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Luncheon at the Library: Seeing Color – Susan Walker & Dara Caponigro In Conversation with Olivia Brock

November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join The Library Society along with Fritz Porter and Frederic magazine for a delightful reparte with Susan Walker, Founder of Ibu and Ibu Foundation, and Dara Caponigro, Chief Creative Officer for F. Schumacher & Co., Editor in Chief of Frederic Magazine and author of S is for Style. This wonderful event will be hosted by Olivia Brock, founder of Torrance Mitchell Designs. Tickets for this event are $125 and include a box lunch and a copy of Caponigro’s S is for Style. 

There will be a S is for Style book signing immediately following the event.

This event is in-person and ticketed – to purchase tickets, click here.

Please Note: We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and greatly value the safety of our patrons. All events require masks for entry and are subject to change from in-person to Zoom format if safety protocols need to be amended. To stay up to date on this event’s details, we recommend you check this page regularly. All ticket sales are final.

About Susan Walker:

Susan Hull Walker, who founded Ibu in 2013, studied world religions at Harvard Divinity School and served for eighteen years as a minister in Maine, San Francisco, and Charleston, SC. Returning to school to study Fiber Arts, she learned to weave and speak in the language of cloth. It opened her eyes to the very thing she had been looking for in her previous work – A woman’s way of recording her mind & soul. What she didn’t find in the parchment and page, she found in textiles. A woman’s text.

About Dara Caponigro:

Dara Caponigro is a force in the world of design and interiors. Dara is currently the Creative Director of one of the most well-respected fabric houses in the industry, F. Schumacher & Co, where she directs and oversees product development, advertising and marketing, visual merchandising, and the website. Dara’s presence at the company has seen a total change in the marketing and branding at the company, both of which feel fresh, editorial, and inspiring. Prior to joining Schumacher, Dara held a slew of illustrious positions as a magazine editor. She was the Editor-in-Chief at Veranda and before that, she was the founding editor at the original Domino and held several senior editorial posts at House Beautiful and ELLE DECOR.

About S is for Style:

With a focus on Schumacher’s greatest contemporary patterns–everything from classic stripes and exuberant florals to edgy animal prints–this accessible and highly useful style guide is organized thematically by chapters such as “Sensual & Spare”; “Preppy”; “Ladylike”; “Exuberant”; and “Opulent,” with each featuring a stunning selection of patterns along with inspiring interiors designed in the same spirit. To help readers better understand their style preferences, every chapter begins with a questionnaire, for example: “Are You an Acolyte of High Style?” “Do You Prefer a Midnight Supper to a Power Lunch?”; “Consider Jewel Tones Neutral?”; “Think Champagne Is Not Just for Special Occasions?”

Page after page after page of lavish imagery and pattern details are juxtaposed alongside beautiful interiors designed by such luminaries as Miles Redd, Tom Scheerer, Amanda Lindroth, Celerie Kemble, Veere Grenney, and Mark D. Sikes, to name a few, illustrating how Schumacher’s iconic patterns can be integrated into a wide range of chic and stylish room designs. The texts provide insights and tips on how patterns can be used in your decor, along with guidance for deciding what style is best for you and your home.

Full of inspiring design ideas, as well as an unparalleled resource of prints and patterns, S Is for Style is a visual feast of interior design for all styles and tastes.

About Olivia Brock:

After years of living in some of the East Coast’s most historic cities – Boston, New York, & Philadelphia – Olivia Brock settled in Charleston, South Carolina. Having completed her M.S. in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania, Olivia founded Torrance Mitchell Designs in 2012. Understanding that all buildings have a unique story to tell is the underlying philosophy behind Torrance Mitchell Designs. Despite their age, or architectural style, no two buildings are alike, and Olivia approaches each project with a fresh eye to interpreting a building’s story.


November 11
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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