Cabbages & Roses Vintage Chic : Using Romantic Fabrics and Flea Market Finds
The Cabbages & Roses look is simple to achieve, welcoming and versatile. Popular as never before, romantic country style is here to stay. Vintage Chic inspires you to create this timeless and accessible look in your own home. Exquisite textiles in delightful faded colours and patterns are used to great effect to create a mood of living that evokes memories of old roses, charming ancient cottages and endless summer days. Masterminded by Christina Strutt, owner of textiles firm Cabbages & Roses, the room-by-room tour of the best of this new decoration shows hundreds of ideas on how to make the most of fresh colours, faded fabrics and junk market finds. Moving through the main living areas of the home, from summer living rooms splashed with soft florals, to family kitchens overflowing with mismatched glass, crockery and cushions through dreamy rose-pink bedrooms, the book also includes romantic hideaways and retreats; entertaining in the country garden, a converted train and even a child's secret treehouse. These are interiors in which to retreat and relax, an embodiment of comfort and charm that creates an oasis of stylish calm, whether you live in a country house or apartment block.
Christina Strutt runs Cabbages & Roses, a fabric company that specializes in historic rural printed fabrics for fashion, accessories, and interiors. Cabbages & Roses has two shops in London plus concessions in selected Jigsaw stores, and all products are available through the website www.cabbagesandroses.com. Her previous books include Vintage Crafts, Cabbages & Roses Guide to Natural Housekeeping, Homemade Vintage, and At Home with Country, all published by CICO Books.