Friday, February 1, 2013

FRIDAYfinds! - Mary McDonald for Schumacher

Each season, I have the pleasure of meeting with our reps
in my studio to view the newest fabrics in their lines.
Mary McDonald for Schumacher - Chinois Palais/Lettuce
And every once in a while, I see something that is a complete surprise...
an absolutely gorgeous, take-your-breath-away line that makes my heart flutter!

This was the case yesterday when I saw the new Spring line from 

Mary McDonald for Schumacher - Chinois Palais/ Lettuce

This luscious linen print is designed to use as drapery panels or on upholstered walls.
It's classic chinoiserie, a favorite of Mary McDonald, but in the fresh color palette,
it is so new!
Reminiscent of a Gracie wallcovering, it tells a story from top to bottom. 
More of a mural than a fabric,  it is so much more intriguing to look at.

And the rest of this Spring introduction is equally intriguing...
Mary McDonald for Schumacher
with coordinated fabrics in colorways like
Blush Conch
Aquamarine
Tangerine 
and
Bittersweet


 Mary McDonald for Schumacher Malmaison tape in Tangerine

But the best part is the line of trims she designed!
Each one more beautiful than the other, these tapes and appliques open up a world of design possibilities/

Mary McDonald for Schumacher Madame Wu  applique  
With names like Madame Wu, Shanghai and Brighton, these appliques conjure up
images of exotic travels to far away lands.

Mary McDonald for Schumacher room setting
Look how fabulous the applique looks on this pillow!
Even more stunning when paired with the "Park Avenue Python" chair fabric.




or for a totally different look, create a softer tone-on-tone palette
with the dramatic backdrop of the Chinois Palais panels!
Notice the embroidered tape on the edge of the drapes. So edgy and fun.

This exciting line is described in this way, 
"Blending her love of chinoiserie, color and bold patterns
Mary reinterprets traditional textile designs 
in a clear and graphic style"

All I can say is...
BRAVO!

"EMBRACE THE JOYS OF GOOD DESIGN!"




2 comments:

  1. Hello there,love all of these fabrics and trims! What a collection, what a statement!
    Can you tell me the embroidery colors on Mary McDonald for Schumacher Malmaison tape in Tangerine? Is it white or offwhite oris it silvery? Would it match to ivory linen fabric? Thank you for your help! Rita, linenstudiorg@yahoo.com

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  2. Hi Rita - These tapes are really fabulous! I would say the embroidery on the Tangerine Malmaison is fairly white, not ivory. But the best way to insure a fabric match is to look at an actual memo of the tape. Schumacher can direct you to a showroom where you can check it out. Good luck!

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