Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Chintz Fabric is Back

I adore this entire room!

Lovely!

Gorgeous. All of it.
images House & Garden UK
Click on the link above for more photos using Chintz fabrics. I picked my three favorites to show you. Chintz never went out of style in England and it's coming back here, just like wallpaper. Now that all the people with wallpaper have removed theirs, at great expense, because the realtors told them to, it's making a big comeback! Go figure.

13 comments:

Catherine said...

I think if you ever visit England you'll never come home. ;-) Me too!

donna baker said...

Always loved chintz, but the burgundy wallpaper in my powder room is getting painted over, I think. That red is my least favorite color.

Billie said...

I'm with you on chintz. I am nuts for it. Wallpaper, not so much. I like it but it is a royal pain when you grow tired of it.

Mama Pea said...

I adore chintz. Also wall paper. Fondest wall papering memory is when my mom and I wall papered my daughter's bedroom shortly after she was born. It was an old, old house with plaster walls in sad shape. We even wall papered the ceiling. We laughed so much trying to get the paper to stick on that old ceiling!! That was 47 years ago and I can still see both of us on ladders with the strip of wall paper hanging down over our heads.

lisa said...

I've always loved English country style. So relaxed, and yet so elegant and refined at the same time.

Content in a Cottage said...

Donna -- Painting over wallpaper is not recommended. Taking it off is a chore I have done only twice in my life and it's not fun. Good luck with your bathroom project.
xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Billie -- I agree. Taking off wallpaper is a laborious chore and you have to take great care once it's off to remove all the paste too by washing the walls. I did not get it all off on the first room in my first house and the paint bubbled later.
xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Catherine -- I agree. England is definitely my favorite country to visit and I am never ready to leave.
xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Mama Pea -- What a delightful story. Wallpapering a ceiling for your newborn daughter with your mother helping is definitely a happy story you will never forget. Thanks for sharing.
xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

lisa -- English country style is everything you said with an emphasis on comfort too.
xo, Rosemary

JudyMac said...

I love chintz ... enjoyed two chairs covered in it for years. Very appropriate for the style I like. The LR picture looks like a room I could settle into quite comfortably for reading and snoozing forever.

Gail, northern California said...

Thank you for sharing such a lovely memory, Mama Pea. Such brave souls you and your mom to have tackled a major project like that. The two of you must have been in great shape....mentally and physically. ;-)

The Queen Vee said...

I've wallpapered a lot of rooms in my day and removed the paper also. As pretty as some of the new papers are I'm taking a pass on hanging more wallpaper. I've always loved chintz and toile even when they weren't in style, they are classics. And a big YES to traditional English decor, these rooms are all so warm and inviting....bring on the chintz.