Not too chintzy chintz

If you haven't been acquainted with the chintz movement of times gone by, let us introduce you to an old friend;

chintz:  tʃɪn(t)s/
  1. printed multicoloured cotton fabric with a glazed finish, used for curtains and upholstery.
    Origin - Early 17th century (as chints, plural of chint, denoting a stained or painted calico cloth imported from India): from Hindi chīṃṭ ‘spattering, stain’.
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20 years ago, when IKEA made Scandi living accessible, chintz took a step to one side.  Once the epitome of elegance, with frills and fancy pelmets; like all fashions, it had it's time.  

But like all fashions, it's back!

And it can sit quite happily within your home too.  So the following furnishings may not denote true chintz examples but the point is that the luxury floral still VERY much has it's place within the home interior.  Examples here are by Lelievre, DG and O&L.

We're quite simply in love with the new O&L collection which you can view on www.osborneandlittle.com and order through us at Jo Frances Ltd

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