Decorating the Set (Brown Jordan’s Steve Elton)
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Welcome to Decorating the Set: From Hollywood to Your Home with Beth Kushnick! Spring is just around the corner and our minds are all going to the outdoors. To get us in the mood, Beth and Caroline sit down with Steve Elton, the Chief Brand Curator for Brown Jordan, the leading manufacturer of fine leisure furnishings.
The Interview with Steve begins at Time Code: 6:51.
Steven Elton currently serves as the Chief Brand Curator for Brown Jordan, the leading manufacturer of fine leisure furnishings. In his current position, Elton is responsible for preserving the history of Brown Jordan by sharing personal anecdotes of the company’s founders and educating others on the three pillars of the brand: heirloom quality, design innovation and jewel-like precision. Elton oversees the curation process for all Brown Jordan showrooms, product catalogs, photo shoots and special projects. With a keen eye for innovative textiles and colors, Elton develops strategic partnerships with companies like Subrella who produce exclusive fabrics for Brown Jordan.
Inspired by the Brown Jordan brand as a young furniture salesman in the Northeast, Elton followed his passion and discovered his talent in design and merchandising while studding in the merchandising and textile design. In 1990, Elton determinedly joined the company as a regional sales representative. During the next 32 plus years, he has played an integral role in furthering the Brown Jordan legacy established by its founders, by enthusiastically pursuing and sharing their vision of producing furniture of unsurpassed quality and style.
Over the course of his career, Elton has appeared on Bravo, The Style Network and HGTV as well as Elle Décor, Harrods Magazine, World of Interiors, Architectural Digest, Garden Design Magazine, Coastal Living Magazine, Casual Living, Washington Post Magazine, Luxe Interiors + Design and Modern Luxury Magazine. As a prominent curator, Elton is most recognized for the design projects he’s completed or colaberated on at The Ritz-Carlton Paris, The White House, The Oscars Green Room, Smithsonian Gardens, Winterthur, Sandy Lane Barbados, Camden Yards, Yankee Stadium and The Beverly Hills Hotel.
To expand the Brown Jordan brand, Elton has secured collaborations with category-defining designers like industry icons Ann Verring, Richard Fringier and Michael Smith. He exemplifies a commitment to product that not only stands above in form and function but stands the test of time. Elton is the 2018 ICFA Life Time Achievement award recipient, joining Brown Jordan founder Robert Brown and Richard Frinier as the third person from Brown Jordan to receive this prestigious award. Elton is the Industry Mentor for the Building of Arts at SCAD University in Savanah, is a member of the Design Leadership Network, serves on the American Home Furniture Alience board, the Board of Directors for Kips Bay, and is the current chairman of the International Casual Furniture Association board.
Elton lives in Cape Charles, a quaint beach community located on the eastern shore of Virginia, where he spends his time on the water with family, friends.
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