As frequent readers of Fabric Studio WHATS HOT will know, I have long had a bit of a thing for Blue-n-White ‘anything’. Well I would love to introduce you to the newest member of my collection – meet my gorgeous new chair just installed at our new apartment. It is so beautiful and even on the dullest day, brings the room to life. When it came to selecting ‘the’ blue-n-white fabric, I just had to go with Schumacher CHIANG MAI DRAGON/China Blue 173272 – I’ve admired this fabric for such a long time, and I am so thrilled with the result.
Even just a couple of cushions can bring such amazing energy into a room. It’s available in our online shop here!
NANJING by Schumacher is a bold Chinoiserie print featuring Asian landscapes in a simply rendered, graphic style. Derived from a small print discovered in the Schumacher archives, its enlarged scale is thoroughly modern, as are its bold colorations on crisp white linen grounds. SEE NANJING in our online shop here
‘TANGIER FRAME PRINT’ Outdoor Fabric by Trina Turk for Schumacher – Vogue Living January/February 2013
A vintage coat dress provided the inspiration for Trina Turk’s TANGIER FRAME PRINT, a bold chevron design, which is interpreted in saturated colours against crisp white acrylic twill grounds (Sunbrella branded fabric). The decorative details are reminiscent of a batik print, which gives it an exotic and tropical vibe. Its dramatic scale is equally suitable for curtains, upholstery and pillows in indoor and outdoor spaces. You can see the 4 amazing colour combinations and the 8 other complimentary designs in our online shop: Trina Turk Collection 2 for Schumacher.
As seen in Vogue Living Australia, January/February 2013
The patterns in the FALL 2012 CLASSIC PRINTS & WOVENS collection from Schumacher reinvigorate antique, old-world textile design with a timely exoticism. Plush textures and striking visual effects are highlights of the collection, which includes velvet, wool, and raw silk enhanced with embroidery, appliqué and burnished metallic threads and ombré effects. The Prints are grand in scale and richly coloured; this collection of signature Schumacher designs draw on both classic and exotic motifs combined with contemporary colourways resulting in dramatic textiles with timeless appeal.
Here are just a few of the wonderful designs in this new season’s collection:
As featured in November 2012 issue of REAL LIVING Magazine.
This reversible pocket weave is woven of 100 percent cotton. Inspired by a classic gem shape, EMERALD CUT by Kelly Wearstler for Schumacher, is expanded to a scale that blings. Five colours are available in combination with ivory: lotus, mink, mandarin, bristol, and biscuit.
Content: 100%Cotton (FULLY REVERSIBLE)
Pattern Repeat: V11cm H11cm
As featured in November 2012 issue of REAL LIVING Magazine.
Inspired by an antique warp printed silk textile discovered by Martyn Lawrence Bullard during his travels, the fabric ‘ADRAS IKAT PRINT’ combines the brilliance of clear colourations with the boldness of a chevron pattern. Printed on a tightly woven cotton poplin ground suitable for upholstery and curtains, the smooth surface of the fabric and textured interpretation of the design echo the original silk ikat. The graphic look of Schumacher’s ‘Adras Ikat Print’ is perfect for adding an exotic note to a traditional room or a pop of saturated color in a modern interior.
Pattern Repeat: V47cm H68cm
Glamorous designer Celerie Kemble has just launched her debut wallpaper collection in collaboration with Schumacher. We can’t wait to have it available in our online shop and will let you know when it’s launched here. Here’s a sneak peak….
A-TWITTER wallpaper by Schumacher – A graphic branching tree is the backdrop for a flock of songbirds, in this screen printed wallcovering. Its colorations of winter and summer feature both chic neutrals and colourfully bright hues.
Click Here to see Schumacher A-TWITTER wallpaper
PERFECT FOR SPRING HOME IMPROVEMENTS…………
People often say to me “I bet your home is amazing” – and I always answer “well it’s just like yours really, a mix of new, some not so new, and some really old family treasures that aren’t terribly valuable, but priceless to me!”
Many years ago, I rescued my paternal Grandmother’s old blanket box, that I believe transported some of her belongings when she emigrated from Wales as a 13 yr old girl.
Well, it’s just had a facelift and I thought I’d share a couple of pics with you. The fabric is Schumacher IMPERIAL TRELLIS VELVET/Chartreuse , the paint is Resene MONKEY, and, it also got a shiny new set of chrome caster/wheels from Warwick. Couldn’t me more thrilled!
Lulu deKwiatkowski, founder and designer of LULU DK Fabrics, has collaborated with Schumacher on a joyful and sophisticated collection of children’s fabrics. Lulu’s signature style: bold, generous use of colour and whimsical hand painted design is evident throughout this line of coordinating prints and embroideries.
LULU DK | Child features eight prints and six embroideries on cotton grounds, including an embroidered tape. The color palette mixes pastels and brights, which are well suited to the enchanting array of animals, butterflies, small patterns, and overscaled motifs. The collection provides diverse options for girl’s and boy’s rooms, from infants to teens, as well as for a variety of casual interiors.
