Timeless Fabrics from F. Schumacher & Co.

Choosing an excellent fabric line is one of the most important decisions when designing a room. The correct selection of fabric for color, texture, and pattern makes the difference between taking a room from ordinary to amazing! One of our favorite lines of fabric and wall coverings is F. Schumacher & Co.

Frederic Schumacher founded this extraordinary company in 1889. From the beginning they were ahead of the curve. The defined industry standards and raised the bar at every step with their inspiring and innovative line of fabrics, wall coverings, and rugs. Frederic, a Parisian, was the first to bring European fabrics to the American market. This led to a series of style-defining firsts: the American debut of Art Nouveau and Art Deco fabrics, the production of nylon home textiles, groundbreaking collaborations with leading designers, and even the manufacturing of parachute fabrics in WWII. Schumacher became a household name and the iconic brand it is today.

One of the reasons we love the Schumacher line is because it can so easily be incorporated into any home thanks to its depth of design and colorations. The line is simply classic as it understands the past while embracing the future.

Our Senior Interior Designer, Susan Stutheit, says, “I never tire of seeing new fabrics, and with Schumacher they continue to inspire by reaching into their archives each year. They show off their unparalleled printing abilities with their incredible textile collection. It’s one of the largest troves in the country.”

A ravishing print tells a story and gives a room its own distinctive personality. One of our favorites is Chiang Man Dragon. It was introduced decades ago and is still one of the most beloved prints. It is a chinoiserie motif inspired by an Art Deco print. It is just one of Schumacher’s iconic prints that can be interpreted infinitely to make it part of your unique style.

Wall coverings have the ability to instantly pull a room together. For instance, do one wall in a showstopper to anchor the space, creating a focal point. Or use a large scale design in a small space — such as a closets, halls, and stairs — to punch up the wow factor. A well-known Schumacher wall covering is Blue Room Lampas, which was used by Jackie Kennedy in 1963 for the White House restoration. Thanks to the recent bio-pic Jackie, starring Natalie Portman, the pattern has been re-issued due to a surge in popularity.

Contact our designers for a consultation or stop into the store to see the Schumacher collection for yourself. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see our latest favorite fabrics, wall coverings, and gifts.

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