The April issue of Southern Living contains a charming feature on chintz, including four fabulous designers and their take on this timeless pattern. Chintz, “the proverbial well-bred Southern lady of the decorating world,” lends an air of traditional nostalgia to today’s surroundings – whether contemporary, hip, chic, or glamorous.
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Barrie Benson selected Carleton Varney’s Fazenda Lilly, an iconic Greenbrier Resort chintz, to soften the lines on these masculine mid-century chairs by adding a feminine touch. The use of black injects a bit of whimsical edge.
Ruthie Sommers loves chintz because it combines two of her favorite subjects: color and nature. “And it is such a happy fabric,” she said. The use of chintz makes this library less serious. The bamboo-edged, red upholstered walls and yellow lacquered ceiling are in keeping with chintz’s lighthearted personality.
Celerie Kemble uses chintz to pull together a room’s color pallet. “It will give you a complete range of harmonious hues,” she said. She also loves mixing multiple chintz patterns. “The more chintz there is in a room, the less any one fabric will dominate.”
Bring a little chintz into your life this spring with these lovely, ladylike items!
Rosa iPhone Case/ Veranda Photo Frame/ Eglantine Wallpaper/ Watch/ Modcloth Fantastical Flora Dress/ Paule Marrot Tray/ Library of Flowers Bubble Bath/ Tory Burch Clutch/ Rose Pearl Floral Painted Python Pumps by Stuart Weitzman/ Juliska Field of Flowers Tray/ Peony Pillow Sham
Do you have a favorite chintz pattern? I love them all, but at the top of my list are several by Carleton Varney… I just love Barrie’s Dorothy Draper-esque room above! Click here to read the entire feature from Southern Living, also available on newsstands.