Monday, August 24, 2009

White Chinoiserie


Sei, Penn Quarter in DC's chic sushi bar, has fabulous sushi and cocktails, but the decor is also a show stopper. The all white interior, punctuated with touches of red, includes white walls, light floors, white banquettes, white mother of pearl curtains, and faux white ostrich leather chairs corseted in red. Red is also brought in with contemporary art work. I have never thought of white for a room with Chinoiserie, but this place has changed my mind entirely. One could do any room in your home using white walls, white furniture, and then accent it with red and gold Chinoiserie touches. Think a red lacquer Chinese screen or red lacquerware. Another idea would be a backdrop of white walls and furniture for a collection of blue and white Chinese porcelain. Art or pillows by Teo Jasmin that I featured here would be perfect.







20 comments:

Clayton Gray Home said...

Those chairs are fabulous! What a great signature design for a restaurant.

annechovie said...

what a perfectly elegant setting for a delicious meal, Beth! Love the decor.

Style Redux 2 said...

Clayton Gray Home-Corseted chairs in a sushi restaurant-so brilliant!

Style Redux 2 said...

Anne-Isn't it chic?

Kitty said...

Astoundingly fabulous in every way. Love the framed roses above the bar. Love the portrait. Love, love, love the chairs! Do you know who designed the restaurant? xo kitty ps just in case you didn't track back to your comment, i am totally going to do a Mad Men post just for you!!!

Style Redux 2 said...

Kitty-It is wonderful. I'll check into who the designer was. I can't wait to see your Mad Men post!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Swanky!

Style Redux 2 said...

Alison-Thanky!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Obviously a fabulous designer.....the design pairs perfectly with the menu. I love it when that thappens.

Style Redux 2 said...

Sande-I was fascinated with this space because I hate white rooms, but love this. The red and gold make all the difference for me.

Diane Dorrans Saeks said...

Hi Chinoiserie-


LOVE this decor.
It's so cohesive, so monochromatic, so peaceful and focused.

Loved your blog--and I'm happy you are on my favorites blog roll.

thanks for great style, www.thestylesaloniste.com

ticklishfromadistance said...

I want to go here. I might be too captivated to eat, but boy does it look amazing!

Style Redux 2 said...

Diane-Thanks for stopping by and for adding me to your blogroll.

Style Redux 2 said...

G.-I'll eat your sushi!

Averill said...

Love the look of this place -- that art is stellar.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-It has some great ideas.

Sanity Fair said...

Very chic. White is right! Oddly, this reminds me of a little Japanese place I used to frequent in the UK.

Style Redux 2 said...

Sanity Fair-White certainly works here.

Sarah Klassen said...

Ok, now I find myself craving sushi -- so delicious! This interior has such a warm and open feel to it -- the ideal social hot spot with such unique touches. The custom details will aid in making this restaurant stand out, not to mention that I bet the food is fabulous! SO glad you shared this, Beth ~

Style Redux 2 said...

Sarah-My idea of the prefect spot-sushi in a beautiful setting.