Thursday, January 7, 2010

Parisian Chinoiserie


If the truth be told, I find so much interior design today terribly dull and plebian. This is not. The New York home of the incomparable Thomas Britt-opulent, dramatic, plush, delightful, sophisticated, whimsical, and confident. A study in French Chinoiserie. Make sure not to miss the double sided Pagoda bookcases, the Ming fu dog, the Chinese porcelain-especially the peacock blue garniture in the dining room, the blue satin upholstery-love the Billy Baldwin slipper chairs, and the gorgeous use of color and mirrors. His sense of scale is perfection. Enough said-enjoy this incredible visual feast.




























(Photos courtesy of New York Social Diary)

20 comments:

Scott Fazzini said...

Goodness! It's absolutely terrific! I would be completely content to live the rest of my life in that home! That doubled sided pagoda bookshelf is outstanding... the tented room with the statue and amazing banded sofa... the dramatic mirrored room with the beautiful blue upholstery and HUGE crystal chandeliers!!! WOW!

(IN)DECOROUS TASTE said...

I love the boiserie, tented room and especially his use of mirrors. His place actually sparkles!

Vickie H. said...

OH! MY! GAWD!!!!! Now this truly is EYE CANDY!!! I would be tempted to sell my first born for that pagoda bookcase! His decor is beyond delicious!!!

Aesthetic Oiseau said...

Visual feast indeed...beautiful! And those bookcases!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Beth,
I stop by here often, but this is my first comment. I love your style and have learned quite a bit about Chinoiserie by doing so. The images are always stunning from your home to these!!!

home before dark said...

Glorious sense of self and style. An amazing creation that sparkles and delights.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Someone should be making that bookcase.......a fabulous post Beth!

Averill said...

Gorgeous! These are going straight into my inspiration files. And those pagoda bookcases are true works of art. Positively stunning.

The Luus said...

A neutral colored caidale?? Beautiful! But I still prefer it with gem tones & Moorish designs...

Style Redux 2 said...

Scott-I hope there's room for me to live there too.

Style Redux 2 said...

Lauren-Some ideas for your crystal attraction.

Style Redux 2 said...

Vickie-The pagoda bookcase is my favorite, but the entire place is incredible.

Style Redux 2 said...

AO-I know!

Style Redux 2 said...

A & A-Thanks for stopping by.

Style Redux 2 said...

Home Before Dark-Fearless and confident.

Style Redux 2 said...

Sande-Maitland Smith would do this well.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-A lot of inspiration here.

Style Redux 2 said...

The Luus-Thanks for stopping by.

Renee Finberg said...

i am breathless.
this was so gorgeous.
thank you.
xx

Style Redux 2 said...

Renee-Glad you enjoyed it!