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I know I promised a post on the back garden this week but the fact is, I’m not QUITE there yet.  I’m so close, SO CLOSE to being done and I desperately want to share it with you but I would be remiss to share it when I don’t feel it’s quite ready.  So bear with me here, it’ll be very very soon (well, as soon as it stops bloody raining – what happened to the sunshine pray tell?!)!

So… on to today’s obsession post…

Ahhh yes.  Schumacher’s Chiang Mai Dragon.  (Isn’t that the coolest chair EVER?!  Its got a friggin’ BUSTLE people!!!)

I’ve been in love with this fabric for quite some time… Ya see, it’s one of the perils of being an interior design-obsessed blogger.  You start seeing certain pieces over and over and after a while, it starts to sink into your subconscious.  Soon, you are seeing said item EVERYWHERE, in loads of different settings, each more fabulous than the last.

The red glossy door and cabinet are all kinds of awesome too, no?
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Well, if I’m a trend victim, then I’m happy to hold my hands up and admit it.  I’m a victim.  But hell, I’m loving it so nah nah nah nah nah i’mnotlistennnnning!!!

Ohhh the colours! The pattern!  The sheer madness and intricacies of it all!  I’m in love with you, beautiful pattern.  Well and truly in love.

I think the obsession in blogworld with Chiang Mai Dragon fabric may have started here… way back in 2007 when Domino showcased this gorgeous dining room, designed by Barrie Benson.

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Oh yes, that rusty orange corner unit combo was ahead of it’s time.  But it’s evolved beyond dining chairs and has turned into so much more…

How about mixed with faux bamboo? Be still my beating heart.

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Oh yes, it’s a gorgeous fabric…  but it’s not just fabrics.  Oh no, it’s beautiful as wallpaper as well.

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With a yellow nailhead headboard as well!  Oh my god, you are KILLING ME.

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Just a scrap of the fabric can lift a room to a whole new level.  These lampshades just MAKE the console here, don’t you think?

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The Chiang Mai cushion here picks up the colours in the beautiful deep teal chest of drawers and the yellow fabric on the chair behind it.  That mirror is pure swoon worthy goodness as well but I’m getting distracted here.

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Are you in love yet?  It’s definitely a love it or hate it fabric, I think but if you like chinoiserie and a nod to the Orient in your design (hello faux bamboo), it’s definitely a winner.

Soon, I’ll be sharing how I’m going to be incorporating some Chaing Mai Chic into my own home, after scoring a great deal on this fabric off eBay.  Retailing at around £150/metre is nothing to sneeze at so getting a bargain on it made me all swoony and happy.  Can’t wait to share my plans!

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