Exciting New Ventures | Spring Market 2015


Fine Art Lamps, a premier U.S. manufacturer of designer lighting, will be launching a new LED collection of handcrafted lighting designed by Interior Designer, Allison Paladino at the April 2015 High Point Market.

The Allison Paladino collection features an exclusive Fine Art Lamps studio process of dichroic rough cut sculpted glass. Each hand made glass gem is illuminated by hidden LED’s creating a multicolored brilliance that artistically transforms this lighting into art.

Meticulously crafted metal anchors each glass gem and is available in your choice of hand applied aged silver leaf, Florentine gold leaf or bronze finish.

This collection includes pendants and sconces.

“We are thrilled to be working with Allison Paladino and launching our first guest designer line said Rene Quintana, President and COO of Fine Art Lamps.” “The uniquely, sophisticated product design seamlessly integrates old world process with today’s latest technology. It is truly a gem of a collection that will appeal to the most discerning tastes”

“The artisans of Fine Art Lamps did such a fabulous job of achieving my vision of impeccable craftsmanship through the beautiful antique silver, gold, bronze frames and the organic feel of the cut glass that looks like a natural stone” – Allison Paladino

Digital images are available at http://www.fineartlamps.com/press-kit

About Fine Art Lamps

Fine Art Lamps is a leading US manufacturer of over 1000 distinctive and prestigious decorative lighting designs for interior and exterior applications. Marketed in over 70 countries, Fine Art Lamps is displayed in our corporate showrooms and in leading lighting and furniture showrooms around the world.


Here is Allison showing the watch battery size dim-able LED bulb. “It was fun showing it to customers to see if they could figure out what it was!!! It is hard to believe that this tiny little bit can illuminate the glass hand cut dichroic glass so beautifully and at the same time be practical to light a space! Because LED’s are fairly new in such a decorative fixtures it really is ground breaking!”

Allison’s new lighting fixture was inspired by her love for jewelry and exotic materials like rock crystal and quartz and the Art Deco period!

In addition to her new line with Fine Art Lamps, Allison continued to wow the crowds with a stunning new showcase in the EJ Victor Showroom.

All of us here at EJ Victor could not be happier to welcome such a creative talent, Kelly Wearstler to the family!

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A Day of Design at DCOTA – “Timeless Trendsetters” with Allison Paladino, Laura Kirar

DCOTA – Design Center of the Americas, November 2014

Designers both new and experienced gathered in the bright and airy Atrium C of the DCOTA – Design Center of the America’s headquarters on the morning of November 13, 2015. Moderator Betty Cortina-Weiss, Editor-in-Chief of Indulge Magazine along with three of the country’s top designer took the stage for a morning of creative discussion. Three of the most sought after designers, Allison Paladino, Laura Kirar and Windsor Smith, spent an hour in a casual, personal, fun but informative converstaion covering topics from “how technology has changed their business” to “how their childhood bedrooms shaped their design career.”

After the discussion panel wrapped up with a rapid fire Q&A session the audience and designers moved up to the Baker showroom to sip fresh tequila cocktails and preview Laura Kirar’s newest furniture line. Following the brief cocktail reception guests made their way down the hall to the Century Furniture showroom for an array of lunch bites and a tour of Windsor Smith’s bright and timeless collections. This delightful afternoon couldn’t have ended on a sweeter note as the guests popped a few doors down for coffee, desserts and a sneak preview into Allion Paladino’s cummulative 120 piece art & furniture collection with Wendover Art Group and EJ Victor all hosted by the lovely owners and staff at the Judith Norman showroom.

Allison Introduces New Art Line at her 12th Appearance at High Point Furniture Market

High Point, NC, October 2014 – Internationally celebrated designer, Allison Paladino, will be making her 12th appearance at the Fall 2014 Furniture Market, showcasing her up and coming furniture line for EJ Victor along with her collection of hand-tufted rugs for New River Artisans. Allison is ecstatic to announce she will also be launching her new and very much anticipated art collection with Wendover Art Group that will consist of over 60 pieces at the Fall Market.

