Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Top Chinoiserie Fabrics #3


Although this fabric is new to the scene, I am convinced that Schumacher's Shantung Silhouette is destined to become a favorite of interior designers. I love Chinoiserie in silhouette-it has such an elegance and simplicity. This fabric reminds me of Quadrille's Paradise Background and Lyford, but its more muted colorways are better suited to homes with softer palettes like my own. Based on Schumacher's classic Chinoiserie pattern "The Jugglers," Schumacher has used a solid background on a lighter weight 100% linen ground and eliminated the pattern detail to create a modern silhouette. I think it is perfection. I predict we will start seeing Southern interior designers who favor softer colors like Phoebe Howard and Suzanne Kasler who have not traditionally used many Chinoiserie patterned fabrics start using this gorgeous fabric. Above is the colorway Wisteria.

Mineral


Smoke


16 comments:

The Shiny Pebble said...

I love how the grain of the cloth shows in these. The wisteria is my fave.

Tammy@InStitches said...

Love the smoke colorway. And I'm so glad to know the meaning of chinoiserie !

Scandinavian Chic said...

Oh, beautiful!! Totally remind me of my livingroom wallpaper :)

*Chic Provence* said...

I really like these silhouettes!

thanks

Kit

The-Countrypolitan said...

That is a really great pattern and all 3 colorways are very usable!

Averill said...

I do love this pattern. The Wisteria colorway in particular calls to me. Maybe for the master bedroom?

Karena said...

Love the wisteria ccolorway & rthe pattern is luscious!

Karena
Art by Karena

Style Redux 2 said...

The Shiny Pebble-I think linen works very well with these Chinoiserie silhouettes to give some texture and subtlety.

Style Redux 2 said...

Tammy-Stick around!

Style Redux 2 said...

Scandinavian Chic-Isn't that the Laura Ashley? I love that.

Style Redux 2 said...

Kit-I love Chinoiserie in silhouette.

Style Redux 2 said...

The Countrypolitan-Yes, lovely, subtle colorways.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-It would be perfect in my master bedroom.

Style Redux 2 said...

Karena-I'm dying to use it!

Pigtown-Design said...

I LOVE this pattern. I have some of this in a brick, brown, and the colours here. I did this with pink pompoms and it looked great!

Style Redux 2 said...

Meg-Oh how wonderful-love this fabric.