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The Inspiration of Historic Interiors on Interiors Today Diana Lloyd Wednesday 11 March 2020

The restoration of many National Trust houses during the 1960s with the help of John Fowler created a revival in the use of wallpapers and fabrics of the Georgian period. Curtain treatments from the 1760s and the early 19th century became particularly popular and the use of a border to finish a wallpaper almost obligatory. His work on the great Elizabethan houses resulted in matting coming back into fashion as flooring and the important designer, David Hicks, created some beautiful ‘Print Rooms’ for his clients, reminiscent of those of the 1770s. Today, a revival of these ideas are becoming popular.