Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Chinoiserie Fireplace


The fireplace is a great spot to show off your love of Chinoiserie. The photos just above and below are from the Peacock Room at the Freer Gallery here in Washington, D.C. The intricate series of latticed shelves and collection of blue and white Chinese porcelain is stunning.


For a non-working fireplace, why not jazz it up with this wonderful Chinoiserie wallpaper called Summer Palace by Osborne & Little and spray paint some logs magenta?


Here are some easy ideas from Kensington Palace. Use some lovely blue and white Chinese porcelain pieces on your mantle or hearth. I personally have a pair of blue and white tulipieres on my mantle and a large pair of blue and white temple jars flanking the hearth.




(Photos courtesy of Flickr)

11 comments:

Kitty said...

i am sooo into Blue & White. when i redo my kitchen, i think it's Ming time!

Style Redux 2 said...

I hope you saw my post on the Ming wallpaper by Pierre Frey-I think you would love it.

Averill said...

Great ideas -- and I love that you've referenced Kensington Palace!

Sarah Klassen said...

These are all lovely - my very favorite is the idea for the non-working fireplace, done with the Chinoiserie wallpaper. "Summer Palace" is such a fitting name! And what's not to love about those magenta logs? The look definitely has a wow factor.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-I thought you might like those.

Style Redux 2 said...

Sarah-I love that idea-so chic and fun!

Jill said...

I'm linking to you tomorrow. I bought one of the chinoiserie skins for my iphone.

Style Redux 2 said...

Jill-Fun-Thanks! I love my new iphone btw.

Jill said...

I adore mine too. I was so resistant about getting one. What was I thinking?!!

Grant K. Gibson said...

Oh those tulipieres are to DIE for!

Style Redux 2 said...

Grant-I have a pair just like these on the mantle. I love tulipieres.