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Friday Find :: Schumacher 125th Anniversary

Schumacher turns 125! In celebration, the legendary American textile company is pulling from its archives some of its most iconic patterns and reinterpreting them for today. Schumacher’s 125th Anniversary collection consists of a wide variety of patterns that span different influences, periods, and styles. It’s fabulous and I can’t pick a favorite, but have narrowed a few to share for this week’s Friday Find:

citrus garden // schumacher fabric #citrus #fabric

Citrus Garden – Based on an archival botanical pattern that acclaimed midcentury architect Josef Frank designed for the house in 1947

Flame Stitch // Schumacher Fabrics #blue

Valkyrie Flame Stitch – First introduced in 1972, this classic motif traces its roots to 15th century central Europe

Shengyou Toile in indigo // Schumacher 125 Anniversary Fabrics #chinoiserie

Shengyou Toile – Hand drawn toile based on an 18th-century Oberkampf document by Jean-Baptiste Pillement, a court painter to Marie Antoinette

Indian Arbre Fabric // Schumacher 125th Anniversary Collection #textiles #blue

Indian Arbre – Featuring the timeless tree of life pattern, this hand-painted fabric is inspired by traditional Indian palampore that was first introduced to Europe in the 17th century

Congratulations Schumacher and here’s to 125 more fabulous years!

happy decorating,

cristin

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Read full story By on October 10, 2014 in antiques, chinoiserie, Features, Friday Finds, mid-century modern, textiles, upholstery

Introducting the Timothy Corrigan Rug Collection & 5 Favorites

Timothy Corrigan living rooms #interiordesign

Named one of Architectural Digest’s top 100 architects and designers in the world for nine years, Timothy Corrigan is a master at creating laid-back luxe interiors. Although born in the United States, Corrigan’s love of classical European style is evident in all of his projects. In addition, it’s paramount for the design icon to create spaces that are inviting, livable and comfortable. Love this!

Timothy Corrigan formal dining room

Quote by Timothy Corrigan Interior Designer

Timothy Corrigan bedroom design

Timothy Corrigan fabrics for Schumacher

Corrigan recently introduced a beautiful new collection of fabrics and furnishings with Schumacher. As you can see from the sampling of fabrics above, the collection like his interiors, seamlessly blends European elegance with a chic California freshness. Pulling many of the same rich layers, patterns and colorways, Corrigan is debuting a new line of rugs with Patterson, Flynn & Martin. All nine rug patterns are completely customizable – pick your own colors and even change the pattern’s scale. I’m in love and think you will be too. Have a look at my five favorites…

Timothy-Corrigan Rug Collection

What’s your favorite?

happy decorating,

Cristin

*images via Architectural Digest and Timothy Corrigan

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Read full story By on March 19, 2014 in 5 favorites, contemporary decor, Features, interior design, Interiors, rugs, textiles

Design Reveal :: California Casual Chic Living Room

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Open to the kitchen with a view of the backyard, my client envisioned a casual retreat that could stand up to all the kids’ play, yet still be chic. The result is an inviting, kid-friendly space that incorporates a fresh twist on traditional, mixes the old with new and features worldly accents. I’m thrilled to give you a tour of this California casual chic living room.

California casual-chic interior design - simplified bee

The color palette, of blues and gold was predetermined by the room’s wall color and roman shades. A pair of existing skirted sofas were reupholstered in woven golden fabric – although still a tailored look, they have a warm beachy feel. The seating area is anchored by a steel blue rug with a fresh pattern inspired by ancient Aztec tile.

California casual-chic interior design - simplified beerococo-style antique chair in schumacher fabric - simplified bee

A demilune table found at a local consignment store was placed behind the sofa and is flanked by a pair of elegant Rococo style chairs. The heirloom antique chairs were reupholstered in the beautiful Sinhala Linen (stone) by Martyn Lawrence Bullard for Schumacher. The traditional tree of life pattern really complements the chair’s ornate pierced splat back and curvy cabriole legs.

california chic living room // cristin priest of simplified bee

Between the sofas I placed a Moroccan inspired octagonal side table topped with a beautiful brass ring lamp, turquoise foo dog and a succulent that brings the outside in.  The sofas’ custom throw pillows in Sikar Embroidery (flax) also by Martyn Lawrence Bullard features an exotic ikat pattern that pulls together the color palette beautifully.

oval marble coffee table // california chic living room // simplified bee

Avoiding sharp corners, an oval coffee table with a gilded base and marble top was selected. The table was back-ordered forever, but worth the wait!

Stylish Built-in Bookcase - Simplified Bee

Remember this styled built-in bookcase? Here it is again with a few new accessories.

stylish bookshelves // cristin priest of simplified bee

I’m so happy with the way this space came together and so is my client. Love that!

Happy decorating,

Cristin

*photo credit: Jennifer Jacobson

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Read full story By on January 6, 2014 in antiques, bookshelves, chairs, chinoiserie, console tables, contemporary decor, curated look, home accessories, interior design, Interiors, Living Room, living rooms, simplified bee portfolio, throw pillows

Mary McDonald Fabrics for Schumacher

Mary McDonald Fabrics for Schumacher

Season two of  the Million Dollar Decorators show wrapped up this week and had me wanting more! However, I was thrilled to see that one of the shows stars, interior designer Mary McDonald, launched her fabric collection with Schumacher today. On the heels of Marytn Lawrence Bullard‘s collection (which I love), Mary’s line is sure to be a huge success. The high-style collection features exquisite velvets, printed linens and some fabulous embroidered tapes and appliques.

Mary McDonlad Chinoiserie Fabric

 

Blending her love of Chinoiserie, color and bold patterns Mary reinterprets traditional textile designs in a clean and graphic style. Enhanced through dramatic scale this collection brings a strong sense of glamour and sophistication to any space. – Schumacher

 

Mary McDonald Appliques for SchumacherMary McDonald FabricsMary McDonald Trim for Schumacher

 

Don’t you just love it all?!

Happy  decorating,

Cristin

 

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Read full story By on January 10, 2013 in interior design, textiles