Mary gives us Chinoiserie, clean color, graphic style, drama, sophistication and that subjective and ever so hard to get right quality without going way over the top -- glamour. Her collection gives all and then some. Printed linen, matelasse, cut velvets, and upholstery weaves blend traditional elements with today's fresh colors.
Dramatically scaled embroidered tapes and appliques up the glamour factor but are so tastefully done the effect is elegantly graphic, not a whiff of gaudy.
|appliques on the pillows, the cube in Vanderbilt cut velvet|
|what a refreshing change after years of acid greens|
|orange lovers' delight. Pantone may think Emerald is the color of 2013 but 12's Tangerine|
spoke to so many that it isn't a one year trend, it's here to stay.
|soothing blush with neutrals for those who appreciate a calmer palette|
|Park Avenue Python printed linen on the chair. |
Up till now I haven't been all that keen on reptiles; this works for me.
Madame Wu applique on pillow.
|this is genius. splitting the applique.|
|these greens are livable.|
See the entire collection here, Mary McDonald for Schumacher. It has all the details and glamour photography for your viewing pleasure. Visit Schumacher's website if the brochure link doesn't work.
If you have any questions or are dying to get started on a project with these fabrics, don't hesitate, email me immediately.
Hope you enjoyed the eye candy. What do you think of it?
Have a great weekend.
Thanks for reading,
all photos courtesy of Schumacher