May 9, 2017

CHINTZ

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND

Brace yourselves, don't fall out of your Barcelona chairs onto your
Moroccan-shag-carpets, but I have have truly shocking news!

CHINTZ IS BACK!

Just as I predicted, mid-century modern would die a slow painful death, and now we've come full circle, again, back to cotton chintz!  But not the 'sweet' girly chintz's, or the rooms draped with ten different patterns like the 90's looks below



Bold, larger scaled chintz's, updated colors and fresh interpretations.
THE NEW, NEW LOOK IN INTERIOR DESIGN
What's sexier than a clean-lined room with a touch of color and romance?

LIVING ROOMS
OMG, right?

The new look of comfort


Today's rooms aren't as rigid with their style or influences,
living with what you like is what's hot now.
(Pity for those with crap taste) 


This is what butched-up chintz looks like


Does it get  a-n-y  more chic than this?


This ain't Granny's place... 
(all three fabrics are chintz!)


Chintz pillows play with the rug and make the sofa look more inviting. 


A bit schmaltzy for my taste, but definitely a fresh take on a traditional space. The sofa in chintz balances the heaviness of the velvet.


  Twenty years ago this room would've had mahogany furniture and overstuffed upholstered pieces in it;
Ten years ago it would've had no curtains, a Lucite coffee table and two pieces of uncomfortable leather furniture;
Now, it's all about comfort and softness.


The two French chairs in floral chintz give this modern ensemble some levity.


This Harbor Island home has pale/faded chintz on the upholstery to add a 'cozy layer' instead of the ubiquitous Ralph Lauren look of white slip covers  


Who says chintz needs to look like Pantone threw up all over it?
These faded umber tones are totally rocking' it.


BEDROOMS
Removing the tassel's, fringes, busy wallpapers and carpets, THAT'S what the new chintz room is about

 A minimalist's chintz bedroom...


Bedrooms, especially in cottages, should be softer and cozier, not commercial feeling like many modern bedrooms.


All the fluffy crap is missing (thank God) in the new chintz rooms! 


The new English style, personal, uncluttered
with a comfy chintz slip covered chair … bliss!
Once chintz is broken in, it has the softest feel, like an old bathrobe that
you just can't throw out because it feels so nice against your skin... 


Don't want floral curtains or pillows?
Have it applied to your tired-old, ugly chests!


Go ahead, live like a big girl!


One chair like this in your bedroom and
you're all done, baby!


The ONLY thing that could make this wild-ass bed not look like you won the lottery is to 'lower the tone' on the fabric.
A simple blue and white chintz does exactly that.


PORCHES
Too much pattern used outside gets confusing with the landscape.
Solid fabrics on large items are usually best.
BUT, the chintz pillows on the vintage chairs are enough
to give it that cozy, old porch feel.


That little pop of color on the sofa implies fresh outdoor flowers.


This fern printed chintz pattern is ancient, but its effect here is modern and fresh on this glass porch, bringing the outdoors indoors.

OTHER CHINTZ IDEAS
As thrifting's hot for people who like "a look" at home, but low on coin - why not try chintz and give the old pieces some BOOM!?


Live in an area where the sun don't shine much?
Color up!


You'd be surprised how much one little chintz
pillow can add to a boring room.


Got some old furniture from Aunt Daisy's attic?
Grab a funky chintz and make it yours. 



Lets say you have an all-white master bedroom, which you like, but your white bathroom feels all clinical an stuff, right?

YOU CAN DO IT, I'M HERE TO HELP!



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