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PaperCity Houston January February 2022

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S c h u m a c h e r 's 2 0 2 1 Hobe Erwin Collection reintroduces the work of one of Hollywood's most legendary set designers during the '30s and '40s, while preserving historically accurate wallpaper designs from the era. Erwin had been a prominent New York decorator whose friendship with director George Cukor propelled his career in Hollywood, where he designed the sets for Gone with the Wind, among others. His sets were lavish and meticulously researched — for Gone with the Wind, he traveled the South and corresponded with Margaret Mitchell, author of the original novel. Schumacher collaborated with Erwin in 1942 on a line of Revival Wallpapers based on his research for the decor of fine 18th- and 19th-century American houses. Erwin died in 1950, and Schumacher purchased his interior design firm, Jones & Erwin in 1988, including the archives containing more than 200 samples of Erwin's wallpaper designs. The new collection features five original designs including Astral, Front Waltz, Hive Bloom, Secret Garden. Hydrangea Drape comes in new colorways. Hobe Erwin Collection, to the trade at Schumacher, Dallas Design Center, 1025 N. Stemmons Fwy., Rebecca Sherman LIGHTS, CAMERA, WALLPAPER Schumacher X Hobe Erwin Hydrangea Drape wallpaper 42

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