|Chintz overload....the direction for 2013,|
use chintz sparingly as an accent.
Few fabrics have the crisp look and fresh attitude of chintz, especially after a few years of beige on beige. Ironic, since barely a century ago this printed cotton was considered second-rate and suitable only for bedrooms, nurseries, and maids’ rooms.
Trend sites, bloggers and interior designers agree, chintz is just the thing to liven up a room with a fresh dose of whimsy. The modern twist on chintz - use it sparingly as a lighthearted accent, or for just a little punch of color. Get some inspiration on how to incorporate this trend into your home decor with a few of our favorites below!
|Clockwise from left: Hollyhock Chintz, F. Schumacher & Co.;|
Floral Bouquet, Lee Jofa; Longbourn, Cowtan & Tout
|English Rose, Cath Kidson USA|
|Amilie, Harlequin Wallcoverings|
|Country Rose Chintz, Royal Albert China|
|Pottery Barn's Arlington chair |
upholstered in Clairssa Kiwi chintz
|Savannah Removable Wallpaper, Pottery Barn Kids|
|Cambourne, F. Schumacher & Co.|