Monday, October 19, 2009

Chinoiserie Kitchens on a Budget


I love these two kitchens. Both would work for renters, assuming you are allowed to paint, or for those on a budget. They are also a perfect solution if you have existing cabinets you'd like to give a face-lift to. I personally love painted kitchen cabinets. In the top kitchen, the cabinets are painted in a robin's egg blue and the walls are papered in a Chinoiserie wallpaper. In the kitchen below, the cabinets are painted yellow and gorgeous Chinoiserie chairs add great pizazz. The wallpaper is Chinoiserie by Thibaut and the chair is the Kartell Mademoiselle Chair in Chinoiserie. Easy, breezy, and gorgeous way to transform your kitchen. I have shown the wallpaper and chairs used in the photos, but any Chinoiserie wallpaper and fabric could be substituted. Don't settle for a sterile white kitchen when you could have this. For previous posts on Chinoiserie kitchens, click here and here. Photos courtesy of fellow lover of Chinoiserie and prolific blogger The Glam Lamb.


Thibaut Chinoiserie Floral Tea House Collection in Aqua



Another great shot of the chair at Perch. Recognize the Thomas Paul plates I have posted on before?


18 comments:

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

LOVE those Happy kitchens!!

home before dark said...

I agree. I am hoping that real kitchens where people really cook will start to emerge. Always prefer soul and personal, artistic vision over the cookie cutters.

Off topic: finished More Is More...and it is! Wonder what a Duquette kitchen would have looked like?

Averill said...

I love that chair. I've got my eye on it as a vanity chair for my master bath.

Sanity Fair said...

Chinoiserie chairs with lucite legs! The universe loves me today.

Kitty said...

if one of my renters transformed their kitchens like these, i'd evict them and move in myself!

lady jicky said...

Love the wallpaper!!!!

Style Redux 2 said...

Alison-I love the colors!

Style Redux 2 said...

Home Before Dark-That is on my Christmas list. I think he would have lacquered cabinets in red, black, or coral pink, a coral chandelier, and lucite counter stools.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-Sounds perfect!

Style Redux 2 said...

Sanity Fair-Aren't they great!

Style Redux 2 said...

Kitty-So true.

Style Redux 2 said...

Lady Jicky-It's lovely.

Chic Provence said...

I love both kitchens, and I too love painted kitchen cabinets. Nothing wrong with a little personality in the place we spend so much of our work time! The wallpaper is so unexpected in a kitchen, love it!!

Style Redux 2 said...

Kit-Yes! Banish the sterile kitchen.

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

I love that wall paper in the kitchen! What a great idea.

Style Redux 2 said...

CC-A little wallpaper and a gallon of paint and your kitchen is transformed.

House of Blue said...

What is the fabric in the last picture? on the chairs? love

Style Redux 2 said...

House of Blue-This is Kartell's Mademoiselle Chair in Chinoiserie. Don't know if the fabric is available itself.