This market Allison is excited to partner with Wendover Art Group. Her new art line consists of over 60 pieces with a wide range of photography and graphic art. The graphic art can be customized in color combinations as well as mats and frames. Her inspirations come from her travels around the globe, antique furniture, textiles and porcelains. Her photography was inspired by her recent trip featuring fabulous graphic Tulips from Holland and architectural escutcheons from Germany and her homeland of Hungary. Allison will be also be available for a personal tour of her new and personally inspired art collection from 10 to 3 Saturday, October 18th at the Wendover Art Group showroom located at IHFC C215. A private launch party will also be held on Monday, October 20th at 2pm to introduce her art collection to press, clients and distributors at 1pm. Select pieces will also be shown in the EJ Victor Showroom.

Allison continues to bring a transitional touch to the EJ Victor showroom with pieces that boast a hint of exotic and modern elegance. In her 12th appearance at the High Point Market Allison will guide her guests on an exotic adventure as she presents a few of her all time favorite pieces and a sneak peek at her newest addition, The Cohen Cocktail Table and the Billy 2.

The Cohen has powerful 3 inch thick walnut supports that cradle the ¾ inch polished glass top. Textured bricks in antique silver or gold leaf serves as spacers between the wood and glass and adds dimension and sparkle. The second shelf is a rich chocolate shagreen that wraps around the edges. Billy 2 is has the same waterfall style as the Billy but now available in a glass top.

Her rug designs with New River Artisans, scattered throughout the showroom, are hand tufted loop and cut-pile construction made of New Zealand wool. The new pattern this market is “Rice Paddies”.

The North Carolina-based Company, New River Artisans, offers a host of color options in their rugs with greatly reduced lead times. New River is putting all of the custom rug companies overseas on notice. Where typical lead times average 5 to 6 months from overseas, and designers have to worry about things getting caught in customs, New River Artisans deliver strike-offs in one to two weeks, and completed area rugs in six to eight.

The American Red Cross Palm Beaches-Treasure Coast Region and Traditional Home Magazine present the 37th Designers’ Show House

Every year, the prestigious American Red Cross Palm Beaches-Treasure Coast Region Designers’ Show House is an event that brings together the best of the best in the world of interior design. It’s a highly anticipated event for all of Palm Beach Society, a unique fundraiser for our Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter, and simply an exceptional opportunity for everyone to experience fine living and exceptional home design.

I was honored to have been asked to join the 16 nationally recognized interior and landscape designers who are showcasing their interpretations of Tropical Island Living at 123 Santa Lucia Drive in the heart of West Palm Beach’s SoSo district, and am proud to have brought a touch of glamour and surprise to the design of the home’s second-floor hallway.

Anytime I’m presented with a second floor hall large enough to display furniture, I like to treat it as a second foyer. And, like any great foyer, there should be a feeling of intimacy and surprise, and a place to visually rest before continuing on into the home.

As you see in this sneak peek, I used furniture pieces from my collection for E.J. Victor—positioning the Sooz Console in figured walnut between a pair of Billy Screens. The screens will be formally introduced as part of my Spring 2013 furniture collection at the world’s largest home furnishings market in High Point, NC, later this Spring. Inspired by the Billy Cocktail Table, introduced last Fall, the screens feature raised panels that are molded in a composite material and then hand-carved. The intricate relief panels are then framed in a ribbon-stripe mahogany. A large Billy Mirror, also new this Spring, hangs above the console. I’ve also included a bench I created specifically for the Show House space. It’s a play on neoclassical design with tapered, modern lines, and the space is hung with art work from my line for Trowbridge. “Karma” hangs above the bench, and “Mahalo” leads up to the third floor.

Situated just a few steps from the Intracoastal Waterway, I envisioned a sophisticated seaside feel with clean, transitional lines for the space. Pendolino Sconces from Porta Romana and the Boreal Bench in burnt silver from Ironies lend an element of glamour and surprise, and I think the result dresses up the hall like a pearl inside of an oyster shell.

The Show House benefits a great cause and I hope you will support it. It’s open from January 24 to February 23, 2013, and tickets must be purchased at the door. We have a limited amount, so please call my office first at (561) 741-0165. General admission is $30 and cash, check and all major credit cards are accepted. For more information call 561-650-9131

Company Newsletter | February 2013

To Our Clients, Colleagues and Friends:

2013 is off to a great start at Allison Paladino Interior Design. Allison continues to create award-winning interiors and furniture and has recently been recognized for her unique and eye-catching designs.

