Studio Four NYC is a textile design studio & showroom like no other. Their selection features unique collections from the most cutting-edge designers around the world.
I was so excited to visit the Studio Four showroom on my last trip to NYC. Co-founders and southern belles Kate Reynolds and Stacy Waggoner have built a design studio and showroom that’s unique in the world of high-end interior design. At their studio near Union Square, you’ll find exclusive collections from young up-and-coming designers: Amber Lewis, Rebecca Atwood, Angie Hranowsky, Caitlin McGauley, Eskayel, Katie Ridder, Tilton Fenwick and more.
Need a fabric in a very specific shade? The Studio Four team will dye it for you. Want a custom-made silk or wool rug in a unique pattern, color or size? Their in-house weaver Soraya Shah will make it for you. You don’t find that level of customization anywhere—but the gals at Studio Four are tapping into this forgotten niche of custom design in a fresh, young and unique way.
These gals were so cool, I just had to have them over on SHB for a Tastemaker Q&A!
Name Kate Reynolds / Stacy Waggoner
Occupation Co-Owners of Studio Four NYC
Lives in Kate: Brooklyn / Stacy: Manhattan
LET’S TALK ABOUT YOUR CITY
Favorite restaurant We both love Il Buco Alimentari
Sunday brunch Kate: in my kitchen in Brooklyn with my messy boys / Stacy: Cherche Midi
It’s cocktail hour, where are you Probably working late and putting our kids to bed but in our dream world we are at the bar at Gramercy Tavern
Who’s your florist and what do you buy there? Putnam & Putnam. We love everything.
LET’S ESCAPE FOR A MINUTE
Next destination Kate: Stockholm / Stacy: Tanzania
Best meal you’ve ever had We have both diner at Ca L’isidre in Barcelona and agree it is the best!
You would travel just to visit We need to travel to visit our weavers and mills in India and Nepal, but we’d travel just about anytime, anywhere.
LET’S GET PERSONAL
Astrological sign Kate: Leo / Stacy: Gemini
Favorite candle Astier de Villatte The Saint-Cirq Lapopie
Book on your nightstand Stacy: The Whites, Richard Price
Cocktail of choice Kate: Negroni Sbagliato / Stacy: St George Gin Martini Dry with a twist
If you had to change your career to be anything, what would you be Kate: kindergarten teacher / Stacy: rockstar
Who would be on your dream dinner party list Iris Apfel, George RR Martin, David Letterman.
Share one entertaining secret Hire someone to clean up and be sure to have plenty of booze
LET’S CHAT DECOR
Your style in 3 words Eclectic, Exotic, Evolving
Fabric of choice Linen
Go-to bedding Matteo
Favorite wallpaper We just can’t possibly answer this one—there are so many!
Go-to trade person If you want something super special, our Studio Four weaver, Soraya Shah
Lighting source Apparatus Studio
Decorating cheap thrill Layering with patterns & pillows
Photography via Studio Four NYC.