Susan Pilchard, who is known widely for her workroom’s expert construction of upholstery, window treatments and custom hardware, had a really fun afternoon open house yesterday to host Kitty Kelley and her new autobiography of Oprah.
A bevvy of interior designers, including Dana Tydings, Sally Steponkus and Victoria Neale, came to have their books signed, and also to peruse the whimsical-yet-elegant handmade jewelry by Emma Villedrouin.
But I couldn’t help looking around Susan’s house, because when you make window treatments and upholstery for a living, it’s hard not to take that kind of talent home.
I have known about Susan for a long time, because practically every designer uses her workroom when they need custom work done for their clients. But I had never meter her until yesterday — and WOW, what a personality. Kitty Kelley has great taste in friends!