Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Modern Chinoiserie Office


For those of you looking for a more modern approach to Chinoiserie, today is your day. But as a brief aside, Chinoiserie will never ever be Zen or feng shui or terribly neutral. The closest thing you will find to neutral is Blanc de Chine. As Hunton Wilkinson, President of Tony Duquette, Inc. said in an interview about Chinoiserie, "Tony and my idea of a beige room was coral." That being said, here is a gorgeous, modern, hip version of Chinoiserie, the office of Luke and Julie Janklow's Greenwich Village home as photographed in Vogue. The Gracie wallpaper deservedly takes center stage. I love the mix of the Chinoiserie wallpaper with the modern desk and chair. This is a stunning example of a modern Chinoiserie room.

12 comments:

Sarah Klassen said...

So elegant and pretty! I appreciate the mix of timeless furniture that seems to work so well in this room. That wallpaper is to die for~

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

I have just recently noticed more Chinoiserie wallpapers & I am quite drawn to them. How I would love to incorporate the look into my home.

Scott Fazzini said...

Le sigh.... I could imagine myself being perfectly happy in that office!

....... wonder what I'd wear....

Averill said...

I think the reason I like Chinoiserie is that it's decidedly NOT beige. :)

Style Redux 2 said...

Sarah-The Gracie paper is to die for, and the mix of styles very well done.

Style Redux 2 said...

Dumbwit Tellher-Stay tuned for Chinoiserie kitchens, powder rooms, even a garden shed!

Style Redux 2 said...

Scott-I could be quite content in that room. You'd find something to throw on! ;)

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-I am not a fan of white or beige rooms-give me color!

g. said...

I have always been a fan of this image. You have the best taste.

Style Redux 2 said...

g.-It is a perfect room, but then the house was/is? on the market for $25 million. Thanks!

Abby said...

I would love to spend my days in this office--it would be like working with a garden view, even if you have no windows. Maybe I need to consider this for my little cubicle.

Style Redux 2 said...

Abby-A brilliant idea.