Thursday, October 8, 2009

Flowering Quince


This is one of my favorite Chinoiserie wallpapers-Flowering Quince by Clarence House. I'm sure everyone is familiar with the iconic Costello bedroom featured in Domino, but I thought it would be fun to see the same paper in different spaces. The photo above is Lisa Borgnes Giramonti's (A Bloomsbury Life) Los Angeles entry. It is classic and beautiful, but also quirky with its bold bench, black painted door, red stair runner, and sheep. It was featured in Canadian House & Home. Did Canada invade L.A.? This Mad Men mid century modern bedroom in Denver is the work of Jeffrey P. Elliott. He uses James Mont night stands, Dunbar chairs, and a custom silk headboard to create this sophisticated Chinoiserie retreat.


This favorite from Domino of the Costello's master bedroom in New York City. It belongs to Paul Costello, ex-photographer of Domino and his wife Sara Ruffin Costello, ex-style director of Domino.




Flowering Quince was created by the brilliant artist and fabric designer Kazami Yoshida. If you are looking for a Chinoiserie wallpaper that is a classic, look no further. It is perfect for an entry, a powder room, a bedroom, a walk-in closet, a breakfast room, or even framed as panels. It also is available in 100% linen fabric.


26 comments:

Lauren said...

just GORGEOUS!!! I especially love it in the last bedroom pic you showed.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I couldn't agree more. This wallpaper is incredible. To pair it with the bench in Ikat is quite fun. Thanks for posting!!! My kind of eye-candy. Happy Thursday ~

soodie :: said...

What a way to welcome guests cladding an entryway with it...

Kitty said...

the more japonesque, the better in my opinion. love it!

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Wow, amazing! It really makes a huge statement :)

Jenn said...

Love this paper. I'd like to see it in a small bathroom or lady's dressing room.

Grant K. Gibson said...

I adore this paper. I am scared for it. I am afraid it might turn into one of those trends that we all look back on and think- what was I thinking?
But until then- I am going to keep on LOVING it!

Sanity Fair said...

The stairwell is my favorite - the corners and close walls give the paper such an organic feel - as if trees are really growing there. Pairing with the IKAT is fantastic. Great look.

Admiring Pretty Things said...

That bedroom pic is simply heaven!

little augury said...

I've used this once in a room with tall ceilings-the problem with it is it is so vertical unless it is in a large space or one that has breaks & varying-it looks abrupt at the top to cut it off-In contrast to the paper in the Chinoiserie pic by R. Smith. That pattern rambles just enough to have a gracious finish. The black colorway stems in the Quince are particularly jarring. GT

Style Redux 2 said...

Lauren-I'm sure that bedroom from Domino has been the inspiration for many rooms.

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Deb-I love the freshness and eccentricity of the entry-really fun.

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Soodie-It is inspiring me to use it in my entry-it would be so dramatic!

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Kitty-More is more!

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Dagny-Definitely not for the timid!

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Jenn-I agree-I'd love to find a picture of it in a powder room or dressing room-keep a lookout!

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Grant-I suspect this has staying power and will become a classic. I think Osborne & Little Summer Palace is a another example.

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Sanity Fair-You are so right about it looking more organic when it is broken up.

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Admiring Pretty Things-I would love to do a bedroom in a Chinoiserie paper.

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Little Augury-A very good point-I like the entry for this reason.

RoRoMom said...

We haven't invaded LA, but Houseandhome.com is featuring all kinds of great blogger photo galleries! See this flowering quince shot and more in the Style Court gallery at http://www.houseandhome.com/design/galleries

Tara Dillard said...

On the jobsite yesterday quince littered the garden grounds. A few on the bush.

Gorgeous yellow with chartreuse. Fragrance to soothe the soul. How wonderful to plant outside a room with your quince wallpaper.

Vanishing Threshold !

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

Style Redux 2 said...

RoRoMom-Canadian House & Home is a wonderful magazine and I'm sure is attracting many U.S. readers with the demise of so many of our shelter magazines. But I'm glad L.A. is safe.

Style Redux 2 said...

Tara-Japanese Flowering Quince is one of my favorite shrubs and I have several. It is also one of the most beautiful for forcing branches and displaying in a blue and white Chinoiserie vase.

Averill said...

Simply stunning. I've seen this wallpaper in a lot of shelter mags but didn't know what it was called -- thanks for the tip!

Does it come in any other colorways?

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-As far as I know, the only variation is the stems in a black or green colorway.