Thursday, May 28, 2009

Kendall Wilkinson's Chinoiserie Bedroom


This gorgeous teal and tangerine Chinoiserie bedroom is by San Francisco interior designer Kendall Wilkinson who said she designed the room with the idea of a woman who is a jet-setter with a passion for fashion. Kendall also has a shop and online store called Kendall Wilkinson Home. The room has the perfect balance of traditional and modern. The lacquered teal panelled walls and hand-painted Chinoiserie wall of branches and sparrows are show-stoppers. I love the use of tangerine and cream Chinoiserie toile by Quadrille for the window treatments with their fabulous pagoda cornices. Hollywood glam is abundant with the teal patent leather chairs, orange roses, zebra benches, and lucite table and headboard. The lucite headboard allows you to see right through to the hand painted wall. Yet the bedroom still has a lovely traditional quality with its 19th century Chinoiserie chest and gilt mirror. Indeed, the bedroom was featured in Traditional Home. For another Chinoiserie bedroom with orange, visit my post Hermes Chinoiserie. I will also be doing an upcoming post on lacquered walls, a very modern and popular look today, and one that has always been perfect paired with Chinoiserie. I think this dramatic teal Kendall used is Valspar Monterey Bay Teal 5004-10c, but I will see if she can confirm this. 


(Photos courtesy of Traditional Home)

15 comments:

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Wow, now that's a bedroom. The use of lucite headboard and painted wall pattern is absolutely breathtaking and so original. Kudos to this designer who has such talent and nerve!

Averill said...

Great color combination; teal/orange is so fresh and modern. I'd also never heard of Kendall, so I'm going to have to go check out her online portfolio now!

Chelsea Gwynne said...

gasp!!! lovely!!!

The Peak of Chic said...

That shade of teal is gorgeous! I've been on a teal kick lately myself.

Style Redux 2 said...

Sande-I love everything abut this bedroom, and especially the clever use of lucite.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-I think you will love her work, the way she mixes modern and traditional.

Style Redux 2 said...

Chelsea Gwynne-My sentiments exactly.

Style Redux 2 said...

Jennifer-Thanks for checking out my new blog. I love the color too, and good teals are hard to find. I really like the Valspar Historic Colors of the National Trust for Historic Preservation collection, and have emailed Kendall to see if its the teal I mentioned from that collection. Glad you are back to posting!

Theresa Cheek said...

Chinoiserie is my middle name! I am glad I found your blog, it is well researched. Those high sheen torquoise walls are fabulous!

g. said...

This is just divine. I mean, really. I am in big fat love.

Sarah Klassen said...

I agree - the color combination is ideal, makes you appreciate each piece more somehow...love the pop of white to make it fresh.

Style Redux 2 said...

Theresa-Thanks for stopping by. The walls are fabulous.

Style Redux 2 said...

g.-There are so many great elements-gorgeous work.

Style Redux 2 said...

Sarah-Exactly-the white linens and parsons tables are just right.

Morgan said...

I posted about this room on my blog yesterday and linked up to your blog.

http://missdiymonster.blogspot.com/2012/05/pinspiration.html