March: Spring Blossoms & Birds

Schumacher's Chinois Palais print in the Tangerine colorway

Schumacher’s Chinois Palais print in the Tangerine colorway

The first day of spring is on March 20th.  So I looked for a special floral pattern to feature — and found one in Mary McDonald’s Chinois Palais print for Schumacher fabrics.

Inspired by an antique Chinese silk mural, the pattern spans 51 inches across by 131.5 in height and depicts tree branches with peonies and cherry blossoms rising up from the ground at the bottom of the pattern.

Although the pattern would work well in smaller increments such as valances or pillows,  it was designed — and is priced —  to be used in its full length:  it must be ordered in units of full repeats  (almost 4 yards).

There are  4  colorways:  Tangerine, Lettuce, Aquamarine and Conch Blush.  Each is shown below, along with a photo of the pattern’s full repeat.

Style:  Traditional, Transitional

Scale:  Medium to large scaled mural, with a width of 55″ across by 131.5 ” in height

Fabric Specs:

54  width,  131.5 ” vertical repeat, horizontal repeat is 1 full width

  • Fabric Content – 100% Linen
  • Country of Finish – Italy

Fabric Care:  Dry clean only

Use:  This print was designed to be used in its full lengths for draperies, comforters & bedspreads, roman shades and upholstered walls.

But its scale will also work well — with careful pattern placement — for valances & cornices, pillows and upholstered furniture such as headboards.  It is not suitable for chair or sofa seats.

The Lettuce, Conch Blush and Tangerine colors of the Chinois Palais print

The Lettuce, Conch Blush and Tangerine colors of the Chinois Palais print

The Aquamarine color of the print.  This photo gives you a good look at the ground portion of the pattern.

The Aquamarine color of the print at the base of the mural-like pattern.

Here's the full repeat of the pattern, 54" across by 131.5" in height.

Here’s the full repeat of the pattern, 54″ across by 131.5″ in height.

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DeAnna is an interior designer in Oakland, CA. "My favorite projects are those incorporating patterned fabrics. While growing up, I was fascinated by printed fabric designs & colors. Now, after more than 25 years in the field, finding the right fabrics is still my favorite part of the process."

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