“All-over” patterns have fairly closely spaced motifs that are evenly distributed. This is a lovely example of that, with the large flowers having an elegant curve to the stems and a directional orientation that might give a striped effect, except for the perfect placement and bi-directional nature of the other floral and leaf elements. The overall effect is both timeless and non-directional. This pattern is particularly adaptable for custom floorcloths.
This design is based on a leaded glass pattern in the 1907 home of Portland clients and is found in windows throughout the main floor of the house.
This is a terrific border pattern which has strong geometric leanings and a somewhat whimsical leaf pattern.