Get ready for a major fangirl moment! Responsible for so many of our favorite textiles, famed design house “Schumacher” has long been synonymous with “style.” In this episode, we sit down with Tori Mellot, Schumacher’s Style Director, who is smart, funny, and simply the chicest girl around. Nothing is off-limits in our chat with Tori, which includes a look back at her time at Domino and Traditional Home, a window into the exciting things happening at Schumacher, and an important conversation about what it means to be a working mom in the midst of a pandemic.
Photo: John Bessler
lightning round with tori
Favorite designer: Miles Redd, Tod Romano.
Favorite fabric lines (other than Schumacher): Les Indennes, Peter Dunham, Carolina Irving, Lisa Fine.
Favorite Schumacher print: "Bunny" from the "Vogue Collection."
Favorite (inexpensive) clothing line: Zara.
Favorite lighting line: Visual Comfort.
Favorite design book: "S is for Style," "Vogue Living," "Houses and Gardens."
Best design advice: Measure! And go big with your rugs.