Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Chinoiserie Bath II


This guest bath at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2009 was created by Lynn Amon. It is a truly wonderful example of a very elegant Chinoiserie style. She kept the original fixtures like the marble sink, bringing in stunning Chinoiserie touches. The Chinese Chippendale mirror with its pagoda and double phoenix is a classic choice. I have featured orange before in Chinoiserie rooms, and this ceiling painted tangerine orange is unexpected and perfect. I adore the very sea urchin inspired Chinese lantern lighting fixture. What really inspires me are the walls that she had stenciled with orchids, then over-painted in a faux-linen finish. For other gorgeous baths I have featured  in Chinoiserie Chic click here. Also check out these previous posts of mine on orange in Chinoiserie rooms, Kendall Wilkinson's Chinoiserie Bedroom and the Hermes inspired Sarah Story Chinoiserie Bedroom.



8 comments:

Alicia said...

Those magnificent walls!!!! Im at the feet of the artist complete at her/his mercy!!!!

Kitty said...

tangerine rules!!! those linenesque walls are unbelievable!

Style Redux 2 said...

Alicia-The walls are great-the faux finish over the stenciling is a very smart idea. Plain stenciling can be a bit country for my taste.

Style Redux 2 said...

Kitty-It is very well done. The tangerine is fabulous.

soodie :: said...

I am crazy CRAZY for a chinoiserie half bath... Love that mirror.

Style Redux 2 said...

Soodie-This will give you some great ideas.

Theresa Cheek said...

I have played around with the wall finish. This is a nice interpretation of the technique. Great post Beth!

Style Redux 2 said...

Theresa-I knew you would have. I like the way the linen over-painting softens the stenciling.