Monday, April 5, 2010

The Top Chinoiserie Fabrics #2


Last week we started our series on the top Chinoiserie fabrics with Schumacher's Chiang Mai Dragon. Today we look at the classic and timeless Le Lac by my favorite fabric line Brunschwig & Fils. A glazed chintz (chintz is making a big comeback), it is a classic Chinoiserie toile that designers turn to time and again. It was created in the 18th century as a silk brocade by Philippe de la Salle who also designed silk brocades for Versailles. With its seven foot repeat and raspberry, green, and cream colors, it works anywhere. I love it especially in red or green rooms used on chairs or curtains.




Meg Braff


Todd Romano


Keith Irvine



11 comments:

Belle on Heels said...

i am {not so secretly} thrilled that chintz is making a comeback. my best friend, one of very modern design sensibilities, teases me mercilessly about my love of anything garishly floral and/or chinoiserie in nature. who's laughing now? :)

Vickie H. said...

Luscious!!!!

Averill said...

Le Lac is definitely a classic, but it feels very modern at the same time. The perfect "transitional" chintz, if you will.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I've been catching up with you...Love the new look. You are always inspiring!

Catherine xx

Style Redux 2 said...

Belle on Heels-Stick to your guns. What is truly classic and timeless never goes out of style. Chintz is a great example.

Style Redux 2 said...

Vickie-A wonderful fabric.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-Yes, not faddy, just fabulous.

Style Redux 2 said...

Catherine-Thanks so much-great to hear from you.

Kathysue said...

Love,love the first fabric. I agree these types of fabrics never go out of style, they are not a trendy piece but a classic!!

Style Redux 2 said...

Kathysue-A wonderful fabric.

Nani said...

Love Chintz! Looking to recover my sofa (currently in a pansy chintz on black background) in a more chinoiserie look. Can't seem to find one in a blue or red background. With dogs and grandkids the darker background is a must. Any ideas???