Out with the old-fashioned, in with new style! Redford House modernizes antique pieces with contemporary and transitional twists, perfect for stylish interiors. This fabulous line shines with a wide variety of artisan furnishings and accessories, ranging from regal bedroom pieces to dressers, desks, hutches, and chairs in hand-distressed finishes. Time-honored construction and passion revere Redford House as a true gem, boasting authenticity in the gorgeous aesthetic and design of their pieces. Read below for the inside scoop from the woman behind it all, Samantha McClure, as she reveals her favorite moments with Layla Grayce over the past 10 years!
Q&A with Owner and Creative Director, Samantha McClure
Layla Grayce: What is your name, title, and how long have you been with Redford House?
Samantha McClure: My name is Samantha McClure. I’m the owner and creative director of Redford House. I founded Redford House eighteen years ago in 1996.
LG: When and why did you decide to showcase your brand on Layla Grayce?
SM: I met Tiffany and Wendy at the High Point Market in 2004, when they were just starting out. They came to the Redford House showroom to look at our furniture line and were the first online furniture retailer to talk to us about selling our product on the Internet. I was very impressed with the two of them creating an online furniture retail start-up. I had a great rapport with Tiffany and Wendy, and I hoped for the best. Ten years later, Layla Grayce is one of the best partners Redford House works with.
LG: How has your brand and its style/offerings changed over the years?
SM: Our first catalog predominantly offered distressed cottage furniture, but our product line has evolved into a more transitional design vision. In the beginning, the Redford House line was inspired by French antique, New England coastal, and country styles. We started with very traditional design roots. Over the years, there has been a strong revival of mid-century modern furniture. We’ve had a lot of fun evolving with furniture trends and exploring transitional design principles.
LG: Where do you see your brand 10 years from now?
SM: It’s an honor to be in the great industry of furniture manufacturing, and Redford House will always strive to be respected and relevant. I can’t say exactly where Redford House will be since we focus on the present, and we live and design in the moment. Furniture design is similar to other art forms in that you often know where your inspiration comes from, but you don’t always know where it’s going to take you. The future is a wide-open canvas, an adventure, and I’m excited to see where it will take Redford House.
LG: What is your favorite memory working with Layla Grayce over the past 10 years?
SM: My favorite moment was our first meeting with Tiffany and Wendy in the High Point Market. I really liked them both. Ten years later, Layla Grayce is the model for online retail success. Tiffany and Wendy deserve all the success they have enjoyed. Everyone on the Layla Grayce team has been great to work with!