Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Pagoda Door


This photo shows a wonderful idea to use in a dining room or bedroom perhaps, if you are considering having Chinoiserie hand painted or stenciled. The door becomes a pagoda, an icon of Chinoiserie. I think it's a great idea to turn the door into a design asset, instead of a nuisance breaking up your Chinoiserie design.

16 comments:

Sarah Klassen said...

Incredibly elegant! I love the swinging door and oval window with it as well - I believe it leads to a kitchen, no?

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Now this is a great use of Chinoiserie! Even on it's own it would be a beautiful doorway.

ticklishfromadistance said...

fun idea. very clever.

Alicia said...

Ooooooohhhhhh!!!!!

Theresa Cheek said...

Absolutely love the door! Reminds me of Graham Rust's chinoiserie room in Ixworth Abbey. He had six doors to incorporate!

Style Redux 2 said...

Sarah-I had this in my files and don't know where it came from, but I think it's a restaurant or hotel and it leads into a kitchen. But the idea would work on any door.

Style Redux 2 said...

Sande-It would indeed be very elegant just using this for the door and nowhere else.

Style Redux 2 said...

G.-I think it's very whimsical and chic.

Style Redux 2 said...

Alicia-Great reaction!

Style Redux 2 said...

Theresa-Do you have a photo? I don't see it on his website. I love his work and would love to see it!

Sanity Fair said...

I LOVE this! What a wonderful feel it would give a room.
I can't even vacation without staying up to date on Chinoiserie :)

Style Redux 2 said...

SF-Thanks-Hope you're having a wonderful time.

Kitty said...

totally enchanting

Style Redux 2 said...

Kitty-Thank you!

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

the pagoda door is such a cool idea!
xox

Style Redux 2 said...

Allison-It's a great idea that I would love to do.