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Episode 594.2 Market Buzz Day 2 Noon

Episode 001- Sandra Nunnerly (10)


Fashion and housewares designer Patti Carpenter was born in Washington, D.C.. She graduated with honors from McKinley Technical Senior High School in 1973. She then continued her education at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, receiving her B.A. degree in fashion design and fashion illustration.

In the fashion industry, Carpenter worked with Scott Barrie, Bill Blass, Oscar De La Renta, Gloria Vanderbilt, Adrienne Vittadini, Cynthia Rowley, Peter Max, The Limited Corporation, Timberland, and Ralph Lauren.

Carpenter became disillusioned with the garment industry after twenty-five years, and turned her interests to home furnishings. She was a principal and creative director of Continuum Home, Inc. and launched Carpenter & Company. As a design, color and trend consultant and merchandiser, Carpenter works with clients such as the Worth Collection, the Exploris Museum, and Agexpront of Guatemala country originals.

Carpenter’s product line, the Phillips Collection, can be found in numerous retailers including Donna Karen, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, J.C. Penney, and Macy’s.

Through her extensive work with Aid for Artisans, she has worked with the International Executive Service Corps and was awarded the Presidents Volunteer Service Award by President George W. Bush in 2005. Carpenter sits on the executive board of the High School of Fashion Industries and is a guest lecturer for the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Parson School of Design and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Patti Carpenter


Interior designer Steven Favreau is preeminent on today’s world stage. Maintaining coastal offices in Boston and San Francisco, Favreau’s residential and commercial projects span the United States and European Union. His most recent projects take him regularly to Venice Italy. Among his TV appearances, Favreau was a contestant on HGTV’s The White Room Challenge. He was also a two-time semi finalist for the HGTV home decorating interior design show Design Star. Uniquely fresh, while combining modern and classic design elements, Favreau’s design style is revered.

Recognized for his highly esteemed workmanship and attention to detail, Favreau’s company Favreau Design has the highest professional standards. Dedicated to the unique needs, desires, style and budget of each client, the goals of Favreau Design are founded upon integrity, reliability and professionalism. Existing architectural and landscaping elements are always considered in the overall achievement for a cohesive presence.

In demand as a public speaker and television personality, Favreau is a distinguished master of ceremonies, talk show host, moderator and panelist. Robert Allen Fabrics, internationally acclaimed for their exceptional textiles, retained Favreau as their Brand Ambassador. He travels throughout the United States speaking on their behalf.

Favreau’s cache of experience includes a soloist position at the acclaimed Moulin Rouge in Paris, France. Theatre and set-design inspired his creative capacity and expertise. Engrained within the fibers of Favreau’s timeless fashion and design is his cultural diversity; corroborating themes, textures, colors and shapes into an integrated composition. A world traveler, Favreau has been influenced by fashion décor from some of the prominent cities in the world: Paris, Milan, Venice, Amsterdam, Hawaii, San Francisco, New York City, and Boston. As a Favreau client, you can expect a comprehensive knowledge of trends and interior design. Voted “40 to watch” by The Business Journal, Favreau continues to create the most dynamic, chic and livable residential and commercial settings.

Distinct and complimentary to Favreau’s world of design are his award-winning illustrations dating back to his youth. Bringing an exclusive perspective to his designs, Favreau possesses the capacity to create one-of-a-kind designs. His interior designs evoke emotions and the experience of being “other worldly”, “whimsical” and “show-stopping.  His children’s book-illustrations and theatrical show-posters obviously set precedence for this remarkable talent.

Always cultivating a new experience, Favreau is currently developing a line of lighting with a revered Murano master glass blower of Italy, to be launched in 2017. Revered for his cultural interpretation, Favreau has been retained by the internationally known Centro Scalzi Monastery in Venice, Italy. His design and business acumen have been acclaimed, by the note worthy opportunity to “reimagine” the monastery’s entire visitor experience. Favreau’s monastic project includes renovating and extending the existing gift shop, while creating the rare experience of a roof-top café; merging a centuries old structure with a contemporary inclination to attract the daily passer-by of over 80,000 tourists.

Eclectically playful, yet symbiotic, Favreau’s dramatic interior-design style seamlessly assembles elegant timeless furnishings with modern objects. Keen-eyed and honed to the environment and style of a residential or commercial project, Favreau’s approach is stylish and functional. “Beautiful interiors are only successful if they function perfectly with the client’s needs,” says Favreau. “Leaving the ego at the door, I am merely the conduit in which the client attains their dream experience.” Favreau Design establishes meaningful relationship with each client. “Our goal is to create a reflection of the client’s aspirations.”

Originally from Boston, Favreau trained in interior design at the esteemed Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. His work has been featured in prestigious publications, including: Elle Decor, California Home & Design, Design New England, New England Home, Boston Home, The San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, Houzz and Dering Hall. He has also been represented at The Junior League of Boston’s 2016 Showhouse, The San Francisco Exploratorium Gala Opening, The San Francisco Annual Red Cross Gala, The Historic Ainsley House Holiday Home Show, and the Home For the Holidays Showcase. Favreau’s television experience extends from the United States to Amsterdam and Paris. He also led American Hawaii Cruises as Cruise Director for two years. He also owns and operates one of San Francisco and Boston’s most prestigious home staging companies, Stage Struck: www.stage-struck.com

Steven Favreau

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