In 1999, Karen Comerford, a textile designer and illustrator with a background in product development opened her shop, Comerford Collection in Bridgehampton, New York as a laboaratory of sorts, a place in which to experiment with new designs and merchandising ideas. In this refined space, she works to redefine the term "MODERN," stripping it of its implications of austerity and imbuing it with a comfortable, uncomplicated simplicity.
The clean-lined private label furniture is the platform on which the esthetic of the shop is built. Sleek without being slick, strong but not overpowering, the hand crafted pieces anchor a collection of contemporary textiles, lighting, interior accessories, photographs and paintings. Color, texture and subtle pattern are combined through the store in a series of tableaux that are soothing, surprising, and elegant, while at the same time remaining completely comfortable.