Spring (please) - Bring It!

Happy soggy Tuesday.  Over the weekend we had one absolutely gorgeous day.  Finally, there was a break in the cycle of rainy days we've been having here in Birmingham, and our entire neighborhood seemed to be out and about, soaking in the sun.  I didn't realize how much the long succession of grey days had affected my mood.  When the sun came out, it instantly felt like Spring to me - only to be greeted with more rain.

 I think Spring happens like that - with little starts and stops - one minute you think it's here and the next you're bundled up in a wool sweater.  So, for me, I see this as hope that Spring is just around the corner.

Speaking of Spring, have you seen Schumacher's fresh new offerings?  This brand spankin' new collection for Schumacher was designed by the very talented Mary McDonald . . . 
It's total goodness.  The tapes are ultra wide with the most detailed embroidery, and I'm a total sucker for a fabulous flat tape.  If you've ever see Schumacher's fabrics in person, you know these images do not even come close to how these fabrics look in person.  There really is a reason they're more expensive. 
One thing in the collection really caught my eye.  The Appliqués.  These gorgeous "do dads" can be applied to pillows, upholstered pieces, drapery panels - even on linen wall coverings.  The only limit here is your imagination.  Just look how fabulous the addition of such a small detail takes this ordinary sofa to a whole new place!  I will be working this small detail into a design plan very soon!
Also, I adore the woven jacquards with just the slightest metallic sheen (paired here with a watery green velvet).  Love.  This is the fresh new version of IKAT. 
If you would like to see the entire collection - click here.  With all the pretty things to look forward to, I think I can handle the rain just a few more weeks! M.


  1. It is freezing rain here in Indiana this morning so I will second your post title! -Tonya

  2. I'm with you - I need to spring. We had one nice day this past weekend as well and it was such a tease. Love Mary's fabrics - you're right they're even more gorgeous in person. I was actually pleasantly surprised by the price points too.

  3. Cannot wait for spring!! I love the new collection by Mary McDonald she is a huge huge talent!

  4. Fantastic the love photos of the inner part of the house seems like made my the professional like Interior Designer Savannah. Very beautiful!

  5. Such an exceptional living room arrangement. The brightly lit room can save more energy without the need of electrical illumination.

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