When it comes to fabrics, there are the divas and the supporting cast, the queen bees and the worker bees. No fabric line, and these days no interior, is complete without both. Scalamandre boosts the performance of its longstanding stellar designs with 15 stylish, playful, highly adaptable, extremely versatile, super-hardworking textiles. Intended especially for second homes and for those with a more casual lifestyle, these reasonably priced team players span the spectrum of pattern language from traditional to transitional to contemporary. Stripes, checks, plaids, large-scale damasks, hefty textures, oh-so-soft chenilles, and small, lacy traceries all contribute to a gleeful, distinctive, Scalamandre-style mix that performs effortlessly in all regions and for all ages. Woven to stand up gracefully to everyday use in active environments, the Essentials Collection's designs incorporate Scalamandre's thematic hues—its characteristic and expected reds, blues, yellows, neutrals, and greens—to coordinate and crossover easily to work with Scalamandre's collection at large.
Voluptuously abloom, this large-scale floral-and-vine pattern seems to teem with texture, thanks to faux crewel detailing. The 55-in.-wide weave of viscose, linen, and cotton sends forth its tonal shoots across a contrasting complementary ground. Five saturated colorways are on hand: Blues on Crème, Reds on Tea Stain, Corals on Yellow, Greens on Blue, and Grays on Aqua.
This small-scale weave with medieval overtones features interlocking ogee-edged medallions to frame its floral motifs with central chenille dots. A hardworking, hardwearing 54-in.-wide blend of cotton and viscose, it is available in seven chic colorways: Crème, Beige, Yellow, Coral, Green, Blue, and Red.
Everyday elegance is the byword of this 55-in-wide understated stripe and its companion, a coordinating check. Woven of viscose and cotton, the pattern features sleek, slender lines of single color arrayed across a neutral ground. Available combinations include Ochre on Crème, Grey on Crème, Blue on Crème, Red on Crème, Green on Crème, and Brown on Crème.
This handy, airy windowpane check partners beautifully with its companion stripe, matching it perfectly in fiber content, width, and available colorways.
Hefty and yet refined to the touch, this two-tone woven harlequin pattern wears its gutsy texture with sophisticated ease. A thick specialty yarn in the 55-in.-wide blend of cotton and viscose creates a proto-modern, touched-by-the-hand effect in the seven available colorations: Yellow & Crème, Aqua & Crème, Coral & Crème, Blue & Crème, Green & Crème, Brown & Crème, and Red & Gold.
Softness is as softness does in this gentle-on-the-eyes 55-in.-wide chenille that measures 40,000 on the Martindale text. The medium-scale pattern of leaves, fronds, and tendrils comes in six confectionary colorations: Beige and Crème, Aqua and Crème, Coral and Crème, Blue and Crème, Green and Crème, Mocha and Crème.
When it comes to patterns, diamonds are among a designer's oldest and best friends. This one, a 55-in.-wide two-color textural play on elemental geometry and concentricity, passes 40,000 on the Martindale test. Eight colorations are possible: Cream & Ivory, Yellow & Ivory, Coral & Ivory, Aqua & Ivory, Blue & Ivory, Red & Ivory, Green & Ivory, and Brown & Ivory. Lilly Sheer: This 55-in.-wide silk-and-linen sheer with a light-as-meringue satin-weave plaid provides a touch of glamour, whether hanging by itself as a wisp in the window or paired with an outer drape. Six ethereal colorways are available: Ivory, Crème, Yellow, Aqua, Blue, and Green.
Large-scale damasks such as this one, a 48 in.-wide faux warp print that blends viscose, cotton, flax, and polyester, are truly foundational—the ultimate team players. Durable and hardworking, this upholstery and drapery weight weave surpasses 15,000 on the Martindale test. Four smart colorations are available: Beiges on Crème, Ochres on Crème, Aquas on Crème, and Reds on Crème.
Diminutive and delicate in effect, this 55-in-wide woven features a small-scale lacey tracery and the punctuation of contrasting dots spread across a solid ground in Beige, Yellow, Blue, Red, or Green. Hardwearing in fact, it tops 20,000 on the Martindale test.
Reversible and all-cotton, this elegant, 53-in.-wide medium-scale windowpane check sports a smart grid of colored yarn woven into the neutral ground. Seven sharp colorations are offered: Tan on Beige, Ochre on Beige, Coral on Beige, Aqua on Beige, Blue on Beige, Red on Beige, and Green on Beige.
For a better-than-solid surface effect enlivened by tonal variation and a subtle pattern, nothing suits quite like this 55-in.-wide cotton-and-viscose strie with an understated stripe of marque dobby ovals. Topping out at 10,000 on the Martindale test, it comes in six tone-on-tone colorations: Creme, Beige, Ochre, Aqua, Blue, Red, and Green.
A cheery, 57-in.-wide multi-color stripe, this good-natured cotton-and-polyamide yeoman scores 34,000 on the Martindale test. Its five playful colorways—Aqua and Tan, Tan Multi, Green Multi, Yellow Multi, and Blue Multi—coordinate neatly with the rest of the collection, and specifically with its companion fabric, Luc Plaid.
Like Tess Stripe, its cohort fabric, this zippy 57-in.-wide cotton-and-polyamide plaid practically whistles while it works, topping 34,000 on the Martindale test. With a color palette that combines warm and cool tones, it comes in five variations: Aqua and Tan, Tan Multi, Green Multi, Yellow Multi, and Blue Multi.
Hardly a diamond in the rough, this 55-in.-wide, medium-scale matelassé makes the most of its geometric facets. A hardy blend of cotton and polyester that tops out at 30,000 double rubs on the Wyzenbeek test, it comes in the ever-useful neutrals of Ivory, Taupe, and Grey.
Passementerie, the French-derived term for decorative trimmings has its roots in fashion. Just as accessories make the outfit, adding touches of trim can give a stylish finish to any room. Serving the dual function of visual enhancement and hard-working utility, Scalamandre new Essentials Trim Collection offers an endless range of 100% silk braids, galloons, gimps, cords, loop and cut fringe in lush, thematic hues to coordinate with and adorn those beautiful, Scalamandre signature prints and wovens. No seating, cushions, curtains, pillows and throws will be complete without them.
Drawn from 17th century English designs, be-stitched blossoms, petals, leaves, tendrils and vines beguile and bewitch. On grounds of linen and polyester, motifs explore the relationship between nature and embroidery from the traditional to stylized in a range of resplendent colors.