Friday, October 16, 2009

A Modern Approach to Chinoiserie


Here is a wonderful modern take on Chinoiserie that would work anywhere from a city apartment, to a cottage retreat, to a beach house. I love the restrained yet dramatic palette of white, black, pink, and aqua blue. The dining room is fabulous with its white lacquered stools, Lucite table, and black table settings. Notice the large black mirror leaning against the Chinoiserie papered wall. The white walls and floors provide a dramatic background. In another shot of the dining room below you will see how the pink in the magnolia branches is again picked up in the pink floor cushions. The bedroom is lovely as well with its Chinoiserie wallpaper, French bed, and again the palette of white, here dark floors, pink, and aqua blue.








(Photos courtesy of The Beach Studios)

14 comments:

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I have adored the wallpaper in room one for so long xx

Averill said...

Love the cherry blossom centerpiece in the dining room!

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-I think those are star magnolia branches, but cherry blossoms would be gorgeous as well.

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Very beautiful! I actually have the wallpaper in the second and third pic in my dining/living room. It's by laura ashley and is called oriental garden.

You can see what it looks like in beige/gold here:

http://b-living.blogspot.com/2009/03/fargepalett-og-plantegning.html

Samantha said...

I really like the juxtaposition of clean lines and ornate details....

Very lovely.

Wonderful seeing you last night.

xx,
Samantha

Style Redux 2 said...

Dagny-Thanks for the link. I love that wallpaper and it looks wonderful in your home.

Style Redux 2 said...

Samantha-It was great seeing you-a really fun night. Hope to see you on the Lucketts outing too.

Sarah Klassen said...

This is such a lovely combination -- my favorite of all -- Ornate and clean lines combined. Such beautiful images, Beth. I particularly enjoy the table, stools and overall look of image 05. That ceiling is incredible!

Have a lovely weekend :)

Style Redux 2 said...

Sarah-I love that room too. A perfect mix. Have a lovely weekend.

Style Redux 2 said...

Deb-I'd love to use it somewhere.

Kitty said...

already, i can't wait for the cherry blossoms!

Style Redux 2 said...

Kitty-The cherry blossoms are reason alone to live in D.C.

Lauren said...

The weird lucite table works so well here. I'm surprised I like it, normally I wouldn't give much thought to a lucite table!!!

Style Redux 2 said...

Lauren-I love Lucite-wasn't that a television show? LOL