Paladino Shines at DCOTA Awards Ceremony

Allison Paladino was named one of the 2013 Stars on the Rise at the 2013 Stars of Design and Stars on the Rise Awards Ceremony in January. The event, held at the Design Center of the Americas during their Winter Market, spotlighted the best in the various fields of design, including interior design, architecture, art, photography, graphic design, landscape design, and a special award for lifetime achievement. Paladino and five other interior designers were honored for their significant achievements and contributions to their profession and within the Florida community, with a special recognition of their talents, ideas, creativity and business savvy.

The list of this year’s honorees reads like a veritable Who’s Who in design, including Jonathan Adler, Stanley Matz, Eric Cohler, Bernardo Fort-Brescia for architecture, Jorge Blanco for art, and Seth Browarnik for photography. Emilia Karram received the well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award, and Allison joined Laura Kirar, Gage Hartung, Alfred Karram, Jr., Matthew MacDonald and Sabrina Vela in the 2013 Stars on the Rise category, honoring five young designers who have already made a significant mark on the design world. In the picture above, is Allison with Zita who is ready to pop. She and her husband Parker are expecting their new bundle of Joy any day now!

In her acceptance speech, Allison mentioned the two key figures in the design industry that have influenced her career greatly ; her mother, Elizabeth Paladino, pictured to right of Allison (a designer of 35 years)! The other mentor being Thomas Pheasant, not only for his design philosophy but also his keen business sense, which she still practices today! Pictured to left is the crew from Donghia, including Linda Rector of AP’s Rector Bed! For a link to a short video of her acceptance speech go to : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxONrI3Yjks.

Allison is also among the 16 nationally recognized interior and landscape designers who are showcasing their interpretations of “Tropical Island Living” as part of the prestigious American Red Cross Palm Beaches-Treasure Coast Region Designers’ Show House opening this week. The West Palm Beach Show House benefits a great cause and we hope you will support it.

It’s open from January 24 to February 23, 2013.

Allison offers a sneak-peek of a few pieces which she will be introducing at the International Home Furnishing Show this spring as part of her furniture collection with EJ Victor. Building off of the Billy cocktail table in mahogany and an Art Deco relief top, the Billy Screen and mirror are an exciting addition to her collection. The figured walnut Sooz Console in the center is a part of Allison’s line. She has also included a custom bench from Dicembrino Upholstery, covered in Rogers & Goffigon fabric designed specifically for the Show House space. It’s a play on neoclassical design with tapered, modern lines. Also included is part of her art line for Tro.

Paladino Honored at ASID Awards

llison was also recently honored for excellence in product and hospitality design by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) South Florida Chapter. Her Ming Coffee Table for EJ Victor, a contemporary design combining beautiful woods and practical elements, received top honors in product design.

In the Hospitality Design- Restaurant category, Allison was honored for Trevini Ristorante, an extensive commercial design project that broadened the Palm Beach restaurant’s appeal to the growing numbers of affluent young professionals gravitating to the area, while retaining the upscale Italian bistro’s cadre of old-guard patrons.

The Grand Opening party was a huge success! Also on Allison’s blog this month, you’ll find word that Allison has a new gallery for her furniture collection at Décor House Furniture located in Coral Gables, Florida. She is thrilled to have a new venue for everyone to see her furniture and art, particularly in such a fabulous store. Whether you’re in the business or just love great design, Décor House is well worth a visit and we think owner Pepe Rodriguez is a terrific partner. Décor House, located at 4119 Ponce de Leon Blvd. in Coral Gables, features Baker, Ralph Lauren, Bernhardt, Hickory Chair, EJ Victor, Century, Vanguard and many more! Call 305-448-6200 for more information

(Left to right): Jr. partner Zita Rudd, with API, John Hunter, with E.J. Victor, Pepe Rodriguez, Owner of Décor House, Allison and Madeline Rodriguez, Sales Representative for Décor House

Allison’s furniture collection for E.J. Victor has also gone international with Addison House in Panama and Rubayait in Saudi Arabia. Both are high-style home furnishings showrooms. She had an opportunity to travel to Panama for the Grand Opening of the gallery, and it was a great experience to interact personally with the store’s executive team, and to introduce their customers to her designs. They represent more than 100 of the finest furniture manufacturers in the world. From the Addison House opening, see picture from left, owners: Natali Naor, Sulamita Ganeden, Bette and Allison Paladino, Mishel Eskeriazi and Sherry Bejles. If you are interested in setting up an Allison Paladino Gallery, she would be happy to help with furniture plans, elevations, furniture and fabric selections as well as signage, art, accessories and carpets! All she needs is measurements of your space!

