It’s hard to get a smile out of people these days. But those who view F. Schumacher’s Trina Turk Indoor/Outdoor fabric and pillow collection, just released this past January, can’t help do anything but that.
The collection—a first foray into interiors for one of my favorite fashion designers known for her prolific pattern work—is a breath of fresh air for Schumacher, a company whose strengths lie in more traditional looks.
Channeling the Southern California poolside lifestyle associated with Turk’s brand, the line comprises 42 styles, mostly of patterns used in her apparel designs. The collection is all outdoor pigments printed on 100 percent acrylic fabric grounds, in a twill weave and a canvas cloth. The fabrics are durable enough for the outdoors, but soft enough for the indoors.
The Turk line coordinates with Plein Air, a Schumacher collection of outdoor wovens that was being developed when the collaboration first began. Turk had opened a Trina Turk Residential shop in Palm Springs after she found that her pillows being sold in her apparel shops began to fly off the shelves. Smile on, smile on!