Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Frederic Schumacher
The guy who started it all.....

Recently, Andrew at Schumacher and Co. wrote to tell me about their new website. Not being an interior designer, I wasn't as familiar with their extensive fabric, wallcovering and furniture lines as some of my more versed designer blogging colleagues. I knew they were a name synonymous with high quality American textiles, but I quickly became intrigued with their rich history (5th generation family-owned!) and all of the "eye candy" available for perusal on their new site.
Fabrics and patterns are a huge source of inspiration for me, and I came across a very familiar pattern, Kelly Wearstler's "Imperial Trellis". It's the fabric that is featured on my Courtney Barnes Chair and even though I reproduced the pattern in my painting, I hadn't realized that Schumacher made it! The site is nothing short of inspirational for anyone, whether you're a designer, artist or design addict looking to update your surroundings with something hip, classic and of the highest quality. Whatever you're looking for, there's a good chance you'll find it on their brand-new, easy-to-use site. Stay tuned, because they will be adding more features, such as a designer log-in, very soon.


moneythoughts said...


I was just checking out people that paint, and I came across your blog. I like your paintings.

I write and paint. Take a look at my blog, you might find it of interest.


annechovie said...

Thanks, Moneythoughts! I will check out your paintings and blog.

moneythoughts said...


Thanks for taking a look at my blog. I hope you will come back again. I will be posting more new paintings on Saturdays. Saturday is a good day for art.

If you have any suggestions, how I can get more people to look at my blog, and you are willing to share them, I would appreciate hearing them. I am very new at this and still in the early stages of my learning curve.


Tara said...

Schumacker is the ultimate...I am hopping over!



annechovie said...

Yes, Tara, their site is amazing!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh, I'm popping over for a visit to Schumacher's new site! Thank you!

Happy Wednesday, Anne!


pve design said...

I had a great Aunt Louise and she had a penchant for buying gorgeous fabrics, trims, antiques, art and loved living elegantly.
She made amazing fruit cakes too.
Schumacher reminds me of her.....
thanks for inspiring me.

annechovie said...

Good, Melissa! Happy Wednesday to you also! XO

annechovie said...

Thank YOU for taking the time to comment and remember your dear aunt, Patricia!

The Paris Apartment said...

You know you're getting somewhere when Schumacher writes to you! Maybe a collaboration in the future with them?!

annechovie said...

Hi Claudia! Are you bundling up in Miami? Thanks for stopping by!

A collaboration with Schumacher? I can only hope!

Style Court said...

Hopefully soon we can start our next collaboration Anne. And yes isn't the new site so user friendly?

annechovie said...

Yes, Courtney! I would love that....your chair is still my "star" piece!