Taking a break from the plethora of color posts to hi-light one of my favorite furniture vendors, Tritter-Feefer.
Once in a while, I’m going to feature my favorite vendors/manufacturers who provide outstanding products and service.
Tritter Feefer is a family owned furniture company in LaGrange Georgia. It was started by Mary Louise (aka: ML) Littlefield and her husband Bill Altman. In 2007, they moved from Colorado to Georgia to be closer to their son Rik (who’s also in the family business) and his kids, Tristan and Faith.
In those days, when Tristan was a toddler, he called himself Tritter and his baby sister, Feefer and that’s how it all began.
I have been aware of this company since their infancy and have watched its considerable growth.
Their original product line filled a much-needed niche in the furniture industry. It is well-made, affordable, customizable and awfully good-looking. They are known for their wonderful European-inspired styles and painted finishes that combine elegance with rusticity. The pieces are so versatile, that they could go in traditional or contemporary rooms.
They offer some 50 or so custom finishes and they will make a custom finish for a small surcharge. About two years ago, they introduced over 100 new lacquered finishes, in case you don’t like the more rustic French/Swedish look of aged patina. By the way, lacquer is a hot commodity right now.
As stated, they will customize your pieces which I’ve done. Need it smaller, bigger, wider, longer? No problem.
But there’s more! All furniture with the exception of their chairs are manufactured right here in the USA, not just assembled but bench-made and from sustainable forests.
The reason I’m starting with Tritter Feefer is that they were one of the few furniture vendors at the Architectural Digest Home Show that I attended last week. I always love chatting with ML and was disappointed that they were not at the New York Now show last January. She shook her head and said that she wished they could go back to how it used to be. She wanted to have the show right where we were standing–at Pier 94. Instead the show is now being held at the Javits Center. Apparently, it’s more difficult to produce a booth at the Javits Center. And it’s bloody ugly.
In addition to the furniture, ML and Bill go to Europe frequently and bring back all sorts of goodies like these architectural fragments and quartz. They are then fabricated into gorgeous accessories which are quickly snatched up at the various trade markets.
Last summer, I had the great pleasure to see one of their permanent trade showrooms at Americasmart.
One of my favorite pieces is the Gustavian inspired Gabrielle chest
An Augustin dining table, new in their line with exquisite detailing.
They also bring back and have refurbished vintage French bergere chairs. A photo from Tritter Feefer’s Americasmart showroom, not taken by me. The gorgeous light fixtures are by Louise Gaskill. Some are vintage pieces and some are reproductions. There are more below.
It looks like a centuries old French Trumeau mirror. It’s not; centuries old, that is.
How fresh is this vignette by Traci Zeller featuring Tritter Feefer’s San Remo buffet.
Louise has her own showroom, but it is a common practice for showrooms with complimentary products to double up and sell their products in other showrooms. I think that Louise’s fixtures are the perfect complement for the Tritter Feefer line.
ML and Bob also bring back from their travels, art work or bits of wallpaper or murals that they refer to as pastiche. I’m not sure if they are really old or just made to look old. But no matter they are wonderful.
Madame X coffee table in a lovely living room by Mara Deritter or maybe Mara’s mother.
I adore this Leffew console!
A room I did a few years ago, except for the sofa. End tables by Tritter Feefer
Beauty shot of the Etta chandelier. This is so cool!
A Lane Tyden table in a lacquer finish. At least the top is, the base, not sure. Love the Chinoiserie fretwork chairs too! These appear to be from CR Laine.
A Madame X console in a lacquer finish
Around that the time, they began the lacquer finishes, we did a custom finish on their Greek Key, Aegean side table. The lacquered pieces give a Hollywood Regency Style adding yet another layer of versatility to this great line of furniture.
In the Bronxville Turn of the century living room, a Paris side table is fun and fresh. It looks so comfortable next to CR Laine’s Collingwood sofa which I love in the pink linen! Interestingly, CR Laine often uses Tritter Feefer’s tables in their vignettes.
And there it is!
PS: Full disclosure. I am not being compensated in any way shape or form for this product review and even if I was, would never endorse a product I wouldn’t use myself or specify for my clients.