Show Off Your Schumacher: Indoor/Outdoor Contest Winners

We would like to thank all of the talented designers who shared their work with us. We loved seeing how Schumacher’s indoor/outdoor fabrics are being used in innovative ways. It was difficult to select from all of the incredible projects. Congratulations to the winners on their inspiring entries:


Sheila Lyon and Meredith Sanders
Sheila Lyon Interiors – Houston, TX
Sheila Lyon and Meredith Sanders
Sheila LyonSheila Lyon Interiors Inc., a full-service Houston, Texas-based design firm, specializes in high-end residential interior design and handles high volume new construction, remodeling, and furnishings.

Awarded the honor of best “Outdoor Space” for 2011 by ASID, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, this lake-side entertaining space, which the client primarily uses for hosting weekend football parties, features Super Paradise Print in Pool, Trellis Print in Marine, and Peacock Print in Pool, all from Trina Turk for Schumacher.



Samantha Culbreath
Beckwith Interiors – Nashville, TN
Samantha Culbreath
Samantha Culbreath
Samantha Culbreath
Samantha CulbreathUnder the direction of Jamie Beckwith, the Beckwith Interiors design team creates luxurious, timeless, and functional environments for residential, retail, and corporate clients nationwide.

In order to bring color into this client’s neutral indoor/outdoor space, Samantha Culbreath—an interior designer with Beckwith Interiors—had these ottomans custom made so the medallion pattern on Schumacher’s Super Paradise Print in Driftwood would fit on the top. The space was literally a blank slate in regards to color so the design team went with Trina Turk’s fashion-derived driftwood palette—a direction they felt was young and fresh.



Margaret Kirkland
MKC Designs/Margaret Kirkland Interiors – Atlanta, GA
Margaret Kirkland
Margaret KirklandMKC Designs/Margaret Kirkland Interiors is a full service residential design firm based out of Atlanta, Georgia. They specialize in classic and elegant interiors and create clean, comfortable, and sophisticated spaces.

Overlooking lavender fields and the Alpilles Mountain Range in the South of France, this terrace was designed for aperitifs, afternoon reading, and everyday use. Interior designer Margaret Kirkland searched for a fabric that would work with the natural surroundings, and at the same time add interest to the seating area by making a statement. Schumacher’s Soleil Indienne in Grass was the perfect match—a mix of fresh botanical shades and whimsical patterns.



Carole Reed
Carole Reed Design – Southampton
Carole Reed
Carole ReedAfter more than 10 years designing for commercial properties Carole Reed, Carole Reed Design, switched gears, and since then she has created home environments that people just love living in. Based out of New York City and Southampton, Carole uses combinations of old and new objects partnered with rich textiles and organic materials along with the right levels of lighting and tonality to create a sensory feast for the eyes.

Carole Reed designed this Master Bath using fabrics from Trina Turk for Schumacher, including Peacock Print in Pool, Zig Zag Weave in Laguna, Pisces Print in Pool, and Arches Print in Pool. Also featured is the Schumacher Bel Air Slipper Chair (PDF Tear Sheet). She loved the idea of a bath in a seaside community that was impermeable to the elements.


We hope that you will continue to follow and post on our What’s New Schumacher Blog. More contests to come!


  1. What a beautiful array of fabrics by Trina Turk, so
    playful and perfect for this seaside home. I especially admire the wonderfully composed advertisement Carole Reed photographed for this contest.

    Kathleen Lilleeng
    interior designer-San Diego

  2. Anne Grice says:

    This is great. I love indoor outdoor spaces. We are in Colorado where people love the outdoors. The fresh colors, especially in Sheila Lyon’s space are kept sophisticated with the wood ceilngs, neutral walls and natural stone flooring. Anne Grice, ASID

  3. Schumacher says:

    The seahorse pillow was created by Michelle Hatch. You can see more of her work at:

  4. Patsy Carter says:

    Love the Bath by Carole Reed! Please share source for the seahorse, it is the logo for the referral source of many of my marine customers and would be a homerun for us! It is perfect with the collection. Thank you so very much!

  5. Schumacher says:

    Catherine – Thanks for your post. The seahorse fabric is not in the Schumacher line.

  6. What great ideas — I especially love Samantha Culbreath’s custom outdoor ottomans, and Carole Reed’s banded shower curtain and bath pillow. Just a few yards of really fabulous fabric can make all the difference between a space that yawns and a space that sings! Thank you for sharing these inspiring projects.

  7. Jan Bahret says:

    Love Jamie Beckwiths ottomans!!!

  8. Catherine Packard says:

    Love the use of the outdoor fabrics, and seeing the winners! Is the navy background seahorse fabric from one of Schumacher’s collections?

    Catherine Packard, ASID

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