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Interior designer Suzanne Tucker of San Francisco firm Tucker & Marks introduced a new fabric collection as an homage to some of the most renowned figures in the world of garden and landscape design, proving that a passion for color, texture, and pattern is a hallmark of more than one creative field.

“I was inspired by some of my favorites in the world of garden and landscape design: Gertrude Jekyll, Norah Lindsay, Penelope Hobhouse, Vita Sackville-West, Russell Page, and Geoffrey Jellicoe,” says Suzanne. “Now more than ever, it feels so right to find refuge in nature and the tranquil world of gardens, to indulge in lush floral embroideries, multicolored botanical prints, and soft dreamy textures.”

floral embroidered print from Suzanne Tucker's fabric collection

“Gertrude” in Lamb’s Ear from Suzanne Tucker’s fabric collection

While it’s almost impossible to pick a favorite pattern, if pressed we would opt for Gertrude (above), a wide satin stripe with bold and beautiful multicolored botanical embroidery—simply dreamy.

Indigo blue fabric designed by Suzanne Tucker, pictured with blue pottery pieces

“Penelope” in Indigo

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By Alice Welsh Doyle

This story appears in the Scene column of Flower magazine’s Jan/Feb 2021 issue. Subscribe to the magazine or sign up for our free e-newsletter.

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