Chintz Noir

The traditionally fussy floral takes a turn toward the dark side. Take a gander at our latest picks for a bloomin’ summer.


By Macy Williams
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Flora di Fornasetti Candle

Italian opera singer Lina Cavalieri is the face of this white floral–scented Flora di Fornasetti candle., $165.

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Lush Rose pillow

The Lush Rose pillow from Unison was inspired by the peonies that designer Robert Segal buys for his wife’s birthday., $48.

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Porcelain Plate

A gilt border frames the stylized floral pattern of this porcelain plate from 19th–century Russia, available at John Atzbach Antiques on 1stdibs., $4,250.

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Vintage Revolver Print

Vintage Revolver, by Los Angeles artist Zlatka Paneva, is an original illustration printed on French watercolor paper and sold through the Etsy shop RococcoLA. Etsy, $19.

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Svenskt Tenn Sofa

The furniture and fabrics of Austrian designer Josef Frank are highlighted in this Svenskt Tenn sofa in a print dubbed Hawaii., $5,400.

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Thakoon Dress

Delicate Asiatic florals in contrasting colors sprawl across this Thakoon Dress for Spring 2013., price upon request.

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Skull iPhone case

Flowers form a sinister shape on the Skull 2 iPhone case by Ali Gulec, available from Society6, a California-based website that features original photography and illustrations., $15.

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Flower Market Bumbershoot 

A mod black-and-white check anchors the whimsy of the Flower Market Bumbershoot 
umbrella from MacKenzie-Childs., $88.

This article was published in California Home + Design's Summer 2013 issue. Click here to subscribe.

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