For the Love of Fabric…Hot House Flowers

As I briefly have mentioned before, I am working on a large interior design project in Charleston.  I flew in in January to help my client select flooring, plumbing and lighting fixtures.  In June, construction began and the house is coming along beautifully.  I am always amazed at the progress when I run up to check on it.   Project wise,  we are starting to get into the really fun stuff… paint colors/wallpaper/furnishings/fabrics.

The other day, while searching for wallpaper, I ran across Schumacher’s Hot House Flowers, color Spark.  Instantly, I knew it was the perfect fabric for the project.  My client loves large scale florals.  We are using a variety of golds and yellows throughout the home and Hot House Flowers will be a terrific way to tie in the colors being used throughout.  It will also bring in pattern and introduce new colors into the space.  I am really excited to see where this goes!  I am currently space planning, fabric selection will be next…

Hot House Flower Inspirations from around the web…

Hot House Flowers, color Spark by F. Schumacher

Image via Etsy

I really love it paired with the contrasting geometrics above.


Sarah Richardson used it to upholster two side chairs in the master bedroom ofher farmhouse renovation

I love all of the colors in the Spark colorway.   It makes it easy to introduce new colors into a space.

In addition to the orange, blue and golds of Spark, it comes in two additional colors:

Hot House Flowers, color Mineral

Image via Traditional Home

Mineral, which combines soft, soothing neutrals of Blue and Tan, or…

Hot House Flowers, color Verdance

Image via Houzz

Verdance, a fresh combination of lush greens and creams.

In my opinion, a little Hot House Flowers goes a long way.  I will probably use it in the form of pillows in my project.

Where would you use it? Which color do you prefer?

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  1. The spark colorway is one of my all time favorites. I’ve been in love ever since I saw it in Sarah’s House. Great choice! :)
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  2. The Spark colorway is also my preference, and I think it is absolutely PERFECT on the two side chairs shown.

  3. WoW, do I love the green!
    I can totally picture this fabric upholstering a bed-wall, a fabulous tall, caned bed in front of it (that I have!), with french commodes on each side, holding a pair of vintage alabaster lamps (that I also have!)! Can you see it too?!?
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  4. This fabric is beautiful. Schumacher really knows what they are doing! I love all the color ways, and depending on the client, I would use it on a chair, or draperies, or simply just on some pillows. Look forward to seeing what you do with it Elizabeth!!

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  5. I like the first one and the blue…but yes, a little does go a long way!
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  6. carol jane says:

    I love florals mixed with geometrics,
    but whencver i pick out a ready made panel pair,( I work at a home decorating store) Everyone tells me they look like grandma curtains, so then I dont buy anything. I always listen to other people, even if I love something. The photos above are so pretty.

  7. I love this fabric and just returned the sample today as a matter of fact in the spark. I do love it in the mineral as Tobi Fairley has in her master above. That room is really prettier in person than in the Trad Home photos. of course I do love the green as well. Great pick!
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  8. One of my all-time favorites, such great colors and pattern. I think I would use it for beautiful drapery panels if I ever had the opportunity. I can’t wait to see more of this project and how you’ll use this fabric and color palette.
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