Notes from the Field: Company C

February 27, 2012

By Karin Lidbeck Brent

For years I have had a love affair with Company C rugs, always dazzled by their fabulous designs for the floor. So I was thrilled last fall when I started working with Company C as the stylist for this spring 2012 catalog.

Working with photographer Joe Lamere and Chris Chapin and her CC team, my job was to style the new line and make it look stunning in an empty home location we found in Rye, N.H.

Chris and Walter Chapin started Company C in 1994 with rugs as the first product, later adding gorgeous bedding and pillow accessories, but this season a much bigger picture emerged as she added her new furniture line of sofas, chairs, custom fabrics, headboards and more fantastic home accessories.

With the new line of furniture and custom fabrics, you can now achieve the Company C style, designing the entire room from the floor up.

Fearless is the word that comes to mind when describing Chris’s ability to design with color and patterns. A large selection of custom fabrics is at your fingertips to mix and match with the upholstered pieces. I loved creating this cascade of fabrics that shows some of the great choices.

Photos by Joe Lamere Studios

Chris designed this group as a crisp blue and white summer story. The gray-blue textured linen sofa plays so nicely off the patterned Greek key rug. I love the clever addition here of the gray-patterned fabric on the side chairs to bring it all together.

Who wouldn’t love this Island chair! It can be designed with many of the custom fabrics and best of all, the wood can be painted any Benjamin Moore color of your choice. Have fun with that!

The blue and white bedding is dreamy.

I’m totally in a summer mood with this group. The Yellow Parker sofas are fun and a perfect style to use when you need two sofas to enhance your life. This grouping simply makes me happy.

This traditional roll bar sofa with a fantastic selection of fabric choices is the best-selling sofa so far.

Paired up on the pink and green leopard rug and Chris’s awesome pink and green chairs, this group gets the biggest “wow†factor.

The aqua leopard is quite a stunner too!

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