Sunday, May 10

Find Updates & Information about our new company Root Cellar Designs--our sales, design events & new collections on a special page located on the top tab of Nest by Tamara blog

Tamara Stephenson & Susan Young
What is Root Cellar Designs?
My long-time friend and fashion designer Susan Young and I started a new collaboration together, a custom textile company while channeling our collective love for history but with modern, fresh creations and palettes.  We are making our debut of table linens, tea towels, art, pillows and all we custom design with natural fibers (cotton, linen, down) and sewn in the USA while supporting local garment district work rooms in New York City!  We are debuting our designs at five philanthropic design-industry events this spring and summer and then will begin selling our creations at various design and art shows throughout the NYC metropolitan area.  Please check back weekly for calendar dates, info on shows we'll be attending and other news worthy updates on our 
Root Cellar Design page here on the blog.  In the meantime, we hope you'll stop into the art and design show is in Sag Harbor, Long Island 
on June 19&20.  By Summer we will have three collections for sale!
We also sell select pieces in our etsy shop
Please check us out on Facebook & Instagram as well!
 Just since this April 2015 we are grateful for all 
the amazing press & compliments from:
1. Fashion Forward: inspired by 18th century fashion illustrations and Susan's original dress collections.  2. Fig&Lemon: The second we custom designed for the Lenox Hill gala's Garden of Eden theme and inspired by figs called Fig & Lemon collection.  3.Metamorphisis: The third will be our love for butterflies and similar creatures.
*our debut at five philanthropic charity events
we created vignettes and donated wares to five events.  
April 15-Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Gala:
We decorated a table for the The Lenox Hill Neighborhood House black tie gala at Cipriani in Grand Central Station, and in keeping with the event's theme of the Garden of Eden, we created a fig inspired collection of toile fabrics and donned the table with our tablecloth, napkins, tea towels and coasters.  
read about the Lenox Hill Gala
April 23-Design On A Dime
we designed a Designer's Atelier room vignette using all donated items from major design brands and showing a collection of 20 new pillow designs from our Fashion Forward collection for Housingwork's annual gala and fundraiser
Read about our room at Design On A Dime
April 27-The New Canaan Beautification luncheon
we created a tabletop vignette in a gorgeous historic home utilizing vintage and modern pieces and tea towels, table runners and pillows from our Fashion Forward collections. 

May 27-IFDA's Take A Seat Auction
We are donating and refurbishing a chair for the annual IFDA NY Take A Seat chair auction to benefit Habitat For Humanity on May 27 - Our chair, along with many others will be auctioned off at Safavieha showroom on Broadway in NYC, and the week before through the weekend of May 18, our chairs will be on display at the IFDA NY booth at ICFF.  We have transformed a vintage, classic but tired chair into a Runway Makeover donning our Fashion Forward collection fabrics while refurbishing.
June 19-The Southampton Fresh Air Fund
We are donating pillows to this annual gala in Southampton 
Fashion Forward collection
Happy Nesting
XO Tamara