House Beautiful instagrammed this stunning room the other day. Can you guess the year?
a. An upcoming issue
If you guessed 1981, you were right. This is from House Beautiful, October 1981. The decade giveaway for the 80s is all that floral chintz. The chintz is Brunschwig & Fils Westbury Bouquet. I still adore chintz. It is timeless and pairs beautifully with Chinoiserie. Designers like Charlotte Moss, Mario Buatta, and Joe Nye have always loved chintz and Miles Redd and others have predicted a huge comeback for chintz. The key today is to use it as an accent and not all matchy matchy. Here are some examples.
|Chintz sofa with gorgeous Chinoiserie walls|
|Chinese slipper chairs with Colefax and Fowler Gallica|