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Schumacher names fabric contest winners

New York - F. Schumacher & Co. has selected a top winner plus three honorable mentions for its recent "Show off your Schumacher" fabric contest.

The upscale fabric house said, "We would like to thank all of the amazing and talented designers who shared their projects with us. The innovative work we received was impressive, and we truly enjoyed seeing our fabrics put to such beautiful use. It was a difficult choice, but we picked our top four entries."

The top winner was Amy Solloway of Solbrook Collections & Design on Woodward, Oklahoma. Solloway and her husband, Joel Solloway, are the founders of this high-end furniture company. For the contest, the Solbrook team "sought inspiration from the classic wingback chair reinterpreted for modern interiors and by the large-scale floral prints and bold jewel tones that have been dominating the runways, taking the Kent and Madison wing chairs and pairing them with bright and graphic Schumacher fabrics," Schumacher explained.

"We love the way you combined colors and prints in an unexpected way to give these chairs and entirely new look," Schumacher said.

The three honorable mentions went to: Jill Goldberg of Hudson Interior Design in Boston; Becky Tellefsen and Deb DePeter of Bryant Park Designs in Winchester, Mass.; and Donna M. Morgan of Antoinette's Tri-Towne Interiors in Cohasset, Mass.

Goldberg, via her full-service, residential design firm, used Schumacher's Lampas Chinois fabric in Vert for the draperies hanging in the sitting room space at the Wellesley estate in Massachusetts. "Still staying true to the client's traditional sensibility the draperies bring a flair for color, inspiring a sense of tradition and elegance while maintaining a warm, welcoming feel," Schumacher noted.

Tellefsen and DePeter, also a full service interior decorating and garden design company, were asked by a client to transform their dated dining room into a luxurious destination in their home. "Wanting the room to be elegant and eye catching while remaining appropriated to the 1868 shingled colonial, the designing duo were immediately drawn to the Ottoman Flower wallcovering," Schumacher explained. "In order to complete the elegant look in this space they accented the wallcovering with draperies in Pozzo Weave in oatmeal, and upholstered the dining room chairs in Scallop Embroidery in platinum."

Morgan, a 20-year interior designer, wanted to use sheers without lining to enhance the intricate textures and waterfront views of the Junior League of Boston Show House. In the in the living room she used Celena Sheer Embroidery and in the first floor powder room Adina Sheer Embroidery. Bali Vine in charcoal covers the windows in the kitchen while in the dining room she pulled in color with the Surat Silk Plaid in bluebell, "giving a fresh but formal feel to the room," Schumacher said.

The winning designs on featured on Schumacher's blog.

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