Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Theresa Cheek and Chinoiserie


Through blogging I have had the delightful experience of "meeting" decorative artist and fellow blogger Theresa Cheek. Theresa resides in Texas, but travels all over creating her incredible murals, gilding, and trompe l'oeil. Her blog Art's the Answer! covers a wide array of design subjects-she even did a great post on Chinoiserie here. The first four photos are of a plaster ceiling Theresa painted using designs from the room like the Chinoiserie toile fabric. The first question on the recent House Beautiful color personality quiz was what color is the first you see every morning. I wish this were my answer! The last three photos are of a powder room Theresa painted with incredible Chinoiserie walls. Isn't it wonderful! And yes, you can buy black toilet paper. I even did a post on it here. These are just a sampling of her talent focusing on some Chinoiserie projects. For other examples of her work or to contact Theresa, please visit her blog.







16 comments:

Theresa Cheek said...

Thanks Beth! You make me look good! LOL!

home before dark said...

Stunning! Who would ever want minimal when you could have this.

Style Redux 2 said...

Theresa-You are so talented and so welcome.

Style Redux 2 said...

Home Before Dark-I was just at the Freer the other day taking in all the beauty of the Peacock Room and thinking what an opportunity people miss with their walls and ceilings, especially all white rooms which I detest. Tony Duquette called it the refrigerator door syndrome. I am amazed at the way excellent decorative artists like Theresa can transform a room into something so transcendent.

Chic Provence said...

Hi StyleRedux2!

I love your blog and focus on one of my favorites: Chinoiserie!

Thanks for giving me beautiful break in the day! Theresa Cheek is terrific!

I would love to exchange links with you!

Kit

Style Redux 2 said...

Kit-Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments about Chinoiserie Chic and Theresa Cheek. I would be most happy to add Chic Provence and to have you do the same.

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

wow her work is amazing. thank you

Style Redux 2 said...

CC-Glad you enjoyed it.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Oh, I know, I know. Her work is fabulous. And besides that she is so darn nice! Everyone - Go visit her.
Catherine

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Exquisite work and subject matter......such patience and talent!

Averill said...

Wow I'm so impressed! I'm going to go check out Theresa's blog right now.

Kitty said...

I can't imagine having that sort of painting talent. She's amazing!

Style Redux 2 said...

Catherine-Glad you are a fan of hers.

Style Redux 2 said...

Sande-She has great attention to detail.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-She is in Texas too!

Style Redux 2 said...

Kitty-Very talented for sure.