in 2006 and has since worked for multiple hospitality design firms. She currently works for EDG Interior Architecture + Design.

Border by Sean Cowan Based in Chicago, Sean founded Sean Michael Design in 2007 with a mission to create sophisticated, modern environments that are livable, enduring, and authentic in every sense. With an accomplished eye and informal approach to the design process, he collaborates with his clients to create spaces that are truly personal.

Petals by Margarita Vrolijk Margarita is a yacht designer from Germany. Her design was inspired by flower petals and is beautifully executed with simple elegance.
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WRITTEN BY DEBORAH L. MARTIN BY PIA RIVEROLA AMY CHIN
A new collaboration with Liz Lambert is inspired by the colors and crafts of Todos Santos.
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Mexico! VIVA
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LIZ LAMBERT IS A FORCE OF NATURE. She has spent the last three decades with her company, Bunkhouse, creating a string of properties in her signature blend of industrial style, Texas traditional, and Bohemian rock and roll chic. From the Hotel San José in Austin to El Cosmico in Marfa to New Orleans and beyond, Lambert has had a wide-ranging influence on the definition of what it means to be a boutique hotel.

Lambert eventually sold her interest in Bunkhouse, and in 2019 she formed a hospitality design and architecture firm—Lambert McGuire Design—with Austin restaurateur, Larry McGuire, and a lifestyle retail enterprise known as Far West. Both ventures are a natural outgrowth of her own personal style. El Cosmico, her campground/trailer park/ back-to-the-earth craft school on the outskirts of Marfa, Texas, was the inspiration for the lifestyle brand. Lambert explains, “After building El Cosmico, Far West was born as a retail space for creative collaboration. When I first started making hotels in the late 1990s, I wanted something more unique than what you normally see in hospitality. We designed everything from the weave, the patterns, and the shape of the robes.”

Of her new collection with Perennials, she says, “I fell in love with the collaborative process of working with textile designers and other makers. This collaboration with Perennials has been a chance to work side by side with both Far West, my retail design studio, and Lambert McGuire Design.”

Left: In the living room, a banquette covered in Rough ‘n Tumble, Blanca, provides the background for pillows in jaunty Campo Stripe Sol and Sombra. The rug is Playa Stripe in Cosmico. Above: A table runner in Roadrunner Stripe. Previous spread: Around the pool, chaise lounges are covered in Baja Stripe Cosmico, with pillows in Sol. An innertube is covered in Serape Stripe Palo Verde, while beach balls are in Serape Stripe Sol and Tres Chic Flamingo.

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Above: A daybed is adorned in Campo Stripe Sol, with a pillow in Roadrunner Stripe Melon. The rug is Playa Stripe Cosmico. Opposite: The hammock, in Tejas Stripe Hibiscus, is the perfect place for a nap.
“This collaboration with Perennials has been a chance to work side by side with both Far West, my retail design studio, and Lambert McGuire Design.”
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The collection, photographed here in Lambert’s “family compound” in Todos Santos in Baja California Sur, Mexico, is partially inspired by the handmade crafts of the area.

Lambert was introduced to Todos Santos in 2012 while working with American hotelier Chip Conley to create Hotel San Cristobal. Lambert says she immediately fell in love with the area and its craftspeople. “When building the San Cristobal, I really leaned on regional makers and materials: Oaxaca for textiles and rugs, and ceramics; Guadalajara, for furniture. During that period, I built a lot of relationships with crafts people around Mexico that remain today. All of those relationships are evident throughout my Todos Santos house.”

She and her wife took the plunge and purchased property on the pen ninsula in 2018. She shares, “We love spending holidays and birthdays down here. We’ve been renovating buildings bit by bit. We see it as a special place to raise our son and pass it on to the next generation. A place for family.”

Opposite: Bunkbeds in a child’s bedroom are tricked out in an assortment of stripes, including Baja in Cosmico, Azul, and Sol, with solids Tres Chic Flamingo and Agua for contrast. Ready to Toss pillows are covered in Shore Thing and High TIde, while the room is anchored by the Playa Strip rug in Hibiscus.

Above: Ann Sutherland and Liz Lambert take to the roads in Todos Santos.

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Opposite: In a small living room, pillows in Serape Stripe Palo Verde and Tres Chic Beach rest on a sofa covered in Rough ‘n Tumble Blanca. Echoing the blue of the ocean view, the rug is Playa Stripe Azul. Above: Linens in Playa Stripe Hibiscus, Azul and Cosmico; pillows in Serape Stripe Palo Verde, Campo Stripe Azul, Roadrunner Stripe Palo Verde, Campo Stripe Sombra, and Serape Stripe Agua Fresca.

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The outdoor palapa provides respite from the sun. A daybed is covered in Ishi Blanca, with pillows in Serape Stripe Agua and a rug in Playa Stripe Cosmico.

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The Retro Margarita is served at Joann’s Fine Foods at the Austin Motel. The restaurant is named after Liz Lambert’s mother, Joann Lambert.

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INGREDIENTS 1.5 ounces Lunazul Blanco Tequila 0.5 ounce Pierre Ferrand Dry Orange Curaçao 1 ounce Freshly squeezed lime juice 0.75 ounce Freshly squeezed orange juice 0.25 ounce Simple syrup FOR SERVING 1. Garnish a glass with an aleppo chili salt rim and a lime wedge. Fill with crushed ice. 2. Mix all ingredients together, shake,
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Santos Todos

TODOS SANTOS IS A SMALL TOWN close to the tip of the Baja California Sur penninsula, framed by the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Sierra de la Laguna mountain range on the other. The town is popular with artists and surfers and is also known for being an agricultural and food paradise. Originally founded as a mission in 1724, it later became a ma jor sugar cane producer. Today, music and art are around every corner, and excellent dining and beaches make it a coveted destination.

Lambert shares her love for the area. “Hierbabuena, a very short drive from the house, is one of my favorite restaurants in the world. When cooking at the house, we love to visit to the local pescadaro and pick out a fish caught fresh that morning. Farms and fields in the area pro duce the best vegetables and fruits.”

There is also a thriving ecotourism industry, with whale and bird watch ing, scuba and snorkeling, kayaking and boating, as well as trips into the mountains to experience the natural beauty and diverse ecosystems the area holds.

Opposite: Downtown Todos Santos, adorned with traditional papel picado—hand-cut tissue-paper flags used to decorate the streets during religious and secular celebrations in Mexico. This page, top to bottom: Shops filled with local art and crafts; historic architecture; the Taller 17 coffee shop, a local favorite; Hierbabuena, a farm-to-table restaurant that Liz Lambert counts as one of her favorites.

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“Farms and fields in the area produce the best vegetables and fruits.”
—LIZ LAMBERT
Top: The Perennials crew in Todos Santos. Below: A local farm.
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