Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Chinoiserie Focal Point


These fabulously fresh Chinoiserie infused rooms are all by the design firm of Massucco Warner Miller. The three San Francisco designers-Julie Massucco, Melissa Warner, and Carrie Miller joined forces in 2008. Their portfolio is brilliant-to view it all click here. I have selected these rooms to highlight the point that to give a room great Chinoiserie flair does not require new furniture or even lots of new Chinoiserie accessories. All you need is a Chinoiserie focal point. In the child's bedroom above, it is of course the headboard in what looks like Quadrille Chinoiserie toile.


This bedroom has been transformed into a Chinoiserie retreat with one of my favorite wallpapers-Osborne & Little Summer Palace. For more on this wonderfully versatile wallpaper, click here.




This dining room takes its Chinoiserie inspiration from the pair of framed silk panels.


This is the office of the designers themselves. Note how the wonderful turquoise pieces including the chandelier and foo dog collection take center stage.




27 comments:

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Love their work! Cassandra went to San Fran. show house a couple of years ago and called a said" they were her favorite that year"that i had to check them out. It is so fun they are a team of three. Great images.

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

so many good ideas in this post - i'm loving all of the turquoise details!
xox

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I spotted that incredible child's bedroom on the All the Best Blog; the designers had submitted it for the bedroom design contest that Ronda & her partnership with SFERRA have going at this time. Such a fabulous room & so happy to see you love it too. Every time I read your blog I am overjoyed with greatness!

Sarah Klassen said...

So pretty -- I think that the first room is my favorite. The color is so powerful and lovely. Also, that chandelier is amazing -- heavy yet delicate...

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Wow, that turquoise chandelier is AMAZING!!!

Laura Trevey said...

gorgeous blue and white wallpaper!
xo Laura

Sanity Fair said...

What a great concept for a post. I'm not familiar with their work - can't wait to check it out. And that wallpaper is wonderful.

ticklishfromadistance said...

Loving that fixture. Just gorgeous!

Style Redux 2 said...

CC-I love their work too. Their entire portfolio is fabulous.

Style Redux 2 said...

Allison-Great use of color here-I love the use of turquoise especially.

Style Redux 2 said...

Deb-There are many overrated designers out there. I enjoy bringing attention to real talent like these three.

Style Redux 2 said...

Sarah-My favorite as well. So great seeing a child's room that is really elegant. My daughter's rooms were always beautiful and she's a lead fashion stylist at Neiman Marcus. I do think it rubs off.

Style Redux 2 said...

Dagny-Isn't that stunning!

Style Redux 2 said...

Laura-Summer Palace is one of my favorites.

Style Redux 2 said...

Sanity Fair-I'll do a post using furniture examples too-thanks.

Kitty said...

Thanks to your tutelage I think I have found my favorite chinoiserie designer! Xo kitty

Claire said...

Beautiful chandelier!

Style Redux 2 said...

G.-The chandelier is a show stopper.

Style Redux 2 said...

Kitty-So glad you like their work.

Style Redux 2 said...

Claire-What an office!

Averill said...

I love these designers -- they're just about 100% my style and I love how they've incorporated Chinoiserie into fun, colorful and otherwise contemporary spaces. It's a great blend.

And that turquoise chandelier is TO DIE FOR.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

That child's bedroom makes me want to pass out, it's SO FAB!! Oh, but wait! That chandelier - I'd easily sacrifice a digit for it! ;)

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

P.S. - Beth, do you know if the Quadrille Toile is still available?

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-I thought you would like these.

Style Redux 2 said...

Alison-It looks like Quadrille's Paradise Background, which is very similar to China Seas Lyford Background. Both are still available as far as I know.

Kelli said...

Does anyone know where I can purchase this chandelier? I am obsessed with it!

j said...

I agree where can we get that chandelier...anyone know??