Old-World Style: Prints, Patterns, & Accessories
We cover a lot of modern and contemporary products, but today we’re in the mood for some more old-school style. Way old school, like Chinoiserie prints inspired by 17th century designs or china patterns from a 200-year-old company. Mixing these old world accessories with more contemporary decor can bring real depth and drama to a room.
- Charles Newhaven Leon Fabric: Irish designer Charles Newhaven created the Leon (chair) and Rose Rose Chinoise (pillow) prints, inspired by classic Chinoiserie.
- De Gournay: How amazing is this handpainted gold-leaf wallpaper?
- Harlequin describes their Cassini line of fabric as “a sumptuous range of embroidered motifs.” Reminds us of Marie Antoinette’s bedroom.
- The Danish Royal Copenhagen brand is over 200 years old, and they continue to produce many of the company’s original patterns.
- French company Grange makes solid wood furniture in classic Provencial styles.
- Royal Design Studio makes ornate, complex stencil patterns for walls — like this 19th Century Medallion.
- Deborah Bowness’ wallpaper is patterned on stacks of old rare books.
- This vintage silverplate coffee set at Chicago store POSH came from a flea market in Belgium.
- Lost Art Salon in San Francisco is one of our favorite places to window-shop for old world vintage paintings and drawings.
- One final treat: the beautifully gilded rooms from Marie Antoinette’s Petite Trianon.
Photos: Charles Newhaven, de Gournay, Harlequin, Royal Copenhagen, Grange, Deborah Bowness, POSH, Lost Art Salon, Janel Laban