Congratulations to Lillian August, who just opened a new 16,000 square foot store in Los Angeles, and with a new store in NYC's Flatiron District to open soon. Based in Norwalk, Connecticut, Lillian August's collections feature furniture, area rugs, accessories, fabrics and antiques. The in-house collections range from traditional, English styles to simple American farmhouse furnishings, and from contemporary European styles to Southeast Asian pieces. Lillian August stores also feature designer collections such as Barkley Butera, Mariette Himes Gomez and Thomas O'Brian, plus many, many more.
Lillian August's design career started with textile and wall covering collections, and in 1987, she opened her first store in Westport, Connecticut. With two sons, Dan and John Weiss, she built the Lillian August brand into what it is today. Another son, Michael, created the Michael Weiss line of home furnishings. Ms. August and her staff now now support her collections and stores, as well as design residential projects throughout the U.S.
The Lillian August stores provide retail, in-house design services, as well as "to the trade" services for architects and interior designers. I had the pleasure of hearing Lillian August speak at a gathering of designers recently, and her presentation was vibrant, informal and highly informative. Her passion for furniture, furnishings, her collections and chosen career was very evident.
Lillian August Notting Hill Collection
Lillian August Cottage Home Collection