Our wonderful Schumacher rep Kate came to visit us the other day, Gentle Readers, and something became extremely clear. Large-scale patterns — on fabric, on wallpaper — are IN! And they are glorious!
I felt a bit validated, to tell you the truth. I’ve been looking for large-scale stuff recently, mostly because I’ve had big windows and walls to cover. Large patterns just felt right.
It’s not that large-scale patterns are new. Of course they’re not.
There just seems to be more of them now.
In addition to large patterns that repeat, panels are in as well. You know those:
To get a taste of the large without the commitment, you can frame a single panel as art, if you want to. An actual frame can get awfully heavy, though…my preferred method is to use picture moulding on a wall, as we did below.
I wonder if big patterns are a thing in clothing, too? Let me know ;)
You can thank my daughter Ruthie and her fabulous ultimate frisbee team for blocking a blog post about how blues are becoming less aqua and more cornflower, and how greens are becoming less yellow/kiwi and more blue/teal. Ruthie et al were coming through town this weekend and weighed in: not enough there for a whole post. They were right, of course.
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