Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Chinoiserie Dining Room


Creating a dining room with Chinoiserie flair does not require new furniture, just some accessorizing. The top five photos of my dining room show how I added Chinoiserie touches to an otherwise traditional space with a pair of black and gold Chinoiserie sconces, pagoda candle holders, and blue and white Chinese porcelain. Also shown is my collection of vintage beaded fruit that, though not Chinoiserie, does add some Tony Duquette style glamor. Click on the photos to enlarge. The stunning dining rooms below show how a few well chosen pieces-whether ginger jars, fu dogs, Chinese screens, wallpaper, a pagoda chandelier, or a pair of Chinese Chippendale chairs can transform your dining room.





Annie Selke-Blue and white Chinoiserie wallpaper and porcelain:


Suzanne Kasler-A pair of fu dogs and a pair of blue and white ginger jars:


Tom Scheerer-Black and white Chinoiserie wallpaper:


Ruthie Sommers-A pair of Chinese Chippendale chairs, Chinoiserie wallpaper, cherry blossoms:


Via Cotes de Texas-A pair of Chinese screens and Chinese porcelain:


Decor Pad-Chinese chairs, tablecloth, molding, and pagoda lantern:


Phoebe Howard-Blue and white Chinoiserie wallpaper and porcelain:


10 comments:

home before dark said...

Love your touches especially the beaded fruit. If you can't glam up at home, what's the point, really?

Kitty said...

i too have a penchant for sugared (beaded) fruit, though mine doesn't usually come out for another couple of weeks. such great dining room ideas... i am currently working on my own...thanks to inspirations from you! xo kitty

Style Redux 2 said...

Home Before Dark-Homage to the exuberant style of Tony Duquette.

Style Redux 2 said...

Kitty-I love them for a Christmas display especially.

Averill said...

That Annie Selke room is one of my alltime favorites.

And I love how you hung the botanical prints.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-I just ordered the Annie Selke canopy bed-I can't wait!

Renee Finberg said...

the black chinoiserie wallpaper is so fabulous.
drama, drama, drama

Style Redux 2 said...

Renee-I love the idea of a black dining room.

Jeanette said...

Where can I find those lovely pagoda candle holders? I would love a pair. Thanks!

Style Redux 2 said...

Jeanette-A couple were Pier One Imports-$10 each! and a couple were Charlotte Moss' store. Sadly, neither are available any longer.