Friday, May 29, 2009

Blanc de Chine


For those who love Chinoiserie and are lovers of white, Blanc de Chine is perfect. Blanc de Chine is simply white Chinese porcelain. This tablescape by Ruthie Sommers demonstrates how a collection of white really pops against the background of this dramatic Chinoiserie screen. This lovely room below by Mary McDonald incorporates white foo dogs and Blanc de Chine porcelain pieces for a very subtle and elegant approach. Your Blanc de Chine collection need not be Chinese or even Asian. Just look for pieces with a Chinoiserie flair-places like Z Gallerie, Paper Source, and West Elm are great well priced sources.


6 comments:

Averill said...

I love Blanc de Chine (and even Blanc de Chine knockoffs!).

I actually picked up this little lady off Etsy from High Street Market (who regularly has a few pieces of Blanc de Chine):

http://odietamoblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/house-tour-master-bedroom_23.html

(fourth picture down)

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-Wow-love her. I will check out High Street Market. Great tip. Have a wonderful weekend.

Abby said...

I am a complete lover white porcelain. In antique and trinket stores, I'm constantly picking up any porcelain pieces, milk glass, glazed ceramic...all in white. What a great new resource!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Did I hear correctly that Z Gallerie has closed??

Style Redux 2 said...

Abby-It's a very elegant look-very Hollywood Chinoiserie.

Style Redux 2 said...

Stefan-They have downsized-haven't we all? They closed 25 stores nationwide including the one at Tysons. They are still online.