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In celebration of it’s 125th anniversary, Schumacher has just released a line of fabrics in patterns collected from it’s archives. Founded in 1889, Schumacher has a wealth of amazing pattern and color to pull from. We personally think they picked some winners here. Here are a few of our faves….

We love using animal prints, and we love navy. We are loving the combination of two of our favorite things here on the Iconic Leopard pattern, in color Ink. This one is on a white ground but it comes on an off-white ground, as well, along with several other great colorways!

F. Schumacher Iconic Leopard via porterdesigncompany.com

Schumacher Iconic Leopard via porterdesigncompany.com

clockwise from upper left: Iconic Leopard, color Ink, Cloud, GraphiteFuchsia

Next up ‘the lemon print’ as we call it around here, officially know as Citrus Garden.  This print is based on an archival botanical pattern designed by midcentury architect Josef Frank in 1947. The pattern, which is on linen, is whimsical with a hand-drawn feel.  We love both colorways (and it looks amazing with that navy leopard!!)

F. Schumacher Citrus Garden via porterdesigncompany.com

F. Schumacher Citrus Garden via porterdesigncompany.com

left to right: Citrus Garden, color: Pool, Primary

Another standout, Indian Arbre, we love all the colorways but especially this one:

F. Schumacher via porterdesigncompany.com

F. Schumacher via porterdesigncompany.com

left to right: Indian Arbre, color: Spring, Hyacinth, Tea

Chintz and toile…we mentioned them in previous posts because they are trending. This collection includes both:

Schumacher Chintz & Toile via porterdesigncompany.com

clockwise from upper leftBoughton House, color: PorcelainShengyou Toile, color: IrisManor Rose, color: Breeze,  Zanzibar Trellis Chintz, Canary 

We can’t wait to see (and feel) these two fabrics in person. On the left is Serengeti, a rich chenille animal print and on the right Shockwave, which is a luxurious silk velvet. We love how these graphic fabrics could work in a traditional or contemporary space…

F. Schumacher via porterdesigncompany.com

left to right: Serengeti, color: Tigre BlancShockwave, color: Ruby

(image sources: F. Schumacher)

08/11

Get the Look: Layered Living Room

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Image source: Elle Decor

We love the layering of pattern and texture in this living room. The mix is unexpected and sophisticated, but comfortable. Here are some pieces we selected that will help you get this look…

the basics: wallcovering: Thibaut, drapery ikat: Duralee, sofa: Ballard, cocktail table: Bungalow 5, rug: […]

07/18

Radiant Orchid Inspired

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Photos, clockwise from left: dress, Anthropologie earrings, Tom Ford nail lacquer, Kate Spade necklace, Tory Burch clutch, Jimmy Choo flats, Michael Kors watch

We always look to the seasonal color report from Pantone for inspiration, both in fashion and interior design, and this Spring’s palette has not let […]

07/4

What To Wear: Red, White & Blue Edition

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After the long and extremely cold winter we had here in the northeast, it’s almost hard to believe 4th of July is upon us. On the heels of World Cup mania and the approaching July 4th holiday, and feeling a little extra patriotic, we have scoured the web today for some red, white and blue impulse buys.  Join us in […]

04/12

Color Crush: Chartreuse

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By: Breanne

A hot color popping up all over is Chartreuse; this mix of lime green and yellow green is perfection in my book. From nails to shoes, the citrusy color adds a fun pop to any outfit. The hue is a great addition to a nuetral outfit but it can also be fun to […]

12/7

Winter Nail Trends

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I have a large collection of color polishes and I am always changing up which I wear for different occasions. For the fall and winter seasons, I like to go dark and dazzling:

Navy. This dark hue is one I was a bit hesitant of as blue nail polish scares me as much as […]

12/7

Ashley Whittaker Design

You probably recall seeing this image on the February 2008 cover of House Beautiful . I do because I was (and still am) trying to decide what to do with my living room and just love the teal/navy combo. Ashley Whittaker, principal designer at Ashley Whittaker Design in NYC, is the genius behind […]