Finally, mark your calendars now for Spring Market in High Point. In addition to introducing many new products at E.J. Victor, Allison has just signed on to speak at the High Point Market, Monday, April 22nd at 3:30 in the Antique & Design Center at Market Square. She’ll be presenting her one-hour CEU accredited course, “Why the Bad Economy Has Been the Best Thing for My Business.” Please contact Lori Parkins at API,[email protected], to register.

For a planning guide to the Spring Market, go to the High Point home page at:http://www.highpointmarket.org and click on Spring 2013 Planning Guide.

We hope to see you there!!

Pictured left to right: Wendy Hanson, Zita Rudd and Lori Parkins

In closing I would like to introduce and welcome three new employees with my company. Lori Is our Office Manager and also helps with Design Administration. She is in the office full-time and will be bridging the gap while Zita is on maternity leave.

Wendy Hanson, who has worked with my company in the past has now taken the role of my personal assistant. She will also be with me on most client meetings during Zita’s maternity leave.

Lastly, We welcome Steve Avitable, formerly with Ralph Lauren Home. He will be assisting Allison with press ads and editorials as well as her future licensed lines and her exitsing lines: AP Furniture Collection with EJ Victor, Foot Prints from Around the Globe with Trowbridge and the AP Custom Carpet Collection with Stark.

Pictured left to right: Bette Paladino, Princess Devine (Client) and Steve Avitable

Stay in Touch with Us!

Will you kindly take a moment and make sure that you have our most current address and phone numbers so that you can stay in touch with us? We can be reached at :

Allison Paladino Interior Design

6671 W. Indiantown Road, Suite 50-435

Jupiter, FL 33458

Phone 561-741-0165

Fax: 561-741-0169

You’re Invited

For more than 20 years, Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA) has catered to the design community, attracting an international scope of architects, decorators, dealers and design enthusiasts. I’m one of them, so it was a tremendous thrill to receive a call announcing that I will be honored during the 2013 Stars of Design event on January 30th, 2013.

The ceremony will take place at the design center during its annual Winter Market on day one of two days of phenomenal programming.

The list of this year’s honorees reads like a Who’s Who in design. Jonathan Adler is being recognized for his achievements in product design, while Stanley Matz will be honored for his work in landscape design; Eric Cohler for interior design; Bernardo Fort-Brescia for architecture ; Jorge Blanco for art; and Seth Browarnik for photography. Emilia Karram is receiving the well-deserved lifetime achievement award, and I’m joining Gage Hartung, Alfred Karram Jr., Laura Kirar, Matthew MacDonald and Sabrina Vela in the 2013 Stars on the Rise category, honoring five young designers who have already made a significant mark on the design world.

It’s especially gratifying to know that all award recipients are selected by a noteworthy design panel of renowned professionals and members of the national, regional and South Florida media. What a wonderful way to start the New Year!

Company Newsletter | August 2012

To our Clients, Colleagues and Friends in the Media:

We’ve got exciting news to share and want you to be among the first to hear!

I’m proud to report that business at the design firm is on the upswing and we are very busy, with a growing client roster and multiple projects throughout South Florida, as well as New York. My furniture collection for E.J. Victor is also gaining new placements in retail stores and design centers across the country, as well as international venues.

ust last month, we opened our first international gallery in Panama, at Addison House, a high-style contemporary home furnishings chain that also has showrooms in Aventura and Miami. Addison House represents more than 100 of the finest furniture manufacturers in the world, primarily from Europe, Brazil and Indonesia, and I’m thrilled that the Allison Paladino Collection for E.J. Victor is now represented among their offerings. I had an opportunity to travel to Panama for the Grand Opening of the gallery, and it was a great experience for me to interact personally with the store’s executive team, and to introduce their customers to my designs.

As this busy and exciting summer winds down, I’m hard at work preparing for the upcoming High Point Market. I’ll be sharing more about the new designs I have planned for introduction this Fall in upcoming reports and blogs, but watch for news about the modern, low-profile Legend sofa named for my friend Steven Avitale, senior director of furniture galleries at Ralph Lauren, and the over-sized Kuester club chair, and 1930’s French-inspired coffee table with a waterfall edge. All push my design aesthetic (and comfort zone!) further into the modern realm and I can’t wait to show you!

