Philadelphia-based interior designer Jimmy DeLaurentis may have 30 years of experience under his belt, but he was itching to use his design skills in a different way. Three years ago, that “itch” turned into JAMES, a private label furniture collection that immediately garnered rave reviews and expanded DeLaurentis’ already strong and loyal client base.
While at the 2019 Winter Las Vegas Market, House Tipster host Christopher Grubb spoke with DeLaurentis about JAMES and also his up-and-coming line, Amalfi.
“We’re just getting amped up and drawing a lot of attention,” DeLaurentis told Grubb regarding his product lines. Featuring robust colors and luxurious details, JAMES and Amalfi are most certainly attention-grabbing.
Foregoing beige, linens, and cotton, the popular celebrity designer instead uses all luxury, high-end fabrics, including velvets and mohair in his Hollywood-inspired styles. But don’t assume everything in the collection is glitzy and glam. While JAMES leans more toward old modern Hollywood, Amalfi is all about infusing color and life into the furniture.
The result is a furniture line that’s decorative and jewel-like yet traditional and elegant.
With a tufted top, the Isabella Ottoman exudes DeLaurentis’ signature style of modern meets traditional. Paired with the rich sangria-tones of the Isabella Sofa, the ottoman takes on a life of its own. “The shapes [of these pieces] are from the 1940s, but the legs give a modern oomph,” explained DeLaurentis.
Although his designs are luxe enough for the likes of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, DeLaurentis also creates furniture for man’s best friend. Inspired by his three pooches, he designed an entire line of luxury dog beds that are on-par in quality as the rest of his private label work.
These designer dog beds feature faux-velvets and are Greenguard Gold Certified, meaning they’re wholly safe and relatively chew-proof. DeLaurentis iterated, “We always have to keep our pets in mind!”
Although he’s been on the scene for decades, it’s clear that Jimmy DeLaurentis still has a lot of exciting designs up his sleeve. Stay tuned; the Amalfi Collection is scheduled to debut later in 2019.
To hear more from our conversation and see an up-close-and-personal look at designs from the show, make sure to check out the exclusive House Tipster Industry interview we filmed with Jimmy DeLaurentis. Press play on the Facebook video below to get started.