“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 floorcloth was designed to perfectly fill and pull together this unusual foyer space. The palette was chosen to compliment the fabulous peacock piece, which is a framed wallpaper remnant, “The Cedar Tree”, c. 1910, produced by Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd. The pattern is hand block printed with a 6' 4" repeat in more than one hundred and fifty colors, requiring forty-six blocks. It took several sample attempts to get the floorcloth palette just right.