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A few weeks ago I came across a new (to me) design book that I’d love to share with you. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen me mention it briefly but I have enjoyed this book so much that I wanted to share it here on the blog as well. The book was first published in the United States in 1997 as Interior Inspirations and it focuses on the work of late interior designer Roger Banks-Pye, former head of the creative department at Colefax & Fowler – the legendary design firm responsible with establishing the English Country House style so many of us love today. A new edition has recently been released? and I highly recommend it to anyone who appreciates the English design sensibilities. Within a collection of charming rooms and invaluable insight into the design processes of a decorating genius, one room in particular stands out. It is a master bedroom Banks-Pye designed for David Green, chairman of Colefax & Fowler at the time. It is a dream of mine to one day swath the walls of our master bedroom in Colefax & Fowler’s most enduring print, Bowood and this bedroom does just that. Bowood? was produced for the first time in the 1930s after John Fowler found a scrap of fabric at the famed English Bowood manor, a scarp he then had reproduced and that has stood the test of time. (It is currently available in two color ways, green/gray (my favorite) and red/blue. It used to be red/green but that has been discontinued.)

Back to this bedroom designed by Roger Banks-Pye… The color scheme consists of shades of green and white, a departure from Banks-Pye’s favorite blue-and-white. John Fowler once told him that green is a color of harmony – all greens, no matter how different, still go together. In that spirit, Banks-Pye chose the fresh Bowood chintz of green/gray roses printed on an ivory background and used it to upholster the walls, the draperies and the sofa. To break up the pattern and avoid an overly feminine look, he used vast surfaces of ivory for the eyes to rest – a simple ivory bedding, headboard and box spring slipcovered in crisp ivory linen with a delicate openwork hemstitch. The mouldings and doors are painted in three shades of green. Here are the delightful pictures and captions from Interior Inspirations, with photography by James Merrell. ?

Roger Banks-Pye 1

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Happy Fabric Friday, y’all! ?Inspired by nature and my season’s favorite, peonies, I thought today I’d give a shout-out to chintz. Over the last hundred years or so, ¨chintz¨ has come to mean any floral printed cotton fabric used for upholstery and window treatments. What we nowadays call English chintz, is in fact an imitation of floral cotton textiles produced in India long before they became popular in Europe.

Café Design | In Full Bloom- Chintz Goodness

Schumacher- Pyne Hollyhock Print in Indigo

In the 18th century, English spice merchants started using Indian chintz (hand-drawn and dyed cotton fabric with exotic colorful patterns) as a trade commodity?and once in England, these textiles became all the rage. At first used as wall and bed coverings, they soon became part of the European fashion (Madame Pompadour – the 18th century fashionista- is wearing a gorgeous dress believed to be chintz, in a famous painting by Francois Hubert Drouais)

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If you’re an Adele fan, you probably know what I’m talking about. The other night, during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, Adele released her new video?Send My Love (To Your New Lover)?and aside from the usual: chillingly beautiful voice and heartfelt lyrics (both on which the queen of heartache did not disappoint), I couldn’t take my eyes away from her showstopper DRESS! I have great and expensive taste as it turns out, since the Dolce & Gabbana?beauty retails for as little as $8000 and is already sold out in the U.S (but you can still get it here ?? ).

Café Design | Adele Can Do No Wrong

{Adele in Dolce & Gabbana}

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