Chintz Is Back

 

Remember chintz? The floral fabrics that gave your home an English country look. It had its heyday in the ‘80s, and it’s back in vogue. In fact, designer Tory Burch opened her Paris flagship store last summer, covering the walls and windows of the VIP room in iris-print chintz.

Chintz is a glazed fabric that’s easily wiped down and dusted, which makes it practical. Patterns are often bright and colorful, and often floral. Add a chintz-covered chair to a living room or bedroom sitting area for a soft touch. Cover your dining chairs in chintz for that English country feel. Or simply pick up a few toss pillows. You’ll not only be on trend; you’ll be ready for spring.

 

Introducing NB2, Nigel Barker’s Modern Collection

Last year, we introduced NB1, a collection of furniture designed exclusively for Art Van by esteemed fashion photographer Nigel Barker, inspired from Nigel’s travels around the globe. This year we are excited to introduce NB2, a curated collection of modern pieces that were inspired by Nigel’s love of creating a serene retreat at home.

Like a life well lived, design should be multifaceted and meaningful, says Nigel. The modern, clean lines and sophisticated silhouettes are the hallmark of the collection. Rich, neutral colors offer a classic, timeless palette, and signature pieces turn into focal points around which you build your room.

“I’ve always aspired to be timeless and chic, and the sleek silhouettes and classic shapes of my new collection will help you make the most of your space without giving up comfort and elegance,” says Nigel. “Pulling inspiration from my life, NB2 is a calm oasis – a place of peace with minimalism at its heart. My hope is that you will unwind and recharge in style, enjoying time well spent with friends and family.”

From Big to Small, Your Must-Haves for Fall 2017

Fall is all about returning indoors, getting back into a routine and preparing for the magic of the holidays. It’s also time to give your interiors a fresh perspective. While it’s fun to give your room an entire new look, you can also update your style with a few well-chosen accent pieces.

 

We caught up with Broc Clark, Art Van Furniture Creative Director, and got his take on what’s hot for 2017. From big to small, here are his picks for fall:

 

 

If you can get just one accent …

Update your room with faux fur, says Broc. From pillows to throw blankets to ottomans and chairs, faux fur is a hot trend that adds a sense of luxury and texture to your space, instantly warming it up.

 

If you can buy one piece of furniture …

Make it a farmhouse table, says Broc. The kitchen is the hub of the home, and a sturdy farmhouse table feels welcoming, setting the stage for everything from meals to homework sessions and arts and crafts.

 

If you are going to redecorate one room …

Focus on your home office/guest room, says Broc. The holiday season often brings family and friends to town, and the best way to welcome them is with a room in which they can relax. Today’s spaces are often multipurpose, and your home office can easily accommodate an overnight guest.

 

Want more inspiration? Be sure to browse through the new Art Van Fall 2017 Home Catalog, which features all of the latest looks. Then visit your nearest Art Van showroom to see all of the great new items up close. Your home is a reflection of your personality. Make it shine for the season!