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INSPIRATION statement fabric

Beautiful.  Bold in Colour,  Bold in Scale.  Not for the faint of heart.  A statement fabric can make a room…  Choosing a statement fabric that you fall in love is a perfect place to start as the basis for your space.  All of your other fabrics, paint colours and finishes can be inspired by one fabulous fabric.

Phillipe Stark chair in a bright and cheerful floral.

I have chosen a selection of exquisite fabrics from Schumacher and Co.  Schumacher has been producing luxury decorative textiles since 1889 and is a fifth generation family-owned company. They have a comprehensive archives, and many of the patterns are still being reproduced.  All of my selections are classic and timeless, and I think this is important for the longevity of the decor.

Schumacher Chiang Dragon

Chiang Mai Dragon (here in Lacquer) is a longtime favorite –  one day I will find the right spot for it.  (Also available in Aquamarine, China Blue and Alabaster.)

Schmacher Botanical

Exotic flowers and leaves inspired by a 1920’s Art Deco print, this is Zanzibar linen in Melon, also available in Cerulean and Sandalwood.


This is Chalfont in Sunflower.  Also available in Fawn, Paprika, Porcelain as well as matching wallcoverings.


Velours Oriental was originally a tapestry in the archives.  This colourway is Nickel, also available in Tuscan and Aubergine


Hot House Flowers in Verdance, also available in Spark and Mineral.

Jaipur Tree is gorgeous in Sable – rich fall colours that you could base your whole decor around.

Jaipur Tree again, this time shown in Poppy, – completely changes the feel of this fabric.  It is also available in Robin’s Egg and Eggshell.

This grand scale linen print is Cambray Paisley in Azure for the blue lovers — and is available in Sandalwood, Parrot and Oyster.

Here is a fantastic new linen print called Sinhala (in Jewel)  from the new Martyn Lawrence Bullard Collection for Schumacher.  It is also in 4 other fab colourways – Bittersweet, Pomegranate, Sky and Stone.  Inspired by the traditional tree of life pattern.

Schumacher has a long history of partnering with designers, including more recently Kelly Wearstler, Matthew Patrick Smyth, Trina Turk and Celerie Kemble, to name a few.

All photos Shumacher – they have a great website where you will see the other colourways and be able to zoom in on the pattern.

Schumacher fabrics and wallcoverings are available to the trade.  If you would love to add a statement fabric to your home, please contact me, Sue Womersley.  I am an interior decorator in White Rock BC.


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