“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 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.