Finally, if you are attending the High Point Market, please mark your calendars now for Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 2 p.m. and join me in the E.J. Victor showroom at 116 S. Lindsay Street in High Point for a special seminar: Luxury Design Insight 2012. I’ll be joined for the talk by Sarah Kammlah and Cecilia Berber-Thayer. Ellen Gefen, host of Home Fashion Report and editor of thehome.com is moderating. We’ll be focusing on key trends and the changing needs of the high-end consumer. Email [email protected] to reserve a spot!

Allison Paladino Interior Design is in Growth Mode

Good news to report! While signs of a newly percolating economy and revitalized housing market remain elusive for many, we’re expanding our executive team at Allison Paladino Interior Design. We’ve also added a new design position in order to meet the increasing demand for our services.

Here’s the scoop: Zita Rudd who has served as senior designer for the past five years has been promoted to the position of Junior Partner of Allison Paladino Interior Design.

As many of you know, Zita—who emigrated to the U.S. from her native Holland as a teenager—is something of an American success story. She was born and raised in Amsterdam and relocated here at the age of 14, literally knowing how to say two words in English: hello and goodbye. A hard worker, she joined my firm following graduation from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, and her perseverance and drive were apparent early on.

“I’m a multi-tasker, and there are so many working parts to a successful project that there’s always something new and exciting to deal with,” Ziti says. “There’s never a dull moment around here, and I take great pride in working for this company. Allison challenges me every day and she’s given me a great opportunity. She’s taught me what it means to make clients’ dreams come true.”

(O.k., I’m blushing).

Seriously, I’m incredibly excited about Zita’s more senior role moving forward. Over the past five years, she has grown into an integral and invaluable member of our team. Talented, efficient and personable, she has proven herself capable of assuming increased responsibilities and she’s earned this new title.

Our client roster is growing and we have multiple projects underway throughout South Florida, as well as New York and the Allison Paladino team is rising to the challenge. Please join me in extending warm welcomes to Zita in her new role!

Stephanie Dining Table Named Best of Market!

Wow! The May 9, 2012 issue of industry trade publication Furniture/Today just hit the newsstands and the Stephanie Dining Table was named to the publication’s bi-annual “Best of Market” section.

Introduced two weeks ago at the High Point Market—the world’s largest home furnishings trade show—the Stephanie Dining Table is among the newest additions to my furniture collection at E.J. Victor. Offered in two different sizes (84 and 96-inches), I designed it without a leaf to simplify peoples’ lives. The oak table surface is an interesting checkerboard pattern, surrounded by a textural apron. The table’s legs are situated in horseshoe patterns above a pair of dramatic C-shaped stretchers (does it remind you of a certain fashion house logo?) and have been carefully positioned to ensure everyone around the table enjoys plenty of leg room.

The news this Market was a new, lighter finish called sand. While lighter finishes and oak and typically associated with more casual looks, the story here is about sophistication. Until now, I’ve focused on beautifully rich, dark woods like crotch walnut, rosewood and zebrawood in all of my designs for E.J. Victor. This season, I was inspired in part by the needs of my luxury interior design clients–many of whom are gravitating toward lighter finishes–and in part by the juxtaposition of light and dark.

In the background of the picture, you see my new Lorelei Cabinet, a terrific companion piece to Stephanie, with its creamy limestone top and alternating wave pattern door and drawer fronts. Lorelei is also decidedly smaller scaled and lower in height to leave enough room above it to accommodate a great mirror, wonderful painting or a TV in spaces with lower ceilings. This is a multi-purpose piece that could be used as a dresser, buffet, media cabinet or bar. I love its undulating curves, which remind me of a wave.

Both of these pieces, along with the accompanying Parker Dining Chairs, could only be produced by a company like E.J. Victor which is steeped in the art and craft of quality furniture making. Achieving the wonderfully warm sand finish requires a complicated bleaching process that few other companies would even attempt today and certainly none domestically. I am tremendously gratified that furniture like this can still be produced in the U.S., and to be working with the incredible craftspeople required to bring it to fruition at E.J. Victor!