Chintz: A Southern Decorating Classic
Following the stylish lead of fellow Southerner George Washington, Southerners have been decorating their homes with the familiar floral fabric since at least 1759. Here, we trace the rise, fall, and resurgence of the South’s favorite fabric.
Designing Women made its debut on CBS. Featuring the ladies of Sugarbaker and Associates, the show’s fictional Atlanta decorating firm, the sitcom was a weekly romp through now-classic 1980s style: big hair, big shoulder pads, and copious amounts of floral chintz.