1.19.2012

Magic Dragon

Schumacher's iconic Chiang Mai fabric hit the design world by storm, literally, and rightfully so with its brilliant color stories, whimsical florals, and enchanting overall pattern. It instantly captures the eye and becomes a radical focal in any space. The beauty of this fabric is its transitional nature to swing super hip and modern or to serve as an updated chinoiserie to more traditional based interiors. This pattern has NO limitations. It is automatically optimistically enchanting in a child's room or play area. It adds a coy informality to office spaces and studies. It juges up utilitarian spaces like kitchens with flair, finesse, and unexpected oomph. It lightheartedly elevates moods when found as a surprise envelope liner. It creates a festive "pop" as an accent tray or chair back. It can be used in almost any application (headboard, pillow, tray, accent piece, framed artwork, wallpaper....) and, despite the variations in quantity of its presence, still holds the same captivating allure and vibrant distinction. As this fabric rapidly appeared in every glossy publication and blog I came across I feared that the beauty of this masterpiece would soon date its self and time out....but every time I see it in a new application or mixed with new and fresh patterns and colors I sigh in relief as Chiang Mai reinvents itself time after time. An unexpectedly stunning classic for sure (at least in my book).



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So what's your stance? Dragon do or dragon don't?

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