I'm always on the lookout for suppliers that have great products that meet my client's needs. To that end, this week I added Schumacher to my list of vetted vendors.
Although they have products in many areas (to include Fabric, Wallcovering, Trim, Bed & Bath, Furniture, Rugs & Carpets), I specifically added Schumacher as a vendor to increase my high-end fabric and wallcovering offerings.
For those of you not familiar with them, F. Schumacher & Company started in the design business in New York City in 1889. Schumacher is currently a fifth generation business that is still privately owned and managed by the direct descendants of its founder; Frederic Schumacher. The company sells fabrics, wallcoverings, trimmings, furnishings, and floor coverings under two brands (Schumacher & Patterson, and Flynn & Martin).
Schumacher designs and manufactures decorative fabrics for residences and other interiors. They specialize in historic reproductions, oriental rugs, exclusive designs by Wilton, custom designed handmade rugs, and rugs which are tufted by hand. They sell exclusively to Interior Designers via their network of sales people and showrooms located throughout the world. Schumacher currently maintains 18 showrooms in several countries (to include a local showroom at the Boston Design Center).
Over the years Schumacher wallcoverings and fabrics have been used in numerous Hollywood movies - from "Gone With the Wind" in 1939 to more recently "The Age of Innocence" (1993), "Washington Square" (1996), and "Atonement" (2007).
Schumacher has also supplied textiles to the White House, the Chambers of the United States Supreme Court, the Smithsonian Institution and the New York City Metropolitan Opera.
Here are the links to Schumacher’s online Fabric and Wallcovering catalogs just in case you have some free time to browse and want to take a peek.
As always, if you have any questions, want to see samples from Schumacher, or want to tour their Boston Design Center showroom just drop me a line or give me a call.
Barbara Phillips, interior designer and owner of Center Stage Interior Designs, has delivered impeccable window treatments and design services to both residential and commercial clients in Massachusetts since 2001.