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Friday Find: "Chiang Mai Dragon"

If you follow interior design, then you're well aware of the very popular Schumacher print Chiang Mai Dragon.  It's pretty iconic.  If you don't, allow me to introduce you to this fun, floral, Chinoiserie fabric.  

According to Schumacher, "Chiang Mai Dragon is one of our best-loved designs--since its introduction in 2006, the fabric has become iconic among our patterns. The modern Chinoiserie motif, which is screened onto rich linen and is also available as a wallcovering, originally came from an exuberant Art Deco block print that was created in the 1920s."

Why so popular you ask? Well, my guess is that it lends itself well to being used in so many spaces. Simply put, it's verstile. It doesn't lock you into a particular color scheme like so many prints do, since the pattern includes so much color. It can also easily be incorporated into an existing space. Not to mention, it immediatly adds high impact color even in a small dose. 

Plum Interiors by Kartra Designs

Let's be clear though, this is not just a fabric. It's also a wallcovering...

Jane Feldman via Chinoiserie Chic

and stationery...
Dempsey & Carroll via COCO COZY
....and likely has a few other applications. I told you it was iconic.
Oh, did I mention it comes in 13 color ways?  Thereby making it that much more versatile of a print.  I have to admit, I've resisted the urge to jump on the bandwagon.....until now.

Chiang Mai Dragon (Jade)

Earlier this week I was introduced to the newest color way, jade, and I may have to give into this one.  I mean it's pink and green after all.  If I decide to add it to my home it will likely be in a small amount (it's pretty $$$).  Plus, I think too much of a good thing can be very BAD.  I love how my friend Jennifer of Dimples and Tangles uses it in her dining room. 
See how a little goes a long way?  I'll keep you posted. 
What do you think?  You either love it or you hate it and everyone is entitled to their preference. 

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Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said... Reply To This Comment

Awww, what a nice surprise, thanks!! I could not love it more! I saw the new green a few weeks ago at a showroom and it is WONDERFUL! Can I put 2 different colors in 2 different rooms? ;) The new black is pretty fabulous too. It's just the perfect fabric!

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