Price: from $96/metre
Fabric designs include: Butterfly, Cha-Cha, Cotton Candy, Firecrackers, Jungle Jubilee, Lollipop, Love, Love Border, Macaroni, Ode to Matisse, Parade, Sailboat, Skittles, Star, Twix Tape
Click Here to see LULU DK | Child Collection
We received a lovely email from a customer in Dubbo, NSW, saying how much they absolutely love their Schumacher ‘Kelly Wearstler’ IMPERIAL TRELLIS wallpaper splashback. The colour is ‘Charcoal’ – SKU5003361 and we agree it looks very striking with the charcoal cabinets. We recommended installing the wallpaper in the usual manner, and then covering and sealing with toughened glass, as you would a normal glass splashback. Yes! it is a very expensive wallpaper, but, it looks just amazing – thankyou for sharing your photo with us Rachel.
You can see all of the beautiful colourways of IMPERIAL TRELLIS wallpaper and co-ordinating fabrics in our online shop.
CLICK HERE to see the IMPERIAL TRELLIS - wallpaper
CLICK HERE to see the IMPERIAL TRELLIS - fabric
Something old, something blue…….
Earliest hints of Chinoiserie appeared in the early 17th century, in the arts of the nations with active East India Companies, Holland and England, then by mid-17th century, in Portugal as well. Tiny glazed pottery made at Delft and other Dutch towns adopted genuine blue-and-white Ming decoration from the early 17th century.
And we still love it for interior design, blending the many and varied blue & white fabrics in florals, stripes & plains, all tossed together with anything from French Provincial furniture, Asian antiques through to Australian antiques – or a blend of it all.
Here are some of our favourites that you will see in our on-line shop.
There is just something about the perennial pleasure of a ‘blue & white’ scheme, and Schumacher’s ‘BIRDS OF PARADISE’ 100% Cotton fabric does the job with aplomb. This trailing vine design, or should we describe it as ‘the floral you have when you don’t want flowers’, is truly majestic in all its blue & white splendour. It is also printed in a smart black & white combination.
Click Here to see Schumacher ‘Birds of Paradise’ in our online shop
IMPERIAL TRELLIS is one of Schumacher’s most famous designs, done in collaboration with Kelly Wearstler. This iconic wallpaper is printed in matt, metallic and exquisite gloss lacquer finishes. The classic pattern is also available printed on linen in Kelly Wearstler’s signature colorways: Parchment/Midnight, Natural/Coffee, Citrine/Ivory, and Treillage /Ivory.
We stock IMPERIAL TRELLIS Fabric & Wallpaper in our shop.
An attempt has been made to select a variety of styles to suit all tastes and applications. And to assist you in creating the beautiful spaces you’ve always dreamed of for your home, I welcome you to email me with your interior design and decorations questions.
At the FABRIC STUDIO SHOP you will be able to purchase products from a selection of the most established and notable local and international brands like Osborne & Little, Nina Campbell, Sanderson, Lorca, Schumacher (including the wonderful Trina Turk & Kelly Wearstler collections), Unique Fabrics and Warwick Fabrics, to name a few. Over time the list of brands will grow, so check in from time to time to see what has been added.
I invite you to grab a coffee & a comfy chair, and take some to time to enjoy browsing the thousands of fabrics and wallpapers that have been hand picked for the ‘shop’. From classic & traditional florals through to the more youthful and quirky contemporary prints, and whether it be fabric or wallpaper you’re looking for, there is something for everyone. Click Here to enter the shop.
Trina’s second collection of indoor/outdoor fabrics features beautiful and durable prints and wovens that reflect the fashion designer’s love of vintage apparel, pattern and vivid colour. New woven fabrics are made using Sunbrella® branded solution dyed outdoor acrylic yarns in matelassé and luxurious multihued qualities, washed for an extra soft and supple hand. Prints in this collection feature highly durable outdoor pigments on acrylic grounds in twill and canvas weaves. From modern and sophisticated patterns to subtle texture and fashion-derived colour palettes Trina Turk’s latest collection is perfect for a range of interior and exterior spaces. Designs in the collection include: ZIG ZAG WEAVE, AMAZING MAZE, BEAUTY BARK PRINT, CARMEL COASTLINE PRINT,KALAHEO PRINT, LOOP DO LOOP, LOUS NUI PRINT, SOLEIL L.A. PRINT & TANGIER FRAME PRINT.
PRINTS:- $114-$132/m + 10%gst
WEAVES:- $208-252/m + 10%gst
For more information about TRINA TURK INDOOR/OUTDOOR COLLECTION 2 click here
Inspired by an ikat or warp printed woven design, this colourful and dramatic Schumacher print called PEACOCK PRINT, is one of the statement patterns in Trina Turk’s collection, adding an exotic note. Printed on a twill ground, this bold flamestitch style print lends itself to a variety of applications, from upholstered chairs to dramatic curtains and cushions, both indoors and out. It comes in 3 colourways.
Note: Indoor/Outdoor fabric
For more information please go to our SHOP
SCHUMACHER are reputed for the most famous of all Chinoiserie Linen fabrics – CHIANG MAI DRAGON.
This knock-out charachter fabric features beautifully on p.169 of Vogue Living Sept/Oct 2010 edition, in an article on a fabulous project by Melbourne Interior Designer, Andrew Parr. The colours are clear and sharp on a printed upholstery weight linen – there are 4 colourways.
For more information about CHIANG MAI DRAGON from Schumacher CLASSIC collection click here