Friday Happy Hour: Miles Redd + Schumacher

Perhaps you heard the news by now that New York designer Miles Redd recently introduced a new fabric line at Schumacher.  The talented Redd, who is always known for his high gloss punch of colors, delivers a line that might rally Mary McDonald’s previous one.  Together he creatively mixes birds and peacocks with cubist geometric patterns and deconstructed stripes. And let’s not forget the soft watercolor…

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Friday Happy Hour: Timothy Corrigan

You know you’ve made it big as a decorator when you have made graced the pages Architectural Digest, published a book and have a line of fabric at a top showroom like Schumacher.  Timothy Corrigan is there.  Despite having no formal design training, Corrigan has an amazing eye for symmetry and details.  Recently he completed his own palatial estate in France’s Loire Valley called Château du Grand-Lucé.  Built in 1781,  Corrigan stumbled upon the listing in 2003 and graciously restored the home to its original grandeur.  Today he spends 2 months a year, hosting stunning parities and enjoying the 80 acres of gardens and scenery.  As AD quoted him saying, ““Oh my God, I can’t believe someone could actually own all this.”

Here are some great before and after photos of the estate from Architectural Digest:

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Friday Happy Hour: Bird Wallpaper

It’s definitely spring…and it’s almost over.  What better way to keep it around than to add some bird wallpaper to a room.  It can be intimidating at first, but done in the right way would make an instant showstopper in a room.  Here are some of the papers I love…

{1} House Beautiful {2} Schmaucher’s Oiseaux et Fleurs in Mineral {3} Brunschwig’s Kanchou in Verdigris {4} Thibaut’s Shrewsbury in Blue.

On the Job with C: Living Room Fabric

My clients requested a blue and white living room.  They wanted it to be fresh, warm and coastal but not too beachy.  We started with Crossroads Snow Kravet Smart for the sofas (to add color flexibility to the future), two fun herringbone chairs and a Ralph Lauren pinstriped ottoman for the center.  Linen navy drapery and pillows in Kravet, Duralee and Schumacher fabrics tie it all together.  I can’t wait to install it.

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On the Job with C: Game Room Fabrics

We are working on a Game Room for a wonderful family in the North Dallas suburbs.  Plans are to re-work a fireplace mantel and surround, add a game table for family board games and neighborhood poker nights and provide a relaxing seating area near the fire.  Here are some of the fabrics we are recommending:

{1} Schumacher’s Chinois Fret in Oxblood/Lacquer for the ottoman  {2} Schumacher’s Sophia Velvet in Cocoa on chairs {3} Schumacher’s Garden Of Persia from Mary McDonald Collection for drapery {4} Crate and Barrel’s Sasha Chair in Tempo Fennel for the game chairs