“I don’t remember the last time I was this excited about something!” It’s two days before Thanksgiving, and the designer Lori Weitzner is zipping about her New York studio, where the walls are covered in ephemera from her many creative projects: wallpaper scraps, sketches, bits of trim. She’s elbows deep in preparations for her newest launch, one that has nothing to do with interior design—and yet, at the same time, everything to do with her past work.
This past Thursday, Weitzner welcomed friends and peers to her own home for the final result: Lori Weitzner jewelry and accessories, a collection of bracelets, necklaces, headbands, and clutches designed by Weitzner with the same attention to detail and studious sense of color she applies to her interiors and home collections.
“I would always say I make ‘jewelry for the home,'” Weitzner says of her ever-popular trims for Samuel & Sons. “Now I’m actually making jewelry!” It’s something the designer says she’s wanted to do since she began working with Samuel & Sons some 12 years ago.