Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Blanc de Chine Office


San Francisco interior designer, blogger, and man about town Grant Gibson was sweet to email me to remind me about this extraordinary Chinoiserie office. It is the office of Kevin Sharkey, Martha Stewart VP and Director of Marketing and was featured in Martha Stewart Living. The wall of Blanc de Chine statues is amazing, isn't it? The books are organized by color. Some people might have trouble finding things, but I think I would get to know where everything is-what a gorgeous look. Notice too the Faux Bois parson's desk and the gray Chippendale chairs. This is definitely a stunning office. One of these days I will show you my Chinoiserie office with my love of "singerie." If anyone knows what singerie is, without looking it up, you don't have to read this blog anymore-you have passed "Chinoiserie" with an "A." Click here to see another gorgeous Chinoiserie office I featured. Maybe this will motivate you to incorporate some Chinoiserie touches in your office. For a fabulous budget friendly idea I posted on, click here.



14 comments:

a. said...

Fabulous - oh if only my bookcases could look like his!

Averill said...

Stunning. All the blanc de Chine on the wall looks positively sculptural.

Sanity Fair said...

Absolutely stunning. I LOVE the more is more look. And I'm a huge fan of this style of book display - as I've collected more over the years, I've taken to displaying them by color rather than subject. I really like the effect, and somehow, I still remember where things are ("I think that book of poetry had a yellow binding..."). My only caveat on the blanc de chine statues is that I would have to hire someone to dust them with... a blow-dryer? lol.

Style Redux 2 said...

a.-It's gorgeous and just think of how good it would be for the memory remembering the color of each book!

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-How about a wall like this in the new house!

Style Redux 2 said...

SF-A beautiful feather duster would be fun to dust them. I am going to think about this book by color idea-I thinks it's beautiful!

Sarah Klassen said...

Sanity Fair, you make me laugh! This is a great post - and I adore the display of books!

Style Redux 2 said...

Sarah-Thanks-some great ideas.

Alicia said...

I love the palate of books But I wonder if Id be able to remember the location. I'd need an index....:)

Style Redux 2 said...

Alicia-I agree, but it's so pretty it might be worth it.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

I just felt the truth of the cliché: Life is Not Fair when I saw this office!

Style Redux 2 said...

MLHP-It would be tough to match this!

teaorwine said...

Simply a gorgeous collection of reading material!

Style Redux 2 said...

Tea or Wine-I am motivated to reshelve all my books.