Friday, August 24

Profile: Schuyler Samperton

From the comments yesterday it seems there are many who adore Schuyler Samperton and her designs as much as me. Schuyler launched her interior design career through a four-year stint with legendary celebrity decorator Michael S. Smith.

Her background includes six years as a publicist for the Fox Broadcasting Company, where Schuyler lent her creative touch to promotions for hit shows like The Simpsons, Melrose Place and the Emmy Awards. Originally from Washington, DC, she studied art history and decorative arts at Trinity College, New York University and Parsons School of Design.

Recent clients include model Carolyn Murphy and actor Rob Morrow. You can also find Schuyler featured in the July/August 2007 issue of Elle Decor.

What do you love most about your work?
Each project offers a unique opportunity to do something utterly different, from classically traditional to incredibly modern. I love the idea of a blank canvas - that's what's exciting to me.

What is your favorite luxury in life?
Stealing time to watch three movies a week.

What is your most prized possession?
A beautiful oil painting of my former dog Jack, a la George Stubbs, that was given to me by my parents.

Who are your style icons?
Robert Kime and Oliver Messel

How would you describe your own personal style?
A relaxed combination of Anglo-Indian/Moroccan exoticism, with the offbeat whimsy of a 19th Century English country house.

Where is your favorite place to vacation?
Anywhere with a beautiful beach, and impossibly warm water.

What designers would you most like to meet?
Tony Duquette and the production designers Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch.

What is the one thing in life you can’t live without?
Actually, there are two: having a really great laugh at least once a day and self tanner.

If enquiring minds, like mine, want to know, Schuyler’s preferred self tanner is Jergens. Yeah for drugstore brands.

Profile by Ronda Carman


Anne said...

I love the way she describes her style, just great!

designflute said...

It is great to see your refreshing and stimulating profiles in the midst of only blogging eyecandies.
(eyecandy is absolutely fine but ONLY eyecandy;I suppose, starts hurting)
I really want to say thanks! as I know you are really working very hard!

AdoringHusband said...

You really are doing a great job with this - keep it up!

Regular readers should know that this blog is currently being produced under harsh conditions. I (the husband) have taken the laptop on a conference trip so Ronda is not able to lounge in bed and blog at 6:30am for the next fortnight. Instead she must get out of the bed and use the far slower Mac Mini.

girl meets glamour said...

Brilliant interview again Ronda! So down to earth...3 movies a week, I wonder which types are her fav?


Brilliant Asylum said...

I always learn something useful from your interviews. I am off to read more about Oliver Messel and to buy some Jergens self tanner.

ALL THE BEST said...

Thank you everyone so much for all of your kind words!!

I was quite surprised to see my husband comment, thanks sweetie! Yes, sitting at the desk is not like lying in bed! It's a real labor of love.

style court said...


Thanks for this. So much fun. I can't say how much I love Schuyler's work!!

Have a great weekend.

The Peak of Chic said...

Great profile Ronda! I'm a huge fan of Schuyler so this is quite interesting!

Kim said...

Great profile, sweet husband! said...

Great work and great interview. I love the comment from your "adoring" hubby!!

katiedid said...

Again, loving the profiles! Thank you for your hard work!
FYI - I have tried many a body lotion, and keep coming back to Jergens. It really seems to be the best! I think I will try the tanner.:)