Chintz (Back) in Bloom!!

While I am working the High Point Furniture Market today, with aching feet, I thought you might enjoy some more beautiful Spring blooms.  I have long been a fan of chintz…it evokes that comfortable , lived-in look of English country houses.  In the april issue of Southern Living magazine, I came across an article , “Chintz Back in Bloom”!  Frankly, chintz has never been “out” for me !  I have always used lots of lovely chintz on my design projects, as well as at Chestnut Cottage.  The article was fun and made me think of all of my favorite chintz patterns.  So have a look at the article at www.southernliving.com/chintz.  And also have a look at some of my favorite chintz patterns.

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley presents chintz fabric

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley presents chintz fabric

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley presents chintz fabric

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley presents chintz fabric

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley presents chintz fabric

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley presents chintz fabric

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley presents chintz fabric

Rhododendron by Carlton Varney

At Chestnut Cottage, I have two beloved chintz patterns . Both were love at first sight and I have never gotten tired of them.  Sadly, both are discontinued patterns.  Perhaps since chintz is “Back”, these wonderful manufactures will bring these patterns “Back”!  I hope so.

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley presents chintz fabric

I love this blue, white , and taupe chintz that is in my library.  It began its life in a designer showhouse and then came to live at Chestnut Cottage in my library and in my home office.  It is a fabric that has brought me great joy for many years.

In one of my guest bedrooms and its adjoining  bath,  I have a wonderful old  Colefax and Fowler chintz with a beautiful yellow background and magnificent blue hydrangeas. Oh why would Colefax and Fowler not bring this lovely fabric back to their Colefax Classic Collection?!?!

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley presents chintz fabric

These chintz patterns just make me think Spring!  And it seems that chintz is blooming everywhere…

On vintage dresses…

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley presents chintz fabric

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley presents chintz fabric

And even on china

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A great old pattern from Johnson Brother, called “Rose Chintz”!

Hope you have enjoyed these chintz patterns and stay tuned as I bring you lots of beautiful new home furnishings from High Point!

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley presents chintz fabric

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4 Responses to Chintz (Back) in Bloom!!

  1. Ruth Staley says:

    Kathryn, I love chintz too, especially the cabbage rose, it’s like living in a garden. Ruth in Oregon, home of many rose gardens.

  2. franki says:

    You know, chintz makes me…happy. franki

  3. Ruth Staley says:

    I am so sorry you are questioning my comment of loving chinz, loving roses, and roses growing in Oregon. I fail to see any thing alarming with that statement or the way in which I wrote it. Please remove the comment.

  4. Kathryn says:

    Ruth,
    I certainly was not questioning your comment! I have been away at furniture market and just have not been at my computer to review the comments on the blog. I LOVED your comment and love to hear from you!
    Kathryn

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