modern embroidery on a cotton and linen ground. traditional interiors and is


modern embroidery on a cotton and linen ground. traditional interiors and is
modern embroidery on a
cotton and linen ground.
At home in both modern and
traditional interiors and is
suitable for both drapery and
light upholstery applications.
The clean and graphic windowpane of Luberon Plaid has been
derived from an original fabric
Matthew discovered on an antique
chair. Bold in scale it uses a combination of wool, providing softness
and drape, and cotton, giving a drier
hand. Hand weaving adds to its
authentic appearance, and the slubs
and subtle variations in color and
weave are part of its natural beauty.
Woven with soft cotton chenille in
its weft, Martine Weave’s simple
geometric shapes have a subtly raised
texture, accented with a viscose cord
that provides just a dot of shine.
Opio Leaf was inspired by Smyth’s
love of French textiles. The small and
stylized leaf and branch design has
been produced from nineteenth century
French printed cotton. Its scale makes
it a great coordinating pattern to
wovens and larger print designs.
Pont Royal Damask—a grandly
scaled botanical damask of intertwining
vines, branches, blossoms and fruit—
was translated from a nineteenth
century silk discovered in an archive
in Lyon, France. Now in a silky
mercerized cotton and fine linen, the
Patrick Smyth
for Schumacher,
damask shimmers with the
alternating matte and shine effects of
satin and plain weaves in three
neutralized shades.
Derived from an eighteenth century
silk originally woven with metallic
silver yarns, Servandoni is a swaying
leafy vine shimmering against a subtle
moiré faille ground. Named after the
eighteenth century French stage
designer Servandoni, the fabric creates
a glamorous, luxurious look for both
draperies and upholstery applications.
Vallier Vine, a linen and cotton print,
was adapted from an eighteenth century
French resist print discovered by Smyth
in a textile archive. Exotic and stylized,
intertwining vines, leaves and flowers
are embellished with smaller decorative
patterns in this monochromatic stamen
print. Gabrielle Embroidery was inspired
by the details on a vintage couture gown.
The elegant and simple embroidery
emulated the look of a string of pearls and
is sewn ina stripe against a luxuriously
heavy 100 percent silk ground. The silk
is woven with yarns native to India and
gives the ground a subtly slubbed
appearance, adding texture to this
glamorous fabric. Colorations are
primarily soft and neutral, but also include
a dramatic, deep brown and a graphical
charcoal on ivory. For more information
on the Matthew Patrick Smyth collection
and other Schumacher styles, visit www.
According to Kris Kolar, vice
president of interior design for Robb &
Stucky, chocolate has been paired with
soft blues--a twist on that combination
pairs chocolate with mint green in 2008.
If this combination is too bold for your
taste, chocolate can be paired with latte
or caramel to soften the look. Geometrics dominate fabric collections and stylized floral fabrics are an
option as well. M
MARCO | 51

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