I can’t remember where I read the phrase “Chintz happens” , but I decided it just had to be a blog post title!!
Chintz is defined as “calico cloth printed with flowers and other devices in different colours” and “a printed and glazed cotton fabric, usually of bright colors”. Most of us associate chintz with traditional interiors filled with flowery fabrics and wallpaper — sometimes MATCHING fabric and wallpaper (brace yourself!!).
Ouch!! Looks like Laura Ashley exploded. But today’s take on chintz isn’t quite as… well, blinding!! In fact, chintz can be quite fresh and funky when it’s done right. Like on these pretty chairs:
And this sofa — love the red piping :-)
The green & white chintz bedding and white gauzy canopy give this bed a tropical look…
Although the chintz-covered chairs are traditional, they’re given a modern edge paired with the simple desk.
Again, a traditional chair covered in chintz has a more modern feel in this bold red room. Did you notice that chintz & cheetah cushions are happily co-existing on the sectional??
An all-white bedroom gets pop of colour from a vase of red tulips and a chintz throw hung over the footboard.
The huge table lamp and simple white bedding give a modern edge to this bedroom with matching chintz curtains and chairs. The room has a sort of worldly vibe to it.
A fresh and pretty table setting with chintz china.
And some pretty chintz fabrics from Terry’s Fabrics in the UK.
So what do you think — is it a good thing or a bad thing when chintz happens??