As you might imagine, I’m pretty thrilled to find myself within the hallowed pages of the Wall Street Journal in an article by the esteemed William L. Hamilton forecasting some of this years’ decorating trends!
James Andrew, a New York designer known for his highly amplified versions of “traditional” (an entryway lacquered Hermès-orange, with 8-foot-tall ebonized doors), said of his direction going forward, “I’m loving this idea of things gone a bit out of favor, like chintz, and making them modern. Chintz adds a bit of excitement to a room—a big bold trellis print on a sofa with traditional chintz on small chairs. It feels very fresh.”
– WILLIAM L. HAMILTON, The Wall Street Journal
In addition to yours truly, the piece, aptly entitled: Designers Say: More Chintz, Less ‘Cool’ What the arbiters of décor are looking forward to using and losing this year, gathers together several of my colleagues, and in what appears to be a sort of zeitgeist, they all share my interest in bringing a touch of high style 80’s to what they do as well!
Visit the WSJ site to see some of my thoughts on chintz, oriental carpets, and even virtual reality wallpaper!