July 14, 2015

The Best Seat in the House

The "Whitlow" sofa 

Good morning everyone!  To kick off this Tuesday, we wanted to share the inside scoop on Cindy Smith’s “Whitlow” sofa from the recently revealed Catbird Collection.  Enjoy!

“My father, Whitlow, was the epitome of a southern gentlemen.  Soft spoken, charming, and witty, it was he who first introduced me to the term “Catbird” whether to label the best seat in the house at a baseball game or to describe a dapper gentleman in a seersucker suit.  Growing up in a small southern town, everyone knew and loved Mr. Whit and his trademark chewed off cigar that covered him with a perfume I can still smell today.  He not only gave me a sense of security of the most loving kind but also instilled an enduring respect and discipline for a steadfast work ethic.  Today, it brings me so much joy that my grandson is named after him and can his continue his legacy."

"When it came to designing the “Whitlow” sofa for this upholstery collection, I wanted it to represent more than a dedication to his name and become an embodiment of the love and memories I have of my father.  The sofa reminds me of the comfort of his enveloping arms and the affirmation that love and family are the most important things in life.” -Cindy Smith

Designer Cindy Smith and grandson Whit on the "Whitlow" sofa

 To learn more about the "Whitlow" sofa and all of the designs in the Catbird Collection, please visit the website: