A designer staple and a personal favorite, Colefax & Fowler’s Bowood cotton is a timeless chintz that interior decorators return to time and time again. In its anniversary issue, House Beautiful included this print among the top five fabrics of all time, the best of the best. Understandably so, since it is delicate and perfectly proportioned, with enough power to carry an entire interior alone. In fact, designer Justine Cushing did more than that, she decorated her family’s summer retreat using this gorgeous print exclusively.
Colefax & Fowler – Bowood cotton in green/gray
This two story beach house in Southampton, New York was formerly a garage. Something you wouldn’t guess by looking at its breezy interiors. Designer Justine Cushing went for an ethereal feeling, opting for white on white on white on chintz. Lots of chintz, and the best kind. The floors and walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Aura Linen White. As for the furniture, Cushing says that ¨nearly nothing in the home is new ¨. Family heirlooms and artwork painted by family and close friends are all that’s used to decorate the rooms. With one exception: to obtain a unified, harmonious look, most furnishings are slipcovered or upholstered in Colefax & Fowler’s Bowood, in green/gray.
Lovely, innit? And since we are talking about Bowood, I found this dreamy eighteen-century English country home in the heart of the Wilthsire Downs, named Bowood estate! It is the home of Fiona and Charlie Lansdowne and its interiors have been completely restored and decorated by Robert Adam, and yes… with plenty of Colefax & Fowler Bowood fabrics and wallpaper. If you’d like to see the grand interiors, head over to House & Garden for a full story.
And finally, here are a few bedrooms with some random Bowood prettiness:
I hope you enjoyed, now let’s get this weekend started!