Hot off the presses: Just a few days ago Schumacher launched a new collection of wallpapers and fabrics designed by Vera Neumann — three wallpapers and 11 fabrics in all. Something I did not know: Schumacher says that Vera Neumann — who we also lovingly know as “Vintage Vera” — was their longest running collaborator, spanning from the 1940s to the 1960s! And with good reason: Her patterns are beautifully designed — colorful, whimsical, artful, all!
Wonderful image credits:
2021 Update: It looks like the supply of some of the patterns is gone. There still are a few left though! I will keep all of the images in this story, though, for the record.
Shown above: “Fish School” in orange & pink, available as a cotton/linen blend fabric only, also in an aqua & leaf colorway. Schumacher says:
This painterly, two-tone fish pattern is the embodiment of Vera Neumann’s playful charm. Printed on union cloth, it is perfect for a child’s room or a beach house.
Schumacher describes the new Vera Neumann 2019 collection:
We’re thrilled to revisit the work of legendary artist, celebrated fashion designer, renowned tastemaker and pioneering entrepreneur Vera Neumann (1907-1993). As Schumacher’s longest running collaborator, spanning from the 1940s to the 1960s, Vera created confident, colorful designs with a joyous, folksy charm. For this collection, we’ve partnered with the Vera archive to create an exclusive collection of fabrics and wallpapers that revisits the greatest hits from her Schumacher years and revives buried treasures from her larger portfolio. These are inventive, modern designs that bring color and happiness into the home.
“These are inventive, modern designs that bring color and happiness into the home” — I agree.
I am particularly partial to new wallpaper designs, so I’ll focus mostly on those:
Lemonade wallpaper and fabric by Vera Neumann:
The Lemonade wallpaper and fabric is a fruity take on polka dots. Shown above in “Lemon” and also available in a pinkalicious “Grapefruit”, Schumacher describes this Vintage Vera wallpaper as as:
A simple grid of hand-drawn citrus slices, this imaginative polka dot pattern has Vera Neumann’s signature tongue-in-cheek humor and whimsical charm. Also a fabric.
Square Dance wallpaper and fabric originally designed in 1976 by Vera Neumann:
If you REALLY want channel the 1970s, this brown is everything!:
Vera Neumann created this mod, geometric design for Schumacher in 1976, and its happy colors and graphic, concentric diamond pattern are still fresh today. Also a fabric.
Wild Things wallpaper and fabric by Vera Neumann:
The “Wild Things” line of wallpaper and fabrics comes in three colorways — black, leaf, and sky. Schumacher says:
With its stylized flowers silhouetted against a solid background, this mod botanical pattern expemplifies Vera Neumann’s affinity for nature and bold, graphic designs. Also a fabric.
Monarch’s March fabric by Vera Neumann fro Schumacher:
This “Monarch’s March” fabric is lovely. 100% linen suggested for light upholstery and window treatments. Schumacher says:
Alive and aflutter with stylized butterflies, this enchanting print on lightweight linen epitomizes Vera Neumann’s carefree sensibility.
Mariposa Pillows by Vera Neumann for Schumacher:
Inspired by a fabulous Vera Neumann scarf from the 1960s, this pillow features a fanciful butterfly embroidered on a printed striped ground. This is one half of a mirrored pair.
Hey, what came after 1960s wallpaper? 1970s wallpaper! See some of the evolution in Schumacher’s historic designs from the 1970s still available today.
I didn’t feature every fabric, here is the link to them all:
- F Schumacher Vera Neumann collection of wallcoverings and fabrics introduced in March 2019
- My biography and comprehensive guide to Vera Neumann
- See the genius way that Ben Sander used vintage Vera fabrics to create a “fanciful forest” guest bedroom — fabulous!
- All my stories mentioning Vera Neumann — I am a #1 Vera Neumann and Vintage Vera fan!
And again, thank for the images: