I’ve been in love with the above image for a couple of years, but only recently learned the background of the gorgeous chintz fabric used on the sofa and in the various images I’ve been hoarding that are now posted below. The original fabric is a 19th century print which was discovered by John Fowler of storied British textile company Colefax & Fowler at historic Bowood House in the mid twentieth century, and Fowler’s reinterpretation of the print (appropriately called ‘Bowood’) has been a staple of the company ever since.
The print is available as both a fabric and a wallpaper and is available in two color ways, but my favorite is definitely the grey and green. I just think there’s something so timeless and easy about the print – I think it’s that it’s not done in particularly feminine colors like a lot of florals are, and also the large scale nature of the print that makes it feel more modern.
The above photo is actually part of a seriously amazing home tour that you should check out; designer Justine Cushing used the fabric in virtually every room in her Hamptons home and the effect is so beautiful. It definitely takes guts to go all out like that, don’t you think? Below are a few more examples of the print in use. My dream is to one day have a client that wants a whole room done in the print – if you know of anyone in LA who would be interested, send them my way 😉
isn’t that bedroom above on the right just the prettiest room you’ve ever seen? Love. If you feel like you need a little Bowood in your life then check out this shop on Etsy, she sells Bowood print pillows in all different sizes.