Monday, May 25, 2009

Classic Chinoiserie Foyer


Interior designer Ashley Whittaker has packed some wonderful ideas into this rather small foyer space. A palette of blue, white, black and cream/gold keeps the look classic and elegant. I adore the way she painted the black wood floor to look like marquetry. The black and gold floor is echoed in the rather simple black and gold mirror. A pair of oversized Chinese temple jars add drama to the space. Blue and white Chinoiserie is again picked up in the vase, here filled with lovely white lilies. The end result here is a sophisticated, understated, and timeless approach to Chinoiserie that would be at ease in so many homes.

(Photo courtesy of House Beautiful)

8 comments:

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

To DIE for gorgeous! Especially love the stair runner!

Style Redux 2 said...

MLHP-I love the way the stair runner and everything really pops against the black floors.

Lisa said...

Just before I signed off for the evening, I had to peek in on my friend Anne Harwell & what a delight to have found Chinoiserie Chic. Anne always introduces her readers to the nicest bloggers, designers & artist.
Your blog is just wonderful! I look forward to adding you to my list of great places to visit.
Lisa

Style Redux 2 said...

Lisa-Thank you so much and thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you'll be back!

Sanity Fair said...

This reminds me of an Ethan Allen chinoiserie ad I saw a year ago that was GORGEOUS - a hall table laden with around 9 blue and white ginger jars. It was so stylish and I was really surprised it was EA. Wish I could find the pic - in the meantime, this will work as my inspiration.
P.S. the carpet pattern is great.

Style Redux 2 said...

SF-You would love A Passion for Blue and White by Carolyne Roehm if you don't already own it.

Sarah Klassen said...

I adore the composition and details of this foyer. The moulding work seems to set off the entire look in a fresh way - wonderful!

Style Redux 2 said...

Sarah-There are many design details, but it is quite understated and fresh.