Remember a certain pattern by Schumacher that had everyone aflutter in 2011?
It’s our good friend, Chiang Mai Dragon. Sometimes I have no idea why certain things gain popularity, but in this case, it’s justified. Not only does the pattern include lots of varied shapes, but there are quite a few colors within the print to keep the eye moving as well. A pattern like this is a great start to a room design because you can go so many directions with pillows, curtains, rugs, accessories, etc. In fact, my favorite TV designer, Sarah Richardson, did just that in a bachelor pad loft makeover.
Even though Chaing Mai Dragon is so 2011, it would look great in my living room today. In fact, I have spent too many hours the past couple days scouring Etsy, Ebay and other sources for a good deal on a Chiang Mai Dragon pillow. Sometimes it’s worth coughing up more money than usual when you find the perfect item. In my case, I change my mind too frequently, so I hesitate to pull the trigger on the dragon fabric for my own use.
Unfortunately there aren’t any fabrics I can find that meet the criteria I’m looking for. The main colors should be black, white and blue (preferably royal or navy). Other colors could be included but only in addition to the main three. Seriously, people, this seems to be an impossible request.
I’m a big fan of Bluebellgray’s Abstract print, but there’s way too much pink/purple to fly around here. The search goes on.
Do you have an inspiration fabric in your home that you built a room or color scheme around? I’d love to hear about why it stood out to you. And if you come across what you think may be the perfect fabric for me, please send details my way!