industry insider | Oct 3, 2018 |
Alexa Hampton and The Shade Store debut new line

Designer Alexa Hampton is teaming up with The Shade Store on a collection to be previewed at Design Chicago tomorrow during a panel on the significance of window treatments. Her line for the brand will include mini print blackout roller shades and a naturals collection with bamboo materials for woven wood shades. The collection is the first designer line of its kind in the category for The Shade Store and is scheduled to debut in 2019.

Alexa Hampton
Alexa HamptonVictoria Stevens

“We are thrilled to be adding Alexa Hampton to our roster of design collaborators,” said Ian Gibbs, CCO and co-founder of The Shade Store. “Alexa will bring a fresh perspective to our brand, one that’s rich in design heritage. Natural and bamboo materials are a category that many of our designer clients love, and Alexa is the perfect fit to be lending her design expertise to new styles for this category that she often uses in her own work.”

The new line’s blackout designs, The Shade Store says, “will bring a sophisticated and more traditional look to a sleek modern style of window treatment and feature classic patterns that Alexa is known to use in her own work, including Greek key and animal prints,” while the natural bamboo product will be used in a classic Roman shade–style woven wood. The brand says the collection “modernizes this traditional style of window treatment,” and will feature a variety of matte and lacquered finishes in addition to colors including white, gray and near-black.

The Shade Store, which announced its new ownership this past summer, boasts a number of other designer collaborations, among them Aerin, The Novogratz, Nate Berkus, One Kings Lane, Jonathan Adler, Kate Spade New York, Ralph Lauren, Lilly Pulitzer and more.

This past summer, Hampton announced a licensed collection with her new partner Theodore Alexander—their line, featuring case goods, upholstery and accessories, will debut at High Point Market next spring. She had left longtime furniture partner Hickory Chair earlier this year, noting at the time: “Ours has been a meaningful and rewarding relationship over the years; one that I, and my father, have valued deeply. While we end this particular professional era with nothing but goodwill and excitement for our future successes, I will always remain a steadfast, lifelong customer of Hickory Chair, whose furniture has thrilled me almost as much as all of the great friends I have made at the company over the years.”

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