Interior Design

S Is for Style: The Schumacher Book of Decoration

Are you "High Style" or "Boho," or maybe "Happy Modern" or "Trad with a Twist"? The legendary fabrics and wallpapers house of Schumacher shows how you can use their iconic prints and patterns to create a variety of beautiful, chic interiors in the style that most suits you.

***This book is being published with three uniquely patterned covers. Customers will be shipped any of these three different covers at random***

With a focus on Schumacher's greatest contemporary patterns--everything from classic stripes and exuberant florals to edgy animal prints--this accessible and highly useful style guide is organized thematically by chapters such as "Sensual & Spare"; "Preppy"; "Ladylike"; "Exuberant"; and "Opulent," with each featuring a stunning selection of patterns along with inspiring interiors designed in the same spirit. To help readers better understand their style preferences, every chapter begins with a questionnaire, for example: "Are You an Acolyte of High Style?" "Do You Prefer a Midnight Supper to a Power Lunch?"; "Consider Jewel Tones Neutral?"; "Think Champagne Is Not Just for Special Occasions?"

Page after page after page of lavish imagery and pattern details are juxtaposed alongside beautiful interiors designed by such luminaries as Miles Redd, Tom Scheerer, Amanda Lindroth, Celerie Kemble, Veere Grenney, and Mark D. Sikes, to name a few, illustrating how Schumacher's iconic patterns can be integrated into a wide range of chic and stylish room designs. The texts provide insights and tips on how patterns can be used in your decor, along with guidance for deciding what style is best for you and your home.

Full of inspiring design ideas, as well as an unparalleled resource of prints and patterns, S Is for Style is a visual feast of interior design for all styles and tastes.

About The Author

Dara Caponigro is the creative director of F. Schumacher & Co. Previously, she was editor in chief of Veranda, founding editor and style director of Domino and an editor at Elle Decor.

  • Publish Date: September 08, 2020
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: House & Home - Decorating & Furnishings
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 10 x 13
  • Pages: 336
  • US Price: $85.00
  • CDN Price: $115.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6528-4


"The venerable maker of textiles has decided in this volume to highlight its most contemporary patterns—stripes, florals, animal prints—as a way to further emphasize the versatility of its designs, as well as the firm's admirable ability to keep adapting. The company's creative director, Dara Caponigro, has organized the book into unconventional themes—Sensual & Spare, Ladylike, Preppy, Exuberant, and Opulent. Read on—you'll discover your style." —MILIEU MAGAZINE

"Dara Caponigro Showcases Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Play with Pattern in Her New Book...The creative director of F. Schumacher & Co. delves into the importance of personal style with S Is for Style: The Schumacher Book of Decoration."

"This compendium from legendary design house Schumacher presents beloved patterns brought to life through the gorgeous interiors of design luminaires such as Miles Redd, Tom Scheerer, Amanda Lindroth, Celerie Kemble, Veere Greeney and Mark D. Sikes. This book is a great resource, chock full of inspiring ideas and information to fine-tune your own design style." — COTTAGES & GARDENS 

"...takes readers on a deep dive into the company’s archives, featuring iconic fabrics wielded by some of America’s best designers over the last century. Part decorating guide, part inspiration, part personality profiler, it’s proof of why this 131-year-old company remains a vanguard of good taste." —FLOWER MAGAZINE 

"From stripes to florals, chintz to checks, Schumacher has created some of the world's most recognizable—and beloved—patterns. In this new book, the company's creative director (and former magazine editor) Dara Caponigro invites readers to discover their personal style by exploring interiors from a range of designers incorporating Schumacher patterns. The book is aptly available with three different covers, each featuring a different fabric." —HOUSE BEAUTIFUL

Author Bookshelf: Dara Caponigro