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Floral Prints and Chintz with Cameron Kimber

by habituallychic

01 . 08 . 18

Someone in the Wall Street Journal declared that floral prints are out this year but don’t tell that to Australian interior designer Cameron Kimber. His country house is filled with floral prints and chintz. One of which is the same Lee Jofa Althea print that I have in my own apartment so needless to say, I think in and out lists are pretty silly, especially when it comes to interior design. It’s your home, do with it what you wish. But I digress.

As you know, I’ve always loved Cameron Kimber‘s homes and this one is especially beautiful and was featured in the January 2018 issue of House &  Garden UK. In the article, Cameron says that he admires British interior designers Sibyl Colefax and John Fowler, David Mlinaric, Veere Grenney, Ben Pentreath, and Nicky Haslam. “I like the way English interiors have a handed-down look. It doesn’t matter if something doesn’t quite match or isn’t perfect, and it’s ok to have the dog bed in the sitting room. Things are beautiful and comfortable, and that’s really all that matters.” Amen.

The entire article is only available in the magazine but you can get Cameron’s thoughts on pelmet designs here.

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  1. Beth January 8, 2018 | 3:59 pm

    Beautiful photos. What color would you call the deep dark walls? Aubergine or brown? The matching color of the velvet sofa changed with the light so it is hard for me to tell. I wish I had the nerve to go so dark!

  2. Suzanne R Brown January 8, 2018 | 11:47 pm

    Talk about feeling right at home! I used to have the C&F Fuchsia print he has on the fireside chair in his LR, in my DR – only finally replaced them last year after 31 years. I also have Lee Jofa’s Hollyhock, the larger handprinted version of Althea in my LR, my upstairs hall/landing has the same print that is on the chair in the kitchen, only mine is in the red color way, and behind these curtains is that fabulous faux venetian blind prints now long discontinued, which is in the small library!

    I adore every single thing about this home. Yes, “beautiful and comfortable” – in the end that’s what matters in a home, together with that “handed-down” look that keeps a room from every taking itself too seriously. Oh, but that there were more rooms being done this way today. Of course, to do so, C&F would have to bring back many of its iconic fabrics. I sure wish they would bring back that faux blind print!

  3. Jazmin January 10, 2018 | 4:24 pm

    I just love this look! Husband and I will be downsizing soon from a very formal house. Now I can see how we can lighten up the look of
    our next place with the help of our upholsterer, while keeping most of our beloved furniture and accessories. I would probably skip the chintz for solids and perhaps subtle stripes. There is hope for those of us who are not minimalists!