Decorator and textile collector John Fowler of Colefax and Fowler is known for popularizing English country house style. Bowood, one of Colefax and Fowler’s most enduring patterns, is based on an early 19th-century design found inside England’s famous Bowood House.
Decorating tip: Capture Colefax and Fowler’s humble elegance by fashioning a few Bowood slipcovers for the dining chairs around your farm table.
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Get the fabric: Bowood in Red/Blue (1020-02) by Colefax and Fowler (cowtan.com), available through DCOTA; 954/921-7575.