1 May 2014

old school blues

It’s just Suzanne and me in the office this week and we’ve been feeling a little old school… Today we’re throwing it back to the days when floral chintz covered entire rooms and no home was left without a chinoiserie pattern or two. While some may view our selections as dated, we like to think these fabrics provide an opportunity to honor the past while still remaining surprisingly fresh and modern when used in the right way. A few of our favorites below:OSBWe decided to focus in on the color blue — a classic color with universal appeal, you really can’t go wrong with blue chintz.BF1Brunschwig & Fils, Verrieres Print on Linen, Shades of Blue. We think this pattern would make a great Roman Shade.BF2Brunschwig & Fils, Les Pecheurs, China Blue. This Chinoiserie pattern is playful yet still very elegant. Talk about a great drapery panel fabric!CF1Colefax and Fowler, Caldbeck in Blue. Suzanne is actually in the midst of redesigning her bedroom and instantly fell back in love with this fabric, above- can you blame her? She thinks this fabric would make perfect bedroom pillows.
JC1 PF1Left, Jane Churchill, Gable in Aqua. S is loving this for her upholstered headboard; Right, Peter Fasano, Hadley Stripe in Sky. A simple strie is always nice to add into the mix–especially as a contrast to florals. LJ1Baker (Lee Jofa), Garden Room in Blue. We think this would make such a lovely fabric for a little girl’s room- the perfect print for an ultra feminine canopy over the bed. We hope you enjoyed today’s throwback into the world of chintz and chinoiserie. Suzanne always says great design is forever, and it really rings true looking at some of these famous, archival prints that still feel so fresh today.

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