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

Schumacher Iconic Leopard via

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

F. Schumacher Citrus Garden via

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

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

F. Schumacher via

F. Schumacher via

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

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

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

(image sources: F. Schumacher)


That blue!


Researching content for the blog we can’t help but notice certain trends. This time it’ s a color. That blue that is not navy, not quite royal, kind of like cadet, but more cerulean; it’s our favorite blue at the moment and we keep bumping into it out there on the internet.

This space […]


Fashion Friday: Fashion Trends Influencing Interior Design


At an art gallery opening last night I saw a woman in a beautiful, summery ikat printed dress and couldn’t help but think of the ikats we use for projects here at the studio. There is no question, fashion and interior design trends influence each other.  Here are some recent places where we’ve noticed the […]


Get The Look: Nursery Edition

Nursery Collage

We’ve noticed that nursery design is trending towards a clean, simple aesthetic. Themed and juvenile rooms are being replaced with rooms that have thoughtful, sophisticated design elements. We see this trend clearly represented in this pared-down nursery space, designed by  Jessica Packard.

This room features a few of the trends we mentioned in our previous […]


#tbt: Chintz Edition

pyne hollyhock

In the tradition of #tbt (a.k.a Throwback Thursday) we’d like to feature an interior design trend that is making a comeback. Today our focus is on chintz.  It seems like all of our favorite lines are starting to carry chintzes again and we could not be happier. Rooted in tradition, floral chintzes, whether hollyhocks, rhododendrons, […]


Gray Area

Cool Neutrals SW

There are so many variations of this classic color, ranging from warm to cool; grays are a favorite neutral of designers and can easily fill in for a traditional neutral like white or beige.

What is the perfect shade of gray paint? We hear this question often, and the answer is ‘that depends.’ It depends […]


Fashion Friday: Neoprene


We hear Neoprene and we think form-fitting wet suits and laptop sleeves, but the synthetic rubber fabric is trending in women’s fashion. Beyond accessories, we’ve seen it laser-cut, embossed, printed, pleated and color-blocked. Body-con styles to more forgiving ones, everyone can wear the trend.

Clockwise from top left: Stella McCartney Embossed Skirt,  Charles Anastase […]


Radiant Orchid Inspired

radiant orchid collage

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 […]


Summer Style: Just Add Water


We always get a little excited when beach towels show up in the local shops. It’s a sure sign that summer at the Jersey shore is upon us. With over 130 miles of coastline, beach towels come in very handy around here. Today we have a collection of some of our favorites, from the very […]