Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sam Allen Interiors

I was skimming through the September issue of House Beautiful this afternoon, and I came across a fabulous bedroom covered in Scalamandre Zebras, belonging to designer Sam Allen of Sam Allen Interiors. Upon further investigation, I learned Sam Allen is a 21-year-old decorating genius who has been studying interior design since his teens!

via House Beautiful

Having grown up the son of interior designer and magazine editor Leslie Allen, Sam was exposed to the creative world of photo shoots for national home and shelter magazines from an early age. His first design job came at the ripe old age of 12 when he walked through the door of Westport's Dovecote and met owner Sarah Kaplan. Sam was also the youngest intern to ever work for Martha Stewart. By the time he was 17, he landed his first independent client and Sam Allen Interiors was born.

Sam Allen Interiors is located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Sam's style is clean and comfortable, and it incorporates elements of organic elegance, Parisian charm, and Hollywood glamour. His designs have been featured in numerous publications including Connecticut Cottages and Gardens, Vogue Magazine, The New York Times, and Teen Vogue.


I am so impressed with this burgeoning decorator, and I cannot wait to follow his most promising career!


  1. Yes, yes, and yes to Sam! Traditional, and current. Love every photo you've posted Andrea! I love the stacked Hermes boxes he used.

  2. How wonderful to discover your calling at such a tender age. And I'm sure over time his work will become even better!

  3. Thank you so very much for introducing me to this fabulous designer. He has tremendous style.

  4. Love Sam! I heard his story back when he was just nineteen! What an amazing and inspiring designer for a new generation.

  5. I love his story! It proves that some are just born with that talent!!

  6. So fun to hop over today and see my buddy, Sam Allen, featured!!!! He is an absolute ball of energy in person. He is bursting with talent and ideas!!!

    Hope you're having a great summer!
    xoxo Elizabeth

  7. amazing to be that young and that talented. fantastic. love his style!

  8. 21?! Now that is the definition of design prodigy! Can you imagine where he'll be in another 20 years? Or even five?!

  9. And it's always so disarming and fun to meet a young decorator, who came from a decorating parent- they have more knowledge sooner, they are more fun, and they know how to get it done!
    An intoxicating combination!


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