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March 29, 2011 / clinerose

Behind the Scenes at J.Lambeth.

The J. Lambeth showroom at The Washington Design Center has recently undergone renovations to make room for Stroheim fabrics, wallcoverings and trimmings. The new J.Lambeth has planned their grand opening celebration in April during Capital Design Days, so final preparations are being made all around the showroom for the big event. As luck would have it, I happened to be in the showroom a few weeks ago when work was being done on the stock room. One area towards the back (which I probably wasn’t supposed to go in) was filled with rows and rows of memo samples placed in boxes and folders. It just didn’t end.

J.Lambeth fabric memo samples J.Lambeth fabric memo samples

J.Lambeth fabric memo samples J.Lambeth fabric memo samples

J.Lambeth fabric memo samples J.Lambeth fabric memo samples

J.Lambeth fabric memo samples J.Lambeth fabric memo samples

Typically, the stock rooms are full of multiple shelving units jam packed with fabric samples, keeping all the chaos (organized or not) tucked away out of plain sight. However, I stumbled upon a rare opportunity to see the memos out of their standard hiding places, sprawled out across the floor with a little room to breath. I loved being able to soak in all the colors, textures and patterns at once. I wanted to dig through each box and folder, one by one, immersing myself in a sea of fabrics.



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  1. Ann Lambeth / Mar 29 2011 4:31 PM

    We hope everyone will join us for our Grand Opening events!
    April 12th 12:00 Lunch with Eddie Ross and Barry Dixon as guests of honor
    and special guests Fortuny, Lucy Rose, Bassett McNab, Fabricut, JAB, & Camilla David
    April 12th at 4:00 salute to Hall of Fame designers champagne toast & nibbles
    April 14th at 4:00 panel discussing Billy Baldwin: The Great American Designer written by Adam Lewis with Frank Babb Randolph, & John Knott of Quadrille/China Seas followed by cocktails
    & book signing in the NEW J Lambeth showroom.

    • clinerose / Mar 29 2011 4:42 PM

      I’ll be there! I RSVPed for the Eddie Ross talk – I am assuming that grants access to the lunch too? I didn’t see a separate RSVP for just the lunch. Thanks!! See you soon! Joanna

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