to another favorite.
When I first saw this room in the November 1986 issue of WoI I was totally charmed by its grace, its colors, its confident use of Colefax and Fowler's Old Rose chintz. The text of the magazine article was written by Mr. Hampton and such an easy and civilized read it was and frankly still is.
"We now indulge in a fondness for a much broader variety of styles: Regency, Gothic Revival of practically any period, French chairs, bits from Italy and the ever-present Chinese table or two. Given this meandering taste, one of the great virtues of a room in which the curtains, the walls and much of the furniture are all in the same glazed cotton chintz, is that this goes a very long way towards unifying all the other disparate elements."
At the end of the WoI text he wrote,
"Every ten years or so, whether one needs to redecorate or not, a certain reorganization is usually required: static rooms, like rooms that are too new, are dull and boring. Things have to come and go all the time, even if they are just moved about once in a while. If we see something on the King's Road, we get it if we love it, not only if we can find a place for it. You can always find a place for something you love."
By 1990 the room had become what you see below. I didn't get it then but I do